Driven by our desire to help students thrive in their academic and personal lives, the Saanich School District provides quality educational programs and a safe and nurturing learning environment for the over 7,000 culturally diverse students within its 18 schools. Serving the Saanich Peninsula located just north of Victoria, BC, the district has one of the highest graduation rates in the province and a student body that consistently scores well on annual assessment tests, thanks in large part to the dedication and efforts of our 900 teaching and support staff.
Spclzd Ea (Ap)
Childrens Development Centre
Spclzd Ea (Ap)
Please clickon the following link for CUPE Job Description:
Specialized Education Assistant (Alternative Programs) - Job 47
Current Shift;8:30am - 2:38pm Monday to Friday
- Hours and daily schedule may change dependent upon the needs of the students.
(shift includes 1/2 hour unpaid lunch)
10 months per year while regular classes are in session
(any continuing employee awarded a temporary position will receive the continuing rate of pay for the position)
This position is NOT entitled to collaboration time as outlined in the 2019-2022 Letter of Understanding - Support Staff Learning Improvement Fund.
June 25, 2021
The position supports vulnerable elementary and middle school students as part of the CDC/ALP team.
The location may be at CDC/ALP, in the community, or at a neighbourhood school.
The successful applicant must have experience working with students in the community and with students presenting extremely challenging, violent and at-risk behaviours.
Successful applicant must have a valid BC Driver's Licence and access to a vehicle (SD63 mileage rates apply).
School Support Worker Specialized Education Assistant (Alternative Programs)
Under direction of a teacher or Administrator, provides assistance to students on Individual Educational Plans in alternative educational settings.
Assists with the development, implementation and monitoring of Individual Learning Plans (IEPs) for students with moderate and severe behaviour designations as identified by the District Screening Committee
Facilitates student social, emotional and academic development
Assists students in carrying out programs as set out by consultants (e.g. Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Pathologist and Psychologist)
Coaches and reinforces students in prepared exercises in academic and non-academic program components
Provides liaison between members of students' own support team (home, school and community resources)
Facilitates the integration of a student in home school classroom environment
Assists generally in the development and delivery of recreational and community events
Provides transportation for student(s) to and from community based activities and home schools
Co-leads student support groups (e.g. Care Kit, Family Group Counselling)
Develops therapeutic relationships with students, parents and staff
Models commitment to open, responsible action
Guides students in life skills training (e.g. communication, social skills, problem solving and conflict resolution, assertiveness training, self-management skills)
Marks student work and assists students with corrections
Organizes, prepares and duplicates a variety of classroom aids and materials
Uses computers and specialized equipment to provide support and instruction
Dispenses medication as prescribed by physician and maintains drug administration records
Provides preventative and emergency response care for students (e.g. seizures, choking, other health problems)
Remains current with mental health and behaviour issues and relevant medications and their effects
Supervises students and maintains order and safety on school grounds, in classrooms, on fieldtrips and a variety of settings in the community
Exercises sound judgment in dealing with a variety of situations and considerable initiative, empathy and understanding of the many and varied conditions/issues faced by behaviorally challenging students
Models and demonstrates restitution skills and methods for restorative practices
Assists students in making restitutions and learning anger management skills
Compiles information and materials for meetings with parents and relevant personnel and participates in same
Collects student learning and behaviour data (records, reports, plans, including functional assessment data)
Constantly identifies and is vigilant in observing student behaviour levels (verbal, non-verbal and par verbal) that contribute to escalated emotional outbursts and adjusts plans on a continual basis
Assists students during emotional outbursts using non-physical crisis intervention strategies
Provides intervention and safe support for students during and after emotional outbursts
- Performs other assigned duties that are within the area of knowledge and skills required by
the job description.
Two years’ related experience
Equivalent of a two year level of post-secondary education in a related field (e.g. Child Care, Counseling, Psychology, Behavior Management)
Specialized skills to assist students with anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues, sensory needs, depression, drug and alcohol effects, anger management and reactive attachment disorders
Level 1 First Aid and CPR Certificate
Valid B.C. Class 5 Driver’s License
Working knowledge of computer hardware and software
Ability to work independently
Demonstrated ability to be quick thinking and extremely flexible when dealing with aggression and conflict
- Or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Restitution levels 1, 2, and 3, and
Non-Physical Crisis Intervention Training
To apply please send your application to email@example.com. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.