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STUDENT SUPPORT COUNSELLOR – DEAF RESIDENTIAL PROGRAM
Organization:    Ministry of Education
Division:    Provincial Schools Branch
City:    London
Job Term:    1 Temporary
Job Code:    50466 - Residence Counsellor 2, 50466 - Residence Counsellor 2
Salary:    $23.82 - $26.20 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    56133
 

The Robarts School for the Deaf is a community-based bilingual/bicultural School for the Deaf, under the Ministry of Education, Provincial Schools Branch with the tradition and reputation for meeting the academic, language, cultural and social needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children.
The residential program is an extension of the school program for students who do not live close enough to access daily transportation.

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

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 or Hard of Hearing? Do you have a background in child development, experience in a child care related field and can you communicate fluently in American Sign Language (ASL). If so, this career opportunity with the Ministry of Education, Provincial Schools Branch may be of interest to you.

What can I expect to do in this role?

• Provide supervision, guidance, intervention and instruction for deaf students in planned and organized
programs in a residential setting;
• Plan, organize and implement customized individual and group programs designed to meet the personal, emotional and developmental needs of Deaf students using a multi-disciplinary approach;
• Supervise, guide and instruct Deaf residential students;
• Provide sound physical care and maintain a safe/secure environment for Deaf residents.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory
• College certification from a recognized educational facility and/or equivalent training, education and working experience
in a child related field
• Current First Aid, CPR and Crisis Prevention Intervention and/or Behaviour Management Training or equivalent

Skills and Qualifications
Your background and experience enables you to meet the following requirements:
• experience working with deaf students;
• demonstrated ability to facilitate effective social/recreational/leisure programs geared to meet the needs of deaf students;
• knowledge of relevant legislation/policies/procedures/guidelines/practices that address student care and safety;
• excellent communications skills to communicate effectively with students, parents, staff and other professionals in English and American Sign Language (ASL);
• sound judgment and problem solving skills;
• ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team;
• willingness and ability to work shifts.

Additional information:

Address:  
  • 1 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 10 months, 1515 Cheapside St , London, West Region
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4-A
Category:   Education and Training
Posted on:   Tuesday, July 30, 2013
 
Note:
  • The successful candidate (s) will be required to provide an original , satisfactory criminal reference check, including vulnerable sector screening (dated within the last six months) as deemed suitable by the Employer, prior to recruitment”.
All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from applying and/or accepting a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from applying and/or accepting a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.
 
Remember: The deadline to apply is Wednesday, August 14, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.



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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
 
 
 
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