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Career Opportunity at Independence Incorporated

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POSITION AVAILABLE: Clinical Care Manager/Rehabilitation Consultant

Independence Incorporated is a long-standing Rehabilitation and Return to Work company operating in the province of Manitoba, with offices in Winnipeg and Erickson.

We are seeking a mobile CLINICAL CARE MANAGER/REHABILITATION CONSULTANT with a unique set of skills and training to expand our services in the Brandon area. The Clinical Care Manager will serve as the clinical expert, supporting the client, his or her social networks, medical services providers and re-employment team.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Both a BN and RN designation, or a MSW or MOT, and be eligible for practice in the Province
  • Experience in rehabilitation, with strong emphasis on mental health issues
  • Skills in organizing an effective team of supports around an individual to ensure efficient care
  • An aptitude for organization, quality reporting, recognizing challenges and opportunities and being able to work with them
  • The ability to establish rapport and effective communications with clients, adapting for personality, disability-related challenges, availability of personal resources and other factors

The incumbent will work in individuals’ homes quite often, though office space is available in Erickson and in Brandon to book as needed.

The position will be contract to start, with an expected transition to full time within three months. Independence Incorporated offers a complete set of benefits and competitive compensation.

Learn more about Independence Incorporated at www.indep.ca

If this position interests you, please send a resume with cover letter highlighting your fit for this position to Victor Andres, CEO, at victor@indep.ca. Resumes may also be faxed to 204-478-6677.

Colin Mathieson Wins Gold!!

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Independence Incorporated is pretty excited to have a Canadian racing champion on staff!

Colin with his two gold medals around his neck.

That hardware looks really great!

Colin Mathieson just came back from Ottawa, where he won gold in the 100 and 200 meter races at the Canadian Track and Field Championships July 6-10, 2018.  We sat down with him to find out a little about his journey to this race.

This was Colin’s 24th Canadian Track and Field Championship meet.  In it, he competed against Canada’s best.  Scores from this meet will be part of determining who goes to World events such as the Paralympics.  With competitors such as Isaiah Christophe in the race, Colin says “I knew exactly who I had to beat”.

The weather has been hot all across Canada this summer, and Ottawa was no exception.  The race days were all in the 40 degree range, testing endurance.

This was Colin’s first race after a nearly 2 year gap.  Facing a serious health issue, he had to sit out last year, the first since 1994.  “It is weird to say but I was sort of fortunate to be so sick that I was too preoccupied to miss it!”

But once back on the track, muscle memory and training kicked in.  Colin started training again in January. “Once you are back on the track you know that if you just keep going, everything will work itself out”, he says reassuringly.  A positive that came from the experience of missing racing for so long was a recommitment to entering as many races as possible.  Trips to year-round tracks are in the offing.

“The thing to remember is that for every race, you are up against people who have nearly the same equipment and nearly the same training.  With everyone having the same equipment, it comes down to who can put their best race together mentally and physically on that particular day, with the conditions that you are all facing.”

From the meet, Colin earned three sponsors – Cranked Energy Bars, Jackson Springs Water, and K2B Clothing Company.  Others are in negotiation.

He has his eyes on Dubai for the World Championships in 2019.  Independence Incorporated will definitely be cheering him on.

Check out Colin’s Paralympic stats here: http://paralympic.ca/athletes/37812