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Position Description

Nature of the work

The position of psychoeducator encompasses, in particular, responsibility for detecting, evaluating, helping and guiding students experiencing or likely to experience social maladjustments; creating conditions conducive to the development of autonomy and intervention focussed on the attitudes and behaviours that adversely affect the student’s learning and social integration and providing advice and support to school resources and to parents.

Some characteristic duties

The psychoeducator participates in developing and implementing a psychoeducational service that meets the academic and administrative requirements of both the educational institutions and the school service center.

He or she contributes to the detection of difficulties and identification of students experiencing problems, using an approach focussing on prevention and intervention; he or she plans and conducts psychoeducational evaluations to determine the student’s behavioural assessment and psychosocial needs; he or she collects from school or external resources and parents pertinent information, selects and administers appropriate tests, conducts interviews, makes observations and analyzes data to identify the nature of the problem.

He or she works with a multidisciplinary team to draw up and review a student’s individualized education plan by including, in the plan, his or her action plan, if necessary; he or she participates in defining intervention objectives and means; he or she works with other team members to harmonize and coordinate interventions and to assess the achievement of objectives.

He or she works with teachers to develop and implement strategies and projects aimed at helping students who are experiencing or who are likely to experience social maladjustments.

He or she provides help and advice to school resources 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 focussing on the development of desirable social behaviours and coping skills; he or she plans, organizes and conducts training activities.

He or she plans, organizes and conducts, in conjunction with school or external resources, activities with classes or groups of students experiencing common difficulties or specific problems.

He or she designs, adapts or prepares materials based on the needs and abilities of students experiencing social maladjustments.

He or she advises management staff, prepares expertise, evaluation, briefing and progress reports and formulates appropriate recommendations to support decision making.

He or she provides advice and support to school resources in matters pertaining to the integration of students into regular classes and proposes appropriate intervention means or activities for students.

He or she establishes and maintains 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 for the situation and needs.

He or she may be called upon to help defuse crisis or emergency situations and to propose solutions.

He or she prepares and updates files according to the standards related to the practice of the profession and the rules defined by the school service center; he or she prepares progress notes or evaluation, end-of-process and follow-up reports on his or her interventions.

Qualifications required

Hold a bachelor’s degree in psychoeducation.

Be a membre of the Ordre des conseillers et conseillères d’orientation et des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices du Québec.

Very good knowledge of the English and French languages; spoken and written.

Must be available to travel.

Salary and working conditions

We offer a competitive compensation and benefits package including:

salary according to the collective agreement, between $ 47 995 to $ 85 909 per year.

plus, an isolation premium between $ 8 827 and $ 14 121.

low-cost housing (furnished, heated);

reimbursement of moving expenses.

three annual outings for you and your dependants from your place of assignment to your point of departure.

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