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Education Assistant – ECE Behaviour Support (School and Student Support A)
Job Code: 2631803
School District #39 (Vancouver)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Jan 31, 2019 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Lord Strathcona Elementary School
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 position of: 

 Education Assistant – ECE Behaviour Support
(School and Student Support A)

Location: Strathcona Elementary School
Position Type: Term Continuing Position
(Working months: Sept - June each year)
Hours of Work: 6.5 hours per day
Salary: $26.38 per hour + comprehensive benefits plan including:
MSP, Extended Health, Dental, and Municipal Pension Plan


In this role, you will: 

  • Provide student behaviour support to Tier 1 (previously Inner City) schools in kindergarten classes in accordance to Enhanced Services goals
  • Under the direction of the school administrator, assist with school wide early learning and transition to kindergarten events/activities
  • Assist students with learning and/or independent activities developed by teacher/team
  • Provide support to students with respect to their social/emotional learning and school and community connectedness/belonging
  • When deemed appropriate, attend meetings of student’s specific support team
  • Assist in maintaining learner records required by program, school district and provincial government
  • Under the direction of the teacher/team, assist in the development and implementation of student IEP goals and objectives
  • Share relevant information about the performance and behaviour of individual learners to support the IEP goals, transition and program design
  • Assist with development of instructional learning resources
  • Under the direction of the teacher/team, assist in the evaluation of student progress
  • Participate in a wide variety of field trips, sports, recreational and cultural activities with assigned class
  • Supervise students, as required, and deal with behaviour concerns with positive behaviour management as they occur
  • Follow guidelines established by the program / district to protect the safety and well-being of the students and staff in the classroom
  • Under the direction of the school administrator, assist with school wide early learning and transition to kindergarten events/activities
  • Perform other work within the job band as required



  • Completion of grade 12 plus an Early Childhood Education Diploma with emphasis on Special Needs and a minimum of 3 years’ work experience with at-risk, behaviourally challenged and/or learning-disabled students.
  • 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 Supervisor.  OFA attendants may, at the direction of Employee Services, be required to perform emergency coverage at other locations



  • Excellent interpersonal communication, collaboration, and organizational skills
  • Experience implementing, under the direction of the supervisor/team, various behaviour management strategies, and modifying intervention strategies for kindergarten-aged students including those English Language Learners is required.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a team, under the direction of the District Supervisor and Principal, as well as the ability to relate well with kindergarten students and other stakeholders such as families, caregivers, social workers and community agencies is key
  • Working knowledge of computers (Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook) and familiar using email as a form of communication
  • Experience implementing remedial educational programs is an asset


  Your application must include: 

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


**This posting is ongoing until filled.  Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.  Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted regarding an interview**


In accordance with the Criminal Records Review Act, selected candidates must sign a consent form to permit a criminal record review with a $28.00 processing fee. Employment with the Vancouver Board of Education is subject to passing this criminal record review. 




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