Our school exists for the education of gifted and bright students. We embrace these unique young people, and prepare them for the world we share.

Education Assistant

1.0 FTE 

(September 1st start)

Are you a dynamic individual with a passion for education? Are you looking for a new opportunity to work with gifted and unique learners? We may have the job for you!

Madrona Independent School is a place where gifted, bright and unique learners come to thrive. Our personalized educational program focuses on educating the whole child, from outstanding social-emotional and academic programmes through a personalized learning experience in a nurturing and joyful environment. 

Who are we?

We are a small team of dedicated educators who are passionate about working with young learners. We understand both the social-emotional and academic needs of gifted and twice-exceptional students. We value collaboration and flexibility, and we work hard to support one another. 

All of our classes are small, and we have a team of talented and experienced educational assistants who work alongside our teachers in the classroom. With a strong, supportive leadership team and a dedicated Learning Resource Department, we work hard to set both our students and staff up for success. 

Who are our students?

Our students are the next inventors, leaders, scientists and innovators. They are curious, driven, and passionate about their interests. 

What are we looking for?

You! We’re looking for someone who is an inspirational educator and a lifelong learner. The ideal candidate will  embody our school values of:






We are seeking an Educational Assistant who can support our diverse students and inspire them to overcome challenges. We want an individual who values the education of the whole child as much as academic success.


What would the job entail? 

Our Educational Assistants work collaboratively as part of the Learning Services Department. Educational Assistants work within the classroom environment to support the teacher during instruction, as well as with small-groups or individual students with diverse learning needs as required.

The successful candidate will:

  • Nurture students’ academic, social and emotional growth;

  • Provide support to a small class of students;

  • Work with individual or small groups of students to support their learning;

  • Review IEPs and support teachers with IEP student goals and strategies;

  • Use and integrate technology to support teaching and learning;

  • Supervise students during breaks (recess/lunch);

  • Assist with the setup, use and organization of learning resources;

  • Reinforce behavioural expectations in the classroom;

  • Promote and support the mission, vision and values of the school;

  • Participate in department meetings, staff meetings and professional development workshops;


What you have to have:

  • Diploma, coursework or qualification relating to one of the following:

  • Teaching

  • Educational Assistance

  • Special Education

  • Learning Support

  • Experience working with diverse learners

  • Elementary school experience

What we would love:

  • Teaching certification with the British Columbia Teacher Regulation Branch

  • Experience working with Gifted learners

  • Independent School experience 

Salary and Benefits

  • Competitive salary based on the Madrona School Salary Grid

  • Extended health and dental coverage*

  • Employee assistance program 

  • Professional growth and development opportunities

Please forward your resume and a cover letter, along with 3 professional references, to the Director of Operations at hiring@madronaschool.com by July 29th, 2022.

If you anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application process you may contact, in confidence, Holly-Kate at hkcollinsonshield@madronaschool.com

We thank all candidates for their applications; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.