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AVRCE Educational Assistants - Casuals September 2019

Date: Sep 23, 2019


Casual Educational Assistants (EAs)


Are you interested in working with children who require the support of an Educational Assistant?

Casual Educational Assistants (EAs) are required on an “as needed” basis to work at various schools and at various grade levels. Casual EAs are required to demonstrate:

  • understanding of the role and responsibility of an EA
  • knowledge of the stages of child/youth development
  • an awareness of, respect, sensitivity, and awareness of similarities/differences for children with special needs
  • knowledge of health, hygiene and safety including personal/physical care and the safe transfer of students
  • understanding of behaviour management
  • knowledge of basic computer applications and technology
  • awareness of assistive technology
  • ability to work collaboratively with members of a team
  • ability to follow instructions of teachers and school administrators

The preferred qualifications of a casual EA include:

  • post-secondary training in human services or an interest in obtaining the training
  • high school completion certificate of equivalent
  • ability to physically perform the requirements of the position
  • a desire to work with children and youth
  • respect for confidentiality and privacy protocols
  • sensitivity and respect for diversity

If you are interested in working as a casual educational assistant, you must successfully complete a Child Abuse Registry Search and a Criminal Record Check, including the vulnerable sector. You will also be required to complete two days of voluntary job shadowing at a school as arranged by Human Resources.

Job Segment: Education