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HOSPITAL HOMEBOUND TEACHER

1. DESCRIPTION OF SCHOOL/DISTRICT LEVEL DELIVERY MODEL

The Hospital/Homebound Teacher will:

a) provide direct instruction to students who are unable to attend school for medical reasons;

b) organize, implement and maintain a scheduled service for students received into the program;

c) consult with teachers for coordination of assignments;

d) pace the work according to the student's ability and capability, and encourage him/her to work independently;

e) make resources and educational equipment available to students in the program;

f) adapt and develop materials to accommodate or modify programs;

g) recommend program changes if the student's disability prevents completion of all subjects;

h) attend meetings relevant to the educational needs of the students;

i) be aware of the nature of the students' illnesses, and services offered by outside agencies;

j) keep the school teacher(s) and/or contact person updated on the student's progress;

k) facilitate the student's re-entry into the classroom by consulting with school staff and family;

l) maintain adequate records and files of students referred.

2. MINIMUM ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

a) a Bachelor of Education degree or equivalent;

b) valid B.C. Teaching Certificate;

c) academic qualifications and prior satisfactory experience for the subject areas or  levels;

d) minimum of two years satisfactory classroom experience.

3. PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS/EXPERIENCE

a) a variety of teaching experiences at different levels;

b) knowledge of curriculum and instructional resources for a range of grades;

c) knowledge of child development and an understanding of the educational needs of exceptional children.

4. REPORTING STRUCTURE

The personnel in this position are accountable in the execution of their assigned duties to a Director of Instruction.

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