Junior School Educational Assistant

Junior School Educational Assistant

About Fraser Academy:

Fraser Academy (FA) is an independent school in Kitsilano, Vancouver, BC serving students in Gr. 1-12 with dyslexia and language-based learning differences through day and outreach programs. We serve a gap in the system where approximately 20% of the student population is under-served by mainstream education. The ripple impact of our programming also adds great social value. While our student population has skills and strengths which are in demand in the 21st century, it can also be vulnerable to mental health, substance abuse, higher drop-out rates, and other risks when not supported.

We are proud to be at the forefront of educational practices, providing a learner-centric environment with the most effective research-based methods to optimize personalized learning, cognitive, social and emotional development, and post-secondary opportunities setting our students up for a successful life. For more information please visit us at www.fraseracademy.ca.


Start Date: As Soon As Possible

Position Type: Temporary (ending June 15), potential for Full-Time or Part-Time employment

Reports to: Director of Junior School


Job Summary

As a member of the Junior School team, you will play an important role in supporting the diverse needs of Fraser Academy students. You will work with a collaborative, dynamic team of educators and staff who are passionate about the success of all learners. This role requires someone who is passionate about working with children and who is energetic, adaptable, patient, and empathetic. Excellent communication skills with a variety of stakeholders, including parents, teachers, and administrators is essential. This role reports directly to the Director of Junior School.



  • Belong to and collaborate with a team of dedicated professionals
  • Gain experience working with students with diverse needs
  • Continue professional growth and learning through a variety of development opportunities
  • Participate in field trips, outdoor education trips, athletics, clubs, and leadership development



  • In collaboration with teachers and the Director of Junior School, provide support for students in the classroom and over the course of the school day, including:
    • In-class support for students with physical or health disabilities
    • Assist individual students according to their Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
    • Supervise during recess, lunch, and/or co-curricular activities
  • Contribute to the achievement of students’ IEP and learning goals and foster student independence
  • Provide clear and consistent documentation for students requiring support
  • Be part of team and parent meetings about student learning and needs
  • Assist teachers with preparation and in the classroom



  • Demonstrated ability to be dynamic, innovative, adaptive, and enthusiastic when working with children
  • Thrives in a collaborative, flexible, and supportive team environment
  • Strong organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills
  • An active commitment to ongoing professional growth and development
  • Exemplary communication in English (oral and written) and interpersonal skills (students, colleagues, parents)
  • Passion for continuous improvement



  • Bachelor of Education, Education Assistant Certificate/Diploma, or equivalent an asset
  • Experience working with students with diverse needs and/or in a classroom setting
  • Experience working with students with diabetes is an asset


To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressed to Erin Cranston, Director of Junior School. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Thank you for your interest. We look forward to hearing from you.


We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive workforce by encouraging applications from all qualified job seekers, including those from traditionally underrepresented communities.


Please visit the Fraser Academy website to apply for this position.

To apply for this job please visit fraseracademy.bamboohr.com.

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