The Special Education Coordinator will assist schools in member First Nations with coordinating support and obtaining resources for students. Provide support to schools, students and parents in accessing services to our students such as: assessments, reporting, transportation, speech – language services, psychological services, physical therapy, occupational therapy, therapeutic recreation, assistive technology.
- Bachelor of Arts/Science and Bachelor of Education, a Bachelor of Education, or an Indigenous Education diploma.
- Other diploma programs will be considered if a candidate is willing to begin a teaching program.
- Experience or knowledge of best practices in Special Education.
- Primary, Junior and/or Intermediate qualifications would be an asset.
- Special Education qualifications would be an asset.
- Membership in the Ontario College of Teachers would be an asset.
- Excellent management, planning and organizational skills are required.
- A clear criminal record check and vulnerable sector check.
- Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle.
- Anishinaabemowin Proficiency is a highly valued asset.
- Support the Special Education programs in our schools by assisting administration and resource staff as required.
- Assist with the development and implementation of a central Special Education Plan to support our schools.
- Assist with the coordination of the overall development of a central Special Education support system.
- Assist with the implementation of IPRCs and IEPs at the school level.
- Coordinate school and community meetings in connection to Special Education supports.
- Ensure active school and community involvement with the development of the central Special Education system.
- Develop all new policies and procedures for a central Special Education system.
- Organize professional development to support Special Education.
- Develop system-wide processes for IPRCs, IEPs and other special needs programs.
- Collect all required data, indicators, and complete monthly reports.
- Complete any proposals for additional program, training, and professional development funding, as required.
- Attend meetings/workshops/conferences as required to gather information that would assist with Special Education.
- Other duties as assigned by the AKRC’s Education Support Services.