Position: Education Assistant
Department: Student Services Department
Reports to: Principal, Junior School
Starting date: September 1, 2022
Closing date: May 16, 2022
St. George’s School is seeking an extraordinary and experienced education assistant to join the Resource team at the Junior School. You will be part of a collaborative teaching team supporting the positive growth and development of our Junior School students. Fulfill your vision as an education assistant by joining this dynamic school community with motivated students, inspirational colleagues and supportive parents, along with abundant resources and enriching professional development opportunities.
Employees at St. George’s School embody our core competencies: empathy, integrity, humility, respect, responsibility, and resilience.
Responsibilities will include:
- Work in collaboration with classroom teachers and Student Services members to organize enriching programs.
- Support individual and small groups of learners who require additional attention to navigate the school day (e.g. in areas including social, emotional, executive functioning and academic support).
- Assist individual students as outlined in an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or Behavioral support plan (BSP) following guidance from classroom teacher and learning resource teacher.
- Work in collaboration with teachers to organize support and strategies in response to individual student needs
- Provide clear and detailed documentation of student progress and behaviour as a means to determine triggers, patterns and effective interventions.
- Be part of regular meetings about student learning with the full team of educators.
- Support the creation of a inquiry-based learning environment.
- Supervise students during transitions, at lunch and at play outside.
- Support school events.
Qualifications will include:
- Education Assistant Certificate/Diploma or equivalent is required.
- 1 – 3 years previous experience working with young students in an educational setting.
- Experience supporting a range of learning needs informed by research and best practice in an inclusive classroom setting (e.g. ADHD, ASD, OCD, sensory and regulation needs).
- Knowledge and/or experience working with students with hearing needs an asset.
- Experience documenting student behavior and progress.
- Experience supporting early literacy and numeracy development.
- Strongly committed to student learning and success; being able to understand the needs of students while engaging them as active learners in the classroom.
- Awareness of the learning styles of young boys.
- Demonstrated ability to be innovative, flexible, highly organized with attention to detail.
- Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills.
- Strong time management and executive functioning skills.
- Energy, commitment, and readiness to participate in the diverse life of the school community.
- Dynamic and energetic individual who wishes to work in a highly focused environment with students keen to succeed.
- Superior EQ skills in self-awareness, self-management, social agility, impact and influence.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]
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