Career Opportunities
Special Education Assistant - ABA
Job Code: 2440119
School District #35 (Langley)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: May 18, 2019 
Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Mandatory Document:
Certificates & Diplomas
Start Date: 
End Date: 
Job Description & Requirements


The Langley School District invites applications for the position of Special Education Assistant – ABA.  These individuals work in a collaborative team environment, receive direction from the teacher and report to the School Administrator. The work involves providing assistance to the teacher with the delivery of programs and services as outlined in the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). A Special Education Assistant - ABA supports students who meet the Ministry of Education criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder and are involved in a District approved ABA home program.


Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists students with special needs in the completion of prescribed academic, social, recreation, and leisure programs, work experience programs, and in the development of personal independence, self-care (possibly including feeding, dressing, toileting, and mobility), and gross motor skills.

  • Assists with implementation and monitoring of Applied Behaviour Analysis programs including observation, record keeping and follow-up.

  • Assists with maintenance of records related to student progress, including anecdotal reports to parents.  Also in the administering, scoring & recording results of criterion referenced/teacher made tests.

  • Assists with implementation of speech and language therapy, and student supervision.

  • Attend home based meetings as required by school staff.

  • Implements gross motor exercises under the guidance of a physiotherapist or teacher.

  • Positions children in/on various specialized equipment.

  • Performs other assigned comparable duties which are within the scope of knowledge, skills and abilities required by this class specification.   

    Qualifications and experience:  

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

  • 1-2 years of direct experience including 500 hours of direct support as a behaviour interventionist or therapist in a home ABA program. Hours are approved by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) working in a home program and the District VP or District Teacher - ASD.

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

  • Survival First Aid Certificate desirable including sufficient medical knowledge to effectively cope with students.

  • 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.

  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • 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.

    Rate of Pay: $27.27 per hour


Thank you to all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Successful applicants will be subject to a criminal records check.


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