Permanent Education Assistant On-Call Positions - School and Student Support A

Job Code: 3265075

Job Description

The Vancouver Board of Education welcomes applications for:

Permanent Education Assistant On-Call

(School & Student Support A, SSA, EA)

Location: School TBA

September to June each year

$31.67 per hour, 6.5 hours/day, 5 days/week

Extensive Benefits Package, Municipal Pension Plan

For more information about the role of an EA (SSA) within the VSB see the following videos provided by Langara College: Role of an On-Call SSA, Role of an EA in a Secondary School, Secondary Life Skills

Only applicants who are fully qualified will be considered for this position

With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓ speaking people of xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish) Nation, and səlilwətaɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation.

The Vancouver School Board (VSB) is an exciting, progressive, and dynamic school district providing a rich array of educational opportunities for learners from kindergarten to adult. VSB has 110 educational sites and more than 8,000 employees, represented by 14 bargaining units and exempt staff. Vancouver schools have an excellent reputation as being diverse and inclusive. VSB enrolls nearly 50,000 students of which, nearly 5% identify as being of Indigenous ancestry. VSB respects, prioritizes, and supports Indigenous ways of knowing and learning.

The District welcomes qualified applicants who value equity and diversity as essential to excellence. The distinct makeup of the VSB community strives to support the inclusion of all voices. You may wish to share some lived experiences that demonstrate your connections to our diverse student community.

In this position, you will:

  • Provide SSA support to assist school as assigned
  • Under the direction of a senior member of the team, implement individual programs and contracts for students who are unable to function in a regular classroom setting
  • Evaluate and maintain records of student progress and discuss any changes to be made to to their program
  • Support parent engagement by organizing workshops and events
  • Coordinate with community agencies as required
  • Organize and participate in a variety of field trips, sports, social, recreational and craft activities
  • Support students in community-based work experience, travel training, and relevant community outings
  • Support students with social/emotional challenges and with unexpected behaviours (physical/verbal)
  • Prepare instructional aid materials
  • Perform other work within the job band as required


  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Completion of a Special Education Assistant program or related field and over two (2) months of experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Lift and position students up to 35 pounds
  • Run after a student to avert them from danger
  • Provide personal care (including diaper changes, feeding etc)
  • Available to work full-time Monday to Friday
  • Where applicable, must possess or be willing to obtain an Occupational First Aid Certificate and will be required to perform Occupational First Aid duties if assigned by the Principal. OFA attendants may, at the direction of Employee Services, be required to perform emergency coverage at other locations
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both oral and written
  • The following are an asset:
    • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training (e.g., CPI or MANDT)
    • An excellent practicum or work evaluation
    • Experience using techniques of Applied Behaviour Analysis
    • Completion of POPARD coursework
    • Ability to speak a second language

Your application must include:

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • A copy of your Work Permit or PR Card (if you are not a Canadian Citizen)
  • Reports/Evaluations: Recent EA graduates must include all Practicum Reports
  • References -name, phone number and email address of direct supervisors
    • Recent EA Graduates (5 in total) :

1. Supervisors from your practicum(s) and

2. Supervisor/Manager from your last two places of employment

    • Experienced EAs: current Principal, Vice Principal and previous Administrator and/or your most recent employer. We do not accept friends or teaching colleagues as references.

This posting is ongoing until filled. Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible. Please note, only candidates shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.

Itinerant Assignment:
A School & Student Support worker is hired to work throughout the Vancouver School District and not for a particular school or a restricted set of duties. Although in posted vacancies specific reference may be made to a school and to the duties associated with that assignment, Employee Services may transfer staff within the system in certain circumstances as deemed appropriate.

Note for current VSB Employees:
This position is available to on-call employees only. Successful candidates will be assigning jobs within the District as necessary.

We do not notify unsuccessful applicants or respond to inquiries regarding the status of an application. Applicants will be contacted directly if we are interested in moving forward or if an application requires additional information.


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Posted On
September 17, 2023
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Multiple locations
$31.67/hour + benefits
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately