Supply Educational Assistant - Special Needs
Edmonton Public Schools
Edmonton, AB
About Edmonton Public Schools

We are the second largest school district in Alberta, serving students, families and communities throughout Edmonton. As elected officials, our Board of Trustees is responsible for creating policies and making important decisions that shape the District’s work. At Edmonton Public Schools, we provide a range of programs, learning spaces and supports that foster success, one student at a time.

Position Summary

Educational Assistants – Special Needs provide support to students, in Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12, who have developmental delays, emotional and behavioural challenges, autism, learning difficulties, and physical health concerns.

Job Duties/Responsibilities

carrying out instructional plans for students
providing one-on-one and small group assistance
working with teachers to provide universal, targeted, and specific support to students
assisting with the planning and implementation of instructional materials and activities to meet the educational and special needs of students
providing motivation and encouraging student participation in activities
working with students using various resources and electronic supports
supervising students during arrival and departure

High School plus completion of a post-secondary program in a related field
one year related experience working with students or individuals who have special needs
excellent communication skills both verbal and written
superb interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills
equivalencies to these qualifications will be considered
Rate of Pay

$18.66 - $21.74 per hour

$20.35 - $21.96 per hour (Effective September 1, 2019)

Nature of Work

hourly, on-call work - up to 7 hours per day, Monday – Friday
long term part-time and full-time assignments
eligibility to apply for permanent, advertised positions

As we are currently experiencing a significant shortage of educational assistants, individuals willing to accept assignments at various schools throughout the City of Edmonton, can expect regular work on a day-to-day and long term basis. There are also excellent opportunities for those looking for permanent employment.

If you are interested in working with an organization that fosters growth and success for every student, we encourage you to apply.

Closing date for this competition is August 31, 2019.

Our District is committed to excellence and hires based on merit. We value diversity and welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Only those applicants being considered will be contacted. This position is covered by a collective agreement between CUPE Local 3550 and the Board of Trustees. The Collective Agreement may be viewed at