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Resource Consultant - Blind Program

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Summary Information:
Employer: Provincial Schools Branch - Ministry of Education
Position Type: Administrative/Support
Categories: Education Consultant
School / Org: W. Ross Macdonald School
Location: Brantford, Ontario
FTE: 1.0
No. of Positions: 2
Reference #: PDSB18-068
Posting Date: Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Closing Date: Friday, 22 June 2018

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The Ministry of Education

Invites Applications For The Following Position(s):

Resource Consultant - Blind Program

2.0 Permanent Positions Vision Resource Services
Blind Program - Brantford

(Contracts rated under the Provincial Schools Authority)


Do you have an interest in the education of blind/visually impaired students? Consider bringing your professional expertise to the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch. The Resource Services Program at W. Ross Macdonald School in Brantford requires Resource Consultants to support the Blind program.

You will:
o provide educational/developmental support to Blind, Visually Impaired students, including preschool children;
o perform pre-braille assessments, create education plans and transition plans;
o provide information to parents and other professionals regarding blindness/visual impairment, eye diseases and disorders and their educational implications;
o provide early literacy and numeracy support;
o provide adaptive program strategies for successful inclusion for students who are blind, visually impaired and visually impaired with multiple exceptionalities;
o determine appropriate learning medium and assistive technology/devices for students;
o develop strategies to enhance child development in areas such as, communication and social/emotional growth;
o participate in case conferences, IPRC meetings, IEP meetings, with parents and other professionals;
o provide functional vision assessments for students who are blind, visually impaired, and visually impaired with multiple exceptionalities;
o prepare detailed assessment reports as a follow-up to functional vision assessment;
o conduct workshops and conferences on various topics about blindness and visual impairment;
o provide training on a variety of assistive technologies available for blind and low-vision students;
o Liaise with other department staff/community resources/professionals.

Location: W. Ross Macdonald School, Brantford, ON

Qualifications:
o Valid Certification of Registration and Qualifications from the Ontario College of Teachers;
o Teaching Students who are Blind, Specialist qualification.

Abilities:
o Ability to successfully teach students who are blind, visually impaired and visually impaired with multiple exceptionalities;
o Ability to support students, families, district school boards, teachers and other stakeholders normally acquired through experience as a Resource Consultant/Itinerant Teacher of the Blind, Visually Impaired;
o Excellent knowledge of the Education Act, associated regulations and funding related to special education;
o Ability to provide effective leadership;
o Ability to write and present educational reports and facilitate a variety of presentations using excellent interpersonal, and communication skills including proficiency in English and Braille;
o Knowledge of adaptive technology needs including ability to determine appropriate learning medium, methods and materials to assist learning in visually impaired children;
o Proficiency in assistive technology;
o Demonstrated ability to approach education as part of a multi-disciplinary team;
o Ability and willingness to travel extensively throughout the province based on assigned caseload.

AREA OF SEARCH: Open


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