Recognized for its diversity, dedication to inclusion, and strong partnerships with the community, the Richmond School District is among one of the largest districts in British Columbia with some of the highest graduation rates in the province. With a long history of providing high quality experiences for students, the Richmond School District strives to be “The Best Place to Learn and Lead.”
Richmond School District operates 38 elementary schools, 10 secondary schools, alternate programs, continuing education, and a number of additional facilities. The district enrolls approximately 21,000 students (K-12) and employs over 3000 dedicated staff.
A part-time (0.3 FTE) continuing Teacher Consultant is required as a member of the BC Provincial Outreach Program for Students with Deafblindness (POPDB). The Teacher Consultant will work as a member of the provincial outreach team in providing support to school districts, independent schools, and online schools who enroll students who are deafblind throughout British Columbia. Travel will be required as consultative services are provided in students’ home school district or independent school. Support for students with deafblindness in online schools is provided virtually.
Supporting school district professionals and families in the successful integration of students who are deafblind, the Teacher Consultant’s role involves the following:
• identify the needs of the student who is deafblind
• identify the support needs of the school-based team
• assist school districts, independent schools, and online schools in program planning for students who are deafblind
• assist school districts, independent schools, and online schools in the development and implementation of an Individual Education Program (IEP)
• provide adaptive programming recommendations for successful inclusion
• provide support to school-based team through regular consultation visits
• teach courses related to deafblind intervention to educational assistants currently supporting a student with deafblindness
• develop courses and learning modules for online courses in deafblindness and Intervention
• prepare and deliver workshops and presentations on topics related to deafblindness for in-person and online audiences
The successful candidate will have:
• experience as a teacher in K-12 settings
• demonstrated experience in providing educational and/or resource services to students with deafblindness
• demonstrated participation in recent training and coursework in deafblindness
• demonstrated ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within multidisciplinary teams
• effective oral and written skills as well as excellent organizational skills
• a valid BC driver’s license and vehicle
• an ability and willingness to travel regularly throughout the lover mainland and occasionally to other areas of the province that require air travel and/or overnight stays
For further information about this position, please contact Ravinder Johal, Director of Instruction – Learning Services ([email protected]).
The Richmond School District is committed to recruiting a diverse workforce that represents the community we so proudly serve. Our ability to provide the best education for our student population relies on a rich diversity of skills, knowledge, backgrounds and experiences. Indigenous applicants, people of colour, all genders, 2SLGTBQ+ and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Preference will be given to those applicants who identify as an Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit or Metis) person as part of their application.