Professor, Developmental Services Worker (January 2018)

Position Summary

Cambrian College’s School of Justice, Community Services, and General Studies requires a full-time professor for the Developmental Services Worker program beginning January 2018.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Teach students the skills to promote effective physical, mental, and emotional health of individuals with developmental disabilities.
  • Examine the stages of human development, the types of developmental disabilities, and the range of community supports.
  • Teach intervention techniques, person-centered planning, dual diagnosis, basic pharmacology, how to support people with autism, augmentative forms of communication, and prevention of and effective responses to people who have been abused.
  • Coordinate and provide supervision for field placements and develop interpersonal relationships with field placement site mentors.
  • Assist students in gaining a thorough understanding of the social model of support. Students will also develop solution-focused/problem-solving critical thinking skills to assist people with developmental disabilities to identify problems and solutions and gain skills in building interpersonal relationships.
  • Plan curriculum with industry input that ensures courses are current and relevant.




  • Postsecondary diploma or degree, preferably in the area of Developmental Service Worker.
  • Eight years of current experience working with a broad spectrum of individuals with developmental disabilities in community agencies and/or educational settings.
  • Working knowledge of standard office software such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • A valid driver’s license.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to provide leadership and mentorship and be an effective role model in the classroom.
  • Ability to utilize creative teaching approaches and current and emerging teaching and learning strategies to enhance student progress.
  • Effective critical thinking and organizational skills and the ability to function effectively within a team environment.

Assets / Preferred

  • Master’s degree or one in progress.
  • Teaching experience at the postsecondary level.
  • Experience, training, and certifications in positive behavioural supports, person-centred planning, quality assurance measures, and non-violent crisis intervention.
  • Experience advocating in the community as well as familiarity with disability legislation.

Additional Information

* All candidates will be required to undergo a mini-teaching simulation during the interview process.

Application Details

Interested individuals may apply, by email only, with a cover letter quoting the competition number, and a résumé, detailing education and experience, to:

Human Resources Department

While all responses are appreciated, only those applicants who will be invited for an interview will be contacted.

Cambrian College is committed to creating an accessible, inclusive, and diverse workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified individuals, including; women; persons with disabilities; racialized peoples; Indigenous people; and persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression. All who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the College environment are encouraged to apply.

Our policies supporting Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA) are available on our website and include the Duty to Accommodate Policy and the Customer Service Policy.

Position Details

Competition #



Schools of Justice, Community Services, and General Studies


Barrydowne (Sudbury)



Reporting To

Dean, School of Justice, Community Services, and General Studies

Posting Date

Oct 11, 2017

Start Rate / Salary Range

$59,653–$106,853 (Based on experience and education)

Closing Date

Oct 27, 2017 at 12:00 PM