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Instructors of persons with disabilities

OaSIS code 42203.00

Instructors of persons with disabilities teach children and adults using a variety of techniques to facilitate communication, rehabilitation, social skills and increased independence.

Overview

Also known as

  • Braille instructor
  • Instructor of persons with a mobility impairment
  • Instructor of persons who are deaf
  • Instructor of persons who are hard of hearing
  • Instructor of persons with a learning disability
  • Instructor of persons with a visual impairment
  • Instructor of persons with special needs
  • Lip-reading instructor
  • Orientation and mobility instructor
  • Sign language instructor
  • Teacher for persons with intellectual disabilities

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

  • Develop individualized education and intervention plans based on special needs of client to facilitate their readaptation and independence objectives
  • Assess individuals in areas such as physical limitations, orientation and mobility skills, and cognitive, social and emotional barriers to establish client rehabilitation or adaptation goals
  • Assist individuals with physical, intellectual, visual and hearing disabilities or multiple disorders to develop life skills and provide job training
  • Instruct individuals with disabilities and their families in the use of rehabilitative techniques, prosthetic devices, wheelchairs and other equipment designed to maximize clients' independence and potential
  • Instruct persons with a visual impairment in reading and writing braille and in the use of special equipment or supports such as human or animal guides, long canes and other adaptive mobility devices
  • Instruct persons who are hard of hearing or deaf in lip-reading, finger spelling and sign language according to individual communication needs
  • Instruct persons who are hard of hearing or deaf in the formation and development of sounds for speech using hearing aids, and other devices and techniques
  • Collaborate with specialists, such as rehabilitation counsellors, speech-language pathologists and occupational therapists, to develop programs for clients' special needs

Additional information

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Similar occupations classified elsewhere

Exclusions:

  • Speech and hearing therapist (in 31112.02 Speech language pathologists)
  • Occupational therapy rehabilitation consultant (in 31203.00 Occupational therapists)

NOC hierarchy breakdown

NOC version

NOC 2021 Version 1.0

Broad occupational category

4 – Occupations in education, law and social, community and government services

TEER

2 – Occupations usually require a college diploma or apprenticeship training of two or more years; or supervisory occupations

Major group

42 – Front-line public protection services and paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community, education services

Sub-major group

422 – Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services

Minor group

4220 – Paraprofessional occupations in legal, social, community and education services

Unit group

42203 – Instructors of persons with disabilities

Occupational profile

42203.00 – Instructors of persons with disabilities

Work characteristics

Work characteristics gathers the various components describing the work environment of each occupation, such as employers, work activities, and the work context. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of complexity (for Work Activities) or other measurement dimensions (for Work Context), and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Work Activities

Proficiency or complexity level
Training and Teaching
5 - Highest Level
Assisting and Caring for Others
4 - High Level
Coaching and Developing Others
4 - High Level
Developing Objectives and Strategies
4 - High Level
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
4 - High Level

Work Context

Structural Job Characteristics

Structured versus Unstructured Work
Degree of freedom to determine tasks and priorities
3 - Moderate amount of freedom
Work Week Duration
Worked hours in a typical week
2 - Between 35 to 40 hours

Physical Work Environment

Physical Proximity
Physical distance from others
4 - Close (at arm’s length)

Physical Demands

Sitting
Duration
2 - Less than half the time
Standing
Duration
4 - More than half the time
Bending or Twisting the Body
Duration
1 - Very little time

Interpersonal Relations

Contact with Others
Frequency
5 - Every day, almost continuously
Duration
5 - All the time, or almost all the time
Work with Work Group or Team
Importance
4 - Highly important
Frequency
4 - Every day, a few times per day

Workplaces/employers

  • Elementary and secondary school systems
  • Rehabilitation centres
  • Specialized educational institutions

Skills and abilities

This section displays the various competencies required for an occupation. Each category displays up to 10 descriptors in descending order based, firstly, on their attributed ratings by the level of proficiency (for Skills and Abilities) or importance (for Personal Attributes) and secondly, in alphabetical order. The whole list of descriptors and their ratings can be expanded at the bottom of each page.

Abilities

Proficiency or complexity level
Memorizing
4 - High Level
Speech Clarity
4 - High Level
Speech Recognition
4 - High Level
Verbal Ability
4 - High Level
Written Expression
4 - High Level

Skills

Proficiency or complexity level
Instructing
5 - Highest Level
Learning and Teaching Strategies
5 - Highest Level
Social Perceptiveness
5 - Highest Level
Oral Communication: Active Listening
4 - High Level
Oral Communication: Oral Expression
4 - High Level

Personal Attributes

Importance
Adaptability
5 - Extremely important
Collaboration
5 - Extremely important
Concern for Others
5 - Extremely important
Active Learning
4 - Highly important
Analytical Thinking
4 - Highly important