Career Opportunities
Learning Support Worker
Job Code: 2798576
School District #44 (North Vancouver)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Feb 18, 2020 
 
 
Job Type:
Full Time
Part Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Openings: 
Mandatory Document:
Resume
Cover Letter
School:
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date: 
Salary:  $29.56 per hour plus 14% in lieu of benefits.
 
Job Description & Requirements
 

Learning Support Worker

Job Posting

 

Who We Are

From coastal beaches to mountain forests, North Vancouver School District – “the natural place to learn” – provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to inspire success for every student.  Our 25 elementary and 7 secondary schools, 2500 staff and 16,000 students offer a safe and nurturing environment based on trust, respect, responsibility and collaboration. We are looking for enthusiastic and positive individuals to learn, share and grow with the North Vancouver School District -“the natural place to work”.

 

The Role

The Learning Support Worker (LSW) is a specialized role that supports students with learning difficulties.  The LSW provides learning assistance by performing a variety of learning support programs with an individual or groups of students.  The tasks are determined by the needs of the individual or groups, so that each situation will be as unique as the student(s) they assist.  The LSW requires specialized skills to assist students who have learning difficulties and to support the teachers and staff who work with them.  The work requires considerable initiative, emotional stability, empathy and understanding of the many varied issues these students face.  The LSW will require sound judgement in dealing with a variety of situations under the general supervision of a teacher(s).  Work performance is reviewed and evaluated by an administrator in terms of the effectiveness of services provided to students and staff.

 

The Responsibilities of the Role

  • In collaboration with teachers, provides assistance to students with learning difficulties by preparing and delivering materials for the prescribed program and support students in the utilization of skills in the areas of reading, writing, numeracy and literacy development.

  • Under the general supervision of a teacher, performs assessments, evaluates student levels, implements approved programs such as Orton-Gillingham, Phono-Graphix and others.  Plans, prepares and delivers the programs and provides summaries of student progress.

  • Interacts with teachers, staff and other professionals to participate in the development, implementation and continuation of students with learning difficulties and any other associated behaviours that have been identified by the school and Resource Teams.

  • Performs record keeping tasks such as the collection and monitoring of data in order to help coordinate the student’s programs and review progress with other staff and professionals.

  • Supervises students and maintains order and safety on the school grounds, in the school common areas, and in classrooms.

  • Ensures established District and school rules/codes are followed and upheld by students and assists students to resolve conflicts in a positive manner.

  • Documents and reports incidents, accidents and behaviour problems, including those of a confidential nature.

  • Administers basic first aid and reports such instances.  Maintains awareness of student medical alerts and follows school medical protocols.

  • Uses a computer and educational software applications, audio-visual equipment and other educational equipment when required.

  • Performs related work as required.

 

What We Require

  • Considerable knowledge of learning theories, learning intervention strategies and literacy development.

  • Considerable knowledge of district programs in the areas of literacy and numeracy.

  • Considerable knowledge of the academic course content and non-academic programs required for assigned students.

  • Considerable knowledge of self-management and stress reduction techniques for students who have learning disabilities and other associated behaviours.

  • Considerable knowledge of the methods and practices related to the learning styles and other needs of students who have learning disabilities.

  • Working knowledge of methods and procedures in controlling and regulating the behaviour of students.

  • Working knowledge of child development.

  • Working knowledge of basic first aid.

  • Ability to assist in the development and implementation of student Individual Education Plan(s) or other student plan(s).

  • Ability to perform a variety of record keeping tasks, including the collection and monitoring of data and report student progress.

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students who have special needs.

  • Ability to function cooperatively with staff, other professionals and parents.

  • Ability to monitor, adapt and respond to meet the varying medical, physical, educational, social, emotional and behavioural needs of students.

  • Ability to use a computer and educational software applications, audio-visual and other educational equipment when required.

  • Ability to administer basic first aid.

 

Required Licenses, Certificates and Registrations

  • Special Education Teacher Assistant Certificate or equivalent.

  • Orton-Gillingham Certificate.

  • Phono-Graphix Certificate.

 

Desired Training and Experience

Grade 12 graduation or equivalent plus basic first aid.  A minimum of three (3) years experience, including at least one year working with learning disabled students or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

 

This is a casual, on-call, unionized position with a possibility of working 12.5 to 28.25 hours.  The rate of pay is $29.56 per hour plus 14% in lieu of benefits.

 

All candidates are subject to a BC Ministry Criminal Record Check and a local Police Criminal Record Check as a condition of employment.

 

 

How to Apply

 

Applying is a two step process:

 

  1. First, create your profile on Make A Future 

  2. Second, apply to the North Vancouver School District’s Learning Support Worker posting on Make a Future

 

Click on this link to apply:   Make a Future

 

 

North Vancouver School District values the time you’ve taken to submit your application, however only those selected to move forward will be contacted.

 

 

 

We would like to thank the Coast Salish people, specifically the Skwxwú7mesh Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation, upon whose unceded traditional territory the North Vancouver School District resides. We value the opportunity to learn, share and grow on this traditional territory.


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