*Learning Disabilities Coach - Kings County

Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education

 

Learning Disabilities Coach - Kings County

1.00 FTE

Vacant

 

First Available to Permanent, Assumed Permanent and Surplus Teachers of the AVRCE

Second Availalble to Term Recall Round One Teachers of the AVRCE

Third Available to Term Recall Round Two Teachers of the AVRCE

Fourth Available to Employment Equity Applicants

Fifth Available to External Applicants

 

Terms and conditions of employment, including wages, are in accordance with the Nova Scotia Teachers' Provincial Agreement.

 

Closing Date:  Midnight, August 16th, 2024

 

The Learning Disabilities Coach has a significant capacity-building role to play in the development and enhancement of effective Tier 1 and 2 practices to Classroom Teachers and Learning Support Teachers (LSTs). Through the Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS) framework, the LD Coach will work collaboratively with classroom teachers and LSTs to provide coaching on the implementation of high-leverage and evidence-based strategies to support the learning of students with learning challenges.  The LD Coach actively participates in Teaching Support Teams (TST).  The LD Coach will report directly to the Coordinator of Student Services.

 

Training/Qualification/Experience

  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of and experience with using the UDL framework, Problem and Project Based-learning, Response to Intervention, and Differentiated Instruction;
  • Demonstrates an accurate understanding of the program planning process and how to implement effective documented adaptations, IPP’s and other plans;
  • Trained and experienced in administering, scoring and interpreting assessments (Level A) (Level B preferred) and displays accuracy in determining appropriate next steps for programming;
  • Experienced in administering, scoring and interpreting universal screeners;
  • Accurately and effectively uses student data to analyze and develop next steps for student learning;
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of learning profiles and learning characteristics (multiple intelligences and preferred learning styles) and has experience with and understands the broad range of learning disabilities and how to effectively provide programming for students who demonstrate these challenges;
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of curriculum (P-9) level;
  • Adept at building solid, authentic relationships with students and staff;
  • Demonstrates excellent classroom and student management skills;
  • Knowledge of and experience with using current, effective high-leverage practices in a classroom (Tier 1 classroom strategies);
  • Demonstrates a thorough understanding of and experience in implementing Tier 1 (universal) and Tier 2 (targeted small group) supports within a Multi-Tiered System of Supports;
  • Demonstrates solid skills in planning (backward design) assessment for and of learning and the development of next steps for learners;
  • Demonstrates ability to observe, identify and make recommendations for effective strategies, routines and classroom procedures;
  • Has a clear understanding of inclusive education and how to meet the needs of all learners in the classroom.
  • Demonstrates ability to work successfully in a team environment, and as a teacher coach/mentor;
  • Demonstrates the understanding of the role of a Knowledgeable Other (i.e. LD Coach) on the Teaching Support Team (TST);
  • Demonstrates ability to work with and communicate effectively through strong interpersonal, oral and written skills with students and staff within the AVRCE;
  • Knowledge and experience in the application of technologies (including assistive technology) used to enhance instruction and learning;
  • Demonstrates ability to apply knowledge, experience and commitment in the areas of culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy, diversity, accessibility and equity;
  • Has experience and knowledge in planning, organizing, and facilitating professional development sessions and will provide training and professional development to staff;
  • Other duties as required.

 

Qualifications

  • A valid Nova Scotia Teaching Certificate;
  • Experience teaching in a variety of settings (Resource, classrooms Gr. P-9);
  • Masters of Education (Masters of Education: Inclusive Education preferred);
  • Minimum five (5) years successful teaching experience at various levels.


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