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INTER-AGENCY PROGRAM TEACHER

This job description pertains to the following district programs:

Adolescent Day Treatment Program, Adolescent Psychiatric Unit, Adapted General Education (AGE), LINKS Probation Program, PLEA Program "Daughters and Sisters", PLEA Program "Waypoint", TREK Program, Lee School, TREES Program, *HOPE Program, KEY Program,  CDTOP Program, *FASTRACK Elementary Program , FASTRACK Secondary Program, and Foundations Program.

1. DESCRIPTION OF PROGRAM  DELIVERY MODEL

The Surrey School District has several intensive support programs for students who are considered at risk. These students may present with needs due to significant behavioural, emotional/mental health concerns, FASD or related neurological disorders, as well as multiple barriers to learning. These programs are intended to meet a range of students' educational, social, behavioural and emotional needs.  In each case, collaboration with a community agency provides students with access to appropriate community supports and interventions.   

As part of an interdisciplinary team the teacher will:

a) provide individual instruction to students;

b) work as part of an interdisciplinary team, possibly including a counsellor, S.E.A., C.Y.C.W. and community support worker;

c) share in program decision-making with staff members and members of the interdisciplinary team;

d) develop, oversee, implement and evaluate students' individual education plans;

e) collaborate with the program staff where integration of learning goals is applicable;

f) collaborate with the staff  in the use of community resource personnel  and programs relevant to the academic and social curriculum;

g) collaborate with the program staff, community service partners, the students, and parents in the coordination of integrated case management and individual education plans;

h) provide students with opportunities for educational outings.

2. MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS/ EXPERIENCE

a) valid B.C. Teaching Certificate;

b) two years satisfactory teaching experience;

c) training/experience working with "at-risk" and "emotionally fragile" students in need of intensive behavioral and/or mental health support.                                                                 

3. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/ EXPERIENCE

a)  a Master's degree in Special Education or equivalent;

b)  teaching experience at the elementary level, or secondary level in Math, Science, English and Social Studies, as appropriate.

c) Previous experience / training in teaching students with learning disabilities.

4. REPORTING STRUCTURE

The personnel in this position are accountable in the execution of their assigned duties to the Director of Instruction, Student Support Services.

* Where the program is based in a school, the personnel in this position are accountable in the execution of their assigned duties to the school principal.

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