The Chiefs of Ontario is inviting applications for the position of Special Education Support Technician. Under the supervision of the COO Director of Education, the Special Education Support Technician is expected to assist First Nation communities and organizations in the delivery of Special Education programming including the federal High Cost Special Education Program (HCSEP).
LOCATION: Thunder Bay area – Northern Ontario
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Analysis of Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) and First Nation data on Special Education.
• Analysis of current Special Education methodology.
• Liaise and strengthen relationships between First Nations, Tribal Councils, Provincial Territorial Organizations (PTOs), provincial education systems and ISC.
• Increase understanding of current Special Education methodology through direct contact with First Nation communities including workshops/training sessions.
• Identify barriers, challenges and issues associated with current Special Education programs including funding methodology through various means.
• Attend Ontario First Nation Special Education Working Group meetings as required to collaborate on the development of recommendations to improve the delivery of Special Education to First Nation learners.
• Collaborate and share information with other Special Education Support Technicians.
• Assist with negotiating Special Education addendums to Education Services (Tuition) Agreements.
• Understand, maintain and update the HCSEP Toolkit.
• Assist with HCSEP reports, work plans, applications and funding allocation processes as required.
• Assist in review and/or development of community Special Education Policies.
• Bachelor of Education Required.
• Knowledge of First Nation traditions, cultures, and values; understand the history and relationship between First Nations and the Crown.
• Extensive experience with the First Nation and provincial Special Education programming and policies.
• Extensive understanding of the diversity among First Nations.
• Self-motivated and able to work independently with limited supervision in a fast-paced environment.
• Possess organizational, communications skills and the ability to multi-task.
• Ability to research information from various sources.
• Experience with computer software applications Word, Excel and Power Point.
• Experience with data collection and analysis.
• Valid driver’s licence and able and willing to travel regularly.
DURATION: Open – March 31, 2020 (with potential for renewal based on funding)
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Open until filled.
Send letter of application, resume and include 2 references marked confidential to:
Ashley Nardella, Human Resources