Special Education Assistant

Job Code: 3394117

Job Description

Special Education Assistant

The Langley School District is situated on the traditional unceded territories of the Matsqui, Kwantlen, Katzie, and Semiahmoo First Nations. We are an innovative, inspiring, and unified learning community committed to the Core Values: Integrity, Courage, Excellence, and Community. Our district mission to inspire all learners to reach their full potential and to create a positive legacy for the future is demonstrated both in and out the classroom. We offer a broad range of innovative programs and services to support the learning of our students and staff in 30 elementary, 5 middle, and 9 Secondary schools which are home to over 22,000 students.


POSITION: Special Education Assistant
Job type: Casual, and Term positions

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 para-professionals assisting with implementation of individual education programs, learning and behavioral support, personal care and a variety of other duties. Once hired as casual employees, SEAs can apply as internal applicants to posted positions. Successful applicants will be members of CUPE Local 1260.

We hire Special Education Assistants who have completed certificate programs at the following institutes:

•Kwantlen Polytechnic

•Surrey College

•Stenberg College

•Delta DTAC Program

•Douglas College

•Langara College

We will consider applications from individuals who have completed Special Education Assistant programs elsewhere and have SEA school-based experience.


  • Grade 12 graduation and possession of a Special Education Teacher Assistant Certificate, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Completion of the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders Training on Autism Spectrum Disorders and Applied Behavior Analysis.
  • Ability to be flexible to meet the varying academic, social, emotional and behavioral needs of students.
  • Emergency First Aid Certificate desirable 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.

For your application to be considered, all required documents must be included with the application which include:

  • Resume
  • Cover letter
  • Education Assistant Certificate
  • Transcript
  • Practicum reports if completed EA program within the last year
  • High School Diploma (eg Dogwood) or post secondary **Required Document**
  • First Aid Certificate

Qualified applicants may apply by clicking "apply online" below. Please ensure to upload your resume and cover letter.

Rate of pay: $29.89/hour plus a comprehensive benefit package.


  • In accordance with the Criminal Record Review Act, successful applicants will be required to consent to a Criminal Record Search 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
May 04, 2023
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time, Contract, Occasional
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Multiple locations
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Additional Documents
  • Certificates & Diplomas