Educational Assistant

Job No: SN200257
Location: North Vancouver


CLOSES:  September 17, 2020 11:30PM (PST)
  • Great opportunity to join the Squamish First Nations community
  • Take your career to new heights with a dynamic and progressive First Nations government


Squamish Nation consists of 23 villages and is comprised of descendants of the Coast Salish Aboriginal people who live in the present day Greater Vancouver area, Gibson’s Landing, and Squamish River watershed. The Squamish Nation has occupied and governed the territory since beyond recorded history. The Squamish Nation's culture is rich and resilient. We continue to practice our customs and traditions, which are strongly interconnected with our traditional territory.  Together with our lands, our customs and traditions are the foundations of who we are as Skwxwú7mesh.


Under the supervision of school administration, the Education Assistant (EA) will work with students individually or in small groups to deliver activities that reinforce and advance the educational program and make the educational experiences of the children more rewarding. EA will assist teachers in student assessment and evaluation through observation, record keeping and data collection. Education Assistant is a valued members of the school community and makes a significant contribution to the work of the school and toward the education of all students.

 Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists classroom teacher with the supervision of “the students” to provide academic, social and/or essential life skills. Supports learning and skill development activities in classroom.
    • Assists in the development and implementation of Individual Educational Plans.
  • Reviews and reinforce learning activities using learning strategies developed by the teacher.
  • Assists students with learning activities and/or independent study projects developed by teacher/team.
  • Facilitates student learning individually and in small groups. Is actively involved with “the students” during most activities.
  • Observes and documents learner strengths, achievements, and needs through daily learning activities. Carries out functional (informal) assessment activities to assist the teacher in developing learner profiles.
  • Assists in the collection of data for the purpose of evaluating student progress. Maintains appropriate records as requested by administration.
  • Assists teacher in communicating academic and social progress to parents during teacher/parent conferences.
  • Provides such assistance as the principal considers necessary for the supervision of students at the School and at School functions whenever and wherever held, which shall include, but not limited to, attendance at and participation in all evening school activities.
  • Maintains and acquires special training specific to the needs of the students as approved by Principal.
  • Conducts discipline practices in a fair and consistent manner in accordance with school discipline policies.
  • Makes an effort to learn the Squamish language and consistently promote the spoken language in the classroom.
  • Attends and participates in all schools staff meetings and cultural events.
  • Treats others with courtesy, fairness and good faith, respecting individuality and diversity, demonstrating respect for human dignity.
  • Helps to maintain a classroom environment that supports traditional values.

 Education, Level of Experience & Hiring Requirements:

  • Educational Assistant program completion or a transferable certificate and diploma in a related field.
  • As career progresses, incumbent will be required to successfully complete job-required, short-term upgrading, training and courses relating to Kindergarten classroom management, Squamish language, first nation’s child development, curriculum development, language immersion etc.
  • Must have experience working with numeracy and literacy programs.
  • Knowledge and respect of Squamish culture, traditions and language is considered an asset.
  • Proficient computer skills including Microsoft Office Applications (Word, Excel, Internet, and Email).
  • Experience working with First Nations environment is an asset.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with staff, parents and administration.
  • Willingness to contribute to a positive school culture by volunteering in extracurricular activities.
  • Willingness to work as part of a planning team.
  • Valid BC Driver’s License Class 5.
  • Must provide a valid Criminal Records Check with a Vulnerable Sector Search as per Squamish Nation Policy

The above requirements are what Squamish Nation is seeking in the ideal incumbent at the time of posting & are subject to change, based on the needs of Squamish Nation.

Salary:  $39,995 to $47,053 annually, plus a comprehensive benefits package.

If you're looking for a new opportunity to use your experience, consider joining Squamish Nation. Apply online today! 



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