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: 9:00am- 3:08pm Monday to Friday
(includes1/2 hour unpaid lunch).
10 months per year while regular classes are in session.
Additional minutes per day are included in the ‘Current Shift’ schedule above, which staff are expected to work daily in lieu of the spring break closure week in order to allow employees in continuing and temporary assignments to be paid their regular pay during the spring closure week as per Letter of Understanding-Spring Closure Week.
Pay Rate: $27.64
This position is entitled to collaboration time as outlined in the 2022-2025 Letter of Understanding -Support Staff Learning Improvement Fund.
End Date: June 28, 2024. Opportunities exist to apply on internal job postings or work on-call once this position ends.Job Description
Education Assistant - Learning ServicesSummary
Under direction of a teacher or School Administrator, provides support to students with social, emotional, physical and academic needs.
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
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 please register with Make a Future or to send us your application via email, please visit www.sd63.bc.ca/careers for contact details. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.