Educational Assistant -Permanent
Ardrossan Elementary School
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is one of the largest school division in Alberta, serving the education needs of over 17,150 students in 43 schools. Every day, the staff and students of EIPS are encouraged to pursue opportunities to grow and to discover their passions in life. We pride ourselves on providing our staff and students with the tools to achieve success by offering dynamic programing, up-to-date resources, and practical professional development opportunities.
Ardrossan Elementary is a K-6 school with approximately 583 students, 28 teaching staff, and 14 support staff. The school is located in the town of Ardrossan, Alberta approximately 10 minutes east of Sherwood Park, Alberta.
Ardrossan Elementary School is a dual-track school offering both a regular English program and a French Immersion program.
Commencing August 29, 2019
30 hours per week (Monday to Thursday, 6.5 hours per day and Friday 4.0 hours per day)
Open to: Internal and External candidates
The successful candidate will be working in one of our schools PALS (Play and Learn at School) classrooms. They will be required to work as a team member and work under the direction of the classroom teacher. They will be working with students with a variety of learning needs such as speech support, fine motor skills, and autism.
PALS is an all inclusive package of early intervention programs supporting children from 3 to 5 years of age with assessed mild and/or moderate developmental delays. PALS programs are founded on three principles: play based learning, literacy rich environments, and emergent curriculum.
Educational Assistants (EAs) assist teachers with many instructional and non-instructional tasks in the classroom and with other school activities. EAs work as members of the school and student support team. EAs either work with a particular special needs student or a group of students within a class or in a special program.
The EA provides routine and repetitive instructional support. Under the direction of the teacher, an EA assists the student in acquiring the education and skills necessary for advancement in the educational setting. To reach this objective, the EA follows an individually prescribed learning program, through team planning and working one-on-one with the student(s). This involves routine recording, basic charting and logging of observations. EAs may provide personal care and additional assistance for students depending on their particular needs.
Education and Experience
*new probationary employees must have or will attain within 5 years of hire date
Demonstrated Skills and Competencies
Note: This position might require lifting and carrying demands that require the ability to bend at the waist, stoop, and twist frequently, the ability to lift between 10 to 50 lbs, the ability to carry, push and pull between 10 to 50 lbs., and the ability to stand, walk and sit frequently. The incumbent may be subject to challenging behaviours of students.
For more information, please contact Judy Whetstone, Principal at 780-922-2066.
We thank all those who apply; however, only those selected for further consideration will be contacted.
If you require assistance with the application system, please call Apply to Education at 1-877-900-5627 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.