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Posted: 
2021-09-22
Job Type: 
Full Time
Employment length: 
Permanent
Language requirements: 
English
Education requirements: 
Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
Job experience: 
1 year to less than 2 years
Job industry: 
Education
Job Location: 
North Vancouver

Temporary EDUCATION ASSISTANT (EA)

Handsworth Secondary School 16.95 Hours per week, School Term/Job Share

Immediately until June 30, 2022

WHO WE ARE

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.

THE ROLE

The Education Assistant position is a specialized role that assists students and supports the teacher in attending to the personal care, educational and development needs of students who have unique and significant physical, mental, behavioural, emotional or learning style differences. This position provides assistance by performing a variety of tasks that are determined by the needs of the student or groups, so that each situation will be as unique as the student(s) being assisted. In addition, some employees will be required to bring specialized skills to assist students who are visually or hearing impaired, those with chronic health and physical disability issues, and those who are severely behaviourly disordered. This work requires considerable initiative, emotional stability, empathy and understanding of the many and varied issues these students face. This role requires sound judgement in dealing with a variety of situations and is under the general supervision of a teacher(s). Work performance for this role is reviewed and evaluated by an administrator in terms of the effectiveness of services provided to students and staff.

WHAT WE REQUIRE

Considerable knowledge of: the methods and practices related to the learning style and other needs of students with special needs

the academic course content and non-academic programs as required for assigned students

behaviour theories, behaviour intervention strategies, anger management/conflict resolution techniques and situational safety assessment may be requiredAbility to: implement student Individual Educational Plan (IEP), Individual Care Plan, academic and other individual programs

administer basic first aid

monitor, adapt and respond to meet the varying medical, physical, educational, and other needs of students

function cooperatively with staff and others, and to maintain effective relationships with special needs students

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

Sufficient strength and agility to physically assist students with special needsDESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE Completion of the 12th grade or equivalent

Basic first aid

Education Assistant certificate, or equivalent training in psychiatric nursing, practical nursing or child care

Two years prior related experience working with children or young adults with special needs, including behavioral disorders in an educational, institutional, group home setting or support worker capacity

Or an equivalent combination of training and experience

Preference will be given to those with an Education Assistant (EA) Certificate or equivalent

This is a temporary, unionized position and the current rate of pay is $30.75 per hour. ** 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.**

Applying to this posting is a two-step process: Create your profile on Make A Future,

To apply click "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.

*All applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada without sponsorship.

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.

All candidates are required to submit to a BC Ministry Criminal Record Check and a local Police Criminal Record Check as condition of employment.