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Student Support Counsellor - Deaf-Blind Residential Program

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Summary Information:
Employer: Provincial Schools Branch - Ministry of Education
Position Type: Administrative/Support
Categories: Counselor
School / Org: Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
Location: Brantford , Ontario
FTE: 1.0
No. of Positions: 1
Reference #: PDSB18-063
Posting Date: Thursday, 14 June 2018
Closing Date: Thursday, 28 June 2018

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Student Support Counsellor - Deaf-Blind Residential Program

Ministry of Education

Division: Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

City: Brantford

Job Term: 1 Temporary, Fixed-Term position (September 4, 2018 to June 27, 2019 with the possibility of extension to January 1, 2020)

Job Code: 50466 - Residence Counsellor 2

Salary: $24.51 - $26.97 per hour
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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Posting Status: Open Targeted

Job ID: 124674 (PDSB18-063)

The W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind is a community-based School for students who are blind, deaf-blind and visually impaired, under the Ministry of Education, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch with the tradition and reputation for meeting the academic, personal, social, emotional and developmental needs of the individual children.

The residential program is an extension of the school program for students who do not live close enough to access daily transportation and runs from Monday-Friday during the school year.

Academic and residential programs support each other in the provision of a comprehensive curriculum. The school principal and residence manager work together toward a successful experience for all students.
Learning continues after the daily academic program in residential programs that promote:

• Language & communication
• Life skills
• Social skills
• Independence

The residential staff are invested in facilitating every student’s growth and independence.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of students who are deaf-blind? Do you have a background in child development, experience in a child care related field and the ability to facilitate effective programs for students who are deaf-blind? If so, this career opportunity with the Ministry of Education, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch may be of interest to you.

What can I expect to do in this role?
• Provide supervision, guidance, intervention and instruction for students who are deaf-blind, in planned and organized programs in a residential setting;
• Plan, organize and implement customized individual and group life skills, recreational and developmental programs designed to meet the personal, social, emotional and developmental needs of students who are deaf-blind and who may have additional challenges;
• Supervise, guide and instruct residential students who are deaf-blind;
• Provide sound physical care and maintain a safe/secure environment for residential students who are deaf-blind.

How do I qualify?

• Community college certificate and/or equivalent training, education and working experience in a child related field;
• Current First Aid, CPR and Crisis Prevention Intervention training and/or Behaviour Management Systems training or equivalent.

Skills and Knowledge :
• Experience working with students who are deaf-blind;
• Demonstrated ability to facilitate effective individualized developmental, social/life skill programs for students who are deaf-blind and may have additional challenges;
• Knowledge of orientation and mobility needs of students who are visually impaired or deaf-blind;
• Knowledge of relevant legislation, policies, procedures, guidelines and practices that address student care and safety;
• Excellent communication skills to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff and other professionals;
• Sound judgment and problem solving skills;
• Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team;
• Ability to lift up to 25 pounds to assist with student transfers;
• Willingness and ability to work shifts.

Additional Information:
• 1 Temporary, duration up to 18 months, 350 Brant Ave, Brantford, West Region, Enhanced - Vulnerable Services Sector Screening Requirement

Compensation Group:
Ontario Public Service Employees Union
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Schedule: 4-A
Category: Health and Social Services
Posted on: Thursday, June 14, 2018

In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening/Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

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