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Education Assistant - St. Joseph School (Coaldale)

EDUCATION ASSISTANT – St. Joseph School (Coaldale)

This position is open to all internal and external candidates. Prior to employment, successful applicants must provide supporting documents as outlined on our New Employees page.

We are looking to hire a temporary 28.0 hour per week Education Assistant at St. Joseph School in Coaldale. This assignment is to commence as soon as possible and terminate June 27, 2024. The duration of this position is dependant on funding. This position is covered by the CUPE 1825 collective agreement. Please quote Posting #3622605.

The successful applicant will be able to work with students with diverse learning needs. Strategies for student success may include: using visual and auditory cues, using clear, simple instructions and tasks, using repetition, breaking up tasks into smaller steps, providing opportunities for hands on learning, using a multi-sensory approach, using memory aids, modelling appropriate behaviours and guided learning, providing opportunities to show understanding of rules/instructions and demonstrate understanding of tasks, understanding strengths and areas for growth by developing expectations that can be met reducing frustration levels, and increasing openness to learning.

The Education Assistant provides assistance to children with various degrees of need in the learning environment under the direction and supervision of the Inclusive Education Liaison, the classroom teacher, and the principal. In this position it is necessary to be physically fit in order to actively engage students in all aspects of their educational program. Ability and experience working with teachers to fully and meaningfully include diverse learners and cultures in a junior high school is an asset. Confidentiality is of utmost importance in achieving the common good for all students. Through collaborative team-based structure, the Education Assistant will carry out tasks as assigned by both the daily and program supervisors.

Education Assistant Certificate and/or Diploma or Rehabilitation Practitioner Certificate and/or Diploma or equivalent;

Special consideration will be given to candidates who have completed the Brain Story Certification through Alberta Family Wellness

At least one-year experience working with students with special programming needs.

First Aid training;

Supporting Individuals through Valued Attachments Training (SIVA) Certificate;

Training and experience with augmentative communication systems;

Experience working on academic goals with students who have multiple barriers.

Understands that it is of paramount importance to maintain confidentiality of all aspects of the school community;

Excellent communication skills;

Willing to participate in new learning opportunities;

Ability to take responsibility for individual student needs;

Ability to contribute in a collaborative team-based learning structure.

For more information regarding this position, please call the principal of the school, Mr. Brent Christensen at 403-345-3373.

Interested, qualified applicants are asked to apply online with a complete application package by 12:00 pm on Friday, November 3, 2023 .

Application package must include the following:
A cover letter addressed to: Michelle MacKinnon, Deputy Superintendent of Schools;


Documentation which would support the education requirements for this position;

Contact information for 3 references.

Please note: This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. We wish to thank all applicants in advance for submitting résumés, however only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.

By virtue of the submission of an application, the applicant agrees that the principal or designate can contact previous employers for the purpose of conducting confidential reference checks whether or not the application has listed a reference for that employer.