Psychoeducational Consultant

Job Code: 3625079

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Psychoeducational Consultant

Position: 1.0 Temporary Full Time Psychoeducational Consultant

Location: HDSB Schools [Burlington, Halton Hills (Acton & Georgetown), Oakville, Milton]

Term: Immediately up to and including June 28, 2024

Pay Rate:
$71,337.00 - $96,375.00 per year as per the collective agreement
Salary step would be determined based on previous experience

Schedule: 10 Months/year (September - June); 35 hours per week

The Halton District School Board (HDSB) is one of the fastest growing school districts in Canada. Together, our 10,000+ staff serve more than 66,000 students in more than 100 schools in the communities of Burlington, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville and
Halton Hills. We are seeking a Pschoeducational Consultant to join our clinical services team.

For temporary long-term occasional (LTOs) positions, once hired as a long-term occasional member of the team, applicants who have successfully carried out their work responsibilities have first consideration for permanent opportunities. A comprehensive Employee & Family Benefits plan applies to those in positions longer than 90 consecutive days.

Benefits of working as a Psychoeducational Consultant with the Halton District School Board:
Direct opportunity to impact student wellbeing and academic success
Opportunity to work in a Board where collaboration, inclusion, and innovation are fostered
Professional Development / Mentorship
Opportunity to actively engage and learn collaboratively with peers
Participate in a variety of ongoing ad-hoc committees and teams


Position Summary:
Reporting to the Manager, Professional Services, our Psychoeducational Consultants offer a variety of services in support of students learning, social, emotional and behavioural development. Your role as a school-based Psychoeducational Consultant requires you to demonstrate excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills, creativity, flexibility, and commitment in order to improve the lives and educational outcomes for students.


Responsibilities will include:
Engaging members of the school team with implementing evidence-based, evidence-informed interventions for students
Providing psychoeducational assessments including cognitive, academic and social/emotional testing
Providing consultations, for students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, in regular classes and special education class settings
Providing professional development for others in the school and Board-wide as required
Being involved in preventative programs and other local and regional initiatives as they are developed
Working as a member of a school multidisciplinary team
Managing a busy student caseload and meeting schedule


Minimum Qualifications:
A Master’s degree in Psychology from an accredited University
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Proven ability to provide psychological services for children and adolescents
Experience working as a collaborative member of a multidisciplinary team
Familiarity with mental health, special needs, and programming
Reliable transportation and willingness to work within all areas of Halton

Preferred Qualifications:
Registration or eligible for registration with the College of Psychologists of Ontario
Experience working in a school board setting
Experience working with students, including at risk students, parents, educators and other school-based staff
Proficiency in data management, analysis, reporting and presenting results
Experience supporting individuals from a variety of lived experiences (socio-economic, cultural, etc.,)
Lived experience as a member of an equity-deserving group
Broad understanding of and an inclusive approach to relationship building with diverse stakeholders in the community and in schools

Appointments are conditional upon:
Provision of a satisfactory original copy of a criminal background check with vulnerable sector screening dated within 6 months
Agreement to comply with the Board’s policies, procedures and code of conduct

Please submit your cover letter and resume to Apply To Education through the following link Job Category: Management and Professionals - Job Code #3625079

The Halton Region has been growing fast and growth is projected to remain strong for the foreseeable future. The region's population is anticipated to almost double in size by 2051, from a current population of 596,637 to a projected population of 1,100,000 by 2051.

Applications submitted directly to the Human Resources Department or the School will not be considered or processed.

We thank all applicants for their interest in opportunities with the Halton District School Board. Contact will be made with applicants whose experience and qualifications most closely match the requirements of the position. Communication with short-listed applicants will ordinarily be made through email addresses provided on applicants' Apply To Education profile page or through applicants' HDSB email addresses. Please ensure that contact information provided at the time of application is current.

First consideration for posted vacancies will be given to qualified applicants from the employee group in which the vacancy occurs.

Equity:

The Halton District School Board recognizes that, consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, employment practices and procedures at all levels should reflect, demonstrate understanding of and respond to a diverse population. The Board is committed to providing a workplace environment that is fair and equitable to all.

In our efforts to ensure an inclusive, diverse and representative workforce, we will:

  • value, promote and encourage the hiring of staff from under-represented communities;

  • grant first consideration, where the skills, ability, and qualifications of the applicants are relatively equal, to applicants who self-identify as members of historically under-represented communities. Where a collective agreement or terms and conditions govern the hiring or promotional process, this will be done in a manner that is consistent with the School Board’s obligations.

Applicant Self Identification Questions:

As part of the recruitment and selection function, the HDSB will collect voluntary self identification data from applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, HDSB’s Teacher Hiring Practices Administrative Procedure, HDSB’s Employment Equity Policy and Ontario’s Anti Racism Data Standards:

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Anti-Racism Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 15, in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.56. In accordance with HDSB’s Employment Equity Policy, personal information collected on this form will aim to achieve an inclusive, diverse and representative workforce. It works to intentionally identify and remove barriers for equity-deserving communities at each stage of the hiring process. Encouraging diversity of the workforce in the school board is vital because the workforce should be reflective and representative of the community.

Although hiring policies must adhere to the qualification requirements set out in applicable Regulations (eg. Regulation 298, “Operation of Schools – General”) and any applicable collective agreement provisions, the Board recognizes the importance of the following when developing its selection and evaluation criteria:


  • valuing applicants’ additional experience, lived experience, skills, backgrounds and perspectives; and

  • granting first consideration, where the skills, ability, and qualifications of the applicants are relatively equal, to applicants who self-identify as members of historically under-represented communities.

We encourage you to respond to our voluntary applicant self-identification questions. This data will inform our understanding of the diversity of our applicant pool as well as the progress of applicants throughout the hiring process. This data will inform our goals, strategies and actions and our progress towards creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable workforce. Any information that you provide in response to these questions will be referred to during the hiring process for this position, and will be shared with the hiring manager and/or committee members responsible for the hiring process.

The section includes questions from Ontario’s Anti-Racism Data Standards (Standards, 2017). The Standards were established to help identify and monitor systemic racism and racial disparities within the public sector. The Standards establish consistent, effective practices for producing reliable information to support evidence-based decision-making and public accountability to help eliminate systemic racism and promote racial equity (adapted from Ontario’s Anti-Racism Data Standards, 2017).

Questions about this collection may be directed to Marsha Sulewski, Supervisor of Staffing and Recruiting at sulewskim@hdsb.ca.


Accommodation:

Upon request, we will provide reasonable accommodations for candidates who have temporary or permanent disability, or who otherwise require accommodations based on the protected grounds highlighted in the Ontario Human Rights Code in respect to the recruitment and selection process.

Wellness:

The HDSB is committed to providing a respectful and healthy work environment.

Posted On
January 31, 2024
Closing Date & Time
Ongoing
Openings
1

Job Type
Full Time, Contract
Job Category
Management & Professionals
City
Burlington
School/Location
All Schools
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
End Date
2024/06/28
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
Additional Notes
Temporary