Closing date: Until Filled

Job title: Psychoeducators – P2223.027 (2nd Posting)

Category of employment: Professionnals

School / Centre / Department: Pedagogical Services

Status of position: Full time positions (Special Project) (35 hours per week)

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board (SWLSB) is seeking to fill the above-mentioned position of Psychoeducator for the
Pedagogical Services Department. We are seeking experienced candidates who share the core values of the SWLSB, are
able to demonstrate skills in effective communication, and are accountable, rigorous and solution-oriented.

IMMEDIATE SUPERIOR

The Assistant Director of Pedagogical Services

NATURE OF THE WORK

The position of psychoeducator encompasses, in particular, responsibility for carrying out prevention and screening activities, providing assistance and guidance as well as evaluating the adaptation difficulties and adaptive skills of students experiencing or likely to experience social maladjustments and determining a psychoeducational intervention plan and its implementation in order to create conditions to foster the student’s optimal adaptation, restore and develop his or her adaptive skills and autonomy in interaction with his or her environment. He or she provides advice and support to school resources and parents.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• The psychoeducator participates in developing and implementing psychoeducational services that meet the academic
and administrative requirements of both the educational institutions and the school board.
• He or she contributes to the screening and identification of students experiencing problems, using an approach focusing
on prevention and intervention; he or she plans and conducts evaluations of students’ adaptation difficulties and adaptive
skills, including students with handicaps or social maladjustments and students suffering from a mental or
neuropsychological disorder attested to by a diagnosis or an evaluation conducted by qualified personnel in order to
determine the student’s overall functioning and psychosocial needs; he or she gathers pertinent information from school
or external resources and parents, selects and uses appropriate tests, conducts interviews, makes observations and
analyzes data, as part of the individualized education plan, to meet the student’s needs.
• They work with a multidisciplinary team to draw up and review a student’s individualized education plan by including his or her action plan in the plan, if necessary; he or she participates in defining intervention objectives and means; he or she
works with other team members to ensure concerted and coordinated interventions and assess the achievement of
objectives.
• They work with teachers to develop and implement strategies and projects aimed at helping students who are
experiencing or who are likely to experience social maladjustments.
• They provide assistance and advice to schools and parents of students with social maladjustments; he or she
recommends strategies for working with the students and guides them in adopting attitudes and approaches focusing on
the development of desirable social behaviors and coping skills; he or she plans, organizes and conducts training
activities.
• They plan, organize and conduct, in conjunction with other school or external resources, activities with classes or
groups of students experiencing common difficulties or specific problems.
• They design, adapts or prepares materials based on the needs and abilities of students experiencing social
maladjustments.
• They advise management staff, prepares expertise, evaluation, briefing and progress reports and formulates
appropriate recommendations to support decision making.
• They provide advice and support to schools in matters pertaining to the integration of students into regular classes and
proposes appropriate intervention means or activities for students.
• They establish and maintain relationships and collaboration with partner organizations; he or she contacts the other resources concerned to obtain or give advice and information; he or she may refer the student or his or her parents to resources appropriate to the situation and needs.
• They may be called upon to help defuse crisis or emergency situations and to propose solutions.
• They prepare and updates files according to the standards related to the practice of the profession and the rules defined by the school board; he or she prepares progress notes or reports as well as end-of-process and follow-up reports on his or her interventions.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

• Be a member of the Ordre des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices du Québec;
• Mastery of the English language and the ability to function effectively in French.

OTHER REQUIREMENT OF THE POSITION

• Have a valid driver’s license to travel to all schools to provide in-person services.

SALARY

To be determined in accordance with the Collective Agreement for Professionals as well as the practices and policies of the School Board (min. $49,456 – max. $87,626).

In addition to salary, you will enjoy a range of fringe benefits, such as:
• Four (4) weeks of annual vacation;
• Two (2) weeks off during the holiday season;
• Up to ten (10) compensatory days;
• Special days off to facilitate work-life balance;
• Defined-benefit pension plan;
• Health insurance plan;
• Employee and family program.

DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED

• A cover letter;
• A resume detailing qualifications and experience;
• Two references.

TO APPLY

Should you send your application via internal mail, please ensure that the courier schedule will enable your application to be received by the Human Resources Department prior to the closing date. You may confirm receipt of your application via e-mail or by contacting Ms. Debora Mortelliti at 450-621-5600, extension 1323.

The School Board reserves the right to determine whether the position requirements are met in whole or in part.
Only those candidates retained for an interview will be contacted.

The Sir Wilfrid Laurier School Board has implemented an Equal Access Employment Program and encourages applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible and ethnic minorities, and handicapped persons

 

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