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Inclusion Coach

Education

Location: Learning Services-Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

Competition #: 17575

Open To: External

Date Posted: May 14th, 2024

Closing Date: May 28th, 2024 - 4:00pm

Job Start Date: August 26th, 2024

Compensation Rate:

$64,926-$110,514

Hours Per Week:

40 hours per week plus overtime as required. 

Additional Information:

The Inclusion Coach is primarily responsible for ensuring that diverse learners have access to meaningful and effective learning opportunities. This is accomplished through the coordination of supports and services and through building staff capacity. This position works closely with Student Services, Learning Services and other MESC central office branches to ensure the vision and mission of MESC are realized within the school communities. The Inclusion Coach is also responsible for providing regular updates to the Inclusive Services Coordinator and on all areas of responsibility.

Responsibilities

 

  • Oversee the administration of educational support services:

 

      1. Support principals in ensuring all students have access to meaningful and effective learning opportunities.
      2. Build staff capacity and serve as a consultant to explore the use of evidence-informed inclusive learning strategies and innovative practices.
      3. Establish and maintain cooperative and effective relationships with students, staff, parents/guardians, and external consultants.
      4. Liaise with schools to learn about students with diverse learning styles and complex needs.
      5. Work alongside teachers to build capacity in planning and implementing best educational practices for students with significant developmental disabilities and for students enrolled in integrated and alternative programs within MESC.
      6. In collaboration with school administration, coordinate medical support and administration plans for students with health and medical related needs through collaboration with school administrators, teachers, families and community health partners.
      7. Support students, staff, and parents/guardians (when appropriate) in accessing professional and community services to support student needs (e.g., educational psychologist, speech pathologist, occupational therapist, treatment programs, out-of-district programs).
      8. Build and maintain relationships with school elders and cultural advisors.
      9. Foster relationships and build partnerships with community supports (e.g., hospitals and clinics, medical professionals, community agencies) and if needed, guide parents to help them navigate supports to access services for their child and family.
      10. Facilitate ongoing transition meetings to focus on student transition planning and coordinate conversations regarding best practice in the field of special education and the move to inclusive practices.
      11. Support school administrators, Student Service and Learning Services staff in planning and delivering professional development programs for school-based staff related to inclusive education.
      12. Support and participate in case conference and site-based learning team meetings, as requested.
      13. Assist in coordinating, developing, and monitoring the effectiveness of Individual Program Plans (IPPs) and Supportive Response plans ensuring they are developmentally appropriate, strength-based, and individualized to meet assessment recommendations.
      14. Assist school administration in facilitating IPP team meetings using a strength-based and student-focused approach.
      15. Support students and education staff in assessing, implementing, and monitoring assistive technology strategies for students.
      16. Support, monitor, and implement procedures with administrators to ensure students have access to Provincial Achievement Tests (PATs)and diploma accommodation support, and that the appropriate students are exempted.
      17. Support schools by participating in “Success in School for Children and Youth in Care” meetings, as requested.
      18. Facilitate meetings and case conferences, using a strength-based and student-focused approach.
      19. Develop and revise program documents and resources in response to identified needs.
      20. Observe students in classroom settings to provide programming recommendations and when appropriate initiate referrals for further support.

 

  • Coordinate professional supports

 

      1. Work closely with Student Services and other MESC central office branches to ensure the vision and mission of MESC are realized within the school communities.
      2. Coordinate professional services (e.g., educational psychology, speech pathology, occupational therapy, physical therapy).
      3. Assist in the referral and advocacy process for community-based resources and outside agencies.
      4. Develop, conduct, and support workshops, training, and in-service presentations on various inclusive learning approaches, strategies, and techniques.

 

  • Information control and reporting     

 

    1. Consult regularly with the Inclusive Services Coordinator regarding student caseload and support in prioritizing needs.
    2. Provide regular updates to the Inclusive Services Coordinator on all areas of responsibility.
    3. Provide thorough and timely data and information as requested.
    4. Maintain confidentiality of student records and student information.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in education with a concentration in special education preferred.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of professional experience (preferably in special education or working with students with complex/diverse needs).

Working Conditions

  • Interact with students, teachers, administration, family members, visitors, government agencies, and MESC personnel under all circumstances.
  • Intermittent physical activity including walking, standing, and sitting.
  • Manual dexterity required to use desktop and laptop computers and peripherals.
  • Overtime as required.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent organizational and management skills.
  • Clean criminal background check including vulnerable sector clearance.
  • Knowledge of Cree culture and language.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with a demonstrated ability to inspire and encourage youth in the achievement of academic excellence.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • High levels of patience and energy.
  • Maintain a high level of knowledge regarding current and developing best practices in the field of inclusive education and child development.
  • Broad knowledge of child development and teaching methods.
  • Excellent problem solving skills.
  • High level of attention to confidentiality.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.
  • Knowledge of community resources.
  • First Aid certification preferred.

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