NATURE AND SCOPE OF WORK:
This is specialized work
of a student assistance and teacher support nature attending to the
personal care, educational and development needs of students who have
unique and significant physical, mental, behavioural, emotional or
learning style differences. An employee of this class provides
assistance by performing a variety of tasks with an individual or groups
of students. These tasks are determined by the needs of the individual
or groups, so that each employee’s work will be as unique as the
student(s) they are assisting. In addition, some employees will be
required to bring specialized skills to assist students who are visually
or hearing impaired, those with chronic health and physical disability
issues, and those who are severely behaviourly disordered. The work
requires considerable initiative, emotional stability, empathy and
understanding of the many and varied issues these students face. This
position requires 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
effective services rendered to students and staff.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS:
knowledge of the methods and practices related to the learning style
and other needs of students with special needs.
Considerable knowledge of the academic course content and non academic programs as required for assigned students.
knowledge of behaviour theories, behaviour intervention strategies,
anger management/conflict resolution techniques and situational safety
assessment may be required. Working knowledge of child development.
Ability to implement student Individual Educational Plan (IEP), Individual Care Plan, academic and other individual programs.
Ability to administer authorized medications and physiotherapy under direction.
to administer basic first aid. Ability to monitor, adapt and respond to
meet the varying medical, physical, educational, and other needs of
to function cooperatively with staff, and others, and to maintain
effective relationships with special needs students. Ability to perform a
variety of record keeping tasks, including the collection and
monitoring of data. Sufficient strength and agility to physically assist
students with special needs.
DESIRABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
of the 12th grade or equivalent, plus basic first aid, supplemented by
an Education Assistant certificate, or equivalent training in
psychiatric nursing, practical nursing or child care. Two years prior
related experience working with children or young adults with special
needs, including behavioral disorders in an educational, institutional,
group home setting or support worker capacity, or an equivalent
combination of training and experience. Preference will be given to
those with an Education Assistant (EA) Certificate or equivalent.
candidates are required to submit to a BC Ministry Criminal Record Check
and a local Police Criminal Record Check as condition of employment.
How to Apply
Applying is a two step process:
First, create your profile on Make A Future
Second, apply to the North Vancouver School District’s Education Assistant-on-Call posting on Make a Future
Click on this link to apply: www.makeafuture.ca/north-vancouver
Vancouver School District values the time you’ve taken to submit your
application, however only those selected to move forward will be
its coastal beaches to its mountain forests, North Vancouver’s natural
setting offers year-round recreational opportunities. North Vancouver
School District’s values of Trust, Respect, Responsibility and
Collaboration make it “the natural place to learn” for students, and
“the natural place to work” for our staff.