Langley Christian School is accepting applications for a full-time Educational Assistant position at the high school beginning March 2020.
Who are we? We are a growing, inspiring and purpose-driven Christian teaching and learning community striving to deliver high impact instruction and high-quality, transformative educational programming for Pre-K to Grade 12 students. We aim to design experiences that produce graduates who are well equipped in faith, knowledge, critical competencies and the character to transform lives through our service and influence, locally and regionally.
Why work at LCS? Our community includes nearly 1200 students and over 160 staff on three campuses in one of Canada’s fastest growing communities, located a short distance from Vancouver in the heart of the Fraser Valley. As an important member of a support team, you will work in a collaborative organization with high standards within a faith-based community. Our salary and benefits are highly competitive, and compensation is near parity with schools in our region.
What is the job? The ideal candidate is someone desiring to learn and grow in their skills, positively impacting youth and serving a thriving community of students, parents and faculty. We are not looking for perfection in a candidate, we are looking for passion and sense of purpose.
Our vision for Teaching & Learning:
- We intentionally build rapport and relationship with every student
- We use scaffolded and differentiated practices that are inclusive of diverse learners
- We have high standards and expectations of achievement for everyone
- We communicate clear learning goals and criteria for success
- We design quality assessments that inform our instruction and provide feedback for “what’s next?” to improve student learning
- We use proven, effective, high impact instructional strategies and practices
- We embed a Biblical thinking framework, aboriginal perspectives and Core Competencies in our instruction: real work, real people, real needs
- We use consistent routines and structures, that support all students’ achievement, wellness and spiritual growth
- We intentionally design learning spaces and experiences that encourage collaboration, creativity and innovation
- Our curriculum choices are engaging, relevant, inspirational, and transformational
Typically, an Educational Assistant will:
- be an advocate for students and their needs
- maintain confidentiality
- communicate professionally and appropriately with coordinators, teachers, students and parents
- work with teachers to facilitate the participation of all students with learning differences in classroom activities
- provide support to the student individually or in small groups in the classroom and/ or outside the classroom in the least intrusive environment for students and peers
- encourage and support the student in responsible ways so that the student’s emotional, intellectual and social development will be enhanced
- participate in school-based team meetings
- assist in adapting situations, environment, materials, and activities so that the student can be successful
- implement the planned strategies and activities for the student in the classroom
- assist in developing and implementing a behaviour support plan, when necessary
- consult with classroom teachers and/or Special Education & Learning Assistance Coordinator to receive feedback and suggestions
- keep anecdotal records, work samples etc. to document student progress and history
- contribute to student evaluation by providing written and verbal input such as anecdotal records, work samples, and progress report
- work with community professionals and consultants, when required
- provide personal care and/or implement physical safety measures, when required
- implement therapy (OT, PT, SLP) programs for students when required
- supervise students during non-instructional times
- volunteer for extra-curricular activities within the school
Specific training in working with students with special needs, such as an Educational Assistant Certificate (or equivalent) is preferred. Experience and/or further training in supporting students with autism or FASD, and personal care needs, or other learning differences is an asset. The successful applicant must also consent to, or provide a copy of a valid criminal record check
This is a full-time position at the high school campus beginning March 2020.
Interested applicants are invited to forward inquiries and supporting documents to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pastoral reference letter
- Copies of relevant training and certifications
- Copies of recent performance evaluations
- Two professional references