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AUTISM SUPPORT WORKER-28.25 hours per week, School Term
Job Code: 2734994
School District #44 (North Vancouver)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Mar 16, 2020 
Job Type:
Full Time
Part Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
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Start Date:  Immediately
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Salary:  $29.53 per hour (Current rate)
Job Description & Requirements



Position:                                Autism Support Worker

Rate:                                       $29.53 per hour (Current rate) 

Shift:                                      Day

Hours:                                    28.25 hours per week, School Term

Location:                               TBD

Start/End Dates                     September 3, 2019




This is specialized work supporting autistic students and staff working with such students.  An employee of this class works through Learning Services and provides autism support assistance with individuals or groups of students throughout the School District.  These tasks are determined by the needs of the individual or groups, so that each situation will be as unique as the student(s) they are assisting.  Employees will be required to bring specialized skills, to assist students with autism or autistic tendencies and to support the teachers and staff who work with them.  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.



  • Considerable knowledge of learning theories, discrete trial and other instructional approaches such as Applied Behaviour Analysis Interventions including reinforcement practices and prompting procedures, Verbal Behaviour, learning interventions, social skills development, functional assessment of behaviour, behaviour management/de-escalation techniques and situational safety assessments for students with autism or autistic tendencies are required.

  • Considerable knowledge of the academic course content and non-academic programs and techniques for adaptation or modification as required for assigned students.

  • Considerable knowledge of communication techniques such as sign language, visual scheduling, active listening, and other forms of augmentative and adaptive communication for students with autism or autistic tendencies.

  • Considerable knowledge of stress management techniques for students with autism or autistic tendencies.

  • Considerable knowledge of the methods and practices related to the learning style and other needs of students with autism or autistic tendencies.

  • Working knowledge of methods and procedures in controlling and regulating the behaviour of students with autism or autistic tendencies using non-violent crisis intervention techniques.

  • Working knowledge of child development.

  • Working knowledge of basic first aid.

  • Ability to assist in developing and implementing student Individual Education Plan and behaviour plan.

  • Ability to utilize and demonstrate Applied Behaviour Analysis Interventions including reinforcement practices and prompting procedures and Verbal Behaviour interventions.

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

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with a wide range of students who have autism or autistic tendencies.

  • Ability to function cooperatively with staff, professional personnel and parents.

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

  • Ability to administer basic first aid.

  • Ability to utilize a computer and appropriate educational software applications, audio visual equipment and other educational equipment as necessary.

  • Sufficient strength and agility to physically assist students with special needs.



    Completion of the 12th grade or equivalent, plus basic first aid, and successful completion of courses in autism or the autism spectrum, or training in education.  Minimum three years Special Education Aide experience including at least two years working with autistic students in the relevant age range or an equivalent combination of training and experience.


Required Licenses, Certificates and Registrations

  • Special Education Teacher Assistant Certificate or equivalent.

  • Autism Course from SETA (Capilano College) or Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) Certificate or equivalent certification.

  • Minimum three hundred (300) hours home team/Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) training or equivalent training and experience through an outside intervention program.  Either of these must be documented as provided from a Professional Consultant at a Master’s Degree level.


We wish to thank all applicants, and we will be reviewing applications mid to end of August 2019.

Only those candidates selected to move forward in the application process will be contacted. Successful applicants will be subject to two criminal record check


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