Therapeutic Assistant - BT
Position assignments: * Plan and implement programs/strategies with specific children and or groups of children within the classroom environment as outlined by the specialist and classroom team; * Plan and implement small and large group strategies/activities within the classroom environment that support the development skills of skills of identified children; * Develop materials related to varied programs/strategies as determined by the specialist; * Maintain appropriate records of planned programs and child progress; * Monitor effectiveness of programs/strategies designed to meet specific objectives; * Develop and maintain specific notes for the specialist and classroom team regarding child progress and response to current program/strategies follow up through contact notes, progress notes, anecdotal observations and /or conversation; * Share details with classroom teaching team regarding planned strategies/programs and communicate with the specialist to determine appropriate level for programming and additional follow up required; * Model/discuss strategies and supports as appropriate with classroom team; * Work collaboratively with members to implement strategies; * Attend MDT and other team meetings; * Participate in cohort preparation time and meetings; * Assist in the delivery of workshops/seminars; * Conduct screenings to facilitate interpretation of results; * Assist in administering informal/formal screening tools to gather info; * Record and maintain results for use by the specialist; * Maintain technical knowledge of credentials through a range of professional development activities. Requirements: * Diploma in Disability Studies, or related area from a recognized institution, plus 3yrs directly related pediatric background; * Coursework in specific delays/disorder such as autism and mental health is an asset; * Knowledge of applied human behaviour, positive approaches to learning, positive behaviour supports; inclusion and advocacy principles, formal and informal assessment principles, learning through play principles and interpersonal relationships and communication principles; * General knowledge of crisis Intervention strategies and de-escalation techniques, CPR/1st Aid, psychological diagnoses and the impact that delays/disorders have on behaviours in children; * General knowledge of educational inclusion principles and practices, and 21st Century educational skills; * Knowledge of multi-media technology and equipment, Microsoft and Apple iPads; * Knowledge of program planning and project management techniques; * Understanding of applied behavioural analysis; * Knowledge of workplace safety and awareness of Occupational Health and Safety Regulations; * General knowledge of the district’s operations and business, school systems and structures, community services for children and families; * Advanced verbal and written skills- in English including digital literacies; * Great communication, strong people skills, friendly/positive attitude are essential; * Expertise to work with a wide variety of clients and needs; * Strong teamwork skills with the expertise to work unaided as well as collaborate with multi-disciplinary team; * Flexible with the expertise to work in a quick paced environment; * Good self-reflection skills and expertise to quickly adjust to feed back; * Exceptional organization skills and the expertise to manage competing priorities; * Exceptional management skills and the expertise to manage competing priorities and work within tight timelines; * Strong analytical skills and the expertise to influence decisions; * Must be able to operate independently as well as collaborate with multi-disciplinary teams; * Expertise to travel to various sites within the City of Edmonton.
Edmonton Catholic School District
January 11 on Equest