Special Education Assistant - Applied Behaviour Analysis
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Job Code: 2722640 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: School District #35 (Langley) Posted on: Jul 28, 2021
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Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Openings: multiple positions
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Certificates & Diplomas
Additional Documents
School: All Schools
Start Date:  Sep 03, 2019
End Date: 
Salary:  $28.31 per hour
Job Description & Requirements

The Langley School District invites applications for the position of Special Education Assistant – ABA.  These individuals work in a collaborative team environment, receive direction from the teacher and report to the School Administrator. The work involves providing assistance to the teacher with the delivery of programs and services as outlined in the student's Individual Education Plan (IEP). A Special Education Assistant - ABA supports students who meet the Ministry of Education criteria for Autism Spectrum Disorder and are involved in a District approved ABA home program.

Duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Assists students with special needs in the completion of prescribed academic, social, recreation, and leisure programs, work experience programs, and in the development of personal independence, self-care (possibly including feeding, dressing, toileting, and mobility), and gross motor skills.

  • Assists with implementation and monitoring of Applied Behaviour Analysis programs including observation, record keeping and follow-up.

  • Assists with maintenance of records related to student progress, including anecdotal reports to parents.  Also in the administering, scoring & recording results of criterion referenced/teacher-made tests.

  • Assists with implementation of speech and language therapy, and student supervision.

  • Attend home-based meetings as required by school staff.

  • Implements gross motor exercises under the guidance of a physiotherapist or teacher.

  • Positions children in/on various specialized equipment.

  • Performs other assigned comparable duties which are within the scope of knowledge, skills and abilities required by this class specification.  

Qualifications and experience: 

  • Grade 12 graduation and possession of a Special Education Teacher Assistant Certificate or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

  • 1-2years of direct experience including 500 hours of direct support as a behavior interventionist or therapist in a home ABA program. Hours are approved by a Board Certified Behaviour Analyst (BCBA) working in a home program and the District VP or District Teacher - ASD.

  • Ability to be flexible to meet the varying academic, social, emotional and behavioural needs of students.

  • Survival First Aid Certificate desirable including sufficient medical knowledge to effectively cope with students.

  • Ability to interact with the students in an effective manner.

  • Ability to communicate effectively using tact, discretion and diplomacy in contacts of a difficult or specialized nature.

  • Maintain confidentiality of sensitive information.

  • Ability to determine, judge and select appropriate course of action within limits of established methods and procedures.

  • Working knowledge of behaviour management techniques and task analysis techniques.

  • Basic knowledge of computers.

  • Physical ability to perform the required duties.


Rate of Pay: $27.75 per hour

 Please include the following documents in your application package:

  • Cover letter

  • Resumé (including at least 2 references from current and recent employers)

  • Education Assistant Certificate

  • Transcript

  • Practicum Report(s) if graduated from EA program within last year

  • High School Diploma (eg. Dogwood) or post-secondary degree ** REQUIRED DOCUMENT **

  • First Aid Certificate (if you have one)

Thank you to all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Successful applicants will be subject to a criminal records check.


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