Supervisor of Assessment and Short-Term Programs
For Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
REQUIRED BY: Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority
LOCATION: APSEA Centre, Halifax, NS
POSITION SCOPE Reporting to the Director of Programs for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing, the Supervisor of Assessment and Short-Term Programs is responsible for the provision, quality and daily management of assessment and short-term program services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing served by APSEA. The Supervisor is also responsible for maintaining a strong, cohesive and collaborative team. The incumbent demonstrates skill in leading meetings and developing and delivering programs. The Supervisor produces comprehensive reports in a timely manner, compiling information from members of the assessment or short-term program team into one document and presenting/sharing the information therein with the family and school team.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE: Master of Education of Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing or equivalent.
Master of Education in Administration/Educational Leadership or equivalent.
Uses sign language at a minimum level of intermediate to the preferred level of advanced.
At least five years experience teaching students who are deaf or hard of hearing in the public school system, including assessment and program planning.
An understanding of, and experience in, the administration and analysis of a variety of educational assessment tools, both informal and formal.
Knowledge of pertinent legislation; experience in the development of policies, procedures, guides and handbooks.
KEY COMPETENCIES: Demonstrated ability to organize, write and edit formal reports.
Ability to make sound and appropriate decisions in situations constrained by competing factors such as time, student safety and program goals.
Demonstrated skill in the assessment of student needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Demonstrated ability in the management of human and fiscal resources within budget.
Demonstrated ability to initiate, foster and strengthen interpersonal relationships.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Strong research and analytical skills, with the ability to see issues from a broad perspective.
Current knowledge and understanding of the Expanded Core Curriculum, assistive technologies and resources for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Ability to apply knowledge, experience and commitment in the areas of race relations, cross-cultural understanding, human rights and diversity.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials, the results of which must be satisfactory to APSEA or employment will be terminated.
TERM: Permanent full-time position effective August 1, 2018.
SALARY: In accordance with the APSEA/NSTU Agreement.
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