In order to offer students the best possible support and thereby facilitate their success in school, the school system needs various types of education professionals. If you would like to work in an enriching field that offers excellent prospects for the future, answer the call!
The recent period of COVID-related confinement has shown, now more than ever, the importance and positive impact of teaching staff in the lives of students and their parents. Answer the call if you would like to become a teacher at the preschool, elementary school or secondary school level!
I constantly have to use my creativity and imagination to make sure my students are learning, but that’s what motivates me on a daily basis.
Various experts work in collaboration with school staff in order to offer all students the best possible conditions in which to grow and learn. The professionals in our educational institutions work in fields that normally require a university degree. They include psychoeducators , social workers , nutritionists , speech therapists and occupational therapists .
Most of my students are from the Maghreb, so they can relate to me because I have been trough the immigration process.
Redouane, welcoming class teacher
Social workers in schools:
- foster the optimal development of students in their interactions with their environment and help them to progress along their educational paths
- develop individualized education plans (IEPs) that meet the students’ needs
- revise IEPs so that they take into account students’ personal, family, education and social contexts and help students to overcome their difficulties and maintain and develop their motivation to study
For more information, consult the following occupational description: social workers .
In order to practise the occupation of social worker, you must be a member of the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec .
The work of remedial teachers in the school system involves evaluating and providing support to students who have, or show signs of having, learning difficulties. Remedial teachers identify students’ needs and abilities and develop learning plans to help them overcome these difficulties. Remedial teachers also play an advisory and support role with teachers, other non-teaching professionals and parents.
In order to work as a remedial teacher in an educational institution, you must have a university degree in remedial or special education or a related area.
For more information, you can also visit the website of the Association des Orthopédagogues du Québec .
My fondest memory is when one of my former students, who was in college at the time, came up and hugged me, letting me know he no longer had a behaviour disorder.
Evariste, resource teacher
Whether their work is technical, administrative or manual in nature, support staff in educational institutions facilitate the work of the various education professionals and help maintain a good learning environment. Support staff work, for example, as office assistants, janitors, nurses or social work technicians.
Special education technician
Special education technicians take part in developing and drafting individualized learning plans (IEPs) for students. They select, prepare and, if necessary, adapt existing materials to their learning activities, or produce new materials for the purpose.
For more information on the occupation of special education technician, consult the following occupational description: social and community service workers .
In order to become a special education technician in an educational institution, you must hold a Diploma of College Studies in Special Care Counselling or an equivalent diploma.
Educators in school daycare services
The work of educators in school daycare services involves organizing and leading activities that foster, as part of the school’s educational project, the global development of the preschool and elementary school students in their care. They also ensure the students’ well-being and safety.
For more information, consult the following occupational description: early childhood educator .
The administrative staff ensure the proper management of the educational institution and its employees. If you too would like to play a role in school organization, answer the call!
The school principal oversees the administrative and pedagogical management of the school’s programs and resources in order to foster the success of all the students.
This job involves the following responsibilities, among others:
- evaluating the school’s needs and setting its objectives
- promoting the school’s pedagogical and educational orientations
- coordinating the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s educational project
In order to become a school principal, you must have a Bachelor of Education degree or an equivalent degree.
For more information, consult the following occupational description: school principal .
Stepping up means offering your unique contribution so that, together, we can find the best way to help our youth grow.