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Organization:    Ministry of Education
Division:    Provincial Schools Branch
City:    Belleville
Job Term:    3 Temporary Fixed Term Unclassified (replacement) positions available September 2014 - up to 10 months
Job Code:    50466 - Residence Counsellor 2
Salary:    $23.82 - $26.20 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    66938

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?

• 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.

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.

Additional information:

  • 3 Temporary, duration up to 10 months, 350 Dundas St W, Belleville, East Region, General Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4-A
Category:   Health and Social Services
Posted on:   Wednesday, June 11, 2014
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to provide a general or enhanced screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above on this job advertisement to determine the screening check that is required for each position.

    A general screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense. An enhanced screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense and permission for the Negotiations & Security Branch , Employee Relations Division to conduct any specific screening as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above.

    A record of a Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check results will only be reviewed and evaluated by the Negotiations & Security Branch for the purpose of making a clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the Negotiations & Security Branch and kept strictly confidential.
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 as applicable 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 being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered 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, June 25, 2014 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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