EDUCATION ASSISTANT (EA) CASUAL/ON-CALL
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, 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”.
Education Assistant position is a specialized role that assists students and
supports the teacher in attending to the personal care, educational and
development needs of students who have unique and significant physical, mental,
behavioural, emotional or learning style differences. This position provides
assistance by performing a variety of tasks that are determined by the needs of
the student or groups, so that each situation will be as unique as the
student(s) being assisted. In addition, some employees will be required to
bring specialized skills to assist students who are visually or hearing
impaired, those with chronic health and physical disability issues, and those
who are severely behaviourly disordered. This work requires considerable
initiative, emotional stability, empathy and understanding of the many and varied
issues these students face. This role requires sound judgement in dealing with
a variety of situations and is 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.
WHAT WE REQUIRE
Considerable knowledge of:
· the methods and
practices related to the learning style and other needs of students with
· the academic course
content and non-academic programs as required for assigned students
· behaviour theories,
behaviour intervention strategies, anger management/conflict resolution
techniques and situational safety assessment may be required
and working knowledge of child development
Individual Educational Plan (IEP), Individual Care Plan, academic and other
authorized medications and physiotherapy under direction
basic first aid
adapt and respond to meet the varying medical, physical, educational, and other
needs of students
cooperatively with staff and others, and to maintain effective relationships
with special needs students
a variety of record keeping tasks, including the collection and monitoring of
Sufficient strength and
agility to physically assist students with special needs
DESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
of the 12th grade or equivalent
Assistant certificate, or equivalent training in psychiatric nursing, practical
nursing or child care
years prior related experience working with children or young adults with
special needs, including behavioural disorders in an educational, institutional,
group home setting or support worker capacity
an equivalent combination of training and experience
will be given to those with an Education Assistant (EA) Certificate or
is a casual, on-call, unionized position.
current rate of pay is $30.15 per hour, plus 14% in lieu of benefits
(total = $34.37/hour).
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.**