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Ministry of Education ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR – FIXED TERM BACKFILL POSITION (1) Temporary in London, ON

Ministry of Education

Branch London ON CA

Position:
ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY ADVISOR – FIXED TERM BACKFILL POSITION (1)
Location:
London, ON

Adapt and coordinate assistive technology courses and demonstrate various assistive technology programs for students, staff and families;…

Do you have a passion for assistive technology? Are you looking for a rewarding opportunity where you can have a province wide impact on assisting and training students with learning disabilities to use this technology? If so, The Ministry of Education, Provincial Schools Branch is looking for an Assistive Technology Advisor to provide clerical, administrative and training services in support of learning disabled students with print impairments in the use of assistive technology hardware and software programs at the following Demonstration School locations:

What can I expect to do in this role?

? Provide assistive technology training and support to students, staff and families in the use of a variety of hardware and software programs;
? Adapt and coordinate assistive technology courses and demonstrate various assistive technology programs for students, staff and families;
? Assist with developing and implementing individualized assistive technology plans and programs for students by reviewing and assessing individual student needs and then working collaboratively with teachers and other support staff to identify the most beneficial supports available;
? Perform clerical and administrative services in support of the assistive technology program such as compiling and maintaining inventory and vendor listings, collecting data, preparing statistical reports, conducting research and performing other duties as assigned;
? Assist information technology staff with providing onsite trouble shooting of equipment;
? Provide leadership and expertise with respect to the newest available assistive technologies and programs.

How do I qualify?

Your background and experience enables you to meet the following requirements:
? experience and/or formal training in working with learning disabled students in an educational/residential setting;
? in depth knowledge and understanding of assistive technology software and hardware applications and learning software;
? ability to design, develop and deliver training sessions and workshops;
? ability to use sound analytical, reasoning and problem solving techniques to determine appropriate assistive technology resources required and to adjust or respond to situations encountered;
? flexibility and sensitivity to the individual learning needs and problems encountered by students;
? excellent verbal and written communications skills are essential;
? well developed interpersonal skills including tact and discretion to deal effectively with a wide variety of individuals including students, staff, internal and external stakeholders and vendors is required;
? strong research and information gathering skills;
? excellent organization and time management skills are required;
? ability to effectively deal with multiple priorities and conflicting deadlines;
? ability to work independently with minimal supervision and to be an effective and collaborative member of a multi-disciplinary team;
? good working knowledge of Windows XP, MS Office products and the internet is required to produce training materials, reports, letters, emails and to conduct research and information gathering activities;
? knowledge of administrative and office procedures and guidelines related to purchasing and inventory control.

Additional information:

Address:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 9 months, London, West Region, Enhanced – Vulnerable Services Sector Screening Requirement

Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

Schedule:

3.7

Category:

Education and Training

Posted on:

Friday, October 9, 2015

Note:

  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to provide a general or enhanced screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above on this job advertisement to determine the screening check that is required for each position.

    A general screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense. An enhanced screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense and permission for the Negotiations & Security Branch , Employee Relations Division to conduct any specific screening as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above.

    A record of a Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check results will only be reviewed and evaluated by the Negotiations & Security Branch for the purpose of making a clearance decision. The details of an individual’s screening check will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the Negotiations & Security Branch and kept strictly confidential.

How to apply:

  • You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below.
  • Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources .
  • Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  • Be sure to quote the Job ID number for this position.
  • OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  • Send application to:
    Employee Services Unit
    Ministry of Education, Provincial Schools Branch
    255 Ontario Street South
    Milton, ON L9T 2M5
    Fax: 905-878-6089

    All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee’s exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

    Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, October 26, 2015 11:59 pm EDT . Late applications will not be accepted.

    We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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    Employment Type: Temporary
    Location: London, ON, CA
    Posted on: 2015-10-11
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