The Catholic Independent Schools of the Vancouver Archdiocese (the CISVA) operates 46 schools – 40 elementary and 6 high schools. Our schools are located throughout the Greater Vancouver Area, near the best sites and attractions that Vancouver and British Columbia has to offer. Our footprint extends over 250 kilometers from Powell River in the west to Chilliwack in the east.

We are a culturally diverse faith-based family. We offer more than a place of work – we provide a call to your teaching vocation where you can work and live your faith in a supportive community. 

We are a vibrant school system with many school and program expansion projects in the future. We offer spiritual and professional growth and mentorship opportunities for new teachers to help them with their transition into the CISVA.


- Work in a faith-based and culturally diverse school environment
- Competitive salary and excellent Benefits Package, including CPP, Extended Medical, Dental
- Schools located throughout the Greater Vancouver Area and Powell River, close to the beauty and adventure that British Columbia has to offer
- If you live outside of the Greater Vancouver Area, learn more about claiming moving expenses on your next tax return on the Government of Canada website.


Job Description:
CISVA Educational Assistants (EA’s) are part of the school-based team providing educational assistance for all students. The role of the EA reflects the practice of inclusive education where all students are supported and entails supporting students, teachers and the curriculum. The primary focus of the EA is to facilitate the students to become more independent, engaged members of the classroom, develop interdependence between students with and without special needs while encouraging the use of supports including assistance from the classroom teacher and other students. EA’s work under the supervision of a certified teacher or other professional who is responsible for the conduct and management of the classroom or program, including planning, implementation and evaluation of the instructional program and student progress. This role is suited for people who work well in a team, have empathy and patience and can collaboratively create solutions to learning challenges. Because this is a faith-based school, this is a position for people who want to work in a Catholic setting.

Roles and Responsibilities:
Support students to maximize participation and learning in an inclusive environment
Supplement and extend the instructional and management functions of teachers and other professional personnel
Assist teachers in designing and implementing individualized or group communication skills, behavioural support, learning support or life-skills
Assist in the collection of data, including observations and recording of academic and behavioural progress
Attend to and provide personal care as required
Interact with students in a professional and effective manner
Participate in school-based team meetings and IEP meetings as required

Preferred Education and Experience:
Completion of Grade 12 or equivalent
EA certification
Current first aid course
Experience working with students and/or adults with exceptionalities

Required Documents:
Pastoral Reference Letter
Criminal Records Check

Additional Documents:
EA certification course transcripts and/or practicum reports and evaluations

To apply, please forward your resume, cover letter, Catholic Pastoral Reference (see below), and any supporting documentation to the school's Principal, Kelly Kozack at kkozack@cisva.bc.ca. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview.


Catholic Pastoral Reference (for Catholic applicants)
Non-Catholic Pastoral Reference (for Non-Catholic applicants)

***For the Catholic Pastoral Reference (for Catholic Applicants) and Non-Catholic Pastoral Reference you must download the appropriate form, provide to your Pastor for signing, and have them submit directly to hr@cisva.bc.ca