Instructors of People with Disabilities

Job description

These individuals work with people who are experiencing adjustment difficulties. They use a variety of techniques to facilitate communication and rehabilitation. Their interventions also seek to develop social skills and autonomy. They work in:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Residential and long-term care centres (CHSLDs)
  • Local community service centres (CLSCs)
  • Integrated Health and Social Services Centres (CISSS) offering protection and rehabilitation services to troubled youth and their families.

Environment

  • Controlled ambient temperature

Main tasks

  • Develop individualized teaching and intervention plans for people with physical, intellectual, visual, or hearing disabilities.
  • Assess people’s physical limitations, orientation abilities, and mobility as well as the cognitive, social, and emotional barriers they encounter.
  • Help people acquire practical skills.
  • Teach people with physical disabilities and their families to apply rehabilitation techniques and to use prosthetics and wheelchairs.
  • Teach visually impaired people to read and write in Braille and to use special aids or equipment (guide animals, long canes, etc.).
  • Teach people who are hard of hearing or deaf to read lips, use sign language, and make sounds using hearing aids.
  • Collaborate with other specialists (rehabilitation counsellors, speech therapists, occupational therapists, etc.).

Hourly wage

The hourly wage is calculated by averaging wages from 2020 to 2022.
Minimum
$18.00
Median
$28.74
Maximum
$34.00

Job prospects for 2023-2027

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Job prospects

All of Québec

Very good

All of Québec

Non available

Total jobs for 2022

All of Québec

26,000

All of Québec

na

Gender distribution

All of Québec

Not available.
87.8% Female
12.2% Male

Not available.
  • 87.8% Female
  • 12.2% Male

Job types

All of Québec

Not available.
Full time
Part time

Not available.
  • Full time
  • Part time

Yearly wage on 2020

All of Québec

$57,600

All of Québec

Other characteristics

All of Québec

  • Non traditional for men
  • None

All of Québec

  • Non traditional for men
  • None

Sectors of activity

All of Québec

Not available.
  1. NAICS 61
    58% of jobs
  2. NAICS 621, 622, 623
    26% of jobs
  3. NAICS 624
    13% of jobs
  4. NAICS 81
    1% of jobs
  5. NAICS 91
    1% of jobs
  6. Others
    1% of jobs

All of Québec

Not available.
  1. NAICS 61
    58% of jobs
  2. NAICS 621, 622, 623
    26% of jobs
  3. NAICS 624
    13% of jobs
  4. NAICS 81
    1% of jobs
  5. NAICS 91
    1% of jobs
  6. Others
    1% of jobs

Training and requirements

Formation

Most training programs are offered in French only.

College

ACS in techniques d'éducation spécialisée This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Code : JNC13

Placement rate: 93%

3.5% of graduates pursue further studies

More on graduates’ employment situation
DCS in techniques d'éducation spécialisée (Nouvelle version) This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Code : 351A1

Placement rate: 79.7%

17.5% of graduates pursue further studies

More on graduates’ employment situation

University

Sometimes required

  • Training in psychoeducation or a related field (social work, psychology, etc.) may be required.

Main skills and characteristics

Skills

  • Active listening
  • Teaching
  • Service oriented
  • Data collection
  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral expression
  • Social perception
  • Result evaluation
  • Written expression
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Learning strategies
  • Active learning
  • Critical thought
  • Time management
  • Information processing
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Systems evaluation
  • Solving complex problems
  • System analysis
  • Human resource management

Abilities

  • Verbal skills
  • Oral comprehension
  • Written comprehension
  • Written expression
  • Speech clarity
  • Speech recognition
  • Near vision
  • Deductive reasoning
  • Awareness of issues
  • Information organization
  • Originality
  • Inductive reasoning
  • Idea generation
  • Distance vision
  • Selective attention
  • Overall coordination of the body
  • Hand-arm stability
  • Limb coordination
  • Endurance
  • Core strength
  • Processing flexibility

Knowledge and attributes

  • Capacity to establish and maintain interpersonal relations
  • Perseverance
  • Knowledge of customer and personalized services
  • Rigour
  • Capacity for synthesis
  • Friendliness
  • Respect others
  • Sense of observation
  • Pedagogical knowledge
  • Open-mindedness

Interests

  • Draft, communicate, and inform
  • Create, design
  • Assist and advise
  • Teach or educate

Personality profiles (RIASEC)

Social
People with this profile prefer to be in contact with others, in particular to entertain, help or teach them.
Artistic
People with this profile prefer to express their emotions and thoughts through various art forms. They like to use their imagination.
Investigative
People with this profile prefer relying on theoretical knowledge before acting. They like observation, analysis and problem solving.

Official name of the NOC 42203

Instructors of persons with disabilities

Job titles

  • Instructor of persons with a learning disability
  • Teacher of persons with developmental disabilities
  • Teacher for persons with intellectual disabilities
  • Teacher of persons with a mobility impairment
  • Instructor of persons with special needs
  • Lip-reading teacher
  • Orientation and mobility instructor
  • Orientation and mobility teacher for persons who are blind
  • Rehabilitation teacher
  • Rehabilitation teacher for persons who are blind
  • Instructor of persons who are blind
  • Instructor of persons with a mobility impairment
  • Instructor of persons who are hard of hearing
  • Instructor of persons who are deaf
  • Job coach for persons with disabilities
  • Special programs instructor for persons with disabilities
  • Sign language instructor
  • Braille instructor
  • Finger-spelling teacher
  • Lip-reading instructor
  • Orientation and mobility instructor for persons with a visual impairment
  • Rehabilitation instructor for persons who are blind
  • Teacher for persons with autism
  • Teacher of persons who are blind
  • Instructor of persons with developmental disabilities
  • Instructor of persons with intellectual disabilities
  • Teacher of persons who are hard of hearing
  • Teacher of persons who are deaf
  • Deafblind intervenor
  • Instructor of persons with disabilities

Skill type

Education, law and social, community and government services

Last update: February 14, 2024

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