Career Opportunities
Special Education Assistant
Job Code: 2829389
School District #35 (Langley)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Mar 24, 2020 
Job Type:
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Openings: various
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Certificates & Diplomas
School: All
Start Date:  Sep 08, 2020
End Date: 
Salary:  $27.59 per hour
Job Description & Requirements

Are you interested in a rewarding career supporting K to Grade 12 students in public schools? Qualified Special Education Assistants (SEAs) are in high demand and there are many opportunities in our growing community. Working with a team in a supportive environment, SEAs build strong connections with students to enhance their academic and social/emotional growth and independence.

SEAs work collaboratively with teachers and other professionals and para-professionals assisting with implementation of individual education programs, learning and behavioural support, personal care and a variety of other duties. Once hired as casual employees, SEAs can apply as internal applicants to posted positions. Successful applicants will be members of CUPE Local 1260.

The Langley School District has a lot to offer. We operate on the unceded traditional territories of the Matsqui, Kwantlen, Katzie and Semiahmoo First Nations. Serving the communities of Langley City and Langley Township, we are a growing district, currently the sixth largest in the province. With over 40 elementary, middle and secondary schools in both urban and rural settings, we serve nearly 23,000 students. The district provides a variety of learning environments including many choice programs such as fine arts, fundamental, alternate, distance education, French immersion, and outdoor education.

We hire Special Education Assistants who have completed certificate programs at the following institutes:

•Kwantlen Polytechnic

•Surrey College

•Stenberg College

•Delta DTAC Program

•Douglas College

•Langara College


We will consider applications from individuals who have completed Special Education Assistant programs elsewhere and have school-based experience.

Required qualifications:

  • Grade 12 graduation and possession of a Special Education Teacher Assistant Certificate, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • Completion of the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders Training on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Applied Behaviour Analysis.

  • Ability to be flexible to meet the varying academic, social, emotional and behavioural needs of students.

  • Emergency First Aid Certificate desirable including sufficient medical knowledge to effectively cope with seizures.

  • Ability to interact with the students in an effective manner.

  • Ability to communicate effectively using tact, discretion and diplomacy in contacts of a difficult or specialized nature.

  • Ability to determine, judge and select appropriate course of action within limits of established methods and procedures.

  • Working knowledge of behaviour management techniques and task analysis techniques.

  • Basic knowledge of computers.

  • Physical ability to perform the required duties.


    The rate of pay is $27.59 per hour

Please include the following documents in your application package:

•Cover letter

•Resumé (including 3 supervisory references)

•Education Assistant Certificate


•Practicum Report(s) if completed EA program within the last year

•High School Diploma (eg. Dogwood) or post-secondary degree ** REQUIRED DOCUMENT **

•First Aid Certificate (if you have one)


**Note that you need to open a Make a Future account AND apply to the appropriate posting.

We wish to thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. We are unable to respond to telephone inquiries or receive paper applications.

Successful applicants will be subject to a criminal record check.


If you have questions or require assistance with this application process, please contact the Customer Care department at MakeAFuture at 1 866 806 6851 or












If you have questions or require assistance with this application process, please contact the Customer Care department at MakeAFuture at 1 866 806 6851 or

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