Teacher Assistant 2022/2023 - Casual on call - Digby, Shelburne, Yarmouth





Tri-County Regional Centre for Education

The Tri-County Regional Centre for Education encompasses the three counties of Shelburne, Yarmouth, and Digby serving 5757 students in twenty-two (22) schools, composed of 13 Elementary Schools, 6 High Schools, 1 Middle School, and 2 Elementary/High Schools.


Regional Centres for Education have Employment Equity Policies and/or processes and we actively encourage applications from under-represented groups, particularly people of African Nova Scotian, African Canadian and African ancestry and Mi’kmaw/Indigenous ancestry. Please ensure that you complete the self-identification portion on the position application.


DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS (mm,dd,yyyy):   at 11:59pm.


Effective Dates: Immediately 


Position Type: Casual






  • Casual on call basis - Casuals are needed in all three counties - Shelburne, Yarmouth & Digby Schools
    • (Current Casual Teacher Assistant's complete the application form found on the Human Resources website in our HR Form Depot to re-apply.)


TO APPLY: Complete the online profile/resume - you can attach a resume to your profile, security checks, and if you have reference letters. (Please note:  Failure to include your references will cause delay in processing your application.) We require you to attach a copy of your Certification, Diploma and or Transcripts from Post-Secondary Education Institute.



The TCRCE  requires that all NEW employees provide a satisfactory Child Abuse Register Check and Criminal Record / Vulnerable Sector Checks. You do not need to complete these at this time, we will be in contact once a decision has been made on your application. You can include them if you have ones done up to 3 months old. 



  • High school completion certificate;
  • Educational Support diploma or equivalent from a recognized post-secondary institution, including a formal practicum placement, other diploma's will be considered such as but not limited to Human Services, Early Childhood, CCA, LPN, etc;
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification;
  • Specific health care support training or certification would be an asset (i.e Non Violent Crisis Intervention, etc.);
  • Ability to perform physical requirements of the position.
  • Proven ability to communicate and work alongside diverse cultural and racial backgrounds.
  • Demonstrated ability to value the voice and contribution of others while remaining open to corrective criticism.
  • Completion of WHMIS and First Aid, or willingness to obtain upon hire.



  • Provides personal care functions as determined through the program planning process and under the direction of the teacher(s) when a student cannot, or should not, perform these activities independently. For example:
    • Assisting students with physical and mobility challenges by lifting and positioning, exercising, transferring from or to transportation, as specified in their program plan.
    • Ensuring a safe and respectful environment when meeting personal care needs of students.
    • Assisting students with routines (i.e. toileting, dressing, feeding, personal hygiene).
    • Administering medication and oral inhalant according to the Guidelines for the Administration of Medication to Students.
    • Carrying out medical procedures (e.g. catheterization) when trained and authorized, according to Board policies and procedures.
    • Assisting with program support when specifically directed and monitored by the teacher(s).
  • Supports the implementation of identified behaviour management outcomes under the direction of the teacher(s) when a student is unable to self-regulate his/her own behaviour. For example:
    • Using appropriate physical interventions in accordance with the Non Violent Crisis Intervention Training program, the student’s plan and board policies.
    • Encouraging students to respect the school’s code of conduct guidelines and PEBS initiative.
    • Modeling and encouraging respect for self and others.
    • Promoting and facilitating positive interactions among all students.
    • Recording data and observations as directed (e.g. the frequency of a particular behaviour or off-task data).
    • Assisting with program support when specifically directed and monitored by the teacher(s).
  • Working collaboratively as members of the school community. For example:
    • Demonstrating ethical behaviours by addressing conflicts, first with teachers, second, the administrative level, and third at the board staff level, according to board policies and procedures.
    • Respecting and promoting the rights of students.
    • Understanding the role of the program support assistant.
    • Modeling appropriate problem solving an conflict resolution.
    • Referring all requests for information to appropriate personnel.
    • Relaying information regarding the student to the teacher(s).
    • Participating in training and certification required to support the implementation of interventions.
    • Respecting privacy and confidentiality.
    • Communicating effectively with teachers, appropriate personnel and students.
    • Being knowledgeable of  and following board and provincial policies and administrative procedures.
  • Develops and maintains a positive rapport with students. For example:
    • Treating students in a  respectful, dignified and fair manner with due consideration to the student’s physical, social and psychological development.
    • Promoting independence and self-advocacy through appropriate wait time, prompting, reviewing and reinforcing.
    • Respecting the strengths and challenges of students.
    • Maintaining effective and collaborative relationships.
    • Demonstrating patience and understanding towards students.
    • Demonstrating appropriate responses to student-initiated interactions



Only Shortlisted applicants will be contacted.



The Tri-County Regional Centre for Education requires that all newly hired employees provide a satisfactory Child Abuse Register Check and Criminal Record / Vulnerable Sector Checks. If you have current ones less than 3 months old you can attach these checks to your profile / resume.


For more information about the TCRCE visit our website at https://www.tcrce.ca/

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