We invite applications for the position of:
S2223-235 – Temporary Education Assistant: Secondary – Lifeskills, 28.75 hours per week, Monday through Friday. The current rate of pay is $26.46 per hour plus 15.5% in lieu of benefits.
Grade 12 education supplemented by Human Services Worker program certificate and Autism training such as Provincial Outreach Program for Autism & Related Disorders (POPARD); valid Food Safe Level 1 certification is preferred; valid Crisis Prevention
Intervention (CPI) certification, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) training and experience with Assistive Technology such as Augmentative Communication are preferred; one year recent experience supporting students with a variety of learning and behavioural needs such as those with chronic health and physical impairments, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, learning and intellectual disabilities; valid Class 5 B.C. driver’s license and license appropriate to the type of
equipment/vehicle being operated and a personal vehicle available for use on the job; ability to work effectively with staff and students; willingness to work in an inclusionary setting supporting differentiated instruction with adapted and modified curriculum; meets the physical requirements of the position including lifting up to 50 pounds, as well as bending, pushing and pulling; ability to work independently and as a member of a team; excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Duties are performed under the supervision of the school Principal, Vice Principal and the Principal of Inclusive Education or designate; follows the guidance and leadership of the Lifeskills teacher, and district support teacher; provides support to individual
students or small groups of students across multiple settings at the secondary level; provides support for classroom instruction, activities of daily living, and behaviour support for low incidence students in accordance with the individual education plan; adapts assignments as directed by the teacher to meet individual student needs; carries out personal and health care routines as directed; provides information to school based team, itinerant staff or relevant agency personnel as requested by School/Program Leaders; facilitates inclusion of students with special needs into a variety of core and elective classes; commitment to building positive relationship with teen age and young adult students; assists students in off-site program and work experience as required; participates in student observation, data collection and the implementation of the individual education and behaviour plans; follows proper work procedures, observes all regulations pertinent to the work, maintains a good working relationship with other employees, and cooperates in maintaining a healthy learning and working environment; performs other related duties as assigned by the Supervisor; student supervision as required by the Principal or Vice Principal.
Located at Ecole Mark R. Isfeld Secondary or Lake Trail Community School
School District 71 welcomes diverse candidates and encourages applications from members of groups experiencing barriers to equity. As an inclusive learning community we are committed to actively creating and fostering a culture of inclusivity where voices are heard, people are seen, and values are respected. We care about the uniqueness of our applicants, employees, students and community, and we do so in a safe space fueled by curiosity and acceptance. Persons with disabilities who anticipate needing accommodations for any part of the application and hiring process may contact: [email protected] and we will work with you to meet your needs.
Qualified candidates are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a cover letter, resume with supporting documentation and three (3) professional references through www.makeafuture.ca/comox-valley. Only applicants with a complete application package may be considered.
We sincerely thank all applicants for considering us an employer of choice. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. The successful applicant will be subject to the terms of the Criminal Review Act.
Thank you for your interest in School District 71 (Comox Valley)
An Equal Opportunity Employer