Career Opportunities

S19800-3 Educational Assistant Substitute

Support Staff

Location: Education Centre

Competition #: 9480

Open To: Everyone

Date Posted: August 22nd, 2019

Closing Date: Open Ended

Compensation Rate:




Are you interested in receiving unconditional thanks through the eyes of a child?

The Lethbridge School Division has openings for Educational Assistants immediately. We are hiring primarily for our Educational Assistant Substitute list, however, specific positions may be available.

We are looking for empathetic, sensitive and patient individuals to work as part of a dynamic team to aide in the educational and social experiences of our special needs students. Applicants will work with children with severe behavioural challenges and/or severe physical disabilities at all levels kindergarten through grade 12. As such, the successful candidate will have training and/or experience working with students with severe behaviour difficulties as well as an understanding of ASD, ODD, FASD, ADHD and/or other behavioural disabilities. Candidates should have proven experience executing Positive Behaviour Support Plans.

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 success.

Candidates should possess a true working knowledge of the 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.


Accreditation in Child and Youth Care, Special Needs Educational Assistant, Early Childhood Education or degrees in Psychology are preferred. Proof of Grade 12 or General Educational Development (GED). Education received outside of Canada will require a Educational Credential Assessment (ECA) confirming high school or post secondary equivalencies. Experience working with students with severe behavioural and/or severe physical challenges is necessary. SIVA training is considered an asset and lifting may be required.

Applicants considered for our Substitute list will be available on an on-call/casual basis Monday through Friday.


In accordance with Canadian Immigration requirements, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given preference.

In order to ensure and maintain a safe and secure working and learning environment, applicants 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



Educational Assistant Substitute's earn $19.29 per hour.

Enjoy having evenings, weekends & school holidays off!

Enjoy access to benefits for you and your family!

Make a difference in a child's life!


Applications will be reviewed weekly.

Additional Information:

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