Casual Education Assistant

Job Code: 3594584

Job Description

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About New Westminster Schools

Serving the community of New Westminster, the New Westminster School District provides high quality educational programs to over 7,000 students in a variety of learning environments. New Westminster is in the center of Metro Vancouver between the larger communities of Burnaby, Coquitlam, Surrey, and Richmond. Despite its location the city is relatively small and has retained a strong sense of history and community. The total population is approximately 82,000 and expected to grow to 104,000 by 2041. District schools are in general, fully subscribed, and a steady increase in student enrolment is expected over the next ten years.

New Westminster School District has a rich tapestry of cultures, backgrounds and needs. Together, we are a caring, inclusive, and committed learning community dedicated to supporting each of our unique learners.

Job Function:

  • Reports to the school principal or designate
  • Provides direct educational support to students in various classrooms
  • Supports students through direct supervision in a variety of settings
  • Assists students with adaptive skills
  • Actively involved with students in a variety of settings
  • Prepares adapted and modified educational materials
  • Expected to provide personal care assistance including but not limited to lifting, feeding, toileting, etc.
  • Works with students who have a delegated care plan through Nursing Support Services
  • Other related duties as required


  • Grade 12 graduation
  • Education Assistant certificate or diploma from a recognized college, 2 year diploma preferred
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training
  • Special education/child care related experience
  • Must acquire specific skills related to a special needs child
  • Training and extensive behaviour management experience working with children with autism preferred
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with staff, students and the community
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to understand and effectively carry out oral and written instructions

Hours of Work & Salary:

  • Shifts range from 4-6 hours per day, while school is in session
  • $33.53 per hour (+ $0.15/hour Labour Market Adjustment)

Application Process:

To apply for this position, click on the APPLY ONLINE button. Please include your resume, including copies of certificates or diplomas and references.

Note: Faxed resumes will not be accepted. The successful applicant will be required to consent to a Criminal Records Search prior to employment. New Westminster Schools values the time you have taken to submit your application; however, only those applicants selected to move forward will be contacted. To all others, thank you for your interest.

The New Westminster School District recognizes and acknowledges the Qayqayt First Nation, as well as all Coast Salish peoples, on whose traditional and unceded territories we live, we learn, we play and we do our work.

New Westminster Schools welcomes and encourages applications from women, visible minorities, indigenous persons, persons with disabilities, persons of any sexual orientation, any gender identity or gender expression. If you require an accommodation through our hiring process, please include your request in the application email to

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Posted On
September 13, 2023
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
New Westminster
Multiple locations
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Additional Documents
  • Certificates & Diplomas