Education Canada Network http://www.educationcanada.com Education Canada RSS Feed - Nova Scotia en-us Teacher of Short-Term Programs For The Blind or Visually Impaired at Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority , NS http://jobsearch.educationcanada.com/index.phtml?a=v&j=226377 Competition #2018-30 Teacher of Short-Term Programs and Assessmentfor Students Who are Blind or Visually Impaired REQUIRED BY: Atlantic Provinces Special Education AuthorityLOCATION: APSEA Centre, Halifax, NSPOSITION SCOPEUnder the direction of the Supervisor of Assessment and Short-Term Programs, and as a member of a collaborative team, the teacher designs, implements, evaluates and reports on individualized short-term programs and assessments based on referrals from school teams and/or preschool teams for students who are blind or visually impaired The teacher will participate in and/or complete functional vision assessments, academic assessments and career planning assessments for students who are blind or visually impaired The teacher will complete career planning assessments for students who are deaf or hard of hearing as part of the collaborative assessment team The teacher consults on low vision aids and liaises with other agencies as necessary Some travel may be required REQUIREMENTS: Eligible for Nova Scotia Teacher Certification Masters or equivalent in Education of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired university course work and experience in the administration of standardized tests (minimum qualifications to administer level B tests) Experience teaching students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple exceptionalities Experience in completing and interpreting the results of a functional vision assessment Demonstrated knowledge and experience teaching in a public school program Demonstrated competency in the use of assistive technology for students who are blind or visually impaired Proficiency in the development, implementation and evaluation of individualized outcomes for students Understanding and proficiency in teaching Nemeth Code Strong oral, written and interpersonal communication skills Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with staff, administrators, parents and public school staff Excellent organization/time management skills Understanding and proficiency in teaching the Braille Music and Unified English Braille Codes an asset Experience with deaf or hard of hearing students an assetOffer 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: Term position effective August 1, 2018 until July 31, 2019.SALARY: In accordance with the APSEA/NSTU Agreement. http://jobsearch.educationcanada.com/index.phtml?a=v&j=226377 Supervisor of Assessment and Short-Term Programs at Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority , NS http://jobsearch.educationcanada.com/index.phtml?a=v&j=223302 Competition #2018-05Supervisor of Assessment and Short-Term Programs For Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing REQUIRED BY: Atlantic Provinces Special Education AuthorityLOCATION: APSEA Centre, Halifax, NSPOSITION SCOPEReporting 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 teamQUALIFICATIONS 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. http://jobsearch.educationcanada.com/index.phtml?a=v&j=223302 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!