Southpointe features world leading programming through its highly acclaimed IB Primary Years (Grade K-5) and Middle Years (Grade 6-10) programmes. The school will be adding the IB Diploma Programme to complete its innovative offering of IB from entry to graduation. The educational programme is supported through modern, purpose-built facilities and amenities.
Southpointe is seeking a caring and experienced Teacher Assistant - Behavioural to work with teachers to provide support to an individual student so that they are able to access the curriculum.
Reporting to the Junior School Principal, the Teacher Assistant - Behavioural is required to assist teachers in the planning, development, accommodation, preparation, and implementation of the curriculum commencing as soon as possible for the 2021-2022 School Year .
Key Duties and Responsibilities:
Assists teachers in the planning, development, accommodation, preparation, and implementation of curriculum, classroom materials and schedules to meet the needs of designated student(s);
Assists teachers in the planning and implementation of individualized and/or group behaviour programs in specialized or integrated settings, such as regular or resource classrooms;
Reinforces concepts introduced by teachers and implements instructional programs designed by teachers;
Participates in the design and implementation of appropriate behaviour management strategies and provides assistance with monitoring and reinforcement;
Maintains regular communications with the supervising teacher and other team members including, parents and other relevant professionals;
Observes and records student progress, maintains detailed written records as required;
Supervises student(s) both on and off the school campus as required;
Operates standard school and office equipment, including personal computer applications, instructional aid communications, and special individualized equipment;
May work with students with cognitive and/or physical challenges, including students with diagnosed mental illnesses, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder;
May carry out emergency procedures;
Remains current with changing technology, practices and equipment;
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a secondary school graduation program or equivalent;
Proven ability to implement behaviour management techniques as well as flexibility in response to student behaviours (e.g. adjusting and adapting strategies);
Ability to work independently and cooperatively while following the direction and guidance of classroom/resource teacher(s);
Ability to operate a variety of office and school equipment, including equipment specific to the needs of the student(s);
Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills;
Ability to use judgment when providing information;
Physically capable of performing the duties of the position;
Knowledge of safe work practices.
Completion of a recognized post-secondary Educational Assistant program, including or supplemented by training in conflict resolution, and non-violent crisis intervention or equivalent combination of training and experience;
Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) training;
1 year of recent experience specific to the needs of the student(s) with severe behaviour problems, autism, pervasive developmental disorders, etc., is an asset;
1 year of recent experience related to meeting the needs of student(s);
Knowledge and understanding of the appropriate grade level curriculum.
Hours of Work:
Monday - Friday, 11.45 am - 3.45 pm when students are in attendance.
Salary and Benefits:
As per Collective Agreement: $29.06 per hour;
Subsidised lunch program.
Please submit your application with the following supporting documents to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Two letters of reference from past supervisors.
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Southpointe Academy encourages applications from suitably qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds. We value each community member’s identity, perspective and well-being, and embrace our differences as a sign of strength. We believe in diversity, equity and inclusion and are committed to equal employment opportunities.