This position is assigned to the school based team to provide support for students. Working under the supervision of the Principal/Vice Principal, and under the general direction of a teacher, the Education Assistant will work directly with students to assist with social, emotional, behavioural, physical and academic needs. This is position includes supervision of students in non-classroom times such as before school, recess, lunch period, and/or after school. Food safe course completion would be an asset.
This position is due to a transfer.
LIF to be added to hours for the year.
Responsibilities will vary and may include the following:
- facilitating student learning individually or in small groups
- documenting daily progress and assisting in the collection of data for the purpose of evaluating student progress
- supporting students in learning social behaviour or life skills
- supporting students who have intense, aggressive/non-compliant behaviour through the guiding principles of positive behaviour support
- carrying out personal and health care routines i.e. assisting in the student's personal care such as feeding, dressing, toiletting, physical support and lifting
- supporting learning and skill development activities in worksite and community based settings
- providing information to teachers for home/school, formal/informal communications while maintaining confidentiality
- monitoring and assisting students during unstructured time such as recess, lunch hour, before and after school periods and between classes
- attending meetings as part of the school based team
- using a wide range of equipment including adaptive technology, augmentative communication devices and computer software
- demonstrating a positive and respectful working relationship as part of a collaborative team
College of the Rockies SPEDA Course; Selkirk College Classroom and Community Support Worker (CCSW) Program and/or equivalent college program or minimum of one (1) year college level training in the Human Services field with a focus on training in behaviour management and students with special needs. Demonstrated evidence of a successful practicum completion is required.
Preferred Qualifications (training will be provided as required):
· current autism training (e.g. POPARD Level 1 or equivalent) **
· non-violent crisis intervention training(e.g. MANDT)
**If you are currently employed as an Education Assistant in School District #8, opportunities to access autism training will be provided during non-instructional time.
For further clarification refer to: Roles and Responsibilities of Teachers and Teacher Assistants/Education Assistants: (BCTF/CUPEJoint Paper) http://www.bctf.ca/uploadedFiles/Public/Issues/InclusiveEd/RolesandResponsibilitiesTeachersTAs.pdf
SD8 EDUCATION ASSISTANT JOB DESCRIPTION:
The incumbent is assigned to the school based team to provide specialized support for students with identified special needs as directed by the Principal. Must be flexible in assignments. It is expected that all employees will follow district communication protocols and maintain confidentiality. The ability to communicate and work as a team player is essential.
1. College of the Rockies SPEDA course; Selkirk College Classroom and Community Support Worker Program and/or equivalent College Program recognized by other School Districts in the Province, or a minimum of one (1) year college level training in the Human Services field with a focus on training in behaviour management, students with special needs.
2. Ability to work effectively with students and adults.
3. Ability to communicate appropriately with other staff members, students and parents as directed.
4. Ability to be part of a collaborative team, maintaining a professional attitude and confidentiality in working relationships with all school personnel, students, parents and the public.
5. Ability to work as part of school based planning team as required – see Special Services District Handbook – page 7 and Collective Agreement – page 101.
6. Ability to be flexible and work with minimal supervision.
7. May be required to dispense approved medications as prescribed by the student’s doctor in accordance with Board Policy No. 310 (September 22, 1998) and be required to sign Request for Medication Form attached thereto. Training will be provided.
8. Ability to work with non-compliant students in a non-confrontational manner.
9. Training in non-violent crisis intervention will be provided.
10. Child-related team requirements and special skills needed will be identified for special assignments. Any special skills required will be outlined on the specific Job Duties portion of the Job Description.
11. May be required to have a valid B.C. (Class 5) Driver’s License.
12. Must have understanding and knowledge of safe work practices.
13. Perform other job related duties as may be assigned.
Noon Hour Supervisor
An employee who, under direction of the Principal, or designate, supervises students, in indoor and outdoor settings.
1. Communicates effectively with excellent inter-personal skills.
2. Acts with authority, tact and diplomacy.
3. Works with non-compliant students in a non-confrontational manner. Training in non-violent crisis intervention will be provided.
4. Part of a collaborative team, maintaining a professional attitude and confidentiality in working relationships with all school personnel, and students.
5. Provides care to designated students’ medical needs as directed by a health professional where the consequences for error are not life threatening in accordance with Board Policy No. 310 and be required to sign Request for Medication Form attached thereto. Training will be provided.
6. Must have understanding and knowledge of safe work practices and follows the Independent Learning Services Education Assistant Handbook and student safety plan.
7. Renders emergency assistance and/or follows emergency protocols.
8. Reports site safe concerns.
9. Performs other job related duties as may be assigned.
For questions please contact Principal, Dan Rude at firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-352-5538.
School District 8 supports equity hiring for Indigenous applicants.
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