Education Assistant – CASUAL

Full Time

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District Overview

Driven by our goal of having students thrive in their personal achievements, Saanich Schools provides challenging and engaging educational programs within a safe and nurturing learning environment for the 8,000 students who live and learn here. Our school district is comprised of 18 schools with the singular focus of delivering high quality education so our students can realize their personal goals which include post-secondary and employment opportunities around Canada and the world. Our staff of over 1,300 caring professionals are here to make dreams turn into reality.

Current Shift: This is a casual position working on an as-needed basis. Candidate should be available to work up to 27.5 hours per week, Monday to Friday, 10 months per year while regular classes are in session.

Opportunities exist to apply on internal job postings as they come available.

Pay Rate: $27.64

JOB DESCRIPTION

POSITION

Education Assistant – Learning Services

SUMMARY

Under direction of a teacher or School Administrator, provides support to students with social, emotional, physical and academic needs.

DUTIES

Implements Individual Education Plans (IEPs) by assisting the team with planning, researching, adapting and collecting materials

Provides direct educational classroom support to students in various classrooms

Participates as a member of the School Based Team to plan for, implement and evaluate the

social, emotional, physical and academic needs of students

Collects student learning and behavioural data (eg. records, reports, plans, including functional assessment data)

Assists students during dysregulation using non-violent crisis intervention strategies

Monitor and supports students’ behaviour during daily arrival, class changes, dismissal, in lunchroom and playground and on field trips and a variety of settings in the community

Assists school and district staff in evaluating students for social, emotional, physical and academic progress

Observes, monitors and documents health, behavioural and academic changes/progress of student(s), emotional, physical and academic needs

Assists students in carrying out programs as set out by District Staff (e.g. Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Pathologist and Psychologist)

Uses computers and specialized equipment to provide support and instruction

Provides augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) to students using specialized equipment and resources (e.g. computers, F.M., switches, communication boards, basic sign language, oral interpretive skills); troubleshoots and programs such equipment

Provides information to appropriate staff regarding student specific program needs (e.g. safety, health, academic, emotional and social needs)

Dispenses medications and carries out procedures as outlined in the health care plan or the Medication Administration Form

Acts as an advocate for student(s) and assists with communication

Advises supervisor of any unusual student comments or behaviour patterns

Supports students in the development of self-esteem, personal skills, hobbies and interests

Provides life skills training (e.g. hygiene, cooking, shopping, banking, working)

Provides support with mobility, lifts and transfers, and personal care (e.g. toileting, menses, clothing, catheterization, oral and tube feeds, diapers)

Assists with the behavior support of students (e.g. clarify expected behaviour, support self-regulation, develop social skills)

Assists students during times of dysregulation using non-physical crisis intervention strategies

Monitors student work and assists students with work completion.

Monitors class/students when teacher is out of the room for short periods of time

Transports and supports student(s) at community-based activities

Organizes and monitors the safe arrival, departure and emergency evacuation and care of students by maintaining site, road and traffic safety procedures

Provides preventative and emergency response care for students as outlined in the Health Care Plan (e.g. seizures, choking, other health problems)

Compiles information and materials for meetings with parents and school/district staff and participates in same

Follows District Policy and Procedures related to privacy and confidentiality

* Performs other assigned duties that are within the area of knowledge and skills required by the job

description.

QUALIFICATIONS

Grade 12

Education Assistant and Community Support Worker Certificate, or equivalent

One year related experience in a supervised work environment

Specialized relevant skills (e.g. POPARD Intro to ASD, Behaviour Support, Non-Violent Intervention, Basic Sign Language)

Level One First Aid and CPR Certificate

Valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s License (where transportation of students is required)

Working knowledge of computer software and hardware

Demonstrated use of alternative communication strategies and effective behaviour intervention

* Or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

To Apply

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