Supervisor of Assessment and Short-Term Programs
For Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI)
Required By: Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority
Location: APSEA Centre, Halifax, NS
Under the direction of the Director of Programs for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired, the Supervisor of Assessment and Short-Term Programs is responsible for the provision, quality and daily management of the assessment and short-term program services for BVI students served by APSEA. The Supervisor of Assessment and Short-Term Programs is also responsible for maintaining a strong, cohesive and collaborative team. The incumbent demonstrates skill in leading meetings, developing/ delivering programming and producing comprehensive reports in a timely manner, compiling information from members of the assessment or short-term program team into one document and presenting/ sharing the information therein with the family and school team.
Qualifications and Experience
- Masters or equivalent in Education of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired.
- At least five years experience teaching students who are blind or visually impaired in the public school system, including assessment and program planning.
- An understanding of and experience in the administration and analysis of a variety of educational assessment tools, both informal and formal.
- Knowledge of pertinent legislation; experience in the development of policies, procedures, guides and handbooks.
- Experience in administration and/or leadership positions.
- Demonstrated ability to edit, organize and write formal reports.
- Ability to make sound and appropriate decisions in situations constrained by competing factors such as time, student safety and program goals.
- Demonstrated skills in the assessment of student needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services for students who are blind or visually impaired.
- Demonstrated ability in the management of daily routines and human resources; exhibiting leadership and creating cohesion amongst a diverse team of staff.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to develop student schedules while considering the needs of many stakeholders (students, families, school teams) and to adjust schedules within restricted timelines.
- Strong research and analytical skills, with the ability to see issues from a broad perspective.
- Current knowledge and understanding of assistive technologies and resources for students who are blind or visually impaired.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills.
Term: Permanent full-time position effective August 1, 2017
Salary: In accordance with the APSEA/NSTU Agreement.
Please quote Competition Number 2017-14 and submit letter of application, current resume and the names of three work references to:
Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority
5940 South Street, Halifax, NS B3H 1S6
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.
This posting will be open until filled.