In School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen), we recognize that we learn, teach and work on the ancestral, traditional and unceded territories of the Nle?eKepmx and Syilx people, and we acknowledge our Métis communities and their contributions to the Aboriginal ways of being, knowing and doing.
Our Strategic Plan has a “Success for ALL Learners” focus, supported by a dedicated staff, engaged stakeholders and partners who share a genuine commitment to the district. The district offers rich programming to just over 2075 students, 48% of whom are Indigenous. We are proud of our work towards Truth and Reconciliation.
The district serves the two communities of Merritt and Princeton, six First Nations Bands, the Métis and the Conayt Friendship Society. The mountains, lakes and valleys within the district make it a natural setting for fabulous, year-round outdoor activities. We offer a warm small-town atmosphere where relationships are fundamental to our success.
At this time, we invite applications for the position of: Relief Education Assistant - Merritt
School District No. 58 (Nicola-Similkameen) is accepting applications for Relief Education Assistant positions for the Merritt area to be kept on file for one year , to be reviewed should a relief position become available. This means that we may contact you, if selected, anytime over the course of that year.
Relief Education Assistant positions are on-call positions that provide individual student support to designated students at elementary and secondary schools.
The Relief Education Assistant position will be required to be available for work at all Merritt schools providing support in the implementation of personal care, educational programs, development needs and services for students who have unique and significant physical, mental, behavioural, emotional, or learning style differences. This includes education programs to facilitate the integration, growth, learning, safety, and comfort of students with a variety of educational/emotional and behavioural needs. This work requires considerable initiative, emotional stability, empathy and understanding of the many and varied issues these students face.
The successful candidate will work with students with exceptionalities, youth with learning disabilities, those on modified alternate programs, using sound judgement in dealing with a variety of situations under the general supervision of the classroom and support services teacher(s).
To confirm required skills and ability, shortlisted applicants will undergo an academic assessment in the following areas:
Preference will be given to those candidates successful in all of the above areas.
Position Duties and Responsibilities
Qualifications and Attributes:
Salary and benefits will be in accordance with the C.U.P.E. Local 847 Collective Agreement.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply online complete with cover letter and resume outlining relevant background and work experience, three (3) professional references and copies of certifications.
We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.