Behaviour Support Worker Casual/On-Call
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, 2600 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
us in “the natural place to work”.
is specialized work supporting severely behaviorally disordered students. An employee of this class provides assistance
throughout the School District by performing a variety of behavior management
tasks with an individual or groups of students.
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 who are severely behaviorally
disordered 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 judgment 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.
What We Require
Considerable knowledge of behaviour theories,
behaviour intervention strategies, anger management/conflict resolution
techniques and situational safety assessments are required.
Considerable knowledge of methods and
procedures in controlling and regulating the behaviour of students.
Considerable knowledge of stress
Considerable knowledge of the methods
and practices related to the learning style and other needs of students with
Working knowledge of the academic
course content and non academic programs as required for assigned students.
Working knowledge of child development.
Ability to assist develop and implement
student Modified Behaviour Plan.
Ability to perform a variety of record
keeping tasks, including the collection and monitoring of data.
Ability to establish and maintain
effective relationships with students with special needs.
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
educational software applications, audio visual equipment and other educational
equipment as necessary.
Sufficient strength and agility to
physically assist students with special needs.
Required Licenses, Certificates and Registrations
Assistant Certificate or equivalent.
Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) Certificate.
Crisis Intervention Certificate.
Desired Training and Experience
of the 12th grade or equivalent, plus basic first aid, supplemented by an
Education Assistant Certificate, and successful completion of courses in severe
behavior management e.g. Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related
Disorders (POPARD), Non Violent Crisis Intervention or Second Step Programs, or
training in one of the following, psychiatric nursing, practical nursing or
child care. Minimum three years
experience, including at least one year working with severely behaviourally
disordered students or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
This is a casual, on-call, unionized
The current rate of pay is $30.72 per
hour, plus 14% in lieu of benefits (total = $35.02/hour).
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
1. Create your profile on Make A Future,
2. Apply to the North Vancouver School
Casual/On-Call posting by clicking "APPLY
ONLINE" at the bottom of the posting.
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.
*All applicants must be legally entitled to work in
Canada without sponsorship.
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.
** 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.**