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Organization:    Ministry of Education
Division:    Provincial Schools Branch
City:    London
Job Term:    2 Temporary Positions – September to June recurring
Job Code:    50466 - Residence Counsellor 2
Salary:    $23.82 - $26.20 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    57740

The Amethyst Demonstration School's mission is to provide a safe place where students, families and staff find support to learn, grow, discover and ultimately, 'Believe in Themselves.' At Amethyst we provide a specialized residential school program for students with severe learning disabilities whose educational needs cannot be adequately met in their local boards. The school is known for being forward thinking and technologically advanced. Upon entering the doors of Amethyst, you will feel the excitement and commitment to learning excellence.

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of students with severe learning disabilities? Do you have a background in child development and experience in a child care related field? 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?

In this role, you will:
• Provide supervision, guidance and instruction in social and life skills for severely learning disabled students in a residential setting;
• Plan, organize and implement customized individual and group programs designed to meet the personal, emotional and developmental needs of students using a multi-disciplinary approach;
• Supervise, guide and instruct residential students;
• Provide sound physical care and maintain a safe and secure environment for residents.

How do I qualify?

• 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 training and/or Behaviour Management Training or equivalent;
• 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

Knowledge and related experience:
• knowledge and understanding of learning disabilities and behaviour management techniques;
• demonstrated ability to facilitate effective social/recreational/leisure programs geared to meet the needs of students with severe learning disabilities;
• knowledge of relevant legislation/policies/procedures/guidelines/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;
• willingness and ability to work shifts.

Additional information:

  • 2 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:   Wednesday, October 2, 2013
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Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, October 17, 2013 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

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