MTS Level 6 - Learning Strategist - Student Affairs

Competition Number:
123E19
Position Type:
Staff Position
Closing Date:
Date of Posting:
Department:
Student Affairs
Position:
MTS Level 6 - Learning Strategist
Contract:
Full Time Term Position
Hours of Work:
37.5 hours per week
Salary:

$54,497 to $59,958 per annum, prorated to term as per CUPE 1870

Term:

October 21, 2019 to June 2021 (9 Months Annually – Sept to May moving forward)  (Term may be reduced or extended depending on performance, available funding and departmental requirements)

The Department of Student Affairs at UPEI is seeking a Learning Strategist.  This candidate will be working in Accessibility Services coordinating and facilitating the accommodations and learning supports for students with disabilities.  This person will report to the Coordinator of Accessibility Services and the Director of Student Affairs and will be an essential part of the Student Affairs team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

The Learning Strategist will develop individualized learning plans for students with disabilities based on the recommendations in their psychological-educational assessments.  The successful candidate will assist students to understand their learning styles and provide ongoing supports, strategies and techniques to enable students with disabilities to capitalize on their strengths and remove barriers to learning.

  • Reviewing the recommendations on the student's personal psychological-educational or medical assessment to develop client-centered goals and interventions
  • Advanced knowledge of Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD
  • Assistance in understanding learning styles and guidance in developing academic strategies for success
  • Communication with all UPEI Faculty and Staff, re student accommodations
  • Helping students apply for Canada Study Grant and other grant possibilities
  • Develop individualized accommodation plans
  • Open collaboration with students to find tools & strategies that they are willing to use
  • Support in the form of academic coaching, technology training, assistance with study skills (individually and group work)
  • Providing a variety of strategies to improve learning and success
  • Identifying barriers and providing strategies to overcome them
  • Providing tools and resources to help students find balance, organization and efficiency
  • Time management and organizational techniques to overcome executive functioning deficits
  • Advanced knowledge of executive functioning deficits and strategies to overcome these deficits

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The candidate will have a Bachelor's Degree and at least 5 years of experience in working with students with disabilities.  (Graduate Degree an asset)
  • Level B assessment
  • An understanding of appropriate teaching pedagogies, accommodations and inclusive practices is essential
  • Experience using assistive technology such as Kurzweil, Dragon Dictate, the Livescribe Smartpen, Sonocent
  • Effective time management skills - Ability to prioritize and organize work
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written skills
  • Supervisory experience, as well as knowledge of the administration and coordination of accommodations, is essential
Application Instructions:

Please submit electronically a cover letter, quoting the competition number, a resume and reference list to be received no later than the closing date via the link posted on the UPEI Human Resources website. Applications will not be accepted via email.

If you are unable to apply online, you can drop off your resume to the Human Resources Department, Kelley Building, University of Prince Edward Island, 550 University Avenue, Charlottetown, PEI C1A 4P3, Fax Number (902) 894-2895.

In accordance with Canadian immigration requirements, all qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority. The University of Prince Edward Island is committed to gender equity in employment.

Only those applicants who are invited to an interview will be acknowledged.

UPEI encourages all qualified applicants to apply for job openings; however, in keeping with the terms and provisions of the university’s various employment and collective agreements, first priority will be given to internal candidates.