Under the direction of the Principal, works in a school setting (one to one) with children who are diagnosed with developmental delays, ADHD, FASO, as well as challenging behaviors. This position works with one specific child for the duration of the academic year. The Education Assistant spends the majority of their time assisting the assigned child to work towards their IEP goals, teaching life skills, classroom integration and social skills.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Provide and maintain a safe, supportive environment that is culturally open and accessible in order to support the personal development of the child
- Create a meaningful routine
- Create independence vs. creating dependence
- Following health care/behavioral plans
- Complete daily documentation using provided templates
- Implement personal protocols, schedules, and activities
- Maintain classroom Integration
- Able to set firm boundaries
- Provide Behavior management
- Encourage, motivate and involve youth in classroom activities
- Develop a rapport with children in a variety of contexts.
- Other duties as required
- Certificate, diploma, degree in Child and Youth Care, Education, Counseling, Social Work, Psychology or a related field.
- Training in trauma-informed practice
- Preferably 3 years of experience in child and youth work in an education setting, and/or a combination of relevant education and experience working with children that are at-risk or have developmental delays and special needs
- Able to participate in activities such as swimming, hiking, and biking
- Experience with FASD, OCD, autism spectrum, aggressive behavior, physically intrusive individuals, good at setting boundaries with supported individuals
- Must have a broad-based knowledge of family and social issues
- Able to prioritize, manage crisis, work independently and also as part of a team
- Must have strong written and verbal communications skills, including the ability to compile accurate records and prepare reports
- Must undergo and successfully pass a Criminal Record Check – vulnerable sector.
- A valid First Aid Certificate (Level 1) an asset
- Previous experience working in a First Nations Community is an asset
- Must be physically able to perform the job
- Must be willing to complete job-related training, including First Aid and CPR
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
- Demonstrated ability to work with children with behavioral, social, emotional and mental health/psychiatric issues
- Ability to communicate effectively (both verbally and in writing) with educational personnel, social workers and resource workers, service providers and other partners
- Able to self-start, make judgment calls, and create new models/programs as needed
- Ability to work within a multi-disciplinary team environment
- Proven ability to work with minimal supervision
- Excellent listening skills
- Physical Demands
- Intermittent physical activity including standing for extended periods of time.
- Participation in outdoor activities
- Manual dexterity required to operate computer.
- Mental Focus
- May deal with youth who can, from time to time, be demanding and challenging. Must be able to remain patient and committed to teaching, and may have to engage in conflict resolution or crisis management at times.
- May have to manage a number of projects at one time, and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs of youth and organizations.
- Environmental Conditions
- Interacts with community members, employees, management and the general public.
- Noise levels may escalate during activities, events and outings.
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We appreciate everyone’s interest in the role, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.