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Special Education (K4) – Regular Part Time – 20 Hours Per Week

Position Description

Special Education (K4) – Regular Part Time – 20 hours per week

Buckingham Elementary School

Nature of the work

The principal and customary work of an employee in this class of employment consists in working with a multidisciplinary team to apply special education techniques and methods in keeping with an individualized education plan intended for handicapped students or students with social maladjustments or learning difficulties or in keeping with a program designed for students requiring specific support.

Characteristic functions

Under the responsibility of the school administration and in conjunction with the multidisciplinary team participates in developing and drawing up an individualized education plan; selects the measures designed to attain the objectives determined, develops an action plan and applies the measures; assesses whether the objectives were attained and participates in evaluating the plan. Prepares, organizes and conducts educational or pedagogical support activities as well as cultural, recreational and sports activities designed to develop social, cognitive, psycho-motor, communication or other skills; selects, prepares and, if necessary, ensures that the necessary material is adapted or constructed for these activities. Works with other staff to determine and carry out other educational activities, such as the organization and supervision of practicums in the workplace.

Helps students with learning activities in class. Within competence, the employee helps a student to read and write and provides them with needed explanations; helps with lessons and homework. Observes situations and works with students reacting to their environment; counsels them; applies to students in crisis situations intervention techniques conducive to calm and order; coaches them in their behavior modification process; provides support to the teacher so as to ensure an environment conducive to learning in the classroom. Applies communication techniques adapted to student needs.

Informs students of the various disorders or dependencies and, if necessary, meets with them to provide them with advice, help or referrals to specialized resources. Supervises students who, following a sanction, must receive instruction in another room; helps them with their schoolwork; determines with the students concerned and with the staff involved in intervention efforts the conditions for reintegrating the classroom.


be required to accompany students with special needs on the arrival and departure

of school buses.

Records observations and interventions, keeps files and prepares reports on a student’s situation. Works, where necessary, with youth protection organizations and external interveners in matters pertaining, in particular, to parental abuse or negligence; where applicable, helps the school administration to conduct student searches. Meets with students, parents and teachers to provide them with advice, information and pertinent documents and referrals. If necessary, administers medication according to medical requirements and the school policy in effect and to the parents’ instructions; administers first aid. May be required to use a computer and the necessary software to perform duties. May be required to train less experienced technicians as well as coordinate the work of support staff in performing duties related to the implementation of programs involving technical operations for whom is responsible. If need be, performs any other related duty.

Required qualifications


Hold a Diploma of College Studies in Special Care Counselling or a diploma or an attestation of studies recognized a equivalent by the competent authority.

Other requirements

Hold a certificate dated no more than three (3) years attesting to the successful completion of:

1. a standard first aid course of a minimum eight (8)-hour duration;

2. a refresher course of a minimum six (6)-hour duration updating the skills acquired in the course mentioned in subparagraph 1.

Background in Early Childhood Education

Salary: $24.78 – $35.67 per hour (based on qualifications and experience)

Start Date : as soon as possible to

End Date: to be determined

Application must include:

Resume (including detailed work history and education background)

A cover letter

Professional references


by 4:00 p.m. September 6, 2022

Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

The Western Quebec School Board is committed to building an educational community with the common purpose to realize the potential of all our students by cultivating a strong corps of support, professional, teaching and administrative excellence. We therefore encourage applications from Indigenous people as well as from other racialized people groups, persons living with a disability, people of religious faith, and gender minorities. As an organization, we strive to hire individuals who reflect the communities we serve, and who embody and practice a love of life-long learning, teamwork, and the highest professional ethics. Our efforts to achieve a diverse workforce that contributes to a culturally safe working environment include establishing proactive employment practices to address systemic barriers and removing obstacles to hiring and retaining qualified people. We acknowledge that the lands upon which we live, learn, and work are the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe peoples. We thank them for sharing these lands and commit, as an organization, as educators and as individuals, to an ongoing relationship that recognizes and respects the lands, traditions, and culture of the Anishinaabe people.

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