EDUCATION ASSISTANT (EA)
Anticipated needs: from 28.25 to 32.5 Hours per week, School Term
At Schools located West of Seymour River
Reference #CE-2122-EA-West-002 WHO WE ARE
From coastal beaches to mountain forests, North Vancouver School District the natural place to learn provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student. Our 25 elementary and 7 secondary schools,2600 staff and 16,000 students offer a safe and nurturing environment based on trust, respect, responsibility and collaboration. We are looking for enthusiastic and positive individuals to learn, share and grow with us in the natural place to work.
The Education Assistant position is a specialized role that assists students and supports the teacher in attending to the personal care, educational and development needs of students who have unique and significant physical, mental, behavioural, emotional or learning style differences. This position provides assistance by performing a variety of tasks that are determined by the needs of the student or groups, so that each situation will be as unique as the student(s) being assisted. In addition, some employees will be required to bring specialized skills to assist students who are visually or hearing impaired, those with chronic health and physical disability issues, and those who are severely behaviourly disordered. This work requires considerable initiative, emotional stability, empathy and understanding of the many and varied issues these students face. This role requires sound judgement in dealing with a variety of situations and is under the general supervision of a teacher(s). Work performance for this role is reviewed and evaluated by an administrator in terms of the effectiveness of services provided to students and staff.
WHAT WE REQUIRE
Considerable knowledge of: the methods and practices related to the learning style and other needs of students with special needs
the academic course content and non-academic programs as required for assigned students
behaviour theories, behaviour intervention strategies, anger management/conflict resolution techniques and situational safety assessment may be requiredAbility to: implement student Individual Educational Plan (IEP), Individual Care Plan, academic and other individual programs
administer basic first aid
monitor, adapt and respond to meet the varying medical, physical, educational, and other needs of students
function cooperatively with staff and others, and to maintain effective relationships with special needs students
perform a variety of record keeping tasks, including the collection and monitoring of data
Sufficient strength and agility to physically assist students with special needsDESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Completion of the 12th grade or equivalent
Basic first aid
Education Assistant certificate, or equivalent training in psychiatric nursing, practical nursing or child care
Two years prior related experience working with children or young adults with special needs, including behavioral disorders in an educational, institutional, group home setting or support worker capacity
Or an equivalent combination of training and experience
Preference will be given to those with an Education Assistant (EA) Certificate or equivalent
This is a unionized position and the current rate of pay is $30.75 per hour. All candidates are required to submit to a BC Ministry Criminal Record Check and a local Police Criminal Record Check as condition of employment.
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*All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada without sponsorship.
We value the opportunity to learn, share and grow on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people, specifically the Skwxw7mesh Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation.
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