We are currently searching for Education Assistants: Secondary - Lifeskills, 30 hours per week, Monday through Friday. Locations are determined by the Student Services deparatment and are subject to change.
*Positions end June 19, 2020 or upon return of incumbent.
*The current rate of pay is $25.43 per hour plus 15.5% in lieu of benefits.
Grade 12 education supplemented by Human Services Worker program certificate and Autism training such as Provincial Outreach Program for Autism & Related Disorders (POPARD); valid Food Safe Level 1 certification is required; valid Crisis Prevention Intervention (CPI) certification, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) training and experience with Assistive Technology such as Augmentative Communication are preferred; recent experience supporting students with a variety of learning and behavioural needs such as those with chronic health and physical impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, learning and intellectual disabilities; valid Class 5 B.C. driver's license and license appropriate to the type of equipment/vehicle being operated and a personal vehicle available for use on the job; ability to work effectively with staff and students; willingness to work in an inclusionary setting supporting differentiated instruction with adapted and modified curriculum; meets the physical requirements of the position including lifting up to 50 pounds, as well as bending, pushing and pulling; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties are performed under the supervision of the school/district Principal, Vice Principal and the Director of Student Services or designate; follows the guidance and leadership of the Lifeskills teacher, and district support teacher; provides support to individual students or small groups of students across multiple settings at the secondary level; provides support for classroom instruction, activities of daily living, and behaviour support for low incidence students in accordance with the individual education plan; adapts assignments as directed by the teacher to meet individual student needs; carries out personal and health care routines as directed; provides information to school based team, itinerant staff or relevant agency personnel as requested by School/Program Leaders; facilitates inclusion of students with special needs into a variety of core and elective classes; commitment to building positive relationship with teen age and young adult students; assists students in off-site program and work experience as required; participates in student observation, data collection and the implementation of the individual education and behaviour plans; follows proper work procedures, observes all regulations pertinent to the work, maintains a good working relationship with other employees, and cooperates in maintaining a healthy learning and working environment; performs other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor; student supervision as required by the Principal or Vice Principal.
We can only consider qualified applicants who submit a complete application package including:
- Full completion of the Portfolio sections labelled: Personal Information, Language Skills, Experience, Education and References
- Copy of certificate/diploma
- Letter of application / chronological résumé (optional)
Successful applicants will be required to successfully complete the district’s medical form and criminal background check as a condition of employment.
Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.
We thank all applicants for their interest in School District 71 (Comox Valley).
An Equal Opportunity Employer.