Consultant for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Consultant for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

VH2-3 Consultant Visual/Hearing 2-3 (VH2-3)

Regular/full-time

Department of Education

Inclusion Support Branch, K-12 Education

Brandon MB

Advertisement Number: 36610

Salary(s):   VH2-3 $68,182.00 – $89,005.00 per year

Closing Date:   October 20, 2020

The Manitoba government recognizes the importance of building an exemplary public service reflective of the citizens it serves, where diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, identities, languages and perspectives drives a high standard of service and innovation. The Manitoba government supports equitable employment practices and promotes representation of designated groups (women, Indigenous people, persons with disabilities, visible minorities).

Employment Equity is a factor in selection for this competition. Consideration will be given to Indigenous people, visible minorities and persons with disabilities.

An eligibility list may be established to fill similar regular and term positions throughout the province and will remain in effect for up to 12 months.
In order to obtain the Consultant for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 2 (VH2) classification, applicants must have at least a Bachelor of Education and formal Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education training. In order to obtain the Consultant for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing 3 (VH3) classification applicants must have at least a Masters of Education and formal Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education training.

The Inclusion Support Branch of the Department of Education is seeking a qualified individual to fill the position of Consultant for the Deaf and the Hard of Hearing located in Brandon, MB. The Consultant for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing supports school teams with programming suggestions, educational/curricular resources, strategies and information to support Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. The Manitoba government has a comprehensive benefit package which includes extended health care, health spending account, dental care, vision care, long term disability insurance, group life insurance, maternity/paternity leave, family related leave, and a defined pension plan (some pension plans allow for portability between the Civil Service Superannuation Board and employers).   

Conditions of Employment:

  • Must be legally entitled to work in Canada
  • Must have a valid Manitoba Teacher’s Certificate.
  • Must be eligible for certification by the Canadian Association of Educators of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
  • Must be able to provide and maintain a satisfactory Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check.
  • Must have the ability to travel extensively throughout the Province of Manitoba with occasional overnight stays.

Qualifications:
Essential:

  • Bachelor of Education and formal training in Deaf and Hard of Hearing Education; suitable combinations of education, training and experience will be considered.
  • Experience teaching and working with students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.
  • Experience providing support for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing using; American Sign Language (ASL), and/or an oral approach, and/or auditory verbal therapy.
  • Experience adapting curriculum to achieve curriculum outcomes.
  • Effective leadership skills that demonstrate and inspire collaboration.
  • Ability to handle sensitive situations with tact and diplomacy.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work with all educational partners and multi-disciplinary teams.
  • Strong time management and organizational skills.
  • Strong English communication skills.
  • Experience delivering professional learning for peers.

Desired:

  • Fluency in American Sign Language (ASL).
  • Special Education Certificate.

Duties:
The Consultant for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provides ongoing formal and informal curriculum consultation for Deaf and Hard of Hearing school age children.  Specific responsibilities include: providing case specific consultation, pre-service training and professional development for classroom teachers/school teams on appropriate methods of teaching Deaf and Hard of Hearing students. The Consultant for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing also instructs, recommends and assists school personnel in the preparation and application of learning resources, curriculum modifications and curriculum adaptations, assists in planning and monitoring individual special education plans, as well as provides workshops, liaises with various agencies and coordinates student interaction opportunities.

Apply to:

Advertisement # 36610

Service Centre 2

Human Resource Services

360-1395 Ellice Avenue

Winnipeg, MB , R3G 3P2

Phone:  204-945-3001

Fax: 204-948-2841

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Please be advised that job competitions may be grieved and appealed. Should a selection grievance be filed, information from the competition file will be provided to the grievor’s representative or the grievor, if unrepresented. Personal information irrelevant to the grievance and other information protected under legislation will be redacted.

We thank all who apply and advise that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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