Middle School Educational Assistant

Middle School Educational Assistant

Middle School Educational Assistant

1-year Term, Full-time (through the school year), starting September 2024

Located in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada, St. Michaels University School (SMUS) is a Junior Kindergarten to Grade 12 day and boarding school with a global reputation for academic excellence.

Our students from over 30 countries worldwide have opportunities in academics, athletics, arts, leadership, service, and outdoor education, and are inspired by an extraordinary staff committed to character growth and preparing students for what lies ahead in life. The school’s Mission shapes these endeavours: Our school seeks the excellence in all of us, with passion and compassion. We are a community shaped by the pursuit of truth and goodness, providing outstanding preparation for life. At St. Michaels University School, we seek to employ and empower individuals who wish to forge impactful relationships and careers that place our students at the centre. We firmly believe that expanding our diversity while adjusting our practice will lead to becoming the community we envision – where staff and students share a sense that they fully belong.

The Position:

Under the direction of the Learning Resource Teacher, the Educational Assistant (EA) works with high-functioning students with various learning exceptionalities who receive small group or individual support with their learning. Educational assistants support our teachers in promoting differentiated learning through additional instruction and reinforcement. They also support the outcomes identified in the Individualized Education Plan (IEP). This position requires the ability to work as a team member, flexibility, and a commitment to professional learning. This positions also require the ability to complete administrative and organizational tasks, supporting the running of the Learning Resource department.

Hours of Work: 10:00 AM – 5:30 PM on school days.

The successful candidate will have the following skills, background, and interests:

●       Education Assistant Certification, or equivalent.

●       Specialization in the field of Special Education.

●       Understanding of the developmental needs of Middle School students.

●       Demonstrated ability to instruct students in a wide variety of learning strategies.

●       Experience using technology for day-to-day documentation, communication, and assistive technologies to support students with accommodations.

●       Strong administrative background and detail oriented.

●       Strong communication/collaboration skills as part of a multi-disciplinary team.

Responsibilities include:

●       Supports the pursuit of academic success in an environment where the character and self also grow.

●       Support a variety of learners, including students with learning exceptionalities, giftedness, challenges with mental health, and executive functioning weaknesses.

●       Effective collaboration, organization, and communication skills.

●       Comfortable with multi-tasking and managing several competing priorities at one time.

●       Team player who can anticipate problems and be pro-active in approach.


Annual Range: $50,513 – $54,677

Criminal Record Check:

Must pass and maintain a clear Solicitor General criminal record check for the purpose of working with children.

Application Details:

Please respond with a cover letter and resume by 2pm Friday, July 19, 2024.

To apply for this job please visit careers.risepeople.com.

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