Educational Assistant

Elementary School
Full-Time

Our Approach

At the heart of everything we do is the child. For almost 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 Educational Assistant will be a part of the Elementary team, focused on providing individualized learning opportunities for each student with the end goal of improving their reading, writing and math skills. The Educational Assistant will exhibit patience, commitment to student success, humility and flexibility to meet students where they are. This role is perfect for someone with at least 5 years prior experience working with kids with special needs or behavioural challenges, and a strong desire to make a positive difference in a life of a child. In addition, this role will be leading an after-school care program for elementary staff children.

Please note that this role starts on August 17, 2021 and the hours for this position will be 9 am to 5 pm.

Highlights of Key Responsibilities

  • Work in small group settings and/or one-on-one with students on reading growth with students as part of our reading centre.
  • Understand student learning profiles and apply appropriate strategies and interventions.
  • Foster a safe, secure, predictable environment where all students are comfortable, connected and cared for, encouraging them to take risks and participate.
  • Take students’ prior learning, needs, and interests into account in the design of the learning experience.
  • Provide supervision and a variety of engaging activities for students of various ages (K-6) in the after-school care program
  • Build strong relationships with students in your care
  • Praise and acknowledge positive student behaviours in a timely and meaningful way.
  • Redirect and acknowledge negative student behaviours in a timely and meaningful way.

Qualifications

  • Completion of a recognized post-secondary certificate or recognized vocational certificate in child care/development or behaviour management
  • Minimum of 5 years prior experience of working with students with special needs
  • Demonstrates warmth, respect, enthusiasm, patience, kindness, and empathy
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Highly motivated, high energy level and initiative
  • Demonstrates attention to detail, organization and high work standards
  • Evidence of problem-solving and decision-making abilities
  • Orientation for life-long learning and critical thinking
  • Effectively manages stress, is flexible, and can adapt quickly

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 competitive salary, flexible benefits package, wellness allowance, matching RRSP program. This position adheres to the School Calendar which means paid winter break, spring break and summer break!

Our Application Process

To apply through ADP Workforce Now, click the apply now button below. Applications must be in by June 14, 2021.

Your application must include:

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!

Resume

Demonstrate your competencies, skills and experience.

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