APSEA Job Board

2021-21 Itinerant Teacher for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI)
Based in Anglophone School District (ASD) East (Moncton) - with students in ASD North and South, New Brunswick, Canada

Description

Competition #2021-21

Position: Term, Full-Time

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Anticipated Start Date: August 1, 2021 until July 1, 2022

Salary: In accordance with the APSEA/NSTU Collective Agreement.

APSEA is an interprovincial cooperative agency established in 1975 by joint agreement among the Ministers of Education of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island. APSEA provides educational services, programs and opportunities for children and youth who are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired who reside in Atlantic Canada. 


POSITION OVERVIEW

Under the direction of the Provincial Supervisor, the itinerant teacher is responsible for providing direct instruction in areas of the Expanded Core Curriculum, and consultation in support of students on their caseload in the home, community and school (birth to high school graduation). The incumbent works collaboratively with the school based or early childhood team. This position requires daily travel and the ability to work in a variety of settings.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are among APSEA’s guiding principles. Moreover, diversity within APSEA is a strength that must be cultivated. It is the responsibility of every ASPEA employee to foster a culture that embraces and promotes diversity.  

REQUIREMENTS: 
 
  • Eligible for Nova Scotia Teacher Certification 
  • Masters or equivalent in Education of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired 
  • Competency to teach the Expanded Core Curriculum for students who are blind or visually impaired 
  • Experience working with students who are blind or visually impaired, including those with multiple exceptionalities 
  • Experience and training in early childhood education 
  • Ability to complete assessments, including Functional Vision Learning Media and develop programs for all students 
  • Ability to assess and provide programs to address the diverse learning styles of students experience teaching in a variety of settings (e.g., elementary through senior high school, preschools, in the home) 
  • Demonstrated competency in computer use and assistive technology for students who are blind or visually impaired 
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and relate positively to children, parents, preschool and early intervention staff, APSEA staff, administrators, public school educators and other professionals from outside agencies 
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills 
  • Excellent organizational/time management skills 
  • Demonstrated self-initiative and ability to work with limited supervision 
  • Ability to produce and maintain records and student files 
  • Culturally responsive with the ability to apply knowledge, experience and commitment in the areas of race relations, cross cultural understanding, human rights and diversity 
  • Regular travel: requires the use of personal vehicle; may require overnight stays 

Offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials.
 
APSEA is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, APSEA will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodation is needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Renée Pothier, Coordinator of Human Resources at apsea@apsea.ca. 



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