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Instructors and teachers of persons with disabilities teach children and adults with physical and developmental disabilities communication techniques, such as Braille or sign language, and rehabilitation skills to increase independence and mobility. They are employed in rehabilitation centres, specialized educational institutes and throughout the elementary and secondary school system.
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- Instruct students who are blind or visually impaired in reading and writing Braille and in the use of special equipment
- Instruct students who are deaf or hearing impaired in lip-reading, finger spelling and sign language, according to individual communication needs
- Instruct students who are hearing impaired in formation and development of sounds for speech using hearing aids and other devices
- Instruct individuals with physical disabilities and their families in the use of rehabilitative techniques, prosthetic devices, wheelchairs and other equipment designed to minimize the effects of a disability
- Assist individuals with intellectual impairments and physical disabilities to develop life skills, and provide job training and support.
Outlook & Prospects for Instructors and Teachers of Persons with Disabilities in Bas-Saint-Laurent Region
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For the 2012-2014 period, job opportunities in the Bas-Saint-Laurent region are expected to be fair for this occupation.
Over the last few years, the number of instructors and teachers of persons with disabilities has increased significantly. This increase is primarily due to the increase in demand for special needs services. Considering the growth of the demand for services in special education and the government's health care and social services priorities, the number of these instructors and teachers is expected will rise slightly over the next few years.
According to the 2006 Census, instructors and teachers of persons with disabilities work in educational services (35%), in nursing and residential care facilities (30%) and in social assistances services (18%).
Job openings will result from the creation of a few jobs and the replacement of teachers who retire, although there will be relatively few of these as only 7% of teachers are aged 55 or over.
These jobs will be open primarily to graduates of college programs (DEC) in special education. Few jobs will be filled by unemployed special education instructors and teachers since the pool of experienced unemployed workers is very small in this occupation, outside of the summer vacation period.
The employment situation for graduates with a DEC in special education is excellent, according to the Quebec Department of Education, Recreation and Sport's Relance survey: a very good placement rate, including a very high proportion of jobs related to the field of study, and a very low unemployment rate. Nevertheless, a large percentage of graduates work part time.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Following $5M construction work, Lepage Millwork is expected to create 50 medium-term jobs in Rivière-du-Loup (available in French only)
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Target is looking for at least 150 employees for its new store in Rimouski. Renovation work at the future store, at a cost estimated between $10M and $12M, is ongoing at Carrefour Rimouski. (available in French only)
- The Yuzu Sushi franchise will open its doors in July in Rivière-du-Loup and up to 10 jobs will be created (available in French only)
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- It will take four years and $12M to renovate the residences at the Cégep de Rimouski (available in French only)
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- As part of the 2013 federal Summer Work/Student Exchange program, 164 jobs will be offered in the Rimouski-Neigette-Témiscouata-Les Basques riding (available in French only)
- Following cutbacks at the Rimouski-Neigette health and social services centre, 30 positions will be cut and 12 vacant positions will not be filled (available in French only)
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