Community Integration through Co-operative Education Program (CICE) Learning Facilitators (Part-Time)

Georgian College - Barrie, ON (22 months ago)

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Overview

THIS IS A CONTRACT (PART-TIME) POSITION. The Community Integration through Co-operative Education (CICE) Program provides opportunities for individuals with intellectual disabilities and / or significant learning challenges to experience college life and further develop their academic and vocational skills.Reporting to the Business Manager, the incumbent’s primary role is to provide direct assistance to CICE students to support teaching and learning activities and to ensure a smooth transition into college / academic life and maximize CICE students’ potential in postsecondary education. Specific duties include, but are not limited to:

Responsibilities

Attending classes with the CICE student(s) to provide classroom support with note taking, lab support, group work facilitating, and advocating for their concerns
Meeting weekly with the CICE student(s) to support each scheduled class by preparing and supplementing class material
Setting up and assisting the student in the use of adaptive technologies equipment when needed (in and out of class)
Modifying course outlines, tests / exams and assignments to meet individual student needs, develop study strategies, review questions or project outlines and forward to faculty; invigilating tests and exams
Promoting inclusion of CICE students in the classroom and in college social activities
Referring students to access appropriate college resources (Financial Aid, Centre for Students with Disabilities, lockers, books, etc.)
Assisting in conducting admission interviews, student recruitment, student orientation sessions (providing tours) and/or information sessions
Using and supporting a variety of learning strategies, teaching and learning principles, and a variety of teaching strategies to assist and promote student learning
Assisting with admissions, orientation, and supporting of fieldwork placements as required
Working with student services to establish support required (i.e. adaptive technologies, peer tutoring, testing services, etc.)
Working collaboratively as part of the CICE Program Team

Requirements

Successfully completed a two year postsecondary diploma in a relevant field of study that may include, but is not limited to Developmental Service Worker
CPR / First aid certification is required
Three years’ experience in a postsecondary educational and /or tutoring environment, working with individuals with special needs, developmental challenges, and / or significant learning challenges
Computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office and adaptive technologies to assist students with their school work
Proven time management and organizational skills to set priorities and handle multiple responsibilities with tight deadlines simultaneously
Ability to make decisions and problem solve to determine and provide alternative options / solutions to the students
Proven communication (written & verbal) and critical thinking skills to advocate for the CICE students concerns
Proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to travel locally for field work and student recruitment
Special Needs training or a certificate in Special Needs would be considered an asset