Career Opportunities
Education Assistant - Complex Needs
Job Code: 1766496
School District #79 (Cowichan Valley)
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Aug 10, 2019 
Job Type:
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Certificates & Diplomas
Reference Letter(s)
Criminal Background Check (VSS)
Additional Documents
Drinkwater Elementary
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Start Date:  Immediately
End Date: 
Job Description & Requirements



Applications are now being accepted for the position of


Education Assistant – Complex Needs


  • Three years related experience.
  • Personal Care with current First Aid OFA Level 1 & CPR
  • Physically capable of preforming the job duties.
  • Completion of a college or university recognized program of study (such as the School and Community Support Worker Certificate from Vancouver Island University or equivalent).
  • Recognized certificate in Autism as well as additional professional development that has transferred into successful experience working with a variety of students with ASD from K-12.
  • Nonviolent Crisis Intervention certificate (CPI) or equivalent, 12-hour foundation course.
  • Extensive experience using Assistive Technology including Boardmaker, Clicker, Kurzweil, Google Read-Write and Co-Writer.
  • Extensive training and experience with Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA), Intensive Behaviour Interventions and/or Discreet Trial Training.
  • Experience with Autistic Spectrum Disorder (ASD), Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), Complex Development Behaviour Challenges (CDBC) and Functional Behaviour Assessments (FBA), Safety Plans and Emergency Plans.
  • Physically capable of preforming the job duties.
  • American Sign Language Certification would be an asset.


Please forward your resume, copies of transcripts, required certificates, a  covering letter and three work-related references with permission to contact.


Applications can be dropped off at the School Board Office, emailed or faxed and will be accepted on an ongoing basis until filled; please forward to:


VANESSA A. LYSNE, Human Resources Officer

School District No. 79 (Cowichan Valley)

2557 Beverly Street, Duncan, BC   V9L 2X3 - Fax:  250-748-6591


A clear Criminal Record Check for working with Children and Vulnerable Adults will be required along with a clear medical check.

School District #79 (Cowichan Valley) does not accept online applications through for Support applicants.

Please visit their website for more information on how to apply.