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EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT - REPLACEMENT STEP #1
Job Code: 2809535
School District #60 (Peace River North)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Feb 20, 2020 
 
 
Job Type:
EAII:Certified
Part Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Openings: 1
Mandatory Document:
School:
CM Finch Elementary
Start Date:  Feb 24, 2020
End Date:  2021/03/02
Salary:  Based on Certification
 
Job Description & Requirements
 
EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT - REPLACEMENT STEP #1
COMPETITION #12-101


School District #60 has a position available for Educational Assistant II: Certified - Replacement Step #1, to be hired to the District and initially assigned to C.M. Finch Elementary School.  Applications will be accepted online via the website until the position is filled.  Reporting to the School Principal, this position is responsible for working under the direction of the classroom teacher and various district resource personnel in providing care for students (training provided by appropriate medical personnel when required). Please note: This position ends March 2, 2021 or upon the return of the incumbent.

This position requires an individual to work as part of a collaborative team that provides assistance to teachers in the delivery and implementation of educational programs and services. The educational programs facilitate the integration, growth, learning, safety and comfort of students with a variety of educational/emotional and behavioural needs. The successful candidate will work with special needs students, youth with learning disabilities, those on modified and alternate programs (primarily in a classroom setting), as well as provide, on occasion, pull out support for individuals or small groups.


Duties:
  • Provide instructional support to students to implement educational programs as determined by the teacher/resource team/administrator and provide student with feedback for completion of daily work
  • Constructs/locates instructional materials/games/displays/learning centres
  • Operate computers, audio-visual and various equipment as well as other adaptive technology
  • Supervise the student’s completion of educational activities, as outlined in the IEP, observe and record academic and behavioural assessment data to assist teachers in the monitoring of students
  • Copies, transcribes, types, files, and maintains records
  • Implement behaviour management programs as determined by the teacher/resource team
  • Provide personal/health care and physical safety assistance to students
  • Attend team/parent/professional development meetings as required
  • Assist in the implementation of programs requiring intensive behaviour interventions
  • Supervise students as required in the classroom, gym, school, playground, loading/unloading of bus(es) and field trips
  • Foster student independence and appropriate peer interactions
  • May be required to attend specific workshops at the direction of the Principal
  • Must be willing to maintain current “CPI” status
  • Perform other assigned comparable duties which are within the knowledge and skills required by the job description

 

 

 

 

Hours of Work: Five and one half (5.5) hrs/day, Five (5) days per week
Duties to Commence: 
February 24, 2020 until March 2, 2021 or at the return of the incumbent
Work Year Base: 
Ten (10) months per year
Commencing Salary: 
Based on Certification


Qualifications and Attributes:

  • Educational Assistant Certificate, which includes documented training in the following areas;
  • Pervasive developmental disorders, including ASD, FASD, Complex Behavioural needs
  • Developmental and sensory needs and disorders
  • Personal care: dressing, toileting, feeding, lifting, transferring, seizure management
  • Technology assisted programs (ie. augmentative communication devices, Boardmaker, Apps & other software)
  • Behaviour support: conflict resolution, anger management, non-violent behavioural intervention, behaviour/safety/crisis/emergency plans
  • Learning Challenges: learning disabilities intellectual disabilities, learning challenges
  • Minimum of Grade 12 or equivalency
  • Level I First Aid Certificate may be required
  • CPI Training
  • Formal POPARD training or experience
  • An excellent understanding of and ability to effectively implement strategies/approaches to support students who experience severe emotional and behavioural difficulties
  • Excellent interpersonal skills are essential
  • Proven ability to remain calm in difficult situations
  • Proven ability to develop positive relationships with students
  • Demonstrate the ability to be flexible/adaptable when faced with new or challenging situations
  • Physical ability to keep up with an active child
  • A Criminal Records Search must be completed through the Administration Office and results returned prior to employees starting any position in the District

 

PLEASE NOTE:  Proof of graduation and or highest level of education is required prior to commencing work

For more information please contact:
Troy Lang, Principal (250) 785-8580 or email tlang@prn.bc.ca

This position is available as long as the service is required and in addition, requirements will be assessed annually to determine continued need. 

All applications must be submitted online via our website:  http://www.prn.bc.ca/recruit/support-staff/.  If you require assistance with the online application process please contact Colleen Stewart at (250)262-6008.

 
We thank all applicants for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.


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