CBVRCE 2021 CUPE 0221, Casual Teacher Assistant, Various Locations




The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education calls for applications for casual employment in the following CUPE classification: Casual Teacher Assistants 


You must clearly indicate in your application how you meet the requirements for this position.  Applications should be submitted electronically through Success Factors, and must include a resume for the designated position, along with names and contact information for three professional references. All successful candidates will be required to submit a clear Criminal Record Check (with Vulnerable Sector Check) and Child Abuse Registry Check dated within the last year.  If you require assistance to submit your application electronically, please contact the Human Resources Department at (902)564-8293.


HOURS OF WORK:  Various 

WORK TERM:   Casual on-call basis - 10 Month (September to June)

LOCATION:  Various schools throughout the Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for Education.

RATE OF PAY:  $17.79 to $22.45 per hour (depending on qualifications) 


Please note that these positions are subject to a Collective Agreement with CUPE Local 5050 which may be accessed at: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1CwZutVANAZp8jzEwQDq5UnCE87rAD-EJ/view



  • Teacher Assistant/Educational Support Diploma or Certificate from recognized educational institution; or
  • Licenced Practical Nurse 
  • Other relevant diplomas, such as Disability Support/Services, Human Services, Residential Care Worker, and Continuing Care Assistant in combination with relevant experience may be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform physical requirements of the positions. 
  • Reliable and conscientious.
  • Acceptable record of attendance in previous employment.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with and develop a positive rapport with children and youth
  • Knowledge and experience with behaviour management strategies for children and youth
  • Valid Standard First Aid.
  • Non Violent Crisis Intervention will be considered an asset
  • Acceptable Criminal Record and Child Abuse Registry Checks






RESPONSIBLE TO: Principal or Principal's Designate of school of employment
ROLE: The provision of personal care, behaviour management support and/or instructional support to students under the direction of the principal, supervising teacher, and/or school team.


The responsibilities which are listed below provide an outline of the major responsibilities Teacher Assistants assume.

1. Personal Care: Under the direction of the supervising teacher and/or school team, the

Teacher Assistant will:

  • Assist students with feeding, with toileting needs and personal hygiene as required
  • Administer medication and carry out medical procedures under the direction of the school principal in accordance with Regional School Board policy and the Department of Education and the Department of Health's policies and protocols on administering medication to students
  • Assist students to move about during the school day, including lifting and positioning students, exercising and supporting as outlined in their Individualized Program Plan (IPP) or physiotherapy/occupational therapy plan, assist when embarking and disembarking from transportation vehicles, and accompany students to community based educational programs as appropriate
  • Supervise students to ensure a safe environment
  • Assist the students in the operation of support equipment as needed
  • Assist students in dressing and undressing as required.

2. Behaviour Management Support: Under the direction of the supervising teacher and/or school team, the Teacher Assistant will:

  • Assist in promoting student=s emotional growth, well-being, and independence
  • Encourage the development of student dignity and self-esteem
  • Facilitate positive interactions among all students
  • Help motivate students and encourage student participation
  • Assist in the implementation of behaviour management plans as developed by the teacher and/or school team.


3. Support for Instructional Program: Under the direction of the supervising teacher and/or school team, the Teacher Assistant will:

  • Assist students in following programs, strategies, exercises and materials identified /developed and introduced by the teacher;
  • Assist the teacher(s) in the preparation of material
  • Provide feedback to the supervisory teacher on his/her observations of students
  • Accompany students to and from community work placements and provide support within these programs, as necessary.


4. Other related duties as assigned.


The Cape Breton Victoria Regional Centre for Education is responsible for the administration of the public school system within the boundaries of Cape Breton and Victoria Counties, supporting approximately 12,000 students in 38 schools.


We foster a caring, dynamic and creative environment that provides educational opportunities, promotes a love of learning, respect for others, and challenges all persons to develop their full potential to become confident, versatile, lifelong learners and thinkers.  We are committed to ensuring the success and achievement of all students within a culturally responsive, safe and inclusive school environment.


The Cape Breton-Victoria Regional Centre for Education invites applications for the above noted position as we work together to create success for all students in our region.  Our goal is to be a diverse workforce that is representative at all job levels of the students we serve.  The Centre for Education welcomes applications from Indigenious People, African Canadian and Other Racially Visible Persons, Persons with Disabilities and Women in occupations or positions where they are under-represented.  If you are a member of one of these equity groups, we encourage you to apply and self-identify on your application.



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