Learning Support Worker Education Assistant Casual/On-Call - Reference #CE-2021-LSW-5002
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Job Code: 2936368 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: School District #44 (North Vancouver) Posted on: Feb 25, 2021
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Job Type:
Part Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Certificates & Diplomas
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date: 
Salary:  $30.15 per hour (current rate)
Job Description & Requirements




Reference #CE-2021-LSW-5002



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 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 for this role is reviewed and evaluated by an administrator in terms of the effectiveness of services provided to students and staff.


  • In collaboration with teachers, assists 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.



 Considerable knowledge of:

·      learning theories, learning intervention strategies and literacy development.

·      district programs in the areas of literacy and numeracy.

·      the academic course content and non-academic programs required for assigned students.

·      self-management and stress reduction techniques for students who have learning disabilities and other associated behaviours.

·      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, and child development

Ability to:

·      assist in the development and implementation of student Individual Education Plan(s) or other student plan(s)

·      perform a variety of record keeping tasks, including the collection and monitoring of data and report student progress

·      establish and maintain effective relationships with students who have special needs

·      function cooperatively with staff, other professionals and parents

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

·      use a computer and educational software applications, audio-visual and other educational equipment when required

·      administer basic first aid


·      Special Education Teacher Assistant or Education Assistant Certificate or equivalent.

·      Orton-Gillingham Certificate.

·      Phono-Graphix Certificate.


·      Completion of the 12th grade or equivalent

·      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. 

The rate of pay is $30.15 per hour, plus 14% in lieu of benefits.

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


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At the North Vancouver School District, our values guide what we do.  We support diversity and inclusion in our workplaces and schools; we welcome and respect the diverse backgrounds, experiences and talents of all our employees and students.

We value the opportunity to learn, share and grow on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people, specifically the Skwxwú7mesh Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation.

*All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada without sponsorship.

** The North Vancouver School District values the time you have taken to submit your application; however, only those applicants selected to move forward will be contacted.**  

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