Special Education Assistant

Job Code: 3394117

Job Details

The Langley School District is situated on the traditional unceded territories of the Matsqui, Kwantlen, Katzie, and Semiahmoo First Nations. At Langley School District, we prioritize student success through a holistic approach to education, valuing both academic achievement and personal growth. Our dedicated team of educators, support staff, and administrators work collaboratively to create dynamic learning experiences that inspire curiosity, critical thinking, and creativity.

Joining our team means becoming part of a supportive community that celebrates diversity, innovation, and collaboration. Whether you're a seasoned educator or embarking on your journey in the field of education, Langley School District offers ample opportunities for professional growth and development.

Are you interested in a rewarding career supporting K to Grade 12 students in public schools? Qualified Special Education Assistants (SEAs) are in high demand and there are many opportunities in our growing community. Working with a team in a supportive environment, SEAs build strong connections with students to enhance their academic and social/emotional growth and independence.

SEAs work collaboratively with teachers and other professionals and paraprofessionals assisting with implementation of individual education plans, learning and behavioral support, personal care and a variety of other duties. Once hired, a casual employee can view all internal postings for Term and Continuing positions and has the contractual right to post into vacancies to secure more consistent and/or guaranteed hours.

POSTING DETAILS

  • Position - Special Education Assistant
  • Start Date - As soon as possible (flexible)
  • Schedule - Casual / On Call (hours vary)
  • Location(s) - Varied

PREFERRED INSTITUTES

We hire Special Education Assistants who have completed programs at the following institutions; however, we may consider candidates from other institutions if the applicant has additional SEA school-based experience (beyond a practicum).

  • Delta’s DTAC Program
  • Douglas College
  • Kwantlen Polytechnic
  • Langara College
  • Ridge Meadows College
  • Sprott Shaw College
  • Stenberg College
  • Surrey Community College

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Grade 12 graduation and possession of a Special Education Teacher Assistant Certificate, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Ability to be flexible to meet the varying academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students.
  • Emergency First Aid Certificate (or Standard First Aid) including sufficient medical knowledge to effectively cope with seizures.
  • Ability to interact with the students in an effective manner.
  • Ability to communicate effectively using tact, discretion, and diplomacy in contacts of a difficult or specialized nature.
  • Ability to determine, judge and select appropriate course of action within limits of established methods and procedures.
  • Working knowledge of behaviour management techniques and task analysis techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of computers.
  • Physical ability to perform the required duties.
  • Completion of the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) training on Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD) and Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA). These certifications are required for term and continuing positions.

For your application to be considered, all required documents must be included:

  • Resume and cover letter
  • Certification as an EA / Letter of Completion (stating that you have met all graduation requirements of the program)
  • Copy of your transcript (official or unofficial) from your EA program
  • A report from your practicum (if completed within the last 2 years)
  • Email addresses for a minimum of three references (ideally, supervisors from your most recent/relevant role/practicum)
  • Proof of high school graduation (or completion of other post-secondary education)
  • Valid/Current first aid certification (proof of registration for the course can serve as a placeholder for your application; however, you need to complete the course prior to beginning work in the district)
  • ASD / ABA certifications from POPARD (for Term or Continuing positions)

For applicants who are in the process of completing their program, some of the above documents may be 'pending' at the time of submission; however, the application will still be considered. Please upload a blank document to meet the submission requirements of the platform to proceed with your application.

PLEASE NOTE

  • In accordance with the Criminal Record Review Act, successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Record Check prior to employment.
  • We thank you for your interest in the Langley School District; however, only those persons selected for interviews will be contacted.


Posted On
June 27, 2024
Closing Date & Time
Ongoing

Job Type
Full Time, Contract, Occasional
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
City
Langley
School/Location
Multiple locations
Salary
$32.55 per hour
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Additional Documents
  • Certificates & Diplomas