Rocky Mountain School District No. 6


CG24-16 Education Assistant

CUPE (External)

Location: Golden Secondary School

Competition #: 17246

Open To: External

Date Posted: March 21st, 2024

Closing Date: April 19th, 2024 - 4:00pm

Job Start Date: April 17th, 2024

Job End Date: June 30th, 2024

Compensation Rate:

As per the Collective Agreement 440

$28.51/hr – Certified Education Assistants

$25.08/hr – non-certified Education Assistants

Hours Per Week:

16.25 hr/wk

Additional Information:

School District No. 6 (Rocky Mountain) is now accepting external applications for:

Certified Education Assistant

Temporary, Part-time (16.25 hr/wk)

Effective April 17, 2024 to June 30, 2024

The Education Assistant is a member of a school or district team, and who participates in the development and delivery of support services to individuals or small group(s) of students under the supervision of a Teacher or Principal and in a manner that reflects the District’s policy regarding inclusion.

Since the nature of employment for every Education Assistant varies with the unique needs of students, specific duties will be assigned by the Principal or District Administrator. These duties may include:

  1. Participating in Individual Educational Planning, school based team meetings, parent meetings, Open Houses, etc., which are relevant to the student(s) with whom they are directly involved as requested.
  2. Follow all student safety plans as written.
  3. Providing instructional support, behavior management support and record keeping support (i.e. home/school communication book, journals, charting and observations, etc.) as directed).
  4. Assisting in adapting classroom materials.
  5. Support student independence in use of appropriate accommodations to access curriculum.
  6. With appropriate training, may assist with delivery of medical procedures, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech programs as prescribed by professionals.
  7. May supervise students on school outings.
  8. Assisting with development and maintenance of community work experience placements for students with identified special needs.
  9. Assisting students with personal care needs (i.e. toileting, dressing, eating, mobility, communicating and facilitating participation in activities) as outlined by health professionals (i.e. OP, PT, Nursing Support Services).
  10. Working with assistive technologies, including computers, peripherals and a variety of software applications (i.e. Microsoft 365 accessibility features, Kurzweil, Clicker 5, Co-Writer, Dragon Naturally Speaking, or others as identified by the school-based team).
  11. Actively support independence for all learners.
  12. Supporting all students in completion of teacher-designed and directed activity with a large group in a classroom.
  13. Behaving in a manner that respects the sensitivity and confidentiality of all information related to staff and students.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Knowledge, Abilities and Skills

  1. Demonstrates a genuine interest in and understanding of students with diverse abilities and disability.
  2. Demonstrates initiative and the ability to work with limited supervision and/or within a complex team environment.
  3. Demonstrates an ability to manage personal behaviour in order to influence a positive outcome and de-escalated distress.
  4. Demonstrates a high level of adaptability and responsibility.
  5. Demonstrates effective interpersonal skills.
  6. Maintains a flexible and co-operative manner.
  7. Provide proactive, trauma-informed care while modelling respect and empathy.

Training and Experience

  1. High School Diploma or equivalent.
  2. Appropriate post secondary training (i.e. Special Education Assistant Program or a diploma in counseling, social work, child care or education). Certified candidates will have completed a one year certificate of Education Assistant Program. Non-certified may include certificate or diploma in counselling, social work or early childhood education.
  3. Successful experience working with students with diverse abilities or disability, including low arousal or non-violent crisis intervention.
  4. Additional training in supporting students with diverse abilities or disability may be required.

Rate of Pay

As per the Collective Agreement 440

$28.51/hr – Certified Education Assistants

$25.08/hr – non-certified Education Assistants

In order to comply with the 20 hours per week minimum requirement, this position will be offered to applicants who can combine this role with another position.

For further information, please contact Kelsey Doolaar Principal, 250-344-2201.

Electronic applications are required from all applicants. If you are qualified and interested in the above competition, please submit your electronic application (including at least two references who have supervised you) by Friday, April 19, 2024 at 4:00 pm (MST), via Make a Future (Job Code: 3701299)

Thank you for your interest in School District 6. Please note, only candidates moving forward in this process will be contacted for an interview.

School District 6 (Rocky Mountain) celebrates equality and diversity in the workplace. Our commitment is to ensure equity in employment, and we affirm and welcome applicants from all backgrounds of race, colour, ancestry, place of origin, religion, marital status, family status, physical or mental disability, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, and age, except as prescribed by law.