Supervisor of Assessment and Short-Term Programs
For Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI)

Competition #2017-14

Required By: Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority

Location: APSEA Centre, Halifax, NS

Position Scope

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.

Key Competencies

  • 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:

Lisa Doucet
Superintendent
Atlantic Provinces Special Education Authority
5940 South Street, Halifax, NS   B3H 1S6
E-mail: apsea@apsea.ca

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

This posting will be open until filled.