Student Support Teacher - SD #20

School District #20
Posted a month ago

Job Description

Qualifications: • BC Certification • Bachelor of Education with a focus on Special Education or equivalent training that includes coursework in the following areas: • students with special needs including Autism Spectrum Disorders • assessment/testing theory and practice • strategies for adapting and modifying curriculum to meet the diverse needs of students • Previous teaching experience in Special Education at the secondary level • Previous successful experience teaching at the secondary level is preferred • Expertise in a wide range of teaching and behavioural management strategies including skill development in social interaction, verbal and non-verbal communication and social skills • Knowledge of methods for evaluating and selecting instructional materials suitable for students with a variety of special needs • Knowledge and understanding of child and youth mental health issues • Ability to carry out a variety of assessments, including classroom observation, curriculum-based assessment and diagnostic teaching methods, administration and interpretation of norm-referenced assessment instruments to Level B • Ability to develop, implement and evaluate an IEP in consultation with classroom teacher(s), parents, students, staff and district and community resource personnel • Formal training and experience administering Woodcock Johnson IV Achievement Test battery • Working knowledge of computer-based learning software (i.e. Texhelp Read and Write, EquatIO, G Suite, Moodle, Microsoft Office apps, Microsoft Sharepoint etc.) • Working knowledge of assistive software (i.e. Boardmaker, SETBC, ARC BC, Lessonpix, iPage apps etc.) • Working knowledge and ability to facilitate the use of the school’s Sensory Lab. • Direct, supervise and support the work of Educational Assistants/Child Care Workers • An understanding of inclusion and how to support the school community towards this belief set / value • Ability to support, model, co-teach and collaborate around best practice to support an inclusive classroom • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and classroom management skills

For further information please contact Mr. Ian Cooper, Principal, at (250) 365-7735.

Applications should be sent to Mrs. Marcy VanKoughnett, Assistant Superintendent – Human Resources, School District No. 20 (Kootenay-Columbia) by 12:00 (Noon), Thursday, February 16, 2023.

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Applicants agree to confidential reference checks, including all previous employers.

We appreciate your interest but regret that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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