Learning Disabilities Society is a growing, innovative, research-based, non-profit charity serving children and youth with learning differences. In collaboration with academic institutions, LDS offers individualized, evidence-based programs that target student specific learning needs. Our growing programs and services currently operate online, from our Learning Centres in East Vancouver and North Vancouver, as well as from six in-school locations. We provide sustainable, affordable and individualized programs to ensure that all children have an opportunity to realize their full potential. Through early intervention, we support students at a critical time in their life, leading to profound, positive change in student life outcomes. We are scaling-up our organization and service provision with the ultimate goal to effect system change with material and wide-ranging societal benefits.
Purpose of Position
LDS has developed a new and innovative early intervention program that will be launching this Fall. This new program, called Early RISErs, brings together Speech-Language Pathologists, Kindergarten teachers, Early Childhood Educators, Behavioural Interventionists, and Occupational Therapists to offer families a unique technology embracing program that provides assessments, skill learning, parent networking and strategies to overcome children’s challenges by leveraging strengths. Early RISErs is an early childhood education and intervention program with parent/guardian participation that is focused on equipping families with knowledge about their young child and their learning and development to date. For more information, please see the program description on our website. Early childhood educators will be core members of the program planning and delivery team, and will work with both preschool aged children and their parent/guardians during the program. This position would be ideal for an ECE student who has completed their early childhood diploma and is currently working towards their degree.
Roles and responsibilities
• Work within an interdisciplinary team to develop programming
• Lead small group times and learning activities
• Support young children and their learning and development in a small group setting in the areas of social learning, early literacy/numeracy, speech language, and fundamental movement skills
• Communicate and support parent/guardians with increasing their understanding and knowledge about their child’s learning during programming
• Document children’s learning and engagement with learning activities
• Support program assessment processes
• Program set up and take down
Skills and qualifications
• ECE diploma
• Experience working with diverse families
• Experience working in inclusive settings and children with diverse needs
• Strong documentation skills
• Strong communication skills
• Able to work collaboratively within an interdisciplinary team
• Knowledge about learning differences is an asset
Start date: October
Hours of work: 9am to 5pm Fridays and 9am – 1pm on Saturdays.
Location: The program will take place in multiple locations in Vancouver (all highly transit and driving accessible) and travel between locations is compensated.
Job Type: Part-time
Remuneration: $25 per hour
LDS is committed to employment equity and believes that a workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve strengthens our ability to achieve our mission. We strongly encourage applicants of all genders, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, abilities, and with a range of life experiences to apply.
Please note, LDS’s main office space is located on the ground floor of the building.
How to apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter specifically indicating past experience as ONE PDF to Jenn Fane, Director of Education at [email protected] .
Position will be open until filled. Applications will be considered as received.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Thank you for your interest.
We look forwardto hearing from you.