Special Education Assistant

Heritage Christian Online School - Vernon, BC (30+ days ago)

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Heritage Christian Online School (HCOS) is a K-12 Distributed Learning (DL) school, providing fully-accredited, Christian education to students in BC. As one of Western Canada’s largest online schools, we connect teachers with families and students to provide guidance and support via personalized, online and face-to-face options.

Within the Special Education Department, our goal is to provide supportive and flexible Christ-centred programming to students who have special needs and are learning at home; enabling them to reach their God-given potential and assisting them to acquire the necessary skills for independence as adults.The ideal candidate will provide support to the SE teacher, parent/guardian and the student with Special Education needs.

Heritage Christian Online School (HCOS) has need for a part-time self-employed Special Education Assistant in Vernon, BC to work with a female student in the family home during regular school hours, 6 hours per week. There is potential for additional hours in January/February when new students join HCOS.

Specific training in working with students with special needs, such as Certified Education Assistant Certificate (or equivalent), is preferred.

The ideal candidate will:

  • have experience with students who are non-verbal with severe intellectual disabilities
  • have NVCI training
  • be creative in teaching approach
  • be patient and calm; intuitive observer and feeler
  • understand the need to be flexible and adaptable
  • have excellent communication skills with children and adults
  • be comfortable with computers and technology
  • desire to learn and grow in knowledge of Special Education
  • work well in a team setting with SE teacher and parent/guardian and other professionals
  • have valid Class 5 driver's licence

Qualified candidates must submit their application and a resume via our online application system.
*Please apply here: www.onlineschool.ca/about-us/careers-at-hcos/education-assistants/

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: $22.00 to $26.00 /hour

Experience:

  • Educational Assistant: 1 year (Required)

Location:

  • Vernon, BC (Required)

Licence:

  • Class 5 Drivers License (Required)

Language:

  • English (Required)