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Job Details

Special Needs Educational Assistant

Employer

Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society

Date Posted

September 21, 2022

Languages

English
  • Location Lethbridge, AB
  • Earnings $19.00 hourly
  • Work Hours 40 hours per week
  • Position Temporary Full Time
  • Vacancies 2  Vacancies
  • Closing Date Oct 05, 2022
Job Requirements

Employer

Opokaa'sin Early Intervention Society

Languages

English

Education

  • College/CEGEP
  • or equivalent experience

Tasks

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

Certificates, licences, memberships, and courses 

  • First Aid Certificate
  • CPR Certificate

Work experience with special needs students

  • Assistance with communication
  • Assistance with personal hygiene
  • Children with an intellectual disability

Experience with special needs children

  • Autistic children
  • Children who are deaf or hard of hearing
  • Children with a mental health disability
  • Children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or attention deficit disorder (ADD)
  • Children with behavioural issues
  • Children with learning disabilities

Security and safety

  • Criminal record check
  • Child welfare check

Transportation/travel information

  • Own transportation
  • Own vehicle
  • Valid driver's licence

Work conditions and physical capabilities

  • Fast-paced environment
  • Work under pressure
  • Repetitive tasks
  • Attention to detail
  • Combination of sitting, standing, walking

Personal suitability

  • Client focus
  • Dependability
  • Efficient interpersonal skills
  • Excellent oral communication
  • Excellent written communication
  • Flexibility
  • Interpersonal awareness
  • Reliability
  • Team player
  • Values and ethics

Experience

Experience an asset

Health benefits

  • Dental plan
  • Health care plan

Other benefits

  • Free parking available
  • On-site daycare available

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Interest Codes & Abilities
The Special Needs Educational Assistant is part of the following larger National Occupational Classification (NOC).

Interest Codes

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 for this NOC group 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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Abilities

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Selected abilities

Mental Abilities

General Learning Ability

Verbal Ability

Numerical Ability

Visual Abilities

Spatial Perception

Form Perception

Clerical Perception

Physical Abilities

Motor Coordination

Finger Dexterity

Manual Dexterity

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