Education Assistant – Various Locations

Full Time


The Vancouver Board of Education welcomes applications for:

Education Assistant – Various Locations

(School & Student Support A)

Start Date : Immediately

Locations : Strathcona Elementary, Hastings Elementary, Sexsmith Elementary, Mount Pleasant Elementary, Simon Fraser Elementary, Chief Maquinna Elementary, Van Horne Elementary, Laurier Elementary, and Norma Rose Point School

Position Type : Permanent/Continuing

Working Months : September to June each year

Hours : 6.5 hours per day

Salary : $31.67 per hour

+ Extensive Benefits Package & Municipal Pension Plan

At the VSB, we are proud to provide exceptional learning experiences for students. As a large, urban school district, the VSB is one of Canada’s most diverse school systems.

With deep gratitude and respect, we are honoured to be learning and unlearning on the ancestral and unceded lands of the x?m?θk??y? ?m (Musqueam), S?wxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) & s?lilw?ta? (Tsleil-Waututh Nation). We embrace Indigenous ways of knowing and learning and work to expand Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum and within our 107 schools and programs, where more than 50,000 students learn and grow.

Equity and inclusivity are at the forefront of our approach to education. More than 7,700 staff work to create learning environments where every student thrives by prioritizing students’ needs, applying evidence-informed practices and building relationships.

The VSB’s culture reflects the diversity of our city. Students enrolled in the VSB come from varied backgrounds and lived experiences and are encouraged to explore and share their unique selves and gifts. Our commitment to students goes beyond academics. Students’ overall well-being and sense of belonging are equally important.

We strive to build a school system where every student can be their authentic self and succeed throughout their learning journey. In doing this work, we champion equity and accountability by making evidence-based decisions. As a learning organization, humility is our guidepost as we seek to continually improve student outcomes in service to them, their families, and the broader community. Our work is guided by the VSB Education Plan and grounded in the embedded equity statement.

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In this position, you will:

Provide school & student 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; discuss with team members any changes which may be made to an individual student’s program

Support parent engagement by organizing workshops and events

Coordinate with community agencies as required

Organize and participate in a wide variety of field trips, sports, social, recreational and craft activities

Support students in community-based programming such as work experience, travel training, and relevant community outings

Provide support to students with respect to their social and emotional problems

Supervise students, as required, and deal with disciplinary problems as they occur

Prepare instructional aid materials; set up and operates instructional aid equipment

Perform other work within the job band as required


Completion of Grade 12

Completion of a recognized Special Education Assistant program or related field and over two (2) months of experience OR an equivalent combination of training and experience

Sound knowledge of the issues and needs in educating students with intellectual, behavioural and/or physical challenges and educational/developmental psychology and behaviour management

Ability to effectively assist educators in behaviour management, individual skill development and the integration process

Required to provide personal assistance to meet students’ needs and able to lift and position students of varying weights

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

Must be willing to obtain Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training (e.g., CPI or MANDT)

The following are considered to be an asset:

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


Reports/Evaluations: Recent EA graduates must include all Practicum Reports

References (3 minimum) including the 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.

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.

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



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