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School and Community Support Worker Instructor (SCSW 160)

School & Community Support Worker Powell River
Powell River Campus
Competition Number: 14-4019
Appointment Type: Temporary Part-time
Subject to funding and enrolment.
Start/End: August 18, 2014 up to January 02, 2015
Employment Group: VIUFA
Position: 00276
Location: Powell River Campus
Duties: Using a blended delivery model, teach 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. This course is delivered as part of the School and Community Support Worker certificate program

Prepare and deliver classes, design and grade student assignments and tests, and facilitate student integration of theory and practice. Participate in program and faculty meetings, liaise with support staff, other staff and faculty. Vancouver Island University places an emphasis on teaching excellence and also encourages scholarly activity and community involvement.

Successful candidates will be responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles.
  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; 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.

Adult education experience with demonstrated teaching effectiveness in both online and face to face environments. Experience with a blended delivery model, in particular, facilitating learning using an online learning platform like Desire2Learn. 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.

Competence in being responsive to diverse cultural and academic backgrounds and learning styles.
Please Submit: CV/Resume

Short-listed candidates must provide original transcripts, or applicable original certifications at time of interview.
Posting Period: April 17, 2014 - April 23, 2014
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.