Ministry of Education
London, Canada
12d ago

A rewarding opportunity awaits you at The Ministry of Education, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch. Currently we are looking for a Student Support Counsellor to support the Amethyst Demonstration School in London.

Our mission is to provide place where students, families and staff find support to learn, grow, discover and ultimately, 'Believe in Themselves.

At the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch, Amethyst Demonstration School we provide a specialized residential school program for students with severe learning disabilities whose educational needs cannot be adequately met in their local boards.

Our schools are known for being forward thinking and technologically advanced. Upon entering our doors, 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 and Demonstration Schools Branch may be of interest to you.

What can I expect to do in this role?

  • 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, including by not limited to physical activities and recreational programs, safety and behavioral plans, social skills lesson plans;
  • Supervise, guide and instruct residential students, acting as an appropriate role model, modeling appropriate interpersonal relationships , cooperatives, social skills;
  • Provide sound physical care and maintain a safe and secure environment for residents;
  • Maintaining meaningful and appropriate communication with students, parents and other professionals by, knowing appropriate communication skills with students;
  • preparing reports on student progress for parents, liaising with parent to update them on student progress in the residence program;
  • participating in case conferences and reviews with other professionals.

    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 Training and / or Behaviour Management Training or equivalent
  • Skills and Qualifications :

    Your background and experience enables you to meet the following requirements :

  • 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 : Note :

    Note :

  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check.
  • Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), HR Service Delivery Division to evaluate the results.

    If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional screening checks as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above that were not obtained directly by you.

    Note : If a Vulnerable Sector Screening / Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service.)

    A record under the Criminal Code and / or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position.

    The screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision.

    The details of an individual's screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled.

    Screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

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