Empower The Disability Resource Centre Independent Living (IL) Intern Contract in Marystown, NL

Empower The Disability Resource Centre

Branch Marystown NL CA

Independent Living (IL) Intern
Marystown, NL

A basic knowledge of internet, email, online chat systems, and programs such as MS Word, as well as a desire to learn more about computers and technology….

Employment Opportunity

Position: Independent Living (IL) Intern – 8 positions

Locations: Various locations, province wide

Hours: $12.00 hr – 35 hrs/wk. (Northern Allowance available for Labrador residents.)

Start Date: Mid to late July. Thirty five week contract until March 2019

Eligibility: These positions are for people who identify as being a person with a disability. Preference given to first time applicants.


IL Internship positions are designed for persons with disabilities facing barriers to finding employment or requiring a change in work due to a newly acquired or changing disability. It is intended to provide valuable work place skills and direction for those who are unsure of what their skills and interests are. As well, it is a starting place for those who already have the skills and direction, but are facing barriers in gaining employment.

As an IL Intern, you will:

  • Participate in a week-long training session in St. John’s (expenses paid).
  • Promote disability awareness, accessibility, and inclusion in your community.
  • Maintain daily online contact with other interns and program staff.
  • Research supports, resources, and physical accessibility within your community.
  • Work one-on-one with members of your community; directing people to resources and supports.
  • Arrange and present Empower workshops within your community.
  • Attend community events, for networking and Empower promotion.
  • Complete outside work placements within your community.
  • Develop a career portfolio to enhance your labour marketability.
  • Provide regular reports and updates to the program manager (located in St. John’s).


The ideal candidate should have:

  • A keen interest in learning more about disability awareness, independent living, and inclusion.
  • A basic knowledge of internet, email, online chat systems, and programs such as MS Word, as well as a desire to learn more about computers and technology.
  • A willingness to learn about adaptive technology, and to support others in learning about it.
  • Effective communication skills, with some comfort in speaking in small groups. Good people skills are an asset.

Please note: Access to a computer or Microsoft Word is not a requirement.

Deadline for applications: Friday, June 1st, 2018

Submit applications in electronic format only. Please state whether you identify as having a disability in your cover letter (you do not have to say which type, or any other personal information).Only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

For more information on Empower, check out our website: empowernl.ca

Job Type: Contract

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Employment Type: Freelance
Location: Marystown, NL, CA
Posted on: 2018-05-03
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