COMPETITION #: 2022-53-16
LOCATION: Flexible within New Brunswick, Canada
POSITION: Term, Starting August 1, 2022 until July 31 2023
SALARY: In accordance with the APSEA/NSTU Agreement
APPLICATION BY: Open Until Filled
Atlantic Provinces Special Educational Authority (APSEA) is an interprovincial cooperative agency established in 1975 by joint agreement among the Ministers of Education of New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.
APSEA provides educational services, programs, and opportunities for children and youth who are Deaf, hard of hearing, blind, or visually impaired who reside in Atlantic Canada. Our employees support learners to reach their highest potential for an independent, self-sufficient, and fulfilling life.
What We Offer
APSEA offers meaningful opportunities to help make a difference in the lives of children, youth, and their families. We are committed to fostering a culture that is inspiring, supportive, and inclusive.
In joining APSEA's team, you would receive:
- Access to a Pension Plan
- Access to Comprehensive Health and Dental benefits
- Discounted gym program rates
- Professional learning opportunities
Reporting to the Director of Programs for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired (BVI), the Provincial Supervisor of Programs for Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired is responsible for coordinating the provision, quality, and daily management of programs in their designated province.
The Supervisor is also responsible to provide supportive leadership to APSEA employees in their province, translating priorities and vision into operational programs and initiatives that benefit children and youth and their families supported by APSEA.
The Supervisor also collaborates with APSEA Directors to assess learner needs while analyzing target population trends and profiles to recommend programs and service amendments. This individual will promotes APSEA’s Vision and Mission internally and in the broader community.
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion are among APSEA’s guiding principles. Moreover, diversity within APSEA is a strength that must be cultivated. It is the responsibility of every APSEA employee to foster a culture that embraces and promotes diversity.
Qualifications and Experience You Bring:
- A valid Nova Scotia Teaching Certificate.
- Master of Education of Students who are Blind or Visually Impaired, or equivalent.
- Master of Education in Educational Leadership Studies, or equivalent is preferred.
- Five (5) years experience teaching children and/or youth who are blind or visually impaired in an educational setting, including assessment and individualized planning.
- Previous or current experience in administration and/or leadership positions.
- Demonstrated leadership skills in the assessment of learner needs and the development, implementation and evaluation of programs and services for learners who are blind or visually impaired.
- Demonstrated ability to design, implement and evaluate professional learning opportunities.
- Demonstrated ability in the management of human and fiscal resources within budget.
- Ability to apply knowledge, experience, and commitment in the areas of cross cultural understanding, human rights, and diversity.
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills. Deals openly, honestly and transparently in pursuit of common goals.
- Frequent extended days, provision of leadership may be required outside of the school year.
- Highly organized and detail oriented, with strong decision-making skills.
- Proven ability to prioritize effectively, productively lead multiple priorities, and work in a team environment, contributing to organization and team success. Works collaboratively with APSEA colleagues, educational team members, and other agencies and educational partners.
- A forward looking individual who proactively seeks new knowledge and skills, who looks for opportunities to improve the organization and experience of learners/stakeholders.
- French language proficiency is an asset.
- Regular travel is expected: access to a reliable mode of transportation is required.
Offer of employment is conditional upon the successful completion of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials.
APSEA is committed to the full inclusion of all applicants. As part of this commitment, APSEA will ensure that applicants are provided reasonable accommodations, as required. If accommodations are needed to participate in the job application process, please contact Julia Pascucci, Human Resources Generalist at j