We are excited to have Educational Assistant opportunities available starting August 2019.
Lethbridge School District is looking for empathetic, sensitive and patient individuals to work as part of a dynamic team. Lethbridge School District, embraces diversity and functions in a dynamic, innovative and fast paced environment. The Educational Assistant provides assistance to students requiring targeted and specialized supports and services in order to effectively participate in the learning community. Tasks performed are varied and dependent on the needs of the student. Responsibilities include attending to physical needs, assisting with academic tasks and assignments, monitoring progress and implementing and monitoring established behaviour modification programs.
Educational Assistants work primarily with the assigned student(s) and teachers. Successful applicants will require sensitivity and the ability to develop trust and rapport. Employees participate in Learning Team meetings to share information, receive direction and provide input into the coordination of student programming.
What will you work?
12.00 - 12.50 hours/week
Monday to Friday
This is a 10 month position
What will you do?
Applicants will possess a true working knowledge within early literacy and speech and language acquisition process and have experience in delivering such programs to children in their early years of development. Training and/or experience in sign language, Alternative and Augmentative Communication (AAC) and/or Hanen are assets.
Duties will include ensuring students’ safety at all times, implementing individualized programs and carrying out Positive Behaviour Support Plans as outlined by the student’s Learning Team. Behaviours may include, but are not limited to, severe opposition, hitting, kicking, spitting, biting, scratching, and throwing of objects and the use of inappropriate and/or foul language. Supporting Individuals with Valued Attachments (SIVA) training is an asset.
What do you need to succeed?
Training and/or experience with OT/PT and individual program goals are an asset. Administering student medication may be necessary. The successful candidate must willing to provide personal care, lifting and toileting support for students. An awareness of proper body mechanics when lifting and transferring students is mandatory.
The successful candidate will be able to create rapport with all students and staff, adapt to dynamic learning environments and be flexible. Additionally, the successful candidate must have exceptional communication skills and show initiative in solving problems and creating opportunities for student success.
Lethbridge Play N Learn
- 1 Position (12.50 hours/week - Monday-Friday AMs)
Little Lambs Christian Playschool
- 1 Position (12.00 hours/week - Monday-Thursday AMs)
Education and Experience Required:
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
In order to ensure and maintain a safe and secure working and learning environment, applicants new to Lethbridge School
District No. 51 who are offered employment must provide:
The wage range for this position is $19.49 - $22.06/hour depending on education and experience.
Enjoy having evenings, weekends & school holidays off!
Make a difference in a child's life!