Elk Island Public Schools Educational Assistant (LLR) – Temporary Temporary in Sherwood Park, AB

Elk Island Public Schools

Branch Sherwood Park AB CA

Educational Assistant (LLR) – Temporary
Sherwood Park, AB

First Aid certificate would be an asset. Ability to work effectively as an active team member in cooperation with other team members and students….

Educational Assistant – Temporary

Lakeland Ridge School

Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is the 6th largest school division in Alberta, serving the education needs of over 17,000 students in 42 schools. Every day, the staff and students of EIPS are encouraged to pursue opportunities to grow and to discover their passions in life. We pride ourselves on providing our staff and students with the tools to achieve success by offering dynamic programing, up-to-date resources, and practical professional development opportunities.

Lakeland Ridge is a K-9 school with approximately 762 students, 40 teaching staff, and 11 support staff. The school is located within Sherwood Park, Alberta. We have a focus on academic excellence, technology, fitness and recreation, art, and community involvement. The school’s motto “Pride in our Pack” is demonstrated daily through strong literacy programs and initiatives, an excellent character education program, leadership and peer support opportunities, athletics, and extracurricular activities such as the Linking Generations program.

Commencing January 22, 2018

32.5 hours per week (Monday to Friday, 6.5 hours per day)

Open to: Internal and External Employees

Key Duties/Responsibilities

Educational Assistants (EAs) assist teachers with many instructional and non-instructional tasks in the classroom and with other school activities. EAs work as members of the school and student support team. EAs either work with a particular special needs student or a group of students within a class or in a special program.

The EA provides routine and repetitive instructional support. Under the direction of the teacher, an EA assists the student in acquiring the education and skills necessary for advancement in the educational setting. To reach this objective, the EA follows an individually prescribed learning program, through team planning and working one-on-one with the student(s). This involves routine recording, basic charting and logging of observations. EAs may provide personal care and additional assistance for students depending on their particular needs.


Education and Experience

High School Diploma
Educational Assistant Certificate or comparable education would be an asset
First Aid certificate would be an asset
Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training would be an asset
Courses related to working with students with special needs would also be an asset
Minimum of one year related experience

Demonstrated Skills and Competencies

Strong oral and listening communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills combined with tact and diplomacy
Strong organizational skills, time management skills and pacing skills to support student scheduling
Reliability and dependability
Ability to work effectively as an active team member in cooperation with other team members and students
Comfort and competency working with personal computers and other technologies to support student learning
Ability to respect and value all individuals with sensitivity to diversity
Ability to respond appropriately to challenging behaviours of students
Ability to effectively utilize crisis intervention strategies
Ability to demonstrate flexibility in work assignments

Note: This position might require lifting and carrying demands that require the ability to bend at the waist, stoop, and twist frequently, the ability to lift between 10 to 50 lbs, the ability to carry, push and pull between 10 to 50 lbs., and the ability to stand, walk and sit frequently. The incumbent may be subject to challenging behaviours of students.

For more information, please contact Ryan Marshall, Principal at 780-416-9018.

We thank all those who apply. Only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.

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Employment Type: Temporary
Location: Sherwood Park, AB, CA
Posted on: 2018-01-10
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