Job Descriptions

Administrative Support

This is the working level for positions performing a variety of clerical tasks in support of school office operations. The work of this class includes word processing and reception services, maintaining various school and student records, operating standard office and school equipment, assisting in organizing school events and activities. This level is distinguished from the previous level by the variety of work performed and the variety of contacts.

Administrative Assistant

This is the full working and/or supervisory clerical level for positions responsible for overseeing the operations of a school office. Positions in this class are either directly responsible for all administrative support functions and processes within the office or have responsibility for performing specialized administrative support functions and for supervising School Support staff performing assigned tasks and more routine work. Administrative support functions include maintaining all school and student records, accounting and budget functions, providing input to administrative plans, reception, word processing, purchasing and inventory control. Employees within this class also coordinate information and provide special reports for internal and external use.

Educational Assistant

Positions in this class work with individual students or small groups of students to provide targeted or individualized supports. Employees in this class create an environment conductive to learning and support students in the completion of learning activities. Responsibilities include applying strategies such as behaviour support plans, crisis management plan, ISP or others to support students.  

Student Support Worker

Positions in this class provide support and services to students experiencing emotional, behavioral or other problems that impact the student’s ability to participate in the school environment. Employees in this class often act in an advisory role to facilitate student’s access to services or provide direct assistance in response to students’ needs or teachers’ requests. Responsibilities include identifying students potentially at risk, accessing appropriate internal and external resources, organizing and facilitating support groups and monitoring student progress within established treatment plans. Work may also include tasks related to student registration and record keeping.Learning Commons/Library Facilitator

Learning Commons/Library Facilitator

The Learning Commons/Library Facilitator supports schools by being an agile and responsive individual who creates an environment that is available to individuals and groups to use for multiple, often simultaneous, purposes.  Learning Commons/Library Facilitators support literacy, numeracy, competency development, and student learning outcomes.  Learning Commons/Library Facilitators provide access to print and digital resources, including the use of technology for learning in order to enable creation, collaboration, and communication.

Learning Commons/Library Facilitators work collaboratively on the selection and acquisition of material for the learning commons in consultation with Administration and/or the school based Learning Commons Committee. Learning Commons/Library Facilitators provide support, space and, resources for inquiry, play, and imagination.

Learning Commons/Library Facilitator Classification Specifications

Business Support

This is a specialized administrative work performed in support of school financial and business operations. Positions in this class are responsible for the accounting, budget, purchasing and inventory control functions. Work at this level differs from other positions performing similar work by the greater scope of responsibilities in relation to budget preparation, the greater variety of factors that impact the financial operations of the school and the multi-faceted nature of the school programs. This results in a greater analytical, problem solving and monitoring role. Positions at this level also function in an expert/advisory role to administrative staff within their area of responsibility.

District Administrative Support

This is varied clerical work performed in support of one or more school district administrative functions or program areas. Positions in this class provide a variety of standard word processing and clerical services or perform specialized clerical support tasks within a specific program or functional area. Typical responsibilities may include records maintenance, providing and obtaining information from the public or district staff, coordinating meetings/functions and performing other office routines. Specialized clerical positions typically maintain related records, review and process transactions and respond to routine inquiries.

District Administrative Assistant

This is specialized administrative office support work. Positions within this class perform duties requiring expertise in a program of functional area and involving the delivery or the operation of a program or specific function. Duties may include the review, assessment and processing of inquiries, documents, and other records. Positions are involved in a variety of tasks that impact the work area or the school district operations.

Caretaker

As a Caretaker, be responsible for completing cleaning duties and responsibilities to a high standard. The Caretaker is responsible to the Head Caretaker or designate on a daily basis. Under the direction of the Head Caretaker or designate, the Caretaker can make minor adjustments to the building, equipment and furniture. The Caretaker is expected to be knowledgeable in the safe use of all equipment required to complete job duties and responsibilities. The Caretaker must be able to communicate and interact positively with students, co-workers, and school administration to ensure all needs are addressed at the school site. The work may require strenuous physical effort in completion of duties.   

Head Caretaker

As a Head Caretaker, be responsible for all aspects of the Caretaking operation at the assigned school site, which includes completing all duties of a Caretaker relating to maintaining the cleanliness of the school. As the designated leader the Head Caretaker must be able to communicate and interact positively with students, co-workers, and school administration to ensure all needs are addressed at the school site. The Head Caretaker is to demonstrate a through working knowledge of cleaning and preventative maintenance functions. The work may require strenuous physical effort in completion of duties alongside of Caretakers. The Head Caretaker must be able to complete all working functions to a high degree of satisfaction. 

Labourer

As a Labourer under the direct supervision of the Labour Foreman, perform a variety of tasks related to the maintenance of buildings, grounds, equipment and cartage of materials with respect to function, safety, serviceability and appearance. Project assignments require working as a team with others to supplement the Division’s personnel. The nature of the work requires considerable independence of judgement within prescribed policies. The work may require strenuous physical effort in completion of duties.   

Labour Foreman

As Labour Foreman, this position performs complex and responsible supervisory duties in construction, maintenance and/or repair work. This position works with and delegates assignments to subordinates along with supervising Division grounds maintenance programs and the coordination of private contractors work within those programs. Cartage of materials, equipment, furniture and other goods for the Division. Project assignments may require working and directing contracting trades to supplement the Division’s own personnel. The nature of the work may require strenuous physical effort in completion of duties alongside of subordinates.   

Journeyman Carpenter

As a Division Carpenter, under general supervision performs skilled carpentry maintenance work in the repair, alteration and maintenance of school Division buildings, facilities and performs related work as required. Provided trade recommendations to maximize the lifecycle of Division buildings, fixtures, fitments and equipment. Project assignments require working as a team with assigned contractors to supplement the Division’s personnel. The nature of the work requires considerable independence of judgment within prescribed policies. The work may require strenuous physical effort in completion of duties alongside of Division personnel and assigned contractors. 

Journeyman Electrician

As a Division Electrician, under general supervision perform skilled electrical maintenance work in the instillation, repair, alteration and maintenance of school Division buildings, facilities and performs related work as required. Provided trade recommendations to maximize the lifecycle of Division electrical and controls. Project assignments require working as a team with assigned contractors to supplement the Division’s personnel. The nature of the work requires considerable independence of judgment within prescribed policies. The work may require strenuous physical effort in completion of duties alongside of Division personnel and assigned contractors.

Journeyman Plumber

As a Division Journeyman Plumber, under general supervision performs skilled plumbing maintenance work in the installation, repair, alteration and maintenance of school Division buildings, facilities and performs related work as required. Provided trade recommendations to maximize the lifecycle of Division plumbing and heating fixtures. Project assignments require working as a team with assigned contractors to supplement the Division’s personnel. The nature of the work requires considerable independence of judgement within prescribed policies. The work may require strenuous physical effort in completion of duties alongside of Division personnel and assigned contractors.