Cambrian College is committed to student success, lifelong learning, and responding to the diverse needs of students in today’s ever-changing global marketplace. Within this dynamic, student-centered environment, the School of Justice, Community Services, and General Studies has been delivering vocationally relevant and in-demand education programs since the College first opened its doors in 1967. Today, the School Justice, Community Services, and General Studies offers more than 14 certificate, diploma, advanced diploma, and graduate certificate programs. Within this context of inspiring innovation and excellence, the School of Justice, Community Services, and General Studies is currently seeking a full-time Professor, Developmental Services Worker beginning January 2020.
Duties and Responsibilities
The successful candidate will be required to teach a variety of courses in its Developmental Services Worker program. Subject areas may include topics such as Group Dynamics and Advocacy, Positive Behavioural Supports, and Autism Spectrum Disorders. The incumbent will also be required to engage in a variety of activities that support teaching and learning and promote student success. These will include: curriculum development, lesson planning, assessing student progress and achievement, and class management. Beyond their teaching duties, the successful candidate will be expected to establish an effective learning environment and work as a collaborative team member contributing to the overall direction of the program. In addition, the successful applicant will play an active role in student advising and student recruitment, assisting with the promotion and marketing of the program, and graduate placement. These activities will require that the incumbent assist in the development and maintenance of strong industry connections and community partnerships. Lastly, the incumbent will also have the opportunity to participate on College and school committees to advance the College’s strategic priorities.
(Cambrian’s academic year consists of three semesters, and this role may be required to deliver courses during the summer months.Cambrian offers programs and courses in-person, online, or in a HyFlex mode of delivery, which includes in-person, virtual synchronous, or fully online asynchronous participation, and this role may be required to deliver courses in multiple modes.)
Postsecondary diploma or degree, preferably in the area of Developmental Service Worker. (A copy of education documents must be submitted with application.)
Eight years of current experience working with a broad spectrum of individuals with developmental disabilities in community agencies and/or educational settings.
Ability to relate and communicate positively, effectively, and professionally with others, and function effectively within a team environment.
Ability to provide leadership and mentorship and be an effective role model in the classroom.
Ability to utilize creative teaching approaches and current and emerging teaching and learning strategies to enhance student success.
Demonstrated ability to use a variety of educational technologies, including in-class media presentation systems, learning management systems, and other relevant classroom technologies.
Ability to work with students from diverse educational, religious, and cultural backgrounds.
Solid commitment to students and education.
Excellent written communication skills and exceptional interpersonal skills.
Strong computer literacy and effective critical thinking and organizational skills.
A valid driver’s license.
Assets / Preferred
Master’s degree or one in progress.
Teaching experience at the postsecondary level.
Experience, training, and certifications in positive behavioural supports, person-centred planning, quality assurance measures, and non-violent crisis intervention.
Experience advocating in the community as well as familiarity with disability legislation.
CANDIDATES MUST PROVIDE A COPY OF THE FOLLOWING WITH APPLICATION:
Postsecondary diploma or degree.
- All candidates will be required to undergo a mini-teaching simulation during the interview process.
Interested individuals may apply, by email only, with a cover letter quoting the competition number, and a résumé, detailing education and experience, along with a Philosophy of Education to:
Human Resources Department
While all responses are appreciated, only those applicants who will be invited for an interview will be contacted.
Cambrian College is committed to creating an accessible, inclusive, and diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, including; women; persons with disabilities; racialized peoples; Indigenous people; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. All who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the College environment are encouraged to apply.
Our policies supporting Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) are available on our website and include the Duty to Accommodate Policy and the Customer Service Policy.