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HDSA/DSRF Part-Time Teaching Position

HDSA/DSRF Part-Time Teaching Position

Apr 05, 2016

HDSA/DSRF Part-Time Teaching Opportunity

Halton Down Syndrome Association, in partnership with the Down Syndrome Research Foundation, has an opportunity for a part-time teaching position. Please see below for the job ad and please distribute to any teachers you know who may be interested!


Teacher Part-Time – Halton Down Syndrome Association
Halton Down Syndrome Association (HDSA), in partnership with the Down Syndrome Research Foundation (DSRF), has an opportunity for a talented teacher with a passion for making a difference in the lives of people with Down syndrome. We are looking for a part-time teacher who can implement a new individual reading program in the Halton Region. The one-to-one program is designed to promote reading skill acquisition and development of young children (ages 3-6).
HDSA is a preferred source of support and knowledge for families of children with Down syndrome (Ds). With over 30 years of experience, HDSA is highly equipped to understand the Ds community and deliver programs that meet their needs.
DSRF is a unique learning centre in Burnaby, B.C. that offers one-to-one reading programs, speech and language therapy, and occupational therapy for students of all ages, as well as small group adult programs for students transitioning from high school. Their programs benefit from onsite research and regular review of advances in the research and clinical community.
A university degree in education and Ontario Certification is required.  Experience working with people who have special needs is an asset. An interest in continual learning, the ability to be creative and innovative, and a positive, energetic personality are key attributes that are necessary to bring to the students. This is an excellent opportunity for individuals interested in advancing their knowledge in the field of special education, as you will enjoy collaboration with other teachers, speech and language therapists and research professionals.
The successful candidate must clear a criminal record search (with Vulnerable Sector Screening). This position is currently for 15-20 hours/week in the afternoons, evenings and/or weekends starting in September 2016.  There will be one week paid training in Burnaby, B.C., the week of July 11th, and team meetings via video or telephone conferencing with the DSRF throughout the year.  Candidates must be flexible and willing to commit to a three year contract. Hourly rate ranges from $20-$30/hour and is commensurate with experience.
Interested candidates please forward your resume to Lori Sheppard, HDSA Director of Development, at by Monday, April 18th, 2016. We thank all who express interest in this position, but will be contacting short listed candidates only by Friday, April 22nd, 2016.  
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