Wellington Catholic
District School Board
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Student Support Services Staff

System Student Support Services Staff

The Wellington Catholic District School Board has created a Student Support Services team. This team consists of:

Assistant Superintendent of Education

Mental Health Lead

Student Support Services Coordinator

Special Education Resource Teachers

Speech-Language Pathologists

ASD SERT

Digital Learning Coach

Blind and Low Vision Teacher

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Child & Youth Workers

Social Workers

Educational Assistants

Each member of the team is an employee of the Wellington Catholic District School Board. Many challenging situations arise within the school experience. By working collaboratively and drawing on their varied expertise, talents and skills, the team provides a wide range of support to the students, families and school personnel.

 

Assistant Superintendent responsible for Student Support Services

Reporting to the Superintendent of Education, the Assistant Superintendent responsible for Student Support Services provides direction and assistance to the Student Support Services team including system staff, elementary and secondary special education teachers and school administration on specific Board and Ministry procedures relating to Special Education. In collaboration with the Superintendent responsible for Student Support Services, the Assistant Superintendent, supervises the allocation of Educational Assistants and provides support to the Special Education Advisory Committee. The Assistant Superintendent gathers special education data to facilitate the development and implementation the Special Education Plan.

Mental Health Lead

The Mental Health Lead is a provincially registered psychologist, who also provides consultation to the Superintendent of Student of Education and the Student Support Services Coordinator regarding students with severe mental illness or social, emotional, and behavioural difficulties.  The Mental Health Lead is also responsible for overseeing the Mental Health Strategy.

Student Support Services Coordinator

The Student Support Services Coordinator reports to the Assistant Superintendent responsible for Special Education. The coordinator facilitates the delivery of special education programs and services to elementary and secondary schools within the Wellington Catholic District School Board.

Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT)

The Special Education Resource Teacher is a qualified special education teacher who works in collaboration with the Principal, Student Support Services Coordinator and the system team of Special Education Resource Teachers in the delivery of special education program and services.

The Special Education Resource Teacher provides direct service to students, acts as a resource to parents and staff for students with special education needs, either formally identified exceptional or know to be exceptional.

Speech-Language Pathologists

The schools Speech-Language Pathologists provide assessment, consultation, in servicing, and program support to those students with speech and language needs. Each school has access to working with their school Speech-Language Pathologist who provides support to the Special Education Resource Teacher (SERT), the classroom teacher and most importantly, the students, by supporting them in their academic program.

ASD System Special Education Resource Teacher (ASD SERT)

ASD SERT supports schools with students who have Autism Spectrum Disorder.   The ASD SERT also facilitates the connections process for students who are returning from Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI) to a traditional school setting.

Digital Learning Coach

The Digital Learning Coach provides assistance for students requiring assistive technology to access the curriculum.  Specifically, the Digital Learning Coach will help to train and support classroom staff, students, and families understand the role of technology to support student achievement.

Blind / Low Vision Teachers

Blind and Low Vision Teachers provide direct and/or consultative services for students relating to their visual impairment. The level of support depends on the severity of the eye condition. The role of the itinerant teacher is enhanced by close communication with the classroom teacher and the student's parents.

Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

The Teachers of the Deaf and Hard of Hearing provide speech, language, academic support and auditory services for deaf and hard of hearing students. The role of the itinerant teacher is enhanced by close communication with the classroom teacher and the student's parents.

Child & Youth Worker

Child & Youth Workers have specialized training working with children and youth with social, emotional, and behavioural challenges. 

Social Worker

Social Workers provide clinical support to students struggling with social or emotional problems, mental health or addiction issues, or family or relationship issues that are interfering with their ability to be successful in school.

Educational Assistant

Educational Assistants provide support students with special education needs within a variety of school settings.  Educational Assistant's help the student with learning activities under the direction of the classroom teacher and Special Education Resource Teacher.