The Sir James Whitney 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 equivalentSkills and QualificationsYour 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.NOTE: The successful candidate will be required to provide an original, satisfactory Criminal Reference Check, Vulnerable Sector Screening (dated within the last six months) as deemed suitable by the Employer, prior to the commencement of employment.
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