SWRCSD has many children/youth needing support for hearing challenges and one of our team members is looking to retire. There is a shortage of trained individuals providing hearing support both within the province and nationally. To address our need, we are looking for an individual that would be interested in completing a Master’s program related to hearing support and then joining our SWRCSD Low Incidence Team.
SWRCSD is offering financial support to assist in completing the post-secondary program. If you are currently working as a teacher or a speech language therapist, and looking for a new challenge, this opportunity may be for you!
Support from SWRCSD is available for 1 candidate!
- SWRCSD Leadership Team is willing to provide financial support in exchange for a service commitment as follows:
- Reimburse 75% of tuition costs up to a maximum of $30,000 CDN with hearing assignment to be included in employment as soon as appropriate coursework is completed (exact FTE amount to be determined, may be a part-time assignment).
- A service commitment of 2 years is expected in exchange for the financial support.
- If service commitment not met or coursework not successfully completed, candidate is expected to reimburse funds to SWRCSD. Non-penalty clause at the discretion of the RCSD Leadership Team.
- Funds reimbursed to candidate based on tuition receipts.
- Funding support is limited to one candidate pursuing Master’s degree leading to supporting deaf or hard of hearing children/youth within the Southwest RCSD region
- To be considered for the financial support:
- As soon as possible, let your Leadership Team representative or email Margaret at the SWRCSD office know you are interested in pursuing the training
- As soon as possible – submit your resume and cover letter outlining your experience / education regarding:
- motivation for undertaking the training
- diversity of experience
- background in inclusive practice
- ability to adapt curriculum
- The opportunity will remain open until a candidate is confirmed.
Post-secondary program options:
- currently 2 programs in Canada offer the required training
- B.Ed. is required for both Canadian programs as well as prerequisite course(s) in American Sign Language (ASL)
- Mount Saint Vincent University (MSVU), Halifax, Nova Scotia
- next cohort tentatively scheduled for Spring 2018
- requires mandatory summer residency sessions, on-line coursework, and practicum
- University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, British Columbia
- new cohort scheduled to begin July 2017 with applications due December 2016
- combination of residential summer sessions and on-line coursework
- on-line training opportunities exist outside of Canada
- Minot State, South Dakota with intake in Spring, Summer and Fall, next application deadline is November 15 (complete package including references and transcripts), open to those with an speech language or teaching credential
- University of Northern Colorado requires a teaching credential
- University of Nebraska-Lincoln – open to those with an speech language or teaching credential