Specialized Education Assistant - CASUAL

Job Code: 3570901

Job Details

District Overview

Driven by our goal of having students thrive in their personal achievements, Saanich Schools provides challenging and engaging educational programs within a safe and nurturing learning environment for the 8,000 students who live and learn here. Our school district is comprised of 18 schools with the singular focus of delivering high quality education so our students can realize their personal goals which include post-secondary and employment opportunities around Canada and the world. Our staff of over 1,300 caring professionals are here to make dreams turn into reality.

Current Shift: This is a casual position working on an as-needed basis. Candidate should be available to work up to 27.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 10 months per year, while regular classes are in session.

Opportunities exist to work as a general Education Assistant when Specialized EA work is not available, if desired, and to apply on internal job postings when they are posted.

Pay Rate: $28.22



Specialized Education Assistant (Alternative Programs)


Under direction of a teacher or Administrator, provides support to students with behavioral and/or mental health needs in alternative educational settings or neighbourhood schools.


  • Implements Individual Education Plans (IEPs) by assisting the team with planning, researching, adapting and collecting materials for students with moderate and severe behaviour designations as identified by the District Screening Committee
  • Facilitates student social, emotional and academic development
  • Assists students in carrying out programs as set out by school and district staff (e.g. Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Pathologist and Psychologist)
  • Coaches and reinforces students in prepared exercises in academic and non-academic program components
  • Provides liaison between members of students' school-based support team
  • Facilitates theinclusion of a student in their neighbourhood school environment
  • Transports and supports students at community-based activities and at their neighbourhood schools
  • Co-leads student support groups (e.g. Zones of Regulation, Social Skill Development, Restitution)
  • Develops professional therapeutic relationships with students, parents and staff
  • Models commitment to open, responsible action.
  • Guides students in life skills training (e.g. communication, social skills, problem solving and conflict resolution, assertiveness training, self-regulation skills)
  • Monitors student work and assists students with work completion.
  • Uses computers and specialized equipment to provide support and instruction
  • Dispenses medications and carries out procedures as outlined in the Health Care Plan or the Medication Administration Form
  • Provides preventative and emergency response care for students as outlined in the Health Care Plan (e.g. seizures, choking, other health problems)
  • Monitor and supports students’ behaviour during daily arrival, class changes, dismissal, in lunchroom and playground, on field trips and a variety of settings in the community
  • Takes initiative in supporting students in a variety of situations and settings using empathy and understanding
  • Models and demonstrates restitution skills and methods for restorative practices
  • Supports students with restitution and pro-active regulation
  • Collects student learning and behavioural data (eg. records, reports, plans including functional assessment data)
  • Consistently monitors student behavior levels to support and promote successful regulation
  • Assists students during times of dysregulation using non-physical crisis intervention strategies
  • Provides intervention and safe support for students during times of significant dysregulation
  • Models and builds capacity for staff in neighbourhood schools (eg. regulation strategies, routines and interventions)
  • Follows District Policy and Procedures related to privacy and confidentiality

* Performs other assigned duties that are within the area of knowledge and skills required by
the job description.


  • Grade 12
  • Two years’ related experience in the field of mental health
  • Equivalent of a two year level of post-secondary education in a related field (e.g. Child and Youth Care, Counseling, Psychology, Mental Health)
  • Specialized skills to support students presenting with mental health and behavior needs
  • Level 1 First Aid and CPR Certificate
  • Valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s License
  • Working knowledge of computer hardware and software
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to be quick thinking and extremely flexible when de-escalating physical and verbal and conflicts

* Or equivalent combination of training and experience.


  • Restitution levels 1, 2, and 3, and
  • Non-Physical Crisis Intervention Training

To Apply

To apply please register with Make a Future or to send us your application via email, please visit www.sd63.bc.ca/careers for contact details. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Posted On
May 12, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Part Time
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Multiple locations
$28.22 per hour
Employment Start Date
September 05, 2023
Mandatory Document
  • Resume