The successful incumbent will report to the principal of siʔáḿθɘt School (kindergarten to Grade 12) and works with the team to ensure inclusive educational programming and care planning. The primary focus for the successful incumbent will be providing one-to-one behavioural intervention support to children with extra support needs, as well as support individual care planning and broader capacity-building for the school. As time permits, a secondary focus will be working alongside a team to provide quality, inclusive education and will work with family support services.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Support children one-to-one who has been diagnosed or have suspected developmental delays or disabilities to participate in programming.
- Assist in creating behavioral intervention plan and implement strategies.
- Participate in care planning for children with extra support needs, alongside the children’s family, teachers, and multidisciplinary care team.
- Create resources and materials to support healthy child development.
- Participate, collaborate, and contribute to team meetings.
- Adhere to siʔáḿθɘt School and Tsleil-Waututh Nation visions for education.
- Prepare activity documentation to support child’s learning.
- Work with administration and staff to individualize the curriculum and family services.
- Ensure guidance of children that encourages positive self-esteem.
- Ensure positive communications with parents/guardians.
- Contribute to the ongoing operation of the Centre.
- Facilitate a respectful conflict resolution process when dealing with staff and parent/guardian issues.
- Implement a problem-solving approach with practical solutions when faced with difficult situations.
- Maintain a neat, orderly, and clean environment in all activity and program areas.
- Maintain confidentiality of all information related to the school, staff, children, and their families.
- Encourage potty training and/or change diapers when needed.
- Supervising while children are eating.
- Ensure that children are always safe and recognize children who are potentially at risk and take appropriate action.
- Perform other related duties as required.
- Formal education in psychology, special education, behaviour analysis, Autism, Aboriginal Supported Child Development, or related field
- Minimum 2 years of experience working with children in a school environment, and love working and enjoy playing with children.
- Experience working with neurodiverse children who have special needs, complex behaviors, trauma, autism, alcohol related neurological disorders and attachment challenges.
- Valid First Aid Certificate or willingness to obtain one.
- Previous experience working in a First Nations community and/or organization an asset.
- Successful completion of criminal record check for vulnerable populations
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
- Great interpersonal and communication skills
- Hard-working, reliable, responsible, and fun.
- Have critical thinking skills.
- Open to learning and getting regular feedback.
- Able to stay calm, composed, positive and have great empathy.
- Able to work independently and as a member of a team.
- Able to be physically fit to work with young children.
- Strong work ethic and positive team attitude.
- Self-motivated and proactive when dealing with conflicts.
- Above average ability to work independently, multi-task, time management, organizational skills.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
- Anticipates and is consistently responsive and responsible to address issues and concerns at work.
- Ability to mentor and coach peers.
- Ability to be adaptable to change in varied situations.
- Maintain knowledge and understanding of siʔáḿθɘt School community handbook.
- Review and abide by the TWN Employee Policies
- Knowledge of First Nations cultures and backgrounds is an asset.
This role can be stressful and challenging at times. The school can be loud and noisy at times depending on the activity or situation.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk; sit; reach and lift. Must be able to lift 15 kgs and move/react quickly to ensure the safety of children.
- Must be able to get down to the child’s level and be on the floor.
- With an Outdoor Program you must be physically fit and comfortable in all weather
- This role requires the ability to manage several requests and situations at one time.
- The work environment is active and noise levels vary from quiet to loud.
- Indoor and outdoor activities.
- Risk of illness or infection from cleaning body fluids and performing first aid etc.
We appreciate everyone’s interest in the role, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
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