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Student Services Position 2017-04-07T13:50:26+00:00

STUDENT SERVICES POSITIONS

General Description of Duties

  • Assist schools/families/students in the development and implementation of a school attendance plan;
  • Consult with social workers and community agencies in the provision of family support and counseling;
  • Enforce the Education Act Legislation and Regulations associated with compulsory school attendance;
  • Prepare legal documents and attend court proceedings associated with violations of the compulsory school attendance legislation;
  • Network with the Ministry of Education, school boards and social agencies in the performance of duties;
  • Work with school staff in the preparation of attendance reports and certificates.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Social Work;
  • Skills in crisis intervention;
  • Demonstrated skills in counseling;
  • Clinical experience;
  • Ability/attitude to be a positive, contributing member of a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Member of Ontario College of Social Service Workers and Social Workers;
  • Experience in an educational setting;
  • Knowledge of the Education Act Legislation and Regulations associated with compulsory school attendance;
  • Knowledge of the Young Offenders Act and the legal system;
  • Knowledgeable in another language preferred;
  • Participation in ongoing professional leadership development activities;
  • Familiarity with a wide range of special education services.

General Description of Duties

  • Transcribing;
  • Preparing tactile materials and audio tapes;
  • Assisting visually impaired students in a classroom setting and on excursions;
  • Arrange for service and repair to equipment used in department.

Qualifications

  • Certified with the C.N.I.B.;
  • Experience working with the visually impaired;
  • Knowledge of Megadots, Open Book Unbound, Duxbury-Edgar and Word;
  • Working knowledge of Braille-Lite and Braille-n-Speak;
  • Ability to use braille printer and Image Enhancer.

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT

General Description of Duties

  • Assist with the educational program for students with special needs, under the direct supervision of the Special Education and Classroom teacher;
  • Assist students requiring total care (i.e. feeding, lifting, toileting and showering);
  • Assist students who are experiencing behavioural difficulties;
  • Assist students who may be physically and verbally aggressive.

Qualifications

  • Position requires an Educational Assistant Certificate
  • 1 – 2 years related work experience dealing with high needs children;
  • Behaviour Management System (BMS) training would be an asset.

General Description of Duties

  • Prepare materials for students with low vision and/or hearing to assist classroom teachers and students;
  • Provide suggestions and strategies to teachers in accommodating children in their environment and academic programs;
  • Work cooperatively with school staff and other system support staff;
  • Assist students requiring total care (i.e., lifting, moving, toileting, administer medication under appropriate circumstances).

Qualifications

  • Have an Intervenor Diploma or equivalent;
  • Have one (1) year experience with multisensory deprived children;
  • Have sound knowledge of Total Communication;
  • Be fluent with ASL or SEE;
  • Have a reliable vehicle and a valid Ontario G driver’s license as travel throughout the Waterloo Region is required;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in Word and Excel at the basic level with the understanding that these skills will improve beyond the basic level.

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in psychology;
  • Are registered or eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario.  Preference will be given to candidates who are registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario having both the authority to perform the controlled act of diagnosis autonomously and ‘school psychology’ as a declared area of competency with the College;
  • Evidence of experience in psychoeducational assessment and behaviour management;
  • Evidence of staff development leadership;
  • Ability/attitude to be a positive, contributing member of a multidisciplinary team within a number of school settings;
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and be able to use own vehicle;
  • Experience in an educational setting;
  • Knowledgeable in another language preferred;
  • Participation in ongoing professional/leadership development activities;
  • Familiarity with a wide range of special education programs and services;
  • Knowledge and experience in providing consultation with teachers, administrators and parents on the intellectual, academic, social and emotional development of students.

General Description of Duties

The Psychologist will have experience working with children and adolescents in regular and special education programs, with an emphasis on assessment, diagnosis and remediation.

Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in psychology or school psychology;
  • Psychological Associates registered with the College of Psychologists of Ontario will be considered for the position only if they are authorized to perform the controlled act of communicating a diagnosis and they have a broad range of experience related to the assessment of children;
  • Registered with the College of Psychologist of Ontario;
  • Demonstrated ability to use a variety of assessment techniques to determine children’s psychological and educational needs and to provide direction for programming;
  • Extensive knowledge of child development and child psychopathology;
  • Demonstrated ability to diagnose disorders related to children’s social, emotional, behavioural and learning problems;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work as a member of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Experience working with and/or training teachers and administrators;
  • Experience as a liaison with community service providers.
  • Minimum of three (3) years experience working with children and adolescents;
  • Knowledge and experience with the Ministry of Education’s ISA claims process preferred.

Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in social work;
  • Skill in risk assessment and crisis/critical incident intervention;
  • Demonstrated skills in brief counseling and related therapy;
  • Clinical experience;
  • Ability/attitude to be a positive, contributing member of a multidisciplinary team;
  • Experience in an educational setting;
  • Knowledgeable in another language preferred;
  • Presentation skills in professional/leadership development activities;
  • Familiarity with a wide range of special education programs and services.

General Description of Duties

  • Provide direct speech and language support to students under the supervision of the Speech & Language Pathologist;
  • Provide speech and language service to JK – 2 students with moderate to severe articulation and language difficulties;
  • Prepare appropriate materials and activities for use with students with articulation and language difficulties;
  • Work cooperatively with school staff and other system support staff;
  • Participate in training provided by Speech & Language Pathologist.

Qualifications

  • Have an Educational Assistant Diploma (Parts 1 & 2) or related college diploma;
  • Have two (2) years of experience providing speech and language support to clients/students;
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Have basic computer literacy skills with a focus on educational software;
  • Have a reliable vehicle and valid Ontario driver’s license as travel throughout the Waterloo Region will be required.

General Description of Duties

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board provides speech and language services to students in 53 schools (J.K. to Grade 12) across the Waterloo Region.  With a total student population of 23,000, the successful candidate will join the staff which will be comprised of Language Pathologists reporting to the Principal of Student Services.  As a member of a Student Services Team, you will provide assessment, consultation and program planning for students with a broad range of communication disorders, with emphasis on language/literacy issues.  The position involves consultation with students, principals, teachers, parents and community

Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Speech-Language Pathology;
  • Registration with the College of Audiologists and Speech-Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO);
  • Commitment to inclusionary service to students;
  • Staff development leadership skills;
  • Experience working in a multidisciplinary setting;
  • Experience in an educational setting;
  • Familiarity with a wide range of special education programs and services;
  • Ability to liaise with community agencies.

General Description of Duties

Youth Care Workers (YCW) deal directly with students who are experiencing social, emotional and/or behavioural needs. A significant component of the Youth Care Workers’ support is crisis intervention and student advocacy. The YCW may liaise with school staff, parents and community agencies to best support the child. In collaboration with school and Board personnel, the needs of the students are assessed and appropriate intervention plans are created, implemented and support.

Qualifications

  • Youth Care Worker Diploma (3 year) or equivalent
  • Minimum 2 years similar work experience
  • Have a reliable vehicle and a valid Ontario driver’s license as travel throughout the Waterloo Region is required
  • Behaviour Management System (BMS) would be an asset