Apply for SINP Program – 4215 – Instructors of persons with disabilities
Instructors of persons with disabilities teach children and adults using a variety of techniques to facilitate communication, rehabilitation, social skills and increased independence. They are employed in rehabilitation centres, specialized educational institutes and throughout the school system.
- braille instructor
- instructor of persons with a mobility impairment
- instructor of persons who are deaf
- instructor of persons who are hard of hearing
- instructor of persons with a learning disability
- instructor of persons with a visual impairment
- instructor of persons with special needs
- lip-reading instructor
- orientation and mobility instructor
- sign language instructor
- teacher for persons with intellectual disabilities
Instructors of persons with disabilities perform some or all of the following duties:
- Develop individualized education and intervention plans based on special needs of client to facilitate their readaptation and independence objectives
- Assess individuals in areas such as physical limitations, orientation and mobility skills, and cognitive, social and emotional barriers to establish client rehabilitation or adaptation goals
- Assist individuals with physical, intellectual, visual and hearing disabilities or multiple disorders to develop life skills and provide job training
- Instruct individuals with disabilities and their families in the use of rehabilitative techniques, prosthetic devices, wheelchairs and other equipment designed to maximize clients’ independence and potential
- Instruct persons with a visual impairment in reading and writing braille and in the use of special equipment or supports such as human or animal guides, long canes and other adaptive mobility devices
- Instruct persons who are hard of hearing or deaf in lip-reading, finger spelling and sign language according to individual communication needs
- Instruct persons who are hard of hearing or deaf in the formation and development of sounds for speech using hearing aids, and other devices and techniques
- Collaborate with specialists, such as rehabilitation counsellors, speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists, to develop programs for clients’ special needs
- Completion of a college program in special education, rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, visual impairment, hearing impairment or intellectual disability is required.
- A bachelor’s degree in special education or a related field such as social work or psychology may be required.
- Occupational therapy rehabilitation consultants (in 3143 Occupational therapists)
- Special education technicians – social and community services (in 4212 Social and community service workers)
- Special needs educational assistants (in 4413 Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants)
- Special needs teachers – elementary school (in 4032 Elementary school and kindergarten teachers)
- Special needs teachers – secondary school (in 4031 Secondary school teachers)
- Speech and hearing therapists (in 3141 Audiologists and speech-language pathologists)
Source: This content has been taken from the official website of SINP
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