Sub Worker, Parkland School

REPORTING TO: Teacher or Executive Assistant in Teacher's absence, Parkland School

STAFF SUPERVISED: None

MISSION STATEMENT: The Parkland Community Living and Supports Society exists to improve the quality of life of the disabled through individual choice, dignity and rights.

PARKLAND SCHOOL OBJECTIVE: To meet the educational, social, recreational and life skills needs of disabled students through the use of individualized programming stressing choices, dignity and rights.

  1. TYPICAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
    Under the general direction of the Adult Proprietorship and I.L.S. Coordinator, the incumbent in this position will be required to:
    • Support the Teacher in student management by:
      • following the student sub guide and teacher's directions
      • providing the student with assistance in their personal hygiene and physical activities
      • listening to and interpreting the student's oral and other forms of communication
      • endeavoring to meet the student's request for assistance
      • initiating and participating with the teacher in the organizing and supervising of any off-site activities
      • initiating activities for the student in one-to-one, non-academic settings (walks, gym activities, Snoezelen Room)
      • supervising students' free play periods, recesses, lunch breaks and classroom activities
      • assisting the students in special areas like physical education, snack program, work experience, language classes, life skills, music, sensory integration or any other special areas that are teacherĀ­-directed/supervised
    • Assist in the provision of targeted instruction to each assigned student by:
      • tutoring the student(s) in the completion of work assigned by the Teacher
      • assisting the Teacher with daily program delivery
      • assisting the student by carrying out programs outlined by professionals (PT/OT/Speech/Vision/Hearing/Sensory futegration)
      • initiating and/or assisting in the preparation of instructional materials
      • assisting the student in any self-help activities and/or skills
    • Provide an environment where the student(s) learning potential can be maximized by:
      • offering assistance, being compassionate and sensitive to the student's feelings
      • assisting the student in communicating wants and needs in various ways
      • providing security, guidance and support to the student
      • building self-esteem and self-confidence in the student
      • practicing positive reinforcement
      • being available to the student and treating them fairly and objectively
      • respecting the student and being tolerant of their ideas and opinions
      • responding appropriately to verbal and non-verbal cues presented by the student
      • stimulating the student through displays of personal enthusiasm, humor and positive attitudes
    • Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the team by:
      • watching other staff members and modeling appropriate behaviors and skills to the student(s)
      • asking directions/questions about student and schedule as needed
      • conducting him/herself in an ethical manner
      • adhering to the societal "Code of Ethics"
      • asking other full-time staff for help in emergency/behavioral situations (substitutes are not to use Emergency Handling Procedures unless absolutely necessary in the absence of regular staff members)
  2. JOB SPECIFICATIONS:
    To be effective in the performance of the position described above, an individual would require the following:

    KNOWLEDGE:
    • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the values of citizenship, choice, support, and equality of opportunity, as defined and adhered to by the Parkland Community Living and Support Society
    • Detailed knowledge of policies and procedures of Parkland CLASS
    • Detailed knowledge of First Aid and CPR as demonstrated by valid certification
    • Working knowledge of Foundations as demonstrated by satisfactory completion of Parkland C.L.A.S.S. training course
    • Detailed knowledge of Abuse Protocol
    • Working knowledge of medication administration, restrictive procedures and Pro-Act
    SKILLS:
    • Demonstrated ability to work with the severely disabled students of Parkland School
    • Demonstrated skill in behavior management and modification
    • Demonstrated skill in crisis intervention and management
    • Ability to be an effective team member
    • Ability to work independently if required
    EDUCATION:
    To adequately perform the duties of this position the incumbent will have completed Grade 12. Additional training in rehabilitation, early childhood, teacher's assistant, and/or special education is highly desirable.
    Note: Some equivalency of experience and/or education may be accepted.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
    • Medically fit to perform job duties
    • Clean Criminal Record /Police Intervention Check or one that is acceptable to the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer
    • Clean Child Intervention Record Check or one that is acceptable to the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer
    • Valid Class 5 Driver's Licence and vehicle may be required
    • Valid Class 4 Driver's License may be required
    • Clean driver's abstract or one that is acceptable to the Chief Executive Officer/Chief Operating Officer may be required
    • Vehicle registration and automobile insurance may be required
    • Mandatory training is required and must be obtained within the required timeline as specified in policy IV:3:3.2- Mandatory Training
    • Successful completion of Foundations Training (as applicable)