Educational Assistant (in the Junior School)

Stratford Hall, Vancouver, BC, Canada
March 6, 2018

Position Rationale and Goal:
Educational Assistants are integral to our school’s ability to promote the social, emotional and academic well-being of the students entrusted to our care. Supporting students and teachers at Stratford Hall is an important role, as we facilitate student learning and encourage our students to become great human beings who embody the IB Learner Profile. All staff are key drivers of a school culture that is warm, inviting and unabashedly committed to the ideals of the International Baccalaureate programmes. The successful candidate will be invested, caring, motivated, and self-directed, with excellent interpersonal skills to establish strong connections with students, parents and colleagues. They will be highly collaborative, have a strong aptitude in differentiated learning styles, and committed to life-long learning. Experience in Early Childhood Education, student support, and child care in a school setting is preferred.
Ideal Candidate Qualifications:
For this position, the following are considered essential qualifications:

  • Successful completion of a secondary school graduation program or equivalent;
  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively while following the direction and guidance of the classroom/resource teacher;
  • Ability to operate a variety of office and school equipment, including equipment specific to the needs of the students;
  • Ability to use judgment when providing information;
  • Physically capable of performing the duties of the position;
  • Knowledge of safe work practices.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists teachers in the planning, development, adaptation, preparation, and implementation of curriculum, classroom materials and schedules to meet the needs of a variety of students;
  • Works directly with students to reinforce concepts and skills introduced by the teacher and implements instructional programs designed by the teacher;
  • Maintains regular communications with the supervising teacher and other team members including parents and other relevant professionals;
  • Observes and records student progress, maintains detailed written records as required;
  • Supervises student(s) both on and off the school campus as required;
  • May administer medications and carry out emergency procedures;
  • Remains current with changing technology, practices, and equipment;
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Terms of Employment:
Hours of work will be full-time, 8:30am-4:30pm, on all days in which school is in session. Salary will be determined by the Head of School in conjunction with the Director of Finance and Operations and will be commensurate with the employee’s experience and training. All other terms of employment not covered in this job description are outlined in the Employment Letter and/or the Employment Agreement.
Please see the attached job posting for further details.

Application Procedure:
Applications should be addressed to the Junior School Principal, Ms. Greta Bartsch, and emailed to Ms. Olivia Law at Please note that due to volume, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

To be considered, complete applications should include the following:

  • Cover letter stating why you believe you are a great fit for this role in terms of training, experience and character;
  • An up-to-date CV/resumé; and
  • Contact details of at least three references (preferably those that have directly supervised you and can be contacted) either as a separate file or on the CV;
    • Please note that for child protection purposes, the current supervisor must serve as a reference prior to hiring

We would like to thank all applicants in advance, however we will only contact those selected for an interview.

Starting date: for the 2018/19 school year.

  • Job Posting - Educational Assistant (in the Junior School)

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