Education Assistant and Community Support Instructor
Vancouver Island University
Nanaimo, BC, CA
10d ago


Education Assistant and Community Support

Duties :

Teaching in the Education Assistant and Community Support Program, specifically EACS 170 Challenging Conditions : An overview of a wide variety of challenging conditions encountered while engaged in community and school support work.

  • Topics will include etiology of disabilities and current intervention and supports; challenging conditions of environments;
  • personal experiences of living with different disabling conditions; inquiry techniques; and understanding community resources.

    Faculty are responsible for preparing and delivering classes, designing and grading student assignments and tests, and facilitating student integration of theory and practice.

    Faculty will also participate in program and faculty meetings, liaise with support staff, other staff and faculty. Vancouver Island University places an emphasis on teaching excellence and also encourages scholarly activity and community involvement.

    Successful candidates will be responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles.

    Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service.

  • Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives;
  • and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.

    Required Qualifications :

    Relevant Master's degree from an appropriately accredited institution (social work or educational psychology)or disability field.

    Recent practice experience in the disabilities field and unique health care needs is essential. Demonstrated proficiency in post-

    secondary teaching with the ability to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Knowledge and experience in applying theory in practice in a manner that is consistent with the content in the course descriptions.

    Concrete evidence of being a collaborative and effective team player.Proficiency with the application and integration of information technology in an education environment and familiarity with learning management systems (D2L).

    Knowledge and understanding of Aboriginal ways of knowing and cultural teachings.

    Preferred Qualifications :

    Relevant PhD (completed, or in progress). Experience teaching in post-secondary institutions. Broad and current understanding of disability issues.

    Note :

  • Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
  • All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.
  • Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.
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