POSITION: Education Program Assistant (2 positions: 1 full-time, 1 short-term)
LOCATION: Wasauksing Kinomaugewgamik
DURATION: 1) September, 2015 – June, 2016* (permanent/seasonal)
2) September – December, 2015 (Contract – end date may vary)
SALARY: To be determined
CLOSING: Friday, September 4, 2015
Summary of Position:
The Education Program Assistant offers additional staff support in classes where students with moderate to severe exceptional needs are present. These needs are in addition to or beyond academic needs and are demonstrated frequently and consistently. A priority is to support these students to develop self-advocacy and/or behaviour management skills to complete successfully their own personal learning tasks and to foster independence.
Under the guidance of the Classroom Teacher, the Education Program Assistant will be responsible for the direct supervision of and providing support for individual students. The Education Program Assistant will be responsible for implementing the Individual Education Plan. Under the direction of the Classroom Teacher, the Education Program Assistant will modify student lessons and assignments to meet the students’ needs, interests and learning style.
The Education Program Assistant also assists the Classroom and/or Special Education Teacher by providing general classroom support for all students. This facilitates the integration of students with special needs in the regular classroom, allows for informal support of other students’ learning needs and enables the classroom and/or special education teacher to work more closely with individual special education students to address educational needs.
- Must have a High School Diploma or its equivalent;
- CPR/First Aid Certification would be an asset;
- Must have experience working with children and youth;
- Ability to speak Anishinaabemowin would be an asset;
- Must have a proficient level of communication skills, verbal and written;
- Must have physical abilities consistent with requirements of the job which may include personal and physical care;
- Non-violent Crisis Intervention training would be an asset;
- Additional courses and/or workshops in child/adolescent studies and personal care would be an asset.
Successful candidate must provide a clean vulnerable sectors check before being offered the position.
Full time/permanent position is seasonal, based on the annual academic year.
Contract position end date may be extended slightly, based on system needs.
If you are interested in applying for either of these positions, please mail, fax or email a package containing a cover letter, resume, and three current employment related references (including contact information) to:
Catherine Pawis – Principal, Wasauksing Kinomaugewgamik
Wasauksing First Nation
P.O. Box 250
Parry Sound, ON
Email: [email protected]
Copies of this posting and job description are available upon request.
Please direct inquiries to Catherine Pawis at 705-746-2531 Ext. 2258 or [email protected].
Note: We thank all those who apply. However, only those selected for an interview will be notified. Late applications will not be considered.