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Full time: openings for Fall 2021
On call: immediately
Posted: May 26, 2021
Closing Date: until filled

Duncan Christian School is located on beautiful Vancouver Island and invites applications for the following Education Assistant (EA) positions immediately and for the 2021-22 school year.

Education Assistant – Full Time
This position involves building relationships with a diverse group of learners, being part of a collaborative staff,  and being open to new ways of learning. This position may serve in either the elementary or high school campus. The EA may be responsible for data tracking and implementing programming for a student or students. The EA will also assist the classroom teacher and other students in the classroom with academic, social, and behavioural needs.

Education Assistant On Call – As Needed
This position involves covering the duties of a present EA. This will include supporting the student that the EA is assigned to as well as supporting the classroom teacher and other students in the classroom. It requires a willingness to adapt to a variety of situations with a main focus on building a trust relationship with students.

Successful candidates will

  • Have strong interpersonal, communication and collaborative skills
  • Be open to learning inclusive educational practices
  • Have a willingness to be trained in specific areas (such as autism, developmental delay, FASD, social/emotional needs, learning disabilities)  if/when needed
  • Be able to meet the meet the requirements of the DCS Employment Contract


  • Experience of training working with children with needs
  • Special Education Teacher Assistant Certification
  • Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD) Certification
  • Provincial Outreach Program for Fetal Alcohol and Related Disorders (POPFASD) Certification

To include in your application

  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • References
  • Credentials/experience/certification (if applicable)
  • Brief statement of how the role of a support worker in a Christian school connects to your faith

DCS is pleased to welcome over 400 PreK-12 students, including approximately 115 indigenous students from Cowichan Tribes. These families are part of our identity and add richly to the cultural diversity of the school.  We seek staff who have a heart for all types of people from all backgrounds, socio-economic situations, and cultures.  Our staff work hard to create an environment where children and youth feel a strong sense of acceptance and belonging.

Please explore our website or Facebook page for more information about Duncan Christian School.

To apply, or if you have any questions, please contact  Peter Terpstra, by email or phone.  Although we appreciate all applications, DCS will contact only those we select for interviews.

Email your application to:

Duncan Christian School
Principal: Peter Terpstra
395 Beech Avenue
Duncan BC  V9L 3J8

Telehone: 250.746.3654