by Stacy Dunn
ResourceAbilities is a non-profit organization which promotes the full participation and inclusion of people with disabilities across PEI in education, employment, and society in general.
They are looking for tutors for their Summer Tutoring Program. The province-wide, long-running program helps students with disabilities from K to 12 keep up with their skills during the summer so they come back ready for school in September. It runs for eight weeks.
“We are looking for students entering post-secondary who have an interest in working with people with disabilities,” says Mark Cameron, Manager of the Employment Services program. “Ideally, candidates should be in an education or Human Services program. We are expecting a busy, productive summer.”
Job duties include creating personalized play-based learning plans for one-hour tutoring sessions. Tutors work 37.5 hours a week for 10 weeks. Approximately 25 hours a week is devoted to tutoring, while the rest of the time is for planning sessions and travelling to students’ homes.
ResourceAbilities’ comprehensive Employment Services program assists job seekers with disabilities. Across PEI, their Employment Specialists help clients with career decision making, skills enhancement, job search, and employment maintenance.
“We help them with applications to return to school, marketing to employers, resumé and job interview skills, and a variety of other job search techniques,” Mark says. “Through our wage-subsidy program, Abilities@Work, an employer receives a 50 percent wage subsidy to hire a person with a disability for up to 18 weeks.”
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