CERTIFIED EDUCATION ASSISTANT (CEA)
AVAILABILITY: FULL-TIME, PART-TIME, CASUAL
WAGE RATE: $27.96 per hour
POSITION DURATION: 10 months
BENEFIT PLAN: Extended health, dental, life insurance, pension plan, short and long term disability
ABOUT US: Central Okanagan Public Schools provides education services to 24,000 students with over 3,600 employees and 47 schools sites in the communities of Peachland, West Kelowna, Kelowna, Lake Country and Oyama.
Central Okanagan Public Schools is a progressive leader in education where students learn in a safe, inclusive, equitable, and inspirational learning environment and develop the attributes and competencies to flourish in a global community. We create an environment where everyone feels safe, welcome, valued, and empowered to do their best.
JOIN OUR TEAM: Come be a part educational excellence where you can progress your career, take advantage of a robust benefit plan and a wide range of continuous learning opportunities. We offer flexible hours and ample time off including summer and winter/spring breaks. A rewarding career with Okanagan Public Schools is within your reach – we want to hear from you!
We are looking for a Certified Education Assistant (CEA) to assist and support students in the K-12 education system who have a variety of academic, physical, social, and emotional diverse abilities.
• Under the direction of the Resource Teacher, the school-based CEA will assist with and support student(s) by working together in a team environment, tutor students, modify and prepare specialized teaching materials, compile and update student records, and monitor student behavior.
• This position may be required to transport and accompany students as described in the IEP(s), and as covered by school district Field Trip Policy. Some of these activities may include swimming, hiking, skiing, etc.
• The CEA may be required to assist with lifting, feeding, personal care (toileting), and supervision for special needs students in the school, as requested by Principal and/or Resource Teacher.
Successful completion of Grade 12 and a Certified Education Assistant program Equivalent qualifications will be considered if you have relevant post-secondary education and current working experience supporting children, youth and adults with diverse abilities and needs.
This 10-month position offers a wage rate of $26.18 per hour, as well as a comprehensive benefits plan, including extended health and dental care, and participation in Municipal Pension Plan. CEA's giving personal care to students will be paid at a higher rate at $28.07 per hour.
APPLY ONLINE: Qualified candidates are invited to apply, complete with cover letter, resume (outlining relevant background and work experience), three (3) professional references, CEA certificate and transcripts, practicum report, and relevant proof of qualifications, including a copy of Grade 12 diploma.
It is acknowledged that Central Okanagan Public Schools operates within the traditional unceded territory of the Okanagan Syilx peoples.