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Full Time
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Language requirements: 
Education requirements: 
Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
Job experience: 
1 year to less than 2 years
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Job Location: 
North Vancouver
Behaviour Support Worker

Handsworth Secondary School - 32.5 hours/week, School-term




From coastal beaches to mountain

forests, North Vancouver School District the natural place to learn

provides world-class instruction and a rich diversity of engaging programs to

inspire success for every student. Our 25 elementary and 7 secondary

schools, 2600 staff and 16,000 students offer a safe and nurturing

environment based on trust, respect, responsibility and collaboration. We are

looking for enthusiastic and positive individuals to learn, share and grow with

us in the natural place to work.



is specialized work supporting severely behaviorally disordered students. An employee of this class provides assistance

throughout the School District by performing a variety of behavior management

tasks with an individual or groups of students.

These tasks are determined by the needs of the individual or groups, so

that each situation will be as unique as the student(s) they are

assisting. Employees will be required to

bring specialized skills, to assist students who are severely behaviorally

disordered and to support the teachers and staff who work with them. The work requires considerable initiative,

emotional stability, empathy and understanding of the many and varied issues

these students face. This position

requires sound judgment in dealing with a variety of situations under the

general supervision of a teacher(s).

Work performance is reviewed and evaluated by an administrator in terms

of effective services rendered to students and staff.


Considerable knowledge of: behaviour theories, behaviour intervention strategies, anger management/conflict resolution techniques and situational safety assessments are required.

methods and procedures in controlling and regulating the behaviour of students.

stress management techniques.

the methods and practices related to the learning style and other needs of students with special needs. Working knowledge of : the academic course content and non academic programs as required for assigned students.

child development.Ability to: assist develop and implement student Modified Behaviour Plan.

perform a variety of record keeping tasks, including the collection and monitoring of data.

establish and maintain effective relationships with students with special needs.

function cooperatively with staff, professional personnel and parents.

monitor, adapt and respond to meet the varying medical, physical, educational, social, emotional and behavioural needs of students.

administer basic first aid.

utilize a computer and educational software applications, audio visual equipment and other educational equipment as necessary.

Sufficient strength and agility to physically assist students with special needs.REQUIRED LICENSES, CERTIFICATES and REGISTRATIONS Education

Assistant Certificate or equivalent.


Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) Certificate.


Crisis Intervention Certificate.DESIRED TRAINING and EXPERIENCE Completion of the 12th grade or equivalent

Education Assistant Certificate plus basic first aid

Successful completion of courses in severe behavior management e.g. Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD), Non Violent Crisis Intervention or Second Step Programs, or training in one of the following, psychiatric nursing, practical nursing or child care.

Minimum three years experience, including at least one year working with severely behaviourally disordered students or an equivalent combination of training and experience.This is a unionized

position and is 32.5 hours per week, School-term.

The current rate of pay is $31.33 per


All candidates are required to submit to a BC Ministry Criminal Record

Check and a local Police Criminal Record Check as condition of employment and all applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada without sponsorship.

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To apply clicking "APPLY ONLINE" at the bottom of the posting.At the North Vancouver School District, our values guide what we do. We support diversity and inclusion in our workplaces and schools; we welcome and respect the diverse backgrounds, experiences and talents of all our employees and students.

We value the opportunity to learn, share and grow on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish people, specifically the Skwxw7mesh Nation and Tsleil-Waututh Nation.** The North Vancouver School District values the time you have taken to submit your application; however, only those applicants selected to move forward will be contacted.**