Elementary (K-8) Educational Assistants Back to Jobs

VCS is accepting applications for an Educational Assistant working with elementary students. The Educational Assistant is supervised by the Educational Support Services Coordinator and works with teachers to support student learning.

 

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
  • Collaborate with teachers, counsellors, ESS team members and other support personnel to serve the needs of the students
  • 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 to help students reach the goals as outlined on the student’s IEP
  • assist in developing and implementing a behaviour support plan, when necessary
  • consult with classroom teachers and/or ESS Coordinator to receive feedback and suggestions
  • keep anecdotal records, work samples etc. to document student progress and history

 

You will:

  • Support students with notetaking, executive functioning or other aids to ensure student success
  • Implement strategies to help students reach the goals as outlined on the student’s IEP
  • Provide support to teachers and school as needed
  • Evaluate and maintain records of student progress
  • Discuss with team members any changes which may be made to a student’s individual program
  • Participate in the community and life of the school

 

Ideal Qualifications:

  • EA Certification OR a Completion of a recognized Post-Secondary Special Education Assistant program, or a Degree/Diploma in a related field, and/or extensive experience in an equivalent field
  • Completion of a certificate/diploma whose primary focus is on empirically supported approaches to supporting children with ASD or an equivalent certification
  • One thousand (1,000) hours home team/Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) training and work experience documented by a Professional Consultant
  • Experience working with students with special needs
  • Excellent communication skills in English

 

How to Apply: Email the following to Vanessa Neufeld, Educational Support Services Coordinator at vneufeld@vancouverchristian.org

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Statement of faith
  • Academic transcripts

While we truly appreciate your interest in VCS, only short-listed candidates will be contacted.