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Education Assistant - Positive Behavioural Support

for a two (2) school year term (2023/2024 and 2024/2025)

New Prospect Public School

Rate of Pay ranges from $34.82/hourly to $39.17/hourly

This posting will remain open until filled. RESPONSIBILITIES

Candidates will work as part of a multi-disciplinary team. PBS Education Assistants are expected to demonstrate an understanding of students specific needs and programming, provide life skills training and behaviour management training to students, possess the ability to build trusting and respectful relationships with staff and students, participate in physical, recreational, and educational activities for students and provide students with a positive role model.

PBS Education Assistants will work collaboratively with the SERT and other educational support staff in modifying and implementing programs to meet the specific needs of the individual student(s), as directed in the students IEP (Individual Education Plan). They will assist the SERT in developing and implementing behaviour, family and academic support plans. Also assists and supports the SERT in classroom management and developing strategies to assist with the development of the Individual Education Plan (IEP). PBS Education Assistants will be fully assigned to the PBS classroom, assisting in ensuring a safe environment through sharing supervision of the classroom during lunches and breaks, and in the classroom in general. Candidates will be entitled to breaks and lunch, in accordance with the collective agreement, such breaks will be scheduled in cooperation with the SERT and coverage will be provided by Education Assistants from the Resource Room. May be required to work with PBS students outside of the school environment, e.g. independent living, co-op placements, etc. Candidates will provide observation and assessment data, record keeping, care and assistance, medically necessary interventions (i.e. catheterization, suctioning); and will, under the direction of the school Principal and SERT, assist the SERT by performing such other related duties as may be assigned.QUALIFICATIONS

Ontario High School Diploma or equivalent as well as one of the following: Diploma in Teacher Aide/Special Education Assistant Program, Child Care Worker Program, Developmental Services Worker Program, Childrens Services Program or Early Childhood Education Program, Teachers Certificate with Special Education (Core 1), or an equivalent diploma or certificate program as determined by the Board.

Successful candidates will be required to take part in specialized skills training, which may necessitate out of town travel and working additional hours.Kelsey Wellwood, Human Resources Officer The Board thanks all applicants for indicating their interest in this position, however,

only those selected for a personal interview will be contacted.Confidential Information provided by applicants will be used for the purposes of this competition only and

will be protected in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy ActThis Board is an equal opportunity employerThe Keewatin-Patricia District School Board encourages applications from people with disabilities.

Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process Christy Radbourne, Director of Education

Roger Griffiths, Board Chair