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Instructional Coach

Location: Lakeland Area

Posted in: June 8, 2021

About Us: 

The Lakeland Centre for Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder has been providing Diagnostic, Intervention and Prevention of FASD services since 2000. We are known across the province and nationwide for our novel, non-judgmental, supportive services.  

Our Vision: We envision a region with no new FASD births and where currently affected individuals are well supported. 

Our Mission: To establish and ensure that accurate information about FASD, and effective prevention, diagnosis and support services are available in the region. 

About the Role: 

Our team is growing! The FASD Instructional Coach is new position to the LCFASD team.  

This is a full-time position for a five-year project. This position can be located at any one of LCFASD’s offices (Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul, Lac La Biche)  

The FASD Instructional Coach is a member of the LCFASD team, with specific direction in facilitating ongoing professional development for teachers & education staff. The FASD Instructional Coach will travel frequently within and beyond the Lakeland service area to provide in-school FASD educational support that is specific to the needs of each school community.  

The FASD Instructor is a frontline community-based worker who is knowledgeable about FASD, inclusive education, and is skilled at facilitating teacher collaboration and sharing FASD-informed practices. The FASD Instructional Coach models and supports the use of FASD-informed instructional practices with educators, contributing to the school authority and provincial goals for student success and meeting the diverse learning needs of students with FASD. 

The FASD Instructional Coach helps to facilitate change and is a driver of capacity enhancement and teamwork. Their goal is to facilitate professional learning in the field of FASD, including FASD-informed instructional and classroom strategies, and to improve school staff knowledge and student engagement. The FASD Instructional Coach’s work helps to promote the creation of positive and supportive learning environments. 

The FASD Instructional Coach will be expected to maintain up-to-date knowledge about emerging trends and research based FASD instructional practices. 

Responsibilities Include: 

  • Adapt to the educational needs of various school authorities. 
  • Provide information and resources upon teacher/school request, including updates on new and emerging resources and research. 
  • Support teacher capacity to explore the use of research-based, FASD-informed instructional strategies and practices to ensure that students with FASD have access to meaningful and effective learning opportunities. 
  • Support teacher capacity to explore and enhance innovative FASD-informed instructional practices through one-to-one coaching and feedback. 
  • Identify professional learning needs in the field of FASD and implement in collaboration with school staff. 
  • Build and maintain relationships with teachers and school communities so that a high level of trust is created and maintained. 
  • Act as a change agent to promote exploration of alternatives to current practices. 
  • Promote life-long learning by modelling, experiencing, and promoting continuous learning experiences. 
  • Practice self-reflection by evaluating and considering ones’ own effectiveness in coaching responsibilities. 
  • Foster a collaborative approach to FASD instructional coaching by seeking and creating opportunities for learning rather than taking the stance of an ‘expert’. 
  • Additional duties related to in-school FASD instructional coaching as required. 

About You: 

  • Minimum Bachelor of Education, degree in Human Services or equivalent combination of education and experience. 
  • Minimum three (3) years experience working with children, youth and families impacted by FASD. 
  • Demonstrated understanding of the Alberta education system and FASD Service Network Program.  
  • Demonstrated knowledge and use of FASD-informed instructional approaches and resources that meet the diverse needs of students with FASD. 
  • Demonstrated cross cultural understanding and ability to adapt FASD practices. 
  • Access resources to meet the varied needs of students, staff, and families.  
  • Skilled collaborator with strong interpersonal/ communication skills who can develop open and trusting relationships with teachers.  
  • Demonstrated understanding of adult learning.  
  • Committed to lifelong learning, actively investigating innovative evidence based instructional practices. 
  • Culturally competent. 
  • Advanced verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Fluency in French is considered an asset. 

Conditions of employment: 

  • Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Screening). 
  • Child Intervention Record Check. 
  • A current Class 5 driver’s license, satisfactory driver’s abstract and good insurance history is necessary to be insured by LCFASD. 
  • This position will require driving and use of personal vehicle when the LCFASD vehicle is not available.  

Benefits of working with LCFASD: 

Salary: Starting at $48,463.35. Salary will be determined by education and experience. 

Schedule: 36.25 hours per week. Overtime may be required. 

LCFASD is a family friendly organization, and our total compensation reflects this: 

  • Three weeks paid vacation (begins immediately). 
  • Paid training and professional development opportunities. 
  • Health and Dental benefits. 
  • Employee Assistance Plan. 
  • Pension plan. 
  • Flexible schedule. 
  • Compensation for use of personal vehicle provided. 

Please send cover letter and resume to: 
Email: [email protected] 
Phone: 780-594-9903 
Fax: 780-594-9907 

The LCFASD is committed to promoting equal employment opportunities and diversity in our workforce. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply. Please inform us if you require accommodations during the recruitment process.  

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate has been found. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  

Phone: 7805949905

Fax: 780-594-9907