Certified Education Assistant
Career Opportunities
Job Code: 3009735 Closing Date: Aug 07, 2021 6:00 PM PDT
Employer: Catholic Independent Schools of Nelson Diocese Posted on: Jun 07, 2021
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Job Type:
Full Time
Job Category:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Mandatory Document:
Cover Letter
Pastoral References
Certificates & Diplomas
Start Date:  Sep 01, 2021
End Date: 
Job Description & Requirements

The Catholic Independent Schools of the Nelson Diocese (CISND), hosts six elementary schools, and one high school.  The diocese is located in the beautiful Okanagan and Kootenay regions of British Columbia. We are committed to hiring qualified employees who are dedicated to education in the Roman Catholic tradition.

St. Joseph Catholic School (Nelson, BC) invites applications at this time for:

Certified Education Assistant

Effective: Full Time for the 2021-2022 School Year

St. Joseph School provides students from Kindergarten to Grade 9 excellent academics in small class sizes, while emphasizing Christian values in all our programs. Each student is supported to grow and develop to the best of his/her potential in body, mind and spirit through enriching programs offered in a safe and nurturing environment. We are looking for a highly dedicated Certified Educational Assistant to join our close-knit family community for daily support in our classrooms.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Commitment to Catholic Education
  • Identification with and participation in the life of a Catholic parish
  • Training specific to the role (Educational Assistant)
  • Additional training in Applied Behavioral Analysis/Intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorder and CPI are an asset
  • Successful Educational Assistant experience
  • Ability to foster a positive working relationship with children and families, colleagues and administration
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use discretion when dealing with confidential matters
  • First Aid Training Certificate is an asset


 In order to be considered for any position with CISND, the application must be complete. If you are not able to provide the documentation, please provide a reason in your cover letter.  Do not submit reference letters.

The following is to be included in your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume listing special certificates, licenses, honours and awards (for the position being advertised)  
  • Certificates and Post Secondary Transcripts (for the position being advertised)
  • Evaluation report from employer/practicum supervisor
  • CISND Pastoral Reference form

Catholic Applicants must include:

  • Certificate of Catholic baptism or RCIA Certificate 
  • Certificate of Catholic marriage, if applicable


As a condition of employment, successful candidates must complete Diocesan Safe Environment training and will be required to submit the following:

  • Photocopy of Canadian Birth Certificate or Canadian Passport (documentation to indicate you are legally entitled to work in Canada).
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Photocopy of Driver's License


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