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Job Details

Educational Assistant

Employer

Parkland School Division No 70

Date Posted

September 13, 2021

Languages

English
  • Location Stony Plain, AB
  • Earnings $18.99 to $24.31 hourly (to be negotiated)
  • Work Hours 29.5 hours per week
  • Position Permanent Part Time
  • Vacancies 1  Vacancy
  • Closing Date Sep 27, 2021
Job Requirements

Employer

Parkland School Division No 70

Languages

English

Education

  • College, CEGEP or other non-university certificate or diploma from a program of 1 year to 2 years
  • or equivalent experience

Experience with Special Needs Children

  • Children who are blind or visually impaired
  • Children with behavioural issues
  • Children with epilepsy
  • Autistic children
  • Children with a mental health disability
  • Children with learning disabilities
  • Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Children with Down syndrome

Credentials (certificates, licences, memberships, courses, etc.)

First Aid Certificate

Experience

Experience an asset

Additional Skills

  • Monitor students during recess and lunch hour
  • Assist teacher in the operation of projectors, tape recorders and other audio-visual or electronic equipment

Weight Handling

Between 45 and 60 kg (100-132 lbs)

Work Experience with Special Needs Students

  • Emotionally disturbed
  • Children with an intellectual disability
  • Assistance with lifting students
  • Persons with physical disabilities
  • Assistance with communication
  • Assistance with mobility
  • Assistance with personal hygiene

Specific Skills

  • Assist students with integration into the classroom and school setting
  • Help students individually or in small groups with assignments and reinforce learning and retention concepts under the supervision of classroom teacher
  • Assist students with special needs using techniques such as sign language, braille and remedial programs
  • Monitor and report student progress to classroom teacher
  • Accompany and supervise students during activities in school gymnasiums, laboratories, libraries, resource centres and on field trips

Security and Safety

  • Child welfare check
  • Criminal record check

Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking
  • Standing for extended periods

Work Location Information

Urban area

Personal Suitability

  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Flexibility
  • Team player
  • Excellent written communication
  • Dependability
  • Reliability

How to Apply

Anyone who can legally work in Canada can apply for this job. If you are not currently authorized to work in Canada, the employer will not consider your job application.

Advertised Until

Sep 27, 2021

Important notice: This job posting has been provided by an external employer.The Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada are not responsible for the accuracy, authenticity or reliability of the content.

Interest Codes
The Educational Assistant is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).
Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants
SOCIAL

Interest in assisting special-needs students such as those with mental and physical disabilities with mobility, communication and personal hygiene

METHODICAL

Interest in copying information to work under direct supervision of classroom teachers and other professionals such as special education instructors, psychologists and speech-language pathologists; in assisting with classroom inventory; in using techniques such as sign language, Bliss symbols or Braille; in monitoring and reporting to classroom teacher on student progress; and in monitoring students during recess and noon hour

innovative

Interest in handling techniques of behaviour modification, personal development and other therapeutic programs; in preparing classroom displays and bulletin boards; in assisting in the preparation of learning materials and environment; and in accompanying and supervising students during activities in school gymnasiums, laboratories, libraries and resource centres, and on field trips

Reading Interest Codes
A Quick Guide

The interest code helps you figure out if you’d like to work in a particular occupation. 
It’s based on the Canadian Work Preference Inventory (CWPI), which measures 5 occupational interests: Directive, Innovative, Methodical, Objective and Social.

Each set of 3 interest codes is listed in order of importance.

A code in capital letters means it’s a strong fit for the occupation.

A code in all lowercase letters means the fit is weaker.

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