EDUCATION ASSISTANT (LEARNING SUPPORT WORKER)
WHO WE ARE
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”.
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.
THE RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ROLE
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.
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.
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.
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.
students and maintains order and safety on the school grounds, in the
school common areas, and in classrooms.
established District and school rules/codes are followed and upheld by
students and assists students to resolve conflicts in a positive manner.
and reports incidents, accidents and behaviour problems, including those
of a confidential nature.
basic first aid and reports such instances. Maintains awareness of
student medical alerts and follows school medical protocols.
a computer and educational software applications, audio-visual equipment
and other educational equipment when required.
related work as required.
WHAT WE REQUIRE
Considerable knowledge of:
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
· self-management and stress reduction techniques for students who have
learning disabilities and other associated behaviours.
methods and practices related to the learning styles and other needs of
students who have learning disabilities
Working knowledge of:
and procedures in controlling and regulating the behaviour of students, and child development
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
· 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
basic first aid
REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATES and REGISTRATIONS
Special Education Teacher Assistant or Education
Assistant Certificate or equivalent.
· Orton-Gillingham Certificate.
· Phono-Graphix Certificate.
DESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE
Completion of the 12th grade or
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
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.
Applying to this posting is a two-step process:
1. Create your profile on Make A Future,
2. To apply click "APPLY ONLINE" at the bottom of this posting.
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.**