HHS Educational Assistant 5.50 (2 positions)

locationHantsport - Nova Scotia (NS),

atNova Scotia School Boards (NSSB)

Estimated salary $14.84 an hour

Job Description:

Annapolis Valley Regional Centre for Education

Horton High School

Vacant Educational Assistant - 5.50 hours (2 positions available)

Closing date for applications - August 31, 2020

Educational Assistants provide support to students who are identified through the program planning process as requiring support with medical and personal care and/or safety/behavior management.

Qualifications and Abilities:

  • Human Services diploma or equivalent post-secondary training and experience in a related human services discipline.
  • Bona fide occupational requirements as identified (eg American Sign Language, Picture Exchange Communication Systems, Braille, ability to lift and position, etc).
  • Specific health-care support training or certification as required.
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position.
  • Current CPR and First Aid training.
  • French considered an asset.


1. Personal Care:

As identified through the program planning process and under the direction of the teacher(s) and/or school team, when a student cannot, or should not, perform these activities independently, the Educational Assistant, will as required:

  • Assist students with physical and mobility challenges by lifting and positioning.
  • Ensure a safe and respectful environment when meeting personal care needs of students.
  • Assist students with routines.
  • Assist in the operation of support equipment, including lifts and assistive technology.
  • Administer medication and oral inhalant according to the Guidelines.
  • Carry out medical procedures (e.g., catheterization, tube feeding) when trained and authorized, according to board policies and/or guidelines.
  • Implement programs as prepared by the Speech Language Pathologist, Physiotherapist, and Occupational Therapist or other professionals.
  • Assist with program support when specifically directed and monitored by teacher(s).

2. Safety/Behaviour Management Support:

Under the direction of the teacher(s) and/or the program planning team, the Educational Assistant will support the implementation of identified behavior

management outcomes. When a student is unable to self-regulate his or her behavior, the Educational Assistant will:

  • Use appropriate physical interventions in accordance with the Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training Program, the student’s plan, and board policies.
  • Encourage students to respect the school’s code of conduct guidelines and positive and effective behavioural support (PEBS) initiative.
  • Model and encourage respect for self and others.
  • Promote or facilitate positive interactions among all students.
  • Record data and observations as directed.
  • Assist with program support when specifically directed and monitored by teacher(s).

3. Transportation of Students

Educational Assistants may be required to accompany students or to provide transportation to students to and from school via school bus, taxi, or private vehicle in compliance with Board policy and procedures.

4. Rapport With Students

Educational Assistants are also expected to develop and maintain positive rapport with students.

5. Supervision of Students

Educational Assistants may be required to:

  • Provide supervision for students.
  • Provide supervision for students during the lunch and recess breaks.
  • Provide supervision for students in the cafeteria, halls and other designated areas.
  • Provide supervision of students getting on or off the school buses before and after school is dismissed.
  • Report to the principal or designate any problem or discipline issue that occurred during supervision either individually or as a group.

Applications will be considered:

First, in accordance with the Nova Scotia Government and General Employees Union (NSGEU) Local 73 Bargaining Unit.

Second, to applicants who self-identify and are members of the identified peoples in accordance with AVRCE's Employment Equity.

Third, if there are no successful candidates from the Employment Equity applicant pool, then other external candidates will be considered for this position.

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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