Assistant for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing
York Region District School Board
Aurora, Canada
32d ago

Thank you for your interest in an Assistant for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing with the York Region District School Board.

We require staff who will be responsible for providing access to the curriculum and educational environment, through audition and oral communication, to students who are deaf / hard of hearing in compliance with Board policies and procedures.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES : · To provide support in a variety of settings, facilitating the integration of students who are deaf / hard of hearing with their peers in regular classes as well as support in the partially integrated setting.

  • To serve as a support person to the teacher of the deaf in the development, review of progress and implementation of students Individual Education Plans (I.
  • E.P.). · To deliver interventions or strategies as set out in the I.E.P. as established by teachers, in consultation with other resource staff.

    To assist in the preparation of materials for programs. · To assist with the supervision of students and assist students during classroom activities, recess, lunch, excursions, bus and taxi arrival and departures and work placements.

  • To assist students with personal and medical care in accordance with current Board Policy (# : 662.0) and procedure which may include administration of medication, feeding, dressing, toileting, clean catheterization, hygiene, lifting and positioning and assistance with mobility.
  • To assist the teacher in dealing with behavioural needs of the students as outlined in Memo S33. · To liaise between the teacher of the deaf and regular teachers regarding any issues arising in regular classes which may impact on student progress (i.
  • e. student skill development; behaviour, peer interactions, etc.) · To assist in writing daily anecdotal reports, record and help with on-

    going reporting of student’s programs, and act as a resource person for parent / teacher interviews. · To work as an active member of the school team to ensure safety, success and facilitated communication.

  • To provide assistance for focused learning and notetaking services for students who are deaf / hard of hearing as necessary.
  • To attend meetings as requested. · To attend professional development sessions / training as required. · To perform other duties as assigned.
  • EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS : · Secondary School Graduation Diploma with two years of post-secondary education in a related discipline is required.

  • Minimum one year experience is required. · Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are required.
  • A general working knowledge of computers and Board approved software is required.
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