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Diversity, equity and inclusion are fundamental to our mission to educate students. We are committed to education that places strong emphasis on global citizenship, social justice and equity. We live this value through the strength and richness that diversity brings to our workforce and welcome contributors from equity groups including: Aboriginal Peoples, Visible Minorities, Persons with Disabilities, Lesbian Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer persons
 
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Title Learning Strategist (Sessional Contract),Center for Students with Disabilities - Student & Community Engagement
Competition Number 12-F-41
Campus/Site Progress and Morningside
Responsibilities
  • Assisting in the development of academic skills and compensatory learning strategies and success plans based on the Enhanced Services Model, for students with learning disabilities
  • Implementing the Enhanced Services Model through consultation with the Centre for Students with Disabilities (CSD) staff
  • Actively participating in ongoing research and evaluation into learning strategies, researching new and valid methods and strategies; developing new activities, interventions and learning approaches and methods of assessment, to meet the individual student’s learning needs
  • Conducting academic assessments through the use of selected interviews, screening questionnaires and other tests; referral of recommendations to the Adaptive Technologist (AT)
  •  Providing academic, personal, career and transition counselling to students with disabilities
  • Playing a role (one-on-one and in workshops) in the career development and employability of students with disabilities, particularly with regard to enhancing academic skills and learning strategies, career counselling and preparations to enter the workforce
  • Providing direct assistance and accommodations to students with disabilities
  • In partnership with other CSD Counsellors, initiating and facilitating group sessions that meet a need amongst students with disabilities or are part of a College-wide initiative, such as first year, semester programming or workplace preparation events
  • Conducting workshops and in-service professional development opportunities for internal staff, external community and post-secondary partners, secondary schools, agencies and advocacy groups on the AIMS – Learning Disabilities and existing CSD services
  • Delivering service with sensitivity to ethno-cultural, disability and gender issues, which arise in case management situations
  • Playing a key role in the delivery of CSD specific initiatives, such as START Smart
  • Maintaining confidential case records/files, hardcopy and electronic, relevant statistical data and required tracking/reporting information
  • Consulting with faculty, AT and other CSD staff regarding the monitoring of progress of students with learning disabilities and recommending modifications to the success plan; in collaboration with the CSD staff implementing the accommodations recommended by students’ psychoeducational assessments and develop Individual Student Profiles and Success Plans and providing clarification to students regarding their psychoeducational assessments
  • Assisting in the creation of promotional and educational materials in collaboration with the CSD staff
  • Attending team meetings and case discussions with the CSD coordinator as appropriate
  • Identifying with their manager, issues and practices deemed a barrier to access for students with disabilities and offering appropriate solutions
  • To assist co-counsellors and strategists at other non-assigned, campuses during staff absences and peek demands
Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in counselling, special education or a related discipline from an accredited program
  • Successful completion of a period of supervised counselling experience conducted by a recognized counselling professional
  • 5 years of demonstrated relevant counselling /strategist experience in a post-secondary setting working with adults with learning disabilities
  • Specific training in the use of a variety of standardized psychological, educational and vocational assessment tools
  • Knowledge of Assistive Devices
  • Demonstrated competence in independently managing crisis situations
  • Experience, knowledge and understanding of ethno-cultural, racial diversity, disability and other marginalised groups such as women, aboriginals, Francophiles and lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer
  • Demonstrated successful counselling and teaching experience in an adult education setting
  • Experience working as part of a professional team
Classification Sessional - Academic
Additional Information as Applicable (2 Sessional Contracts; One from Dec. 2012 to Feb. 2014 and one from Jan. 2013 to Mar. 2013)
Posting Date 11/22/2012
Closing Date 12/5/2012
Application Info
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"Proof of credentials or equivalencies from accredited regional or federal post secondary institutions and/or their foreign equivalents will be required at the time of job offer." 
 
When applying, your cover letter and résumé must include examples that reflect all of the requested skills and qualifications and must be submitted online by December 5, 2012 at 4:30 PM. Please quote Competition #12-F-41. Misrepresentation of applicant information will be grounds for your exclusion from the competition or for dismissal should you subsequently be hired for the position.  We regret we cannot accept phone calls. We wish to thank all applicants for their interest and advise that only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary Range As per College Policy
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