Education Assistants

Okanagan Indian Band - Vernon, BC (27 days ago)

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The purpose of these 2 Education or Certified Education Assistant is to be responsible for students, with a focus on students with high needs. The Education Assistant will provide a solid and safe foundation which fosters the student’s physical, intellectual, emotional, social and cultural development.


The Education Assistant supports the classroom teacher in activities inside and outside the classroom. This position supports students in their educational programs and in an inclusive learning environment. He/she may need to support children to stay on task and/or complete work despite a wide range of learning, physical or behavioural difficulties.

These term positions end on or before March 31, 2020 and June 25, 2020.


Reports to the Vice Principal


  • Assist teachers with organization of material and lesson preparation
  • Assist teachers with small group instruction under the direction of the classroom teacher
  • Provide one to one support for students in literacy and math
  • Assist teachers in identifying ways to help and support student learning outcomes
  • Follow and provide input into Individual Education Plans and SMART Goals while continually assessing student progress and recommending adjustments to ensure IEP goal are met
  • Assist in managing classroom expectations through positive reinforcement
  • Be a positive role model for behaviour; practice respectful student/adult interactions
  • Supervise outside play at recess and lunch, while on fieldtrips, and assist in other supervision duties as required
  • Manage incidents involving students to ensure children have a safe and secure environment
  • Clear schoolyard of debris to ensure student safety
  • Secure gates to the schoolyard
  • Develop and maintain a good working relationship with parents
  • All persons employed by the Okanagan Indian Band may be required to assist the Band in providing emergency services. Duties assigned during an emergency may differ from regular duties
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Monitor, record and report student success according to Individual Education Plans and SMART goals
  • Attend staff meetings and professional development day training
  • Communicate to educators any pertinent information regarding children, parents, staff, program etc. including incident and first aid reporting
  • Communicate with the Principal/Vice Principal regarding assigned students
  • Keep informed of current trends in the treatment of children with special needs
  • Type, file, and duplicate materials
  • Participate in community events as requested
  • Performs all duties and responsibilities in accordance with the OKIB policies and procedures



  • Grade 12 diploma
  • Certified Education Assistant is preferred
  • Current First Aid/CPR certificate


  • Two years of experience as Education Assistant is preferred
  • Experience working with elementary aged students and their parents
  • Experience working with First Nations communities

Competencies (KSAs & Desired Attributes)

  • Ability to work within a team and independently
  • Ability to listen and demonstrate empathy
  • Experience working with confidential information
  • Effective verbal and written communication
  • Ability to work as a part of the instructional team
  • Possess cultural awareness and sensitivity
  • Punctual
  • Ability to exercise tact and diplomacy
  • Honest, trustworthy and respectful
  • Computers use, specifically MS Word and MS Excel is an asset
  • An interest in the Okanagan language and traditional practices is an asset



deadline for Applications: November 25, 2019


Commensurate equivalent to experience

Preference may be given to those having knowledge of the Okanagan culture and traditions

Job Type: Temporary