NEW! Psychoeducator (replacement) April2019
Eastern Townships School Board
Magog, QC
The Eastern Townships School Board is seeking candidates

for the following full time position:
PSYCHOEDUCATOR (replacement)

Brome-Missisquoi region

NATURE OF THE WORK
The position of psychoeducator encompasses, in particular, responsibility for carrying out prevention and screening

activities, providing assistance and guidance as well as evaluating the adaptation difficulties and adaptive skills of

students experiencing or likely to experience social maladjustments and determining a psychoeducational intervention

plan and its implementation in order to create conditions to foster the student's optimal adaptation, restore and

develop his or her adaptive skills and autonomy in interaction with his or her environment. He or she provides advice

and support to school resources and parents.

SOME CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES
The psychoeducator participates in developing and implementing a psychoeducational service that meets the

academic and administrative requirements of both the educational institutions and the school board.

He or she contributes to the screening and identification of students experiencing problems, using an approach

focussing on prevention and intervention; he or she plans and conducts evaluations of students' adaptation difficulties

and adaptive skills, including students with handicaps or social maladjustments and students suffering from a mental

or neuropsychological disorder attested to by a diagnosis or an evaluation conducted by qualified personnel in order

to determine the student’s overall functioning and psychosocial needs; he or she gathers pertinent information from

school or external resources and parents, selects and uses appropriate tests, conducts interviews, makes observations

and analyzes data, as part of the individualized education plan, to meet the student's needs.

He or she works with a multidisciplinary team to draw up and review a student's individualized education plan by

including his or her action plan in the plan, if necessary; he or she participates in defining intervention objectives and

means; he or she works with other team members to ensure concerted and coordinated interventions and assess the

achievement of objectives.

He or she works with teachers to develop and implement strategies and projects aimed at helping students who are

experiencing or who are likely to experience social maladjustments.

He or she provides assistance and advice to school resources and parents of students with social maladjustments; he

or she recommends strategies for working with the students and guides them in adopting attitudes and approaches

focussing on the development of desirable social behaviours and coping skills; he or she plans, organizes and conducts

training activities.

He or she plans, organizes and conducts, in conjunction with other school or external resources, activities with classes

or groups of students experiencing common difficulties or specific problems.

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He or she designs, adapts or prepares materials based on the needs and abilities of students experiencing social

maladjustments.

He or she advises management staff, prepares expertise, evaluation, briefing and progress reports and formulates

appropriate recommendations to support decision making.

He or she provides advice and support to school resources in matters pertaining to the integration of students into

regular classes and proposes appropriate intervention means or activities for students.

He or she establishes and maintains relationships and collaboration with partner organizations; he or she contacts the

other resources concerned to obtain or give advice and information; he or she may refer the student or his or her

parents to resources appropriate to the situation and needs.

He or she may be called upon to help defuse crisis or emergency situations and to propose solutions.

He or she prepares and updates files according to the standards related to the practice of the profession and the rules

defined by the school board; he or she prepares progress notes or reports as well as end-of-process and follow-up

reports on his or her interventions.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
Be a member of the Ordre des psychoéducateurs et psychoéducatrices du Québec.

OTHER REQUIREMENTS
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in English and French
  • Ability to work with a multi-disciplinary team while maintaining a good sense of professional autonomy
  • Ability to adapt to the needs of elementary school students
  • Knowledge of current theory and research in the field of psychoeducation and adaptive programming
  • Relevant experience in a school environment would be an asset
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR: Director of Complementary Services

WORK SCHEDULE: 5 days per week to June 30, 2020

STARTING DATE: As soon as possible, ideally before mid-May 2019

SALARY: $43,765 - $80,572
Please submit your curriculum vitae before as soon as possible to:

hr@etsb.qc.ca

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Human Resources Department

340 Saint Jean Bosco

Magog, QC J1X 1K9

Fax: 819-868-2286