Education Assistant, Junior School (Primary Program)

Education Assistant, Junior School (Primary Program)

Exciting Opportunity for an Extraordinary Education Assistant

Education Assistant, Junior School (Primary Program)

Full-time Fixed-term Contract

2024 – 2025

Crofton House School offers a girl-centred learning environment for students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Here, every day students are motivated to strive for their best selves, embracing academic challenge and diverse experiences, guided by staff who know them and believe in them.

Bound by our belief in the power of girl-centred education, Crofton House School fosters a strong sense of community among educators, staff, students and families. Here, everyone can contribute to the strength of our school– including you.

We offer extensive professional development opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits package. Our 10-acre campus provides modern facilities, as well as beautiful outdoor spaces and a daily connection to nature.

Crofton House School is seeking an experienced education assistant to work with teachers in the Primary Program. You will be part of a collaborative teaching team supporting the positive growth and development of young girls in the Junior School. Fulfil 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. Teaching and learning are guided and enhanced by the principles of a student-centred, collaborative approach with an inquiry-based focus to deepen learning for young students.

This role has the potential of becoming a continuing contract in the future.

Responsibilities:

Work in collaboration with teachers to organize enriching programs with a focus on primary classrooms (Grade 1 -3)
Support individual and small groups of learners who require additional attention to navigate the school day (eg. in areas including social, emotional, executive functioning and academic support)
Assist individual students as outlined in an Individual Education Plan (IEP) or School Based Support Plan (SBSP) following guidance from classroom teacher and learning resource teacher
Work in collaboration with teachers to organise 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
Assist teachers in performing specific tasks and responsibilities
Prepare instructional materials and classroom visual displays
Supervise children during transitions, at lunch and at play outside
Participate in our after-school care and co-curricular program
Support school events such as our Public Speaking event, Sports Day and concerts

Qualifications:

Bachelor of Education/ Education Assistant Certificate/Diploma or equivalent an asset
1 – 3 years previous experience working with children in an educational setting
Experience supporting a range of learning needs informed by research and best practice in an inclusive classroom setting eg. ADHD, ASD, sensory and regulation needs
Experience documenting student behaviour eg. ABC method
Experience supporting early literacy and numeracy development
Awareness of the learning styles of young girls
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 skills
Energy, commitment, and readiness to participate in the co-curricular program and the diverse life of the school community

Employment and Application Details:

Please note that applicants must be able to legally work in Canada. Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.

Applications will be reviewed as soon as they are received.

Annual compensation: $46,000 – $51,728.

Please include the following with your application:

A cover letter and current resume that outlines exact dates of employment, the organization, job title and responsibilities. If you have gaps in your employment history, please advise as to why.
Please clearly identify your educational background and history of professional development related to this position.
Apply online at www.croftonhouse.ca/careers.

We thank all candidates in advance. We will, however, contact only those selected for an interview. No phone calls, please.

About Crofton House School

Crofton House School offers a girl-centred learning environment for students from Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12. Here, students are motivated to strive for their best selves, embracing academic challenge and diverse experiences, guided by staff who know them and believe in them.

Our approach supports the whole girl in her social, emotional, physical and intellectual development. Girls are able to discover and pursue their own paths, developing the confidence and capacity to thrive and positively influence the world around them.

Established in 1898, the Crofton House has a long history of girl-centred education. Today, the School has over 900 students and almost 200 staff members learning, working and playing on our 10-acre campus in Vancouver.

To apply for this job please visit www.croftonhouse.ca.

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