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Special Education Teacher


Publié le : 1 November 2022

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Special Education Teacher


Reporting to the Head of the Accommodation and Programming Department, the Special Education Teacher leads various activities for the residents. They help the Clinical Program Officer assess the needs of residents in accordance with the home’s mission and mandate.


Supported by a research program, the Special Education Teacher will have the opportunity to participate in the development of support practices for residents. They will make observations, develop an understanding of each resident’s situation, and collect information to help assess the residents’ needs, abilities, lifestyle habits and behaviours and actively follow up on care. The incumbent will, among other things:

  • Determine the objectives of the care plan with the psychoeducator
  • Draft and implement related action plans
  • Plan activities, and creates materials and visual tools to support residents according to their needs
  • Assist with hygiene and meals
  • Use alternative communication strategies (PECS, TEACCH)
  • Develop and complete scoring and monitoring grids
  • Communicate with parents at least once a week
  • Write progress and observation notes
  • Work as part of a time and communicate relevant information to colleagues
  • Accompany residents to medical appointments and ensure follow-up
  • Distribute medication under Bill 90
  • Ensure residents receive support in their daily tasks and routines


Bachelor's degree in a discipline related to the field of special education (psychoeducation, social service or other) or a diploma of college studies (DEC) in special education or social work. Specific training in the reality of people on the autism spectrum is a considerable asset.


  • Experience working with people on the autism spectrum and/or with mental health issues
  • Experience working with families and caregivers and/or in a residence offering a long-term living environment (asset)
  • Have the well-being of residents at heart, have concern for a job well done, treat others with dignity and ensure the safety of the individuals receiving support
  • Possess certain qualities such as: benevolence, good communication and listening skills, empathy, versatility, independence and the ability to build relationships based on trust
  • First aid/CPR skills (asset)
  • Training certificate for the administration of medication and invasive care assistance (Bill 90) (asset)
  • Therapeutic intervention during aggressive behaviour (ITCA) (asset)
  • Valid driver's license

    Join the Véro & Louis Home team!

    Send your CV to: emplois@fondationverolouis.com

    Interested in being a part of an innovative, human-focused project?

    The first Véro & Louis Home was inaugurated in Varennes in May 2021. This pioneering living environment is designed for the needs of autistic adults aged 21 and over, with or without intellectual disabilities. The Foundation not only built the home according to the world's best architectural practices for an ideal physical environment for autistic individuals, it developed an educational program to support the residents and help them develop their potential on an ongoing basis. We are currently expanding our team. We’re looking for people who want to help make the project a great success!

    There are many other great reasons to come work with us:
    – Our project is innovative and supported by research projects.
    – You can play a role in developing practices for adults with ASD.
    – Your workplace is a friendly, people-focused living environment.
    – Your positivity, creativity and ideas are appreciated!
    – You will receive full support during your onboarding process.
    – We provide employees with an ongoing training program.
    – Our beautiful facilities offer our residents a variety of activities including swimming, sports, cultural activities and gardening.
    – What’s more, we provide group insurance, a group RRSP and your meals, and we now have a charging station for your electric cars!
    – Public transit is available near the Home.

    Join the team at the Véro & Louis Home!

    The values of the Véro & Louis Foundation and Homes

    The values of the Véro & Louis Foundation are integral to its culture and purpose. They can be summarized in one fundamental principle: respect for difference, which is the basis of our attitudes, conduct and actions. This means offering our residents, their families and our employees the best possible conditions to enhance their well-being and quality of life.


    These four values are also central at Véro & Louis Homes. Certain values underlie our respect for difference:


      Each resident and their family members are treated with compassion at all times, which is integral to the approach of our services.


      Every resident is a human being like anyone else with the right to dignity. It’s important to respect their choices, forms of expression, reactions, interiority, and physical, moral and spiritual integrity.

    • ETHICS

      Ethics are top of mind for all employees, volunteers and other staff members at the Véro & Louis Home in all parts of their work with residents.


      Solidarity between all team members at the Home is foundational to the assistance they provide our residents.

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