Temporary Learning Assistant (Braille) – W.H. Croxford School

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Airdrie

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Temporary Learning Assistant (Braille) – W.H. Croxford School

Company Overview

As a rapidly growing school division in Alberta, Rocky View Schools (RVS) supports the educational needs of more than 28,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12 in 52 schools to ensure they learn, belong and succeed.

RVS is situated on the traditional territories of the Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta including the Siksikaitsitapi (Siksika, Kainai, Piikani, Amskapi Pikuni), the Tsuut’ina, the Îyâxe Nakoda Nations (Bearspaw, Chiniki, Goodstoney), and the Métis Nation of Alberta Region 3.

Our team is committed to creating positive, safe and inclusive environments for students to learn and for staff to work together. RVS encourages applications from individuals who can help shape and embody our core values of Leadership, People, Community and Innovation, and support our vision that RVS is a world-class learning organization where all students achieve their absolute best.

The Opportunity

RVS invites applications for a temporary, full-time (30 hrs/wk) Learning Assistant (Braille) position starting immediately and ending June 28, 2024 at W.H. Croxford School . The Learning Assistant plays a vital role in supporting the diverse needs of learners within the classroom, school, and community settings throughout Rocky View Schools (RVS). Reporting to the Principal, the Learning Assistant collaborates with teachers to adapt and implement programs for students with complex needs, with a focus on promoting their health, learning, and independence.

This position will require Literary Grade II braille

and will be provided an additional allowance of $175.00 per bi-weekly pay

period.

W.H. Croxford High School, located in the City of Airdrie, serves students from grades 9-12. Information regarding this school may be found at

Responsibilities Include

Provides assistance to students as identified in their individualized plans including those students

who require additional types of supports such as personal, medical care, and safety needs

Implements and reinforces strategies as directed by the teacher(s) and identified in student

Personalized Learning Plan (PLP), Individualized Program Plans (IPP), Behaviour Support Plans

(BSP), safety plans, and medical plans, in programming for the diverse needs of students

Records observations and other data on behavioral challenges and creates records that can be

used to support positive behavior strategies for students

Participates in collaborative planning meetings for IPP’s or SSP’s as requested

Provides assistance with preparation of individualized program materials under the direction of

the classroom teacher/student support teacher

Actively promotes student learning and independence

Facilitates interaction among students with special needs and their peers

Respects confidentiality and maintains privacy of information related to students and personnel

Supports students with routine personal care activities such as toileting, movement, personal

hygiene, eating, drinking, and feeding

Assists in exercising, adaptive physical education, range of motion programs and fine and gross

motor skills development as directed by a specialist and monitored by a teacher

Supports students’ medical needs as directed, including assisting the student with transfers, tube

feeding and managing tracheotomy needs, oxygen, catheterization, administration of prescription

medication, and other routine medical requirements

Education/Experience

Educational Assistant Certificate or a certificate/diploma in a related field

Training in preventative/de-escalating behaviour, or willingness to become certified

Minimum one (1) year experience working with students with challenging behavior and applying

positive behavior supports is considered and asset

CPR/First Aid Certification or willingness to become certified is considered an asset

An equivalent combination of Education and Experience may be considered

Knowledge and Skills

Demonstrated ability to deal with a variety of complex and sensitive issues professionally and in

a timely manner

Demonstrated ability to carry out the plans and directions of teaching staff to assist students

Ability to build and maintain rapport with students and staff

Ability to adapt to dynamic situations, while successfully managing a high level of stress

Ability to work effectively in collaborative team settings

Excellent multi-tasking, prioritization, and problem-solving skills

Working knowledge of child development

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite and web-based applications

Rocky View Schools Benefits

6% vacation pay

As this is a Temporary position there is no sick time, benefits or pension

Professional development and training opportunities

Free Parking

Pre-employment Requirements

The successful candidate must submit a current Criminal Record with Vulnerable Sector Check within 30 days of the start of your employment

Proof of qualifications/education as required by the position

Open to: Internal and External applicants

Salary Range: $22.19-$26.52 hourly rate

How to Apply

We request all applications be placed through

Applications must include your cover letter, resume and contact information of three professional references.

Quote Job Code: #3666638

Closing Date: Ongoing until a suitable candidate is found.

Rocky View Schools

Human Resources

We appreciate and consider all applications; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. Applicants

may be contacted via email or by phone for an interview. Please ensure

your online profile information is up to date so there is no delay in

contacting you.

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