THE BOARD OF EDUCATION OF
SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 33 (Chilliwack)
Educational Assistant Staffing – CASUAL
The Chilliwack School District is looking for enthusiastic, qualified Educational Assistants. We are looking for Education Assistants who are willing to work on an “on-call” basis. You would be required to be available for daily call outs to replace employees who are absent.
We are looking for patient, dedicated, caring, ethical individuals.
If you have experience as an Educational Assistant OR formal training in an accredited post-secondary program that includes a substantial practicum we encourage you to apply.
Interested applicants should submit a complete application package that includes:
· a cover letter
· a detailed resume outlining relevant post-secondary qualifications and work
· the names and contact information of at least two individuals who have
supervised your work with children, youth, or adults
· copies of relevant post-secondary diplomas, certificates and transcripts
· copies of written evaluations of your work with children, youth, or adults
· a basic First Aid Course
Please apply on Make a Future (www.makeafuture.ca/chilliwack)
Human Resources Department
Chilliwack School District No. 33 (Chilliwack)
8430 Cessna Drive, Chilliwack, BC
EDUCATION ASSISTANT (SPECIAL EDUCATION)
Division: 5 (Education Assistant)
Reports to: Principal
With minimal direction by a classroom teacher or administrator, the Education Assistant –Special Education provides assistance to teachers and special needs students. He/she works cooperatively with other employees, parents, students and public.
Duties and Responsibilities
• Works with students on a one to one or small group basis to reinforce instruction by the teacher.
• Assists with student supervision and classroom management.
• Assists student with the development of personal independence and self-care, including feeding, dressing, toileting and mobility.
• Lifts or assists other staff with lifting and/or positioning students.
• Performs procedures as directed by a Health Care professional such as catheterization, tube feeding and seizure management.
• Administers student medication as directed by the Principal or Health Care professional.
• Administers First Aid to students.
• Assists with the occupational/physiotherapy program with direction by an occupational/physiotherapist.
• Encourages development of social and life skills by demonstration and positive reinforcement of acceptable behaviour.
• Confers with special education and classroom teachers and parents to determine student needs and progress.
• Cleans, disinfects and washes all therapy equipment, toys, appliances and cupboards.
• Assists with food purchase, preparation, and cleanup of kitchen.
• Assists with integration of students into regular classes.
• Assists with implementation and monitoring of behaviour management programs, including observation, record keeping and follow-up.
• Provides transportation to students for school related activities.
• Adapts instructional materials to the specific needs of a student or students, such as simplifying instructions or student responses.
• Assists with preparation and marking of instructional materials such as worksheets and tests.
• Assists with distribution and collection of materials and equipment for students.
Photocopier, computer, audio and video equipment, power tools, sewing machine, laundry equipment, and other specialized and classroom related equipment.
Required Knowledge, Ability, Skills
• High school diploma and special education assistant certificate or equivalent.
• A valid Class 5 driver's license.
• Basic knowledge of computer functions.
• A valid Safety Oriented First Aid certificate.
• Knowledge of psychosocial issues of special needs students.
• Knowledge of health and safety procedures including Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System and Workers' Compensation Board regulations.
• Ability to extend and model patience, care, tolerance and understanding.
• Ability to apply behavior management strategies to a given situation.
• Ability to respond to violent behavior.
• Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.
• Ability to perform individually and as part of a team.
• Ability to use tact, diplomacy and human relations skills for frequent contacts of a difficult, specialized or sensitive nature for such purposes as influencing, persuading or securing the co-operation of others when dealing with the public, parents, staff and students.