Educational Assistant - Temporary (MHV)
Elk Island PS Regional Division No. 14
Sherwood Park, AB
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is one of the largest school division in Alberta, serving the education needs of over 17,150 students in 43 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 programming, up-to-date resources, and practical professional development opportunities.

Elk Island Public Schools is recruiting a temporary part-time Educational Assistant at Mills Haven Elementary (MHV).

Mills Haven Elementary is a K-6 school with approximately 440 students, 26 teaching staff, and 15 support staff. The school is located within Sherwood Park, Alberta.

In addition to the regular program, Mills Haven has a German Bilingual program in which students study German during part of their class time. Mills Haven Elementary School, through the collaboration of staff, parents, guardians, and students, provides a safe and positive learning environment for diverse students as they grow academically, emotionally, and socially.

Commencing September 27, 2019
Ending June 26, 2020
30 hours per week (Monday to Friday – 6.0 hours per day)
This assignment will be half days in Kindergarten and the other half in multiple classrooms.
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.

Qualifications

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 Garry Russell, Principal at 780-467-5556.

Only online applications will be accepted.

Elk Island Public Schools appreciates and considers all applications; however, we only contact candidates who are selected for interviews.

If you require assistance with the application system, please call Apply to Education at 1-877-900-5627 or email info@applytoeducation.com.