Career Opportunities
Education Assistant (Special Needs) - School and Student Support A - Various Permanent Positions
Job Code: 2280001
School District #39 (Vancouver)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Apr 01, 2020 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date: 
Job Description & Requirements






Work in BC’s most culturally diverse and urban school district, Vancouver School District No. 39. Set in one of the world’s most livable cities, Vancouver is a community-minded district seeking talented educators, progressive leaders, and skilled support staff to enrich the learning experience of Vancouver’s 50,000 students. 

The Vancouver Board of Education welcomes applications for the role of:

Permanent/Continuing Education  Assistant (Special Needs - School and Student Support A)

Term Continuing Position (Working months: Sept - June each year)
Salary = $27.38/hour + Comprehensive Benefits Plan Including:
MSP, Extended Health, Dental, (100% premiums paid by VSB), and Municipal Pension Plan
Hours of Work: 6.5 hours per day
Location: School Site TBA

You will: 

  • Provide school & student support to assist school as assigned
  • Under the direction of a senior member of the team, implement individual programs and contracts for students who are unable to function in a regular classroom setting
  • Evaluate and maintain records of student progress; discuss with team members any changes which may be made to an individual student's program
  • Support parent engagement by organizing workshops and events
  • Coordinate with community agencies as required
  • Organize and participate in a wide variety of field trips, sports, social, recreational and craft activities
  • Support students in community based programming such as work experience, travel training, and relevant community outings
  • Provide support to students with respect to their social and emotional problems
  • Manage verbal and/or physical “acting out” behaviour
  • Supervise students, as required, and deal with disciplinary problems as they occur
  • Prepare instructional aid materials; set up and operates instructional aid equipment
  • Perform other work within the job band as required



  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Completion of a recognized Post-Secondary Special Education Assistant program, or a Degree/Diploma in a related field, and/or extensive experience in an equivalent field
  • Ability to lift and position students of varying weights
  • Where applicable, must possess or be willing to obtain an Occupational First Aid Certificate and will be required to perform Occupational First Aid duties if assigned by the Principal.  OFA attendants may, at the direction of Employee Services, be required to perform emergency coverage at other locations
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • The following are considered to be an asset:
    • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training (e.g., CPI or MANDT)
    • An excellent practicum or work evaluation
    • Experience using techniques of Applied Behaviour Analysis
    • Completion of POPARD coursework
    •  Ability to speak a second language


 Your application must include: 

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three supervisor references (phone numbers and email addresses)


 The platform we use to hire all candidates is Make A Future. To apply, you must complete the following:

1.      Create a profile on Make a Future

2.   To apply for a job:  go to Regions and Districts, Metro Vancouver, Vancouver 39 then select from the Current Job Openings.

3.     Upload the required documents, apply to a posting that you are qualified for then and answer the job posting questions.

4.     You receive an email from Make a Future letting you know that your application to the competition has been received.

 This posting is ongoing until filled. Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

Due to a high volume of applications, we are unable to notify unsuccessful applicants or respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application. We will contact applicants directly if we are interested in moving forward or if an application required additional information.

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