Job Description & Requirements
Newbridge Academy is accepting applications for an immediate, full time Educational Assistant working with an individual elementary school student. The Educational Assistant is supervised by the Principal and works with teachers to support student learning.
We are a small but growing independent day school that offers a globally-oriented enriched English-Mandarin Bilingual education program within a teaching and learning community that strives to deliver high impact instruction and high-quality, transformative educational programming for Pre-K to Grade 4 students.
Ability to follow standardized work methods and processes while working with children to support learning.
Ability to function in the language of classroom instruction.
Ability to function at the level of knowledge required of the students, e.g., in English, Mathematics, etc.
Reading and writing skills to read records and prepare documentation.
Interpersonal and communication skills to work directly with students in a classroom environment, including the ability to motivate, explain and manage potentially difficult/emotional situations, and to work with parents, teachers and other staff.
Specific training in working with students with special needs, such as an Educational Assistant Certificate (or equivalent) is preferred. Experience and/or further training in supporting students with autism or other learning differences is an asset. A candidate who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese is desired, but not required. The successful applicant must also consent to, or provide a copy of a valid criminal record check
Typically, an Educational Assistant will:
be an advocate for students and their needs
communicate professionally and appropriately with teachers, students and parents
work with teachers to facilitate the participation of all students with learning differences in classroom activities
provide support to the student individually or in small groups in the classroom and/or outside the classroom in the least intrusive environment for students and peers
encourage and support the student in responsible ways so that the student’s emotional, intellectual and social development will be enhanced
participate in school-based faculty meetings
assist in adapting situations, environment, materials, and activities so that the student can be successful
implement the planned strategies and activities for the student in the classroom
assist in developing and implementing a behaviour support plan, when necessary
consult with classroom teachers to receive feedback and suggestions
keep anecdotal records, work samples etc. to document student progress and history
contribute to student evaluation by providing written and verbal input such as anecdotal records, work samples, and progress report
work with community professionals and consultants, when required
provide personal care and/or implement physical safety measures, when required
supervise students during non-instructional times
volunteer for extra-curricular activities within the school