Teacher Assistant - Behavioural

  • Southpointe Academy
  • START DATE: 06/08/2019
  • Tsawwassen, BC, Canada
  • CONTRACT TYPE: Temporary / Contract
  • North America
K-12 School

Job Overview

Southpointe Academy, an independent, K-12, university-preparatory school in Tsawwassen, B.C. invites applications from individuals who wish to join our dynamic community. Located in a contemporary urban learning environment, the School building meets rigorous architectural standards and possesses views from all common areas of the Fraser Delta, Gulf of Georgia and the North Shore Mountains. Southpointe Academy is home to 560 students and over 80 teachers and support staff.
The School is an authorized International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (IB PYP) world school and IB Middle Years Programme (IB MYP) world school. Southpointe also offers The College Board’s Advanced Placement (AP) Program to students in Grades 10 to 12. Our graduates attend the top post-secondary schools in Canada, the U.S. and the U.K.
Position Overview:

Reporting to the Junior School Program Director the Teacher Assistant - Behavioural is required to assist teachers in the planning, development, modification, preparation, and implementation of the curriculum.
Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists teachers in the planning, development, modification, 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
  • May carry out emergency procedures
  • Remains current with changing technology, practices and equipment
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Essential Qualifications:

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Knowledge and understanding of the appropriate grade level curriculum

Hours of Work:

  • Compensation

Hours of work: 16 hours per week when students are in attendance until June 19, 2020 (Exact start time and end times will be determined per class schedule)
Salary and Benefits:

  • As per Collective Bargaining Agreement: $27.38 per hour
  • Subsidised lunch program

Application Instructions:
Please submit your application with the following supporting documents to careers@southpointe.ca:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Two letters of reference from past supervisors

We thank all applicants for their interest in working at Southpointe Academy. However, please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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