Certified Education Assistant

Job Code: 3294841

Job Description

The Catholic Independent Schools of the Nelson Diocese (CISND), hosts six elementary schools, and one high school. The diocese is located in the beautiful Okanagan and Kootenay regions of British Columbia. We are committed to hiring qualified employees who are dedicated to education in the Roman Catholic tradition.

Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School (West Kelowna) invites applications at this time for:

Certified Education Assistant

Effective: 2023-2024 School Year

Our Lady of Lourdes School provides students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 excellent academics in small class sizes, while emphasizing Christian values in all our programs. Each student is supported to grow and develop to the best of his/her potential in body, mind and spirit through enriching programs offered in a safe and nurturing environment. We are looking for a highly dedicated Certified Educational Assistant for temporary coverage (possibly leading to full time) to join our close-knit family community for daily support in our classrooms.

Preference will be given to candidates with the following qualifications:

  • Commitment to Catholic Education
  • Identification with and participation in the life of a Catholic parish
  • Training specific to the role (Educational Assistant)
  • Additional training in Applied Behavioral Analysis/Intervention, Autism Spectrum Disorder and CPI are an asset
  • Successful Educational Assistant experience
  • Ability to foster a positive working relationship with children and families, colleagues and administration
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to use discretion when dealing with confidential matters
  • First Aid Training Certificate is an asset

In order to be considered for any position with CISND, the application must be complete. If you are not able to provide the documentation, please provide a reason in your cover letter. Do not submit reference letters.

The following is to be included in your application:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume listing special certificates, licenses, honours and awards (for the position being advertised)
  • Certificates and Post Secondary Transcripts (for the position being advertised)
  • Evaluation report from employer/practicum supervisor
  • CISND Pastoral Reference form

Catholic Applicants must include:

  • Certificate of Catholic baptism or RCIA Certificate
  • Certificate of Catholic marriage, if applicable

As a condition of employment, successful candidates must complete Diocesan Safe Environment training and will be required to submit the following:

  • Photocopy of Canadian Birth Certificate or Canadian Passport (documentation to indicate you are legally entitled to work in Canada).
  • Social Insurance Number
  • Photocopy of Driver's License

Posted On
May 16, 2023
Closing Date & Time
June 30, 2023 06:00 PM PST/PDT

Job Type
Full Time, Part Time, Contract
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
West Kelowna
Our Lady of Lourdes Elementary School (West Kelowna)
Employment Start Date
September 01, 2023
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Certificates & Diplomas
  • Pastoral References