Posted on March 16, 2023. Primary Region: Morden & Winkler, MB
Job Title: Educational Assistant
Job Advertisement #: 2023MLS012
Job Type: Part-time (up to 3.5 hours/day, Monday – Friday); Term
Location: Maple Leaf School
Employment Dates: Immediately – June 30, 2023 with possibility of extension
Salary: As per Collective Agreement
Closing Date: Application review will begin on March 21, 2023 and the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found.
An eligibility list will be created for similar positions including Substitute Educational Assistants and will remain in effect for three months. Candidates selected for an interview will be advised of current job opportunities and will be required to confirm their interests.
Maple Leaf School is looking for a responsible and mature individual to fill a Part-Time Educational Assistant (EA) position on a term basis until June 30, 2023, with the possibility of extension into the next school year. This particular assignment will be focused on student behavioral assistance.
The successful candidate will function under the supervision of a classroom teacher and/or resource teacher and will be responsible for assisting the work of teachers and clinicians by providing direct support to students. S/he will be responsible for assisting students at school in ways appropriate to each student's needs. Some responsibilities may include supporting students with their academic work. Other duties may include helping students with behaviour strategies and supports, physical and occupational therapy, personal hygiene supports, feeding/dressing/medication, health and other interventions. The EA will reinforce strategies/supports and expectations introduced by the teacher(s) and provide feedback to the supervisory teacher(s), following Western School Division's administrative procedures.
Educational Assistants must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The ability to communicate in French is a definite asset for this position. Candidates are asked to specify within their application if they are fully bilingual (fluent verbal and written skills in the French and English languages).
The successful candidate must model a respectful and positive attitude, show enthusiasm for learning, and be compassionate and caring when working with vulnerable people. They must demonstrate patience, flexibility, ability to handle change and conflict, problem-solving skills, and organization and time management skills. Knowledge of and the ability to use computers, various software, and programs is helpful. The successful candidate must be willing and able to work as part of a team. S/he will also be responsible for assisting with supervisory duties in the classroom and/or playground. WEVAS training is considered an asset.
The position of Educational Assistant has a work schedule that follows the school year calendar.
A condition of employment with Western School Division is a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, Child Abuse Registry Check and an agreement by the applicant to disclose criminal record and/or Abuse Registry record information to the Division. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. Persons must present this information prior to their first day of work.
The Western School Division is committed to providing an inclusive and barrier-free work environment to all applicants starting with the hiring process. Should you be contacted for the interview, please advise the Division if any restrictions require accommodation. All information received regarding the accommodation will be kept confidential.
HOW TO APPLY
Please visit our website at www.westernsd.mb.ca, complete the Employment Application Form – Non-Teaching, and submit to:
Western School Division
Attn.: Human Resources, Job Advertisement #2023MLS012
Unit 4-75 Thornhill Street
Morden, Manitoba R6M 1P2
Job type: Part-time