The Ministry Advisory Council on Special Education (MACSE) is a long-established advisory group created by the Ministry of Education. MACSE’s role is to “advise on the delivery of special education programs and services for exceptional students. They are consulted on ministry proposals for new programs and services or changes to existing ones.” The Council consists of 20 members appointed by the Minister.
The Minister of Education is inviting individuals with an interest in special education, to apply for current and upcoming vacancies. OSSTF/FEESO is encouraging members who would be willing to represent a specific community of interest on the Council to apply. This does not violate any of our sanctions as the Council is not a new initiative and the term will outlast this current government.
There are currently vacancies which OSSTF/FEESO members would be eligible for:
- Educational Assistant
- Speech and Language Pathologist
- Social Worker
- Indigenous Communities
- Learning Disabilities
- Developmental Disabilities
- Physical Disabilities
- Deaf and Hard of Hearing
The term of appointment is three years. The application form indicates that the Ministry is looking for candidates with a broad knowledge of special education and a wide range of background experiences, “rural and urban perspectives, public and separate schools, elementary and secondary education and diverse cultural and linguistic minority groups.”
Individuals interested in being part of MACSE should apply to the Public Appointments Secretariat before Friday, March 6, 2020.