21-052 Term Divisional Behavior Support Teacher / School Psychologist

Competition #: 21-052
Particulars:

The successful candidate will retain a 0.6 FTE term Behavior Support/School Psychologist position and join the BLSD clinical services team. Border Land School Division spans across south central to south eastern Manitoba, has 17 schools and a student population of 2150. The term for this position will commence September 7, 2021 and conclude June 30, 2022. This position requires travel; the successful applicant will need a vehicle to carry out the duties of this assignment. This position will remain open for applications until filled.

Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with:
• A Psychology degree at the Masters level & a valid school clinician’s certificate (or eligibility) issued by Manitoba Education Certification Branch; or
• Post-graduate degree in Special Education & a Special Education Certificate issued by Manitoba Education Certification branch; or
• Post-graduate degree in Guidance & Counselling & a School Counsellor Certificate issued by Manitoba Education Certification branch
• Experience collaborating with classroom teachers and school teams
• Excellent communication and group facilitation skills
• Conflict resolution and problem-solving skills
• Preference will be given to candidates with training in WEVAS, Restitution, Positive
• Behavioral Interventions and Support, and Violence Threat Risk Assessment
• Demonstrated ability to support students who exhibit challenging behavior

Responsibility will include, but are not limited to:

• Assisting school teams (students & parents, classroom teachers, educational assistants, resource teachers, guidance counsellors & principals) in planning, implementing, and monitoring effective approaches, strategies & interventions that support students who exhibit academic, social, emotional and behavioral challenges
• Providing follow-up support on programming recommendations
• Specialized assessment of students’ needs; according to qualifications
• Reporting to professional staff and parents on specialized assessments, including recommendations for programming
• Accessing and facilitating professional development related to academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs
• Working collaboratively with other members of the Clinical Services Team involved with students displaying intellectual, social, and emotional needs
• Collaborating on threat assessments if the need arises
• Membership on the Critical Incident Support Team
• Liaising with outside agencies to provide appropriate services to students and families

Salary and Benefits:

The compensation package for this position is in accordance with the collective agreement between Border Land School Division and the Border Land Teachers’ Association of the Manitoba Teachers’ Society.

Applications:

For consideration, please forward the following documents:
1. Teacher Application Form (available on www.blsd.ca)
2. Cover letter and resume

For further information, please contact:
Shauna Hamm, Student Services Manager – (204) 324-6491

For further information on the Division or available positions, please visit our website at www.blsd.ca.


Employment is contingent upon the provision of clear Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry checks.


We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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