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UNIVERSITY OF OTTAWA: Learning Specialist


This is a Full-time position in Ottawa, ON posted September 9, 2020.

Salary(Grade:10) Hiring salary range $68960-$87,110 Position Purpose Evaluates and implements appropriate academic accommodation measures in accordance with the University of Ottawa policies, administrative regulations, and procedures, in compliance with human rights legislation and academic integrity regulations.

Essential Qualifications Master’s degree in education or in a related field (such as cognitive psychology, pedagogical psychology, multidisciplinary disability studies), or equivalentExcellent specialized experience working with postsecondary students living with a disability who have specific academic requirementsTraining and at least two years’ experience in student learning and cognitive and metacognitive interventionExtensive experience in the functional evaluation of students and their learning environmentsKnowledge of adaptive technologies used in academic settingsKnowledge of university teaching principlesProven ability to build relationships of trustKnowledge of legislative provisions and educational and public policies, and their current trends with respect to persons with disabilities (Ontario Human Rights Code, Ontario Human Rights Commission’s consultation report The Opportunity to Succeed: Achieving Barrier-free Education for Students with Disabilities and Guidelines on Accessible Education, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act)Ability to work with multidisciplinary groupsStrong interpersonal, communication and problem-solving skillsStrong organizational skillsAbility to work under pressure and meet firm deadlinesExperience using various software programs such as the Student Information System (SIS), Microsoft Windows, word processors, spreadsheet programs, publishing software and database systemsOpen-mindedness and flexibilityAbility to work flexible hoursBilingualism French and English (spoken and written); to be considered for this position, candidates must be rated at the Low Advanced proficiency level for both oral comprehension and reading comprehension in their second official language.

The rating is determined by a proficiency test designed by the Official Languages and Bilingualism Institute.

Key Competencies Key competencies required at the University of Ottawa:Planning: Organize in time a series of actions or events in order to achieve an objective or a project.

Plan and organize own work and priorities in regular daily activities.Initiative: Demonstrate creativity and initiative to suggest improvements and encourage positive results.

Be proactive and self-starting.

Show availability and willingness to go above and beyond expectations whenever possible.Service Excellence: Reflect a positive attitude, demonstrate competence and professionalism, treat members of the community with respect, exercise care, devote full attention and find solutions.

(Visit the section ”Useful links” on the home page to read the detailed definition).Teamwork and Cooperation: Cooperate and work well with other members of the team to reach common goal.

Accept and give constructive feedback.

Adjust own behaviour to reach team goals.

Note All qualified candidates are invited to apply; however, preference will be given to Canadian citizens and permanent residents.

The University of Ottawa is an equal opportunity employer.

We strongly encourage applications from women, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities and racialized persons.

If you are invited to continue the selection process, please notify us of any particular adaptive measures you might require.Temporary assignment or contract of 12 months, with possibility of renewal.

Eligibility to benefits and union affiliation will be determined upon hiring.

Applications from employees belonging to the bargaining unit SSUO will be considered first.

Priority will be given to employees who have an entitlement as defined by their collective agreement or university policies.

The University also accepts external applications; they will be selected in second place.

To obtain a temporary assignment, internal candidates must receive approval from their immediate supervisor.

Schedule with an average of 35hrs/week.

Requirements related to skills and experience are determined by the University of Ottawa, and all positions are subject to relevant laws, collective agreements, and regulations.

Please note that we will only communicate with candidates who are chosen for a preselection test or for an interview.

Remember to upload a copy of your diploma(s) or a certificate of merit as well as a current version of your CV into the My documents section of your career profile (please include the job ID number, i.E.

J0000-0000, in the title of your document).