Edmonton Catholic Schools is a large urban school district whose mission is to provide a Catholic education that inspires students to learn and that prepares them to live fully and to serve God in one another. The District is comprised of over 35,000 students and 3,000 employees in 88 schools and other sites.
The primary responsibility of the job is to coordinate and provide mentorship and leadership to the district’s Early Learning Team in the discipline of Emotional Behaviour Intervention. The job works together with other members of the Early Learning Team that provides support to children ages three to seven years.
The job is responsible for the standardization of Functional Behaviour Assessments, reports, intervention plans and contact notes of children. The job trains, mentors and develops specialists, teachers, Early Learning Facilitators (ELF) and Educational Assistants (EA), in providing strategies to work with severe behaviours in young children.
This job leads a team of Behavioural Specialists and assists the District Principal in full supervisory responsibilities.
This is a 12 month, Out of Scope, Level 7 position with a salary range of $63,612-$79,516
(10 mth), $76,336-$95,420 (12 mth) to commence as soon as possible.
Provide mentorship to Emotional Behavioural Specialists;
Provide consultation to the District Principal on Emotional Behavioural Specialists’ performance evaluations and participate in “one-on-one’s;
Continue to review, reflect, revise and expand broad-based strategies (Universal Design for Learning) within the inclusive context;
Consult with multi-disciplinary evening family sessions together with Family School Liaison Social Worker;
Assist and provide support to the Early Learning Team in the identification of children who qualify for Program Unit Funding – as well as all children within the inclusive context;
Collaborate with Occupational Therapists, Speech and Language Pathologists and other disciplines for integrated services.
Master’s degree in Psychology or equivalent;
Adaptive Behaviour Analysis training or equivalent and/or an understanding and training in Positive Behaviour Supports;
Knowledge of psychological diagnoses and the impact delays/disorders have on behaviours in children;
Minimum of three years directly related experience in early learning environments including working with a Multi-Disciplinary Team;
Understanding of early learning philosophy is required with an understanding of Reggio inspired philosophy being an asset;
Ability to establish rapport and trust in working relationships with administration, teachers, families and community agencies;
Flexibility is essential for this incumbent given the variety of children’s abilities, needs and conditions.
Please email a letter of interest and resume by 4:00 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2013 to:
Corinne King, Manager, Staffing
Human Resource Services