POSTED: August 31, 2021

CLOSING DATE: September 30, 2021 at 1:00 pm



Apply to this posting if you are interested in Casual/On-Call work as an Education Assistant

Effective September 2021

Salary starts at $27.27/hr at Step 1, plus 12% in lieu of benefits


 Why West Vancouver Schools?

West Vancouver Schools, the premier place for learning, has a long-held reputation for excellence and innovation. Our motto endorses our vision that we aspire to provide the finest educational experience in the country – for our children, our employees, our community and our world. We support this vision in the work we do, and the drive to be the first and best is clear, both inside and outside the organization.


Summary of Duties:

Reporting to the District Administrator/Designate, the Education Assistant-Individual(s) participates as a member of a team and assists in the ongoing planning and implementing of adaptations and strategies as outlined in the student Individualized Education Plan (IEP), primarily within the classroom or learning support room, under the direction of the classroom teacher/ Learning Support Teacher (LST). These positions may require the maintenance of a constant state of vigilance in order to ensure the personal safety of student(s) and/ or staff. Certain positions may also be required to provide personal assistance and care and/ or position, wheelchair transfer and implement behaviour safety plans. The requirements will vary depending on the individual student(s) assigned.


The full job description is available on Inside45 for internal staff.  External applicants can request a copy of the job description from the Human Resources Department; email:  


Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Grade 12 Graduation
  • Post-secondary training such as Special Education Assistant certificate or related courses
  • Recent experience & training supporting ABA program
  • Individual postings may require specialized courses or skills
  • Proven success in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with parents, teachers and students with exceptional needs
  • Ability to operate various types of special equipment
  • Individual postings may require the ability tofacilitate the movement and positioning of students Valid B.C. Driver's license
  • Flexibility to undertake a variety of assignments
  • Good organizational, interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills
  • Ability and dedication in working with students with diverse physical, social and cognitive needs
  • Some knowledge of standard office equipment including personal computers for instructional use

OR   an equivalent combination of training and experience


Site Specific Considerations:

The successful applicants will have training and experience working with a wide variety of children with special needs including those with learning disabilities, multiple handicapping conditions, challenging behaviours and autism.  Personal care may be required.  May be required to support community services (eg swimming, bowling, etc).  May be required to drive.


Qualified candidates are invited to submit a resume via under West Vancouver Schools. Please note that email and fax applications will not be accepted.  Please visit the Job Opportunities page on for more details on the application process.



We thank all interested applicants; however, only short listed candidates will be contacted.


Successful applicants not currently employed by West Vancouver Schools are required to sign a “consent for Criminal Record Search” to permit a criminal record review.