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Employment Opportunity

School and Community Support Worker Program Instructor

Faculty of Health & Human Services
Competition Number: 13-4020
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Start/End: August 12, 2013 up to December 27, 2013
Employment Group: VIUFA
Position: 00276
Location: Nanaimo Campus
Duties: Teach in the School and Community Support Worker Program, specifically SCSW 160-Applied Professional Practice II: An Introduction to Technology and Alternative Communication Systems Across the Lifespan. Topics include exposure to current technology supporting learning, exposure to technology supporting daily living skills, introduction to communication systems, and knowledge of local resources that support technology and people living with challenges.

Prepare and deliver classes, design and grade student assignments and tests, and facilitate student integration of theory and practice.
  Candidates must demonstrate commitment to teaching, learning and student success through scholarship and institutional service. Successful candidates will participate in a wide range of activities outside the classroom, including student support; institutional, faculty and departmental committee meetings and other initiatives; and professional activities in keeping with their disciplines in and outside the institution.
Required Qualifications: Relevant Master's degree from an appropriately accredited institution. Recent practice experience in the disabilities field is essential. Demonstrated proficiency in post-secondary teaching with the ability to meet the needs of a diverse student population. Knowledge and experience in applying theory in practice in a manner that is consistent with the content in the course descriptions. Concrete evidence of being a collaborative and effective team player. Proficiency with the application and integration of information technology to teaching such as Kurzweil, Clicker and Boardmaker.
Experience in Special Education within the K-12 sector, and in particular with Educational Assistants, as well as knowledge of and experience in the Community Living field. Demonstrated skills in teaching, mentoring, training, and/or facilitating groups of adult learners. Competence in being responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles. Must possess a valid BC Drivers License and a confirmed satisfactory driving record (as specified in Vancouver Island University policies and procedures)
Must possess a valid Class 4 BC Driver's Licence and have a confirmed satisfactory driving record (as specified in Vancouver Island University policy and procedures).

Preferred Qualifications: Relevant PhD (completed, or in progress). Experience teaching in post-secondary institutions. Broad and current understanding of disability issues.
Please Submit: CV/Resume
Cover Letter

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: March 21, 2013 - April 03, 2013
Note: Vancouver Island University regrets that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

Vancouver Island University embraces the principle of employment equity and encourages applications from women, persons with disabilities, visible minorities, and people of Aboriginal descent.