New Inclusive Education Supports for 2019-20 School Year

CCRCE News: 
Thursday, May 9, 2019

Students across CCRCE will be receiving 22 more inclusive education specialists, teachers and non-teaching staff this September. These new positions align with our shift into an inclusive education system that will help provide direct support to students. 

For the 2019-2020 school year, CCRCE will receive these additional or new positions:

  • Three (3) Education Assistants (EAs) who will support students by working with classroom teachers to address a range of personal care and medical needs.
  • Four (4) Child and Youth Care Child Youth Care Practitioners will work with school teams and students to help design and carry out programs for children and youth who have difficulty coping in school settings.
  • Two (2) Student Support Workers (to support students of African Nova Scotian and/or Mi’kmaq descent) as the liaison between school, parents, families and community organizations to help build and maintain strong, positive relationships and safe, caring educational environments for students.
  • Two (2)  Pre-primary Inclusion Coaches who will provide on-site professional learning to strengthen ECEs’ skills in supporting young children’s social and emotional development.
  • Three (3) Guidance Counsellors to support the personal, social educational and career needs of students.
  • Two (2) Autism Teacher Specialists will work with students with Autism Spectrum and other developmental disorders. The teachers will work with classroom teachers, resource teachers and speech language pathologists to develop, implement and evaluate programming for students.
  • One (1) Resource Teacher who will work with classroom teachers to develop, implement and evaluate programming for students who require additional support.
  • One (1) Child Youth Care Practitioner for Youth in Care to work with youth in care who have difficulty coping in school settings.
  • Two (2) Community Outreach Workers who will work directly with students and families to link them to the services they need during school, after school and in summer.
  • One (1) SchoolsPlus Facilitator who will work with school staff, partner organizations and agencies to provide case management and coordinate and ensure supports and services are wrapped around students and families in need.
  • One (1) School Psychologist or Speech Language Pathologist who will work year-round with schools and students.