Career Opportunities

Educational Assistant - KG - French - Opportunity/Casual Placement

Support Staff

Location: École Agnes Davidson

Competition #: 13350

Open To: Everyone

Date Posted: June 10th, 2021

Closing Date: June 17th, 2021 - 10:00am

Compensation Rate:

Educational Assistant - KG - French - École Agnes Davidson

We are excited to have an Educational Assistant opportunity available August 27, 2021 - June 28, 2021.

Lethbridge School Division embraces diversity and functions in a dynamic, innovative, and fast paced environment. To help support children/students success, we are looking for flexible, empathetic, optimistic, and patient individuals to work as part of a dynamic team. The Educational Assistant works with children/students requiring targeted and specialized supports and services in order to effectively participate in their learning community. Tasks performed are varied and dependent on children/students needs. Responsibilities include assisting with and adapting tasks, implementation of strategies intended to support socially appropriate behaviours, attending to physical needs as well as medical needs specific to individual students communication needs and monitoring progress.

Educational Assistants work under the direction of teachers, primarily with identified children/students. Successful applicants will be adept at quickly developing trust and rapport with children/students and staff. Educational Assistants work collaboratively within the school community to share information, reflect on effectiveness of strategies, suggest modifications to existing or novel strategies in order to maximize children/students success.

Educational Assistants are an integral part of a dynamic and collaborative team who work with children/students with identified needs within the Early Education Programs with behavioural issues and/or complex physical disabilities/developmental delays and will be expected to assume other duties, as required.

Please note that to reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 and to keep our staff, students and families safe, employees will be required to wear a mask in hallways and when working with groups outside of their assigned cohorts.

What will you work?

14.50 hours/week Monday - Friday PM's

Educational Assistant staff have a working calendar that provides time off during some non-instructional days.

Qu’allez-vous faire?

Les candidats posséderont ou développeront une véritable connaissance pratique de l'alphabétisation précoce et du processus d'acquisition de la parole et du langage et auront de l'expérience dans le soutien de programmes pour enfants / étudiants dans leurs premières années de développement. Une formation et / ou une expérience en langue des signes, en communication alternative et augmentative (AAC) et / ou savoir Hanen (Learning Language et Loving It / ABC & Beyond) sont des atouts.

Les tâches incluront la garantie de la sécurité des enfants / étudiants en tout temps, la mise en œuvre de programmes individualisés et la mise en œuvre de plans de soutien du comportement positif tel que définis par l'équipe d'apprentissage de l'enfant. La commission scolaire de Lethbridge met tout en œuvre pour assurer la sécurité du personnel et des élèves; cependant, tous les comportements dangereux de la part des élèves ne peuvent pas être anticipés. Les comportements peuvent inclure, mais sans s'y limiter, une opposition sévère, des coups, des coups de pied, des crachats, des morsures, des griffes et des lancers d'objets et l'utilisation d'un langage inapproprié et / ou grossier. Soutenir les individus avec des attachements valorisés (SIVA) est un atout.

De quoi avez-vous besoin pour réussir?

Une formation et / ou une expérience de la parole et du langage, des OT / PT et des objectifs de programme individuel sont un atout. L'administration de médicaments pour enfants peut être nécessaire. Le candidat retenu doit être prêt à fournir des soins personnels, du soulèvement et du soutien aux toilettes pour les enfants / étudiants. Une connaissance de la bonne méthodologie pour le levage et du transfert d'un enfant /étudiant est obligatoire.

Le candidat retenu sera en mesure de créer des relations avec tous les enfants / étudiants et le personnel et de s'adapter à des environnements d'apprentissage dynamiques. La flexibilité est également considérée comme une compétence importante des candidats retenus; le candidat retenu doit avoir des compétences de communication exceptionnelles et faire preuve d'initiative pour résoudre les problèmes et créer des occasions de réussite pour les enfants.

 

Please note that only those selected for further consideration will be contacted regarding an interview.

Requirements

Education and Experience Required:

  • Proof of Grade 12 or General Educational Development (GED). If you have obtained your education outside of Canada, the Division will require a copy of your Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) or International Qualifications Assessment Service (IQAS) confirming high school or post secondary equivalencies.
  • Post-secondary certificate or diploma in a related field such as Educational Assistant, Early Childhood Education and Child & Youth Care.
  • Combination of education and experience.

CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

In order to ensure and maintain a safe and secure working and learning environment, applicants new to Lethbridge School Division who are offered employment must provide:

  • A police information check; including Vulnerable Sector Check from Police Services or an RCMP detachment that does not have any charges or convictions.
  • A satisfactory Intervention Record Check from South Region Alberta Child and Family Services.
  • Proof of photo identification, may be a valid driver’s licence, provincial identification card as issued by a licensed government registry office, valid passport or Nexus card. If one cannot be provided, a new card must be obtained and proof of application provided within three days of hire.
  • Documentation of a valid Social Insurance Number in the employee’s legal name. If valid Social Insurance documentation in the current legal name can not be provided, the successful candidate will be required to obtain a new one within three days of hire.

Benefits

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!

 

Posting will remain open until 10:00 AM, June 17, 2021

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Additional Information:

External applications will not be considered until the internal applications of employees have been reviewed.