Instructors of persons with disabilities

Instructors of persons with disabilities

NOC
4215

Teach children and adults using a variety of techniques to facilitate communication, rehabilitation, social skills and increased independence.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Fair
Fair

3 Year Job Openings

31
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$23,921
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

545
 

% Working Full Time

78%
 

% Working Full Year

58%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Instructors of persons with disabilities teach children and adults using a variety of techniques to facilitate communication, rehabilitation, social skills and increased independence. They are employed in rehabilitation centres, specialized educational institutes and throughout the school system.

Main Duties

Instructors of persons with disabilities perform 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

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
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of a college program in special education, rehabilitation, orientation and mobility, visual impairment, hearing impairment or intellectual disability is required.
  • A bachelor's degree in special education or a related field such as social work or psychology may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

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95.4%
Female
4.6%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

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19.4%
15-24
35.5%
25-34
19.4%
35-44
18.3%
45-54
5.4%
55-64
2.2%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
10.9%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
2.2%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
34.8%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
52.2%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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56.5%
Health care and social assistance
35.9%
Educational services
3.3%
Other services (except public administration)
4.3%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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14.90%
Northeast
21.30%
Southeast
33.00%
Southwest
22.30%
Central
8.50%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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$26,563
Northeast
$25,696
Southeast
$23,996
Southwest
$24,626
Central
$22,958
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$23,921

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$30,622

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$23,921

Newfoundland

$27,685

Prince Edward Island

$24,132

Nova Scotia

$44,368

Canada

$39,412
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

31
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

31
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

108
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

107