Teacher – Learning Center

Teacher: Learning Centre
L’nu Sipuk Kina’muokuom (LSK)
Deadline: August 10, 2018

Scope of Responsibilities
The Learning Centre Teacher is responsible for ensuring programming and curricula are implemented in a way that maximizes student-learning experiences. The Learning Centre Teacher will have an understanding and commitment to inclusive education in the delivery of instruction and evaluation of all students within his/her teaching assignment. Consistent with the Department of Education/LSK Special Education policies and Sipekne’katik policies, the Learning Centre Teacher will work within an established framework for the delivery of specialized services to students. Working collaboratively in a team environment, the Learning Centre Teacher will demonstrate a strong commitment to the planning for improvement process in support of student learning and reports directly to the School Principal (and in their absence the Vice Principal).

Competencies Required
The Learning Centre Teacher shall have the following competencies:
a) The ability to work as a contributing team member;
b) The ability to assess and analyze student behaviour in a school setting;
c) The ability to contribute to the development of behaviour programming for individuals and groups of students
d) The ability to evaluate the effectiveness of intervention strategies;
e) The ability to utilize effective problem-solving and communication techniques;
f) The ability to employ non-violent crises intervention techniques;
g) A demonstrated understanding and commitment to inclusive education;
h) The ability to design instruction based on the adaptive skills of students with developmental disabilities;
i) Possess knowledge of the medical, psychological and social-emotional aspects of students with developmental disabilities;
j) The ability to utilize current technologies;
k) Demonstrate fair and ethical judgements;
l) Possess knowledge of provincial and LSK policies, guidelines and procedures and the rights and responsibilities of parents, students, teachers and schools as they relate to individuals with special needs;
m) The ability to work and communicate effectively within LSK with students, parents, community members and external groups;
n) The ability to apply knowledge, experience and commitment in the areas of race relations, cross cultural understanding, human rights and diversity;
o) The desire and ability to engage in continuing education and professional development;
p) The ability to maintain and promote confidentiality as the norm.

Qualifications
a) A valid Nova Scotia Teacher’s Certificate;
b) Master’s Degree in the area of special education (e.g. Inclusive Education, Supporting Learners with Diverse Needs and Exceptionalities, etc.) or equivalent with recent graduate level coursework in student learning (e.g. developmental disabilities, behavioural programming, alternative and augmentative communication systems, diverse needs, etc.);
c) Minimum two years successful teaching experience;
d) Willingness to be trained in non-violent crisis intervention and ability to apply techniques.

Specific Job Components
The Learning Centre Teacher shall perform tasks as are assigned by the School Principal (and in their absence the Vice-Principal). These tasks may vary from time to time with the evolution of the organization and may include, but are not limited to the following:
a) Provide direct instruction based on identified student needs as outlined in the program plan, in collaboration with the classroom teacher;
b) Participate on school teams to assist in problem solving and program planning, as needed;
c) Share the responsibility with other team members of interpreting and reporting assessment results and other pertinent information with parents, administrators and other professionals;
d) Work collaboratively with administrators, teachers, parents and students in the design, implementation and review of comprehensive individualized program plans;
e) Design, implement and evaluate instructional and behavioural programs that enhance the student’s social participation in family, school and community activities;
f) Use appropriate assessment instruments such as adaptive skills assessments and developmental screening assessments;
g) Adapt and modify existing assessment tools and methods to accommodate the unique abilities and needs of students with developmental disabilities including ecological inventories, portfolio assessments, functional assessments and future-based assessments;
h) Teach and assist students in the use of alternative and augmentative communication systems.
i) Assist parents and other professionals in planning appropriate transitions for students with developmental disabilities, including job placement, school-to-work and independent living;
j) Promote and maintain confidentiality regarding records and documentation;
k) Maintain ongoing collegial support through professional support sessions;
l) Other duties as assigned.

• Please apply with cover letter, resume with three references (include phone & email with each reference), valid Criminal Record Check and NS Child Abuse Registry check to:

employmentapplication@sipeknekatik.ca

Or mail/drop off: Attention: Human Resource Department
522 Church Street Indian Brook NS B0N 1W0
Late Applications will not be accepted

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