Special Needs Education Assistant

Community / Organization: 
Vancouver Island West School District
Posting Date: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019
Closing Date: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019
Gold River, BC
Job Status: 
Full Time

Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School
Vancouver Island West School District 84 has an immediate opening available for a Special Needs Education Assistant 1 at Kyuquot Elementary Secondary School. This is an ideal placement for an outdoor enthusiast who enjoys exploring the sea and forest surroundings, hiking, fishing, kayaking, and all that is associated with a rural West Coast life style. Kyuquot Village and School are accessible by boat or seaplane, with the nearest service centers being Port McNeill, Campbell River or Gold River. This Grade 1-12 school is valued by parents and students, and it is focused on the community and First Nations’ needs. Quality services and creative learning opportunities for students is the goal.
Under the instructional direction of the teacher and/or Special Education teacher, and the supervision and evaluation of the Principal, the Special Needs Education Assistant 1 provides assistance to teachers and other professionals in the delivery of regular or alternate programs of study with a group or individual students.
This appointment is for 5.5 hours per day, adjusted as necessary for the School Calendar, when students are in regular attendance. After completion of a successful probationary period, the incumbent will be eligible for full benefits in accordance with the Collective Agreement.
• Please refer to www.sd84.bc.ca, ‘Employment Opportunities’, for complete job description.
Essential Qualifications
• Grade 12 education or the equivalent.
• Post-secondary training in education, special education, or in a related, helping profession field equal or equivalent to a one-year certificate; AND,
• Two years recent related work experience.
• Ability to adapt classroom learning tasks to the ability level of handicapped learner.
• St. John’s Ambulance First Aid, Occupational First Aid Level 1 or equivalent certificate.
• Physical capability to perform the job duties.

Preferred Qualifications
• Working knowledge of computers.
• Knowledge of basic principles of child and/or adolescent psychology, and of learning theory.
• Conflict resolution training.
• Specialized training or experience specific to the needs of the identified student(s); i.e. sign language, augmentative communication systems, FASD, ADHD, Aboriginal Education, working with adolescents.
• Training and/or experience in one of the following:
1) With behaviorally disordered children.
2) Implementing a behavior management program.
3) Assisting handicapped persons with mobility, dressing, eating, taking medication, caring for personal hygiene and safety needs.
The rate of pay for a Special Needs Education Assistant 1 is $24.39 per hour (increasing to $24.63 on May 1, 2019), as per the Collective Agreement. Employment is subject to an approved Criminal Record Check.
Inquiries can be directed to the School Principal at 250-332-5260.
Applicants must submit a letter, resume, application form, and supporting documents to:
Annie McDowell, Associate Director of Human Resources
Vancouver Island West School District 84
E-mail: amcdowell@viw.sd84.bc.ca

E-mail: amcdowell@viw.sd84.bc.ca
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