Education Assistant - Braille

Calgary Catholic School District - Calgary, AB (30+ days ago)

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Bishop Grandin High School

111 Haddon Road SW, Calgary

Overall Accountability

The Education Assistant, Braille assists and supports the educational programming for students with severe visual impairments as directed by the teacher, the Consultant, Instructional Services, Blind and Visually Impaired and/or the Orientation and Mobility Specialist and supervised by the Principal. This Education Assistant is a member of the student’s Learning Team.

Specific Accountabilities

Provides one-on-one instructional support in the implementation of the core curriculum and the expanded core curriculum as mandated in Alberta Education’s Essential Components of Educational Programming for Students Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired
Assists with student self-care (dressing, toileting/diapering, medical needs, etc.)
Transcribes and interlines learning materials into Braille, prepares enlarged print documents, electronic text and tactile diagrams
Provides instruction in Braille, adaptive equipment and computer software
Provides ongoing support in the development of orientation and mobility skills
Participates in providing one-on-one support for Learner Support Plan goals and objectives
Fosters a safe, calm and positive learning environment
Documents observations and maintains accurate records in compliance with Alberta Education’s mandates
Orders and monitors materials and equipment from the Alberta Education’s Specialized Services Branch and St. Leo loan pool
Assists students during school celebrations, liturgical events, services and attendance at Mass at local parishes

Qualifications

Post-secondary Diploma/certificate in the training of special education teacher assistants from a recognized institution
Certificate in Unified English Braille
Working knowledge of specialized technologies and accessibility software for the visually impaired
Proficient with Microsoft Office
Ability to work with all grade levels