Education and Early Childhood Development

Student Support Services Standards & Practices

Introduction

All Standards of Practice for individuals working in Student Support Services provide a framework of principles that describe the knowledge, skills, and values inherent in Newfoundland and Labrador's education system. These standards convey a collective vision of professionalism that guides daily practice. They are in line with standards developed in other educational jurisdictions across North America and recognize the rights of persons with disabilities as outlined in the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (ratified by Canada in March 2010).

These documents will:

  • guide professional judgment and actions
  • foster a common understanding of what it means to be a member of the profession
  • outline the competencies expected of individuals in each position and
  • guide professional growth plans.

Standards of Practice will be available for all Student Support Services positions allocated by the Department of Education. Given the collaborative nature of these positions, there will be some overlap among the standards. As they are developed, the standards will be posted online. Phase 1 includes the Standards for Educational Psychologists and Guidance Counsellors. Please click on links below to access these documents.

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