Educational Assistant

Elementary School
Full-Time Continuous Support Staff

Salary Range: $45,000 to $49,000 annually

Our Approach

At the heart of everything we do is the child. For 40 years Calgary Academy has been providing an unparalleled environment that embraces students’ unique learning profiles, providing individual pathways to student success! We design engaging, student-centered experiences that nurture a love of learning. Our approach to teaching and learning is supported by our four pillars, beliefs, and the CA Way which empower diverse learners to pursue lives of passion and purpose.

About the Role

The role of Educational Assistant at Calgary Academy is focused on providing individualized learning opportunities for students, particularly those in grades 9-12, with complex learning profiles.

Highlights of Key Responsibilities

  • Work one-on-one with students: Provide personalized support to students in students in grades 9-12 to help them achieve their academic and executive function goals.
  • Collaborate with teaching staff: Work closely with teachers to understand students’ learning profiles and apply appropriate teaching strategies and interventions.
  • Create a safe and nurturing environment: Foster an environment where all students feel safe, connected, and cared for, encouraging them to take risks and actively participate in their learning.
  • Tailor learning experiences: Take into account students’ prior learning, needs, and interests when designing educational experiences.
  • Build strong relationships: Develop meaningful relationships with the students under your care to provide effective support.
  • Set and track goals: Work with students to set academic and personal development goals to support their success.


  • Completion of a recognized post-secondary certificate or vocational certificate in childcare/development or behavior management.
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of prior experience working with complex learners, especially in grades 9-12.
  • Demonstrates qualities such as warmth, respect, enthusiasm, patience, kindness, and empathy.
  • Possesses excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Shows evidence of problem-solving and decision-making abilities.
  • Has an orientation for lifelong learning and critical thinking.
  • Effectively manages stress, is flexible, and can adapt quickly to changing situations.

Our Assets

Our culture is defined by REACH and that is visible in everything we do, including continuous efforts to be the employer of choice and to provide the best workplace for all employees. We offer a collaborative work environment and professional learning opportunities, all driven by our strategic plan. We also offer a competitive salary, flexible benefits package, wellness allowance, and a matching RRSP program. This position adheres to the School Calendar which means paid winter break, spring break and summer break!

All positions with the Headwater Learning Group require a positive outcome of a current Criminal Record Check, inclusive of Vulnerable Sector.

Our Application Process

Cover Letter

Demonstrate how your skills and experience align with Calgary Academy’s philosophy and mission. After exploring the Headwater Learning and Calgary Academy websites, share what makes you feel particularly connected to the work we do and how you can help us achieve our goals!


Demonstrate your competencies, skills and experience.

To apply through ADP Workforce Now, click the apply now button below. Please apply by September 29, 2023 to be considered for the role, we will continue to accept applications until the role is filled however it is not guaranteed your resume will be reviewed after the apply by date closes.

We wish to thank all candidates for their interest in Calgary Academy but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.