Competition #: 2021-34
Position: Term, Full-Time
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Anticipated Start Date: August 31, 2021 until June 30, 2022
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.
The Educational Interpreter (EI) provides interpreting and support services to a student who is deaf and communicates using sign language.
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 APSEA employee to foster a culture that embraces and promotes diversity.
Education & Qualifications
- Graduate of a recognized ASL/English Interpreting Program
- CASLI (AVLIC) Membership would be considered an asset
- University or college studies in Deaf education, child development or special education would be considered an asset
- Ability to obtain a minimum of 3.5 on the first and fourth categories of the Educational Interpreter Performance Assessment (EIPA)
- Knowledge of child and language development
- Knowledgeable of the basic principles of educational practices, the function of support services, and the role of interpreters as part of an educational team
- Superior level of English grammar and vocabulary – written & spoken; strong academic background
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills in working with students and colleagues; experience in working or interacting with deaf and/or hard of hearing persons
- Demonstrated ability to work as a member of a team
- 3+ years’ work experience in an educational environment
- Experience working with children and youth
- Early Childhood Education is an asset
- Comfortable working in a virtual learning environment.
- Residence counselling, summer camp counselling (paid and volunteer work is recognized)
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.