Educational Assistant

POSITION
Job Title: Educational Assistant
Job Advertisement #: 2021MLS005
Job Type: Full-Time (Up to 6 hours/day Monday – Friday); Term – Maternity Leave Coverage
Contract: CUPE
Location: Maple Leaf School
Employment Dates: March 12, 2021 –March 28, 2021, or upon incumbent’s return
Salary: As per Collective Agreement
Closing Date: February 26, 2021

An eligibility list may be created for similar positions and will remain in effect for two months.

DESCRIPTION
Maple Leaf School is looking for responsible and mature individuals to fill the term Educational Assistant (EA) position to cover the maternity Leave within the English or French Immersion Program.

Functioning under the supervision of a classroom teacher and/or resource teacher, the successful candidate will be responsible for supporting teachers and clinicians’ work by providing instructional support to students. S/he will be responsible for assisting students with work, including conducting research and working with computers, listening and responding to students as they work, reinforcing strategies introduced by the teacher(s), as well as providing feedback to the supervisory teacher(s). Therefore, candidates must have a strong academic background to support children with their academic programming.

The successful candidate(s) must demonstrate excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The successful individual(s) must model a respectful and positive attitude and demonstrate enthusiasm towards learning. S/he must demonstrate patience; flexibility, and ability to handle change and conflict; problem-solving skills, as well as organization and time management skills. Knowledge of and the ability to use computers, various software, and programs is required. The successful candidate must be willing and able to work as part of a team. S/he will also be responsible for assisting with supervisory duties in the classroom and/or playground. WEVAS training is considered an asset. Candidates are asked to specify within their application if they are fully bilingual (fluent verbal and written skills in the French and English languages), demonstrating excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

The position of Educational Assistant has a work schedule that follows the school year calendar. Therefore this is a seasonal position, functioning from September through June, with periods of layoff.

A condition of employment with the Western School Division is a satisfactory Criminal Record Check, Vulnerable Sector Search, Child Abuse Registry Check and an agreement by the applicant to disclose criminal record and/or Abuse Registry record information to the Division. The successful candidate will be responsible for any service charges incurred. Persons must present this information prior to their first day of work.

The Western School Division is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process and will work with applicants requesting accommodation at any stage of the recruitment process.

HOW TO APPLY
Please visit our website at www.westernsd.mb.ca, complete the Employment Application Form – Non-Teaching, and submit to:

Western School Division
Attn.: Human Resources, Job Advertisement #2021MLS005
Unit 4-75 Thornhill Street
Morden, Manitoba R6M 1P2
Fax: 204.822.4262
Email: hr@westernsd.mb.ca

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