St.Amant is a non-profit organization, offering programs & services throughout Manitoba which support over 1600 children and adults with developmental disabilities and autism, and their families. We are committed to delivering person and family centered supports through individualized programs and services. St.Amant is guided by its core values of Collaboration, Hospitality, Excellence and Respect.
Position Summary and Scope of Service:
Teachers are responsible for developing, implementing and evaluating individualized educational programs for small groups of students within the St.Amant School, in accordance with provincial legislation and consistent with the mission, philosophy and regulations of St.Amant.
St.Amant School serves school-age persons who reside at River Road Place as well as individuals who live in the community. The program offered is one component of an integrated service model in which all St.Amant resources are seamlessly coordinated and integrated to achieve shared objectives.
The primary responsibility of the Teacher is to plan and implement student educational goals through collaboration with family, coordinators, clinicians and other members of the student-centred interdisciplinary team. Teachers pursue educational goals through a combination of means including individual and small group teaching and through the supervision and direction of Instructional Assistants and Volunteers.
• An undergraduate degree in education
• Certified as a teacher by the Manitoba Department of Education and Training
• Formal training in special education is an asset
• Previous experience teaching students with developmental/intellectual disabilities, as a special education teacher, resource teacher or regular classroom teacher
• Previous experience in an interdisciplinary school environment
• Demonstrated ability to work effectively within a participatory team approach
• Current knowledge concerning theory and practice relevant to the education of persons with developmental/intellectual disabilities
• Knowledge of the history of education and support services for people with disabilities and current trends, philosophies and practices concerning their care, education and lifestyles
• Understanding of or support for the application of interdisciplinary teamwork practices within the field of education
• Excellent written and verbal skills
• Successfully complete Criminal Record Check and Child Abuse Registry Check and Adult Registry for new employees
• Ability remain objective and constructive when dealing with conflict resolution and process improvement
• Able to work harmoniously and contribute to effective team relationships within a unionized environment
• Flexible and able to work within modified school structures when this is of benefit to students
• Computer literate regarding special education computer software
• Able to work in a year-round, extended-day school environment
Duties and Responsibilities:
The Teacher is responsible for managing student educational programs ensuring adherence to policies of St.Amant, the requirements of the Department of Education and Literacy and any other external regulatory or accrediting bodies. Priority is given to providing education services which are individualized to the needs of each student, developed by each student’s full interdisciplinary team and implemented as one component of an overall integrated plan of care and education.
• Identifies with other interdisciplinary team members, total needs of a group (classroom) of students, takes specific responsibility for identifying educational needs
• Works with others to develop and implement an “integrated service model” that will meet the global needs of assigned students, takes specific responsibility for the delivery of the educational component of the overall program of care and education
• Participates in a formal IP (Individualized Plan) process at least annually to ensure that the overall needs and preferences of each student are addressed and that educational plans and consequent outcomes are documented
• Provides direction and supervision to Instructional Assistants to ensure services provided are individualized, developmentally and age appropriate and reflect state-of-the-art educational practices
• Assists with planning and implementing processes that allow the healthcare needs and educational/developmental needs of students to blend their functions so as to create a “seamless” system between the living unit and school
• Works closely with Resident Care Coordinators, clinicians and other team members to ensure coordination and integration of services
• Develops linkages and communication with students’ family members or advocates
• Supports others to function as effective team members and to achieve consensus decisions
• Incorporates outcome evaluation within the delivery of all services
• Collaborates with community members and other school divisions as needed to ensure that the educational needs of non-resident students are met
The above information is intended to describe the general nature of this position and is not considered to be a complete statement of duties and responsibilities. Additional duties and responsibilities may be assigned provided they are consistent with the qualifications identified and fall within the parameters of this role.
St.Amant is a bilingual organization. Proficiency in both official languages (French/English) would be considered an asset.
As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to provide a satisfactory Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening, Adult Abuse Registry Check, Child Abuse Registry Check and Prior Contact Check.
As a Condition of Employment, new hires must complete a series of Occupational Health checks. This includes the requirement to confirm immunization or immunity of specific communicable diseases. Successful applicants will also be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination prior to start date.
St.Amant supports equitable employment practices and promotes an inclusive workforce representative of the people we support including diverse abilities, backgrounds, cultures, and identities. Applicants can request reasonable accommodations in all aspects of the selection and hiring process.