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Support Career Opportunities

Support positions include administrative assistants, clerks, food preparers, interpreters, library technicians, secretaries, educational assistants and technicians. Support staff are represented by CUPE Local 3550. 

For more information about support positions, the application process please contact us at hrbusiness@epsb.ca or call 780-429-8111.

Prior to employment, successful candidates will be required to submit records check documents.

Application and Employment Information
Descriptors of Language Proficiency

Forms

Support Staff Application Form (Required)
Mandatory Records Check and Disclosure (Required)
Support Staff Qualifications Checklist (Required)

Collective Agreement

Support Staff Collective Agreement (September 1, 2015 - August 31, 2017)

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS – SPECIAL NEEDS

Competition: 942015

Job type
10-month, temporary

Description
Edmonton Public Schools needs you! As a graduate of an educational assistant program or someone who has experience working with individuals who have special needs, you will be embarking on a rewarding career path that offers opportunities to learn and grow professionally.  We invite you to put your skills to work by joining our team of dedicated staff who work with students from Pre-Kindergarten to Grade 12.  The ideal candidates will provide support to students who have developmental delays, emotional and behavioural challenges, autism, learning difficulties, and physical health concerns.
                
ABOUT YOU:
• you are energetic and enjoy working with students
• you thrive in an environment that encourages collaboration 
• you believe that all children should reach their full potential
• you have pictured yourself working with students and making a significant difference in their lives
 
ABOUT YOUR EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• High School plus completion of a post-secondary program in a related field 
• one year related experience working with students or individuals who have special needs
• excellent communication skills both verbal and written
• superb interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills
• equivalencies to these qualifications will be considered
 
ABOUT THE ROLE:
As an Educational Assistant you will:
• carry out instructional plans for students
• provide one-on-one and small group assistance 
• work with teachers to provide universal, targeted, and specific support to students
• assist with the planning and implementation of instructional materials and activities to meet the educational and special needs of students
• provide motivation and encourage student participation in activities 
• work with students using various resources and electronic supports
• supervise students during arrival and departure
 
ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER: 
• competitive salary ($18,57 – $21.63 per hour)
• a comprehensive benefits package including extended health care, dental, vision and extended disability for staff who receive long terms assignments beyond 25 days in duration or permanent employment
• 10-month employment – summers off
• personal and professional growth opportunities
 
NATURE OF WORK:
• hourly, on-call work  - up to 7 hours per day, Monday – Friday
• long term part-time and full-time
• eligibility to apply for permanent, advertised positions
 
As we are currently experiencing a significant shortage of educational assistants, individuals willing to accept assignments throughout the City of Edmonton, can expect regular work on a day-to-day and long term basis. There are also excellent opportunities for those looking for permanent employment.
 
If you are interested in working with an organization that fosters growth and success for every student, we encourage you to apply.
 

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FOOD PREPARER

Competition: 252123

Job type
10-month, full-time, permanent

Description

We are looking for a Food Preparer to support the school cafeteria and demonstrate proper food preparation techniques to students.

ABOUT YOU:

  • you are energetic and enjoy working with students
  • you are an independent self-starter
  • you have the ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding work environment
  • you pride yourself on maintaining exceptional cleanliness standards
  • you are skilled at preparing healthy meals

ABOUT YOUR EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Journeyperson certification
  • Food Safety certification
  • excellent interpersonal organizational and communication skills
  • First Aid, WHMIS

ABOUT THE ROLE:

As our Food Preparer you will:

  • provide students with healthy and effective food preparation and food services
  • plan menus, pricing and ordering food supplies, and maintaining inventory
  • assign and supervise food preparation staff
  • collaborate with the Commercial Foods team and provide demonstration of food preparation techniques to students
  • demonstrate food safe processes and ensure sanitation and safety of the kitchen and cafeteria
  • oversee the operation of the cash registers and safeguard the handling of cash

RATE OF PAY: $24.12 to $30.72 per hour

If you are interested in working with an organization that fosters growth and success for every student, we encourage you to apply.

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EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT

Competition: 252390

Job type
part-time, permanent

Description

Edmonton Public Schools requires a part-time (.500 FTE), permanent, Educational Assistant to provide one-on-one and small group assistance to students in the German Bilingual Program at Rio Terrace School.

ABOUT YOU:

  • you are energetic and enjoy working with students
  • you are an independent self-starter
  • you have the ability to guide students using a wide range of instructional strategies
  • you see each student as an individual with specific needs

ABOUT YOUR EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • a one year certificate program in a related field
  • two years related experience including experience with students who have special needs
  • fluency in German
  • excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI) certification
  • First Aid

ABOUT THE ROLE:

As the Educational Assistant you will:

  • assist the teacher to develop, implement and modify instructional activities
  • provide early intervention and ongoing language development support
  • maintain a log of observations of student progress and behaviours
  • assist students who have learning disabilities, behavioural challenges, and autism
  • provide support to students who are English Language Learners
  • assist students with personal care including toileting

RATE OF PAY: $20.76 to $26.11 per hour

If you are interested in working with an organization that fosters growth and success for every student, we encourage you to apply.

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Educational Assistants (Speech Language Pathologist Assistant)

Competition: 252587

Job type
10-month, full-time, permanent

Description
Edmonton Public Schools is seeking two full-time, 10 month, permanent Educational Assistants (SLA) to join our team of dedicated staff to work with children in the Pre-Kindergarten Program.  As the ideal candidate, you will work collaboratively with Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists and other professionals to support very young children develop the basic skills necessary for success when transitioning to school.  
 
ABOUT YOU:
• you are energetic and enjoy working with children
• you thrive working in a multi-disciplinary environment that encourages collaboration 
• you have achieved excellence in your profession
• you are patient and supportive with your clients
• you make a difference 
 
ABOUT YOUR EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• you have a recognized diploma as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant  or Communication Disorder Assistant
• you have a minimum of two years related experience including classroom based service delivery to children
• you have experience working in partnership with children’s families to achieve speech and language goals
• you have excellent communication and collaboration skills
• you have access to a vehicle for travel
 
ABOUT THE ROLE:
The Educational Assistant (SLA) will:
• lead and assist speech and language therapy in the Pre-Kindergarten Program 
• support students in the areas of cognition, self-help, fine motor, socialization, play, communication, behaviour, and gross motor development
• model speech and language skills for other Educational Assistants
• provide personal care including toileting and diapering 
• participate in and conduct Family Oriented Programming sessions and conduct home visits
 
ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER: 
• competitive salary ($24.12 - $30.72 per hour)
• a comprehensive benefits package including extended health care, dental, vision and extended disability
• pension plan eligibility 
• Health and Wellness Spending Account
• professional development opportunities
• 10-month position – summers off
• 7 hour work days 
 
If you are interested in working with an organization that supports and encourages children with special needs to reach their full potential, we encourage you to apply.
 
Note: These positions may be located at Hillview School, 355 Woodvale Road East; Bisset School, 3020 - 37 Street; Ekota School, 1395 Knottwood Road East; Sakaw School, 5730 - 11A Avenue; or Tipaskan School, 1200 Lakewood Road North.  Travel between sites may be required.
 
Rate of pay reflects a market adjustment for positions requiring Therapy Assistant Program (Speech Language Pathologist Assistant). Two positions available.
 
 

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Educational Assistant (Speech Language Pathologist Assistant)

Competition: 249076

Job type
10-month, full-time, permanent

Description
Edmonton Public Schools is seeking a full-time, 10 month, permanent Educational Assistant to join our team of dedicated staff to work with children in the Pre-Kindergarten Program. As the ideal candidate, you will work collaboratively with Teachers, Speech Language Pathologists and other professionals to support very young children develop the basic skills necessary for success when transitioning to school.  
     
ABOUT YOU:
• you are energetic and enjoy working with children
• you thrive working in a multi-disciplinary environment that encourages collaboration 
• you have achieved excellence in your profession
• you are patient and supportive with your clients
• you make a difference 
 
ABOUT YOUR EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
• you have a recognized diploma as a Speech Language Pathology Assistant  or Communication Disorder Assistant
• you have a minimum of two years related experience including classroom based service delivery to children
• you have experience working in partnership with children’s families to achieve speech and language goals
• you have excellent communication and collaboration skills
• you have access to a vehicle for travel
 
ABOUT THE ROLE:
 The Educational Assistant will:
• lead and assist speech and language therapy in the Pre-Kindergarten Program 
• support students in the areas of cognition, self-help, fine motor, socialization, play, communication, behaviour, and gross motor development
• model speech and language skills for other Educational Assistants
• provide personal care including toileting and diapering 
• participate in and conduct Family Oriented Programming sessions and conduct home visits
 
ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER: 
• competitive salary ($24.12 - $30.72 per hour)
• a comprehensive benefits package including extended health care, dental, vision and extended disability
• pension plan eligibility 
• Health Spending Account
• professional development opportunities
• 10-month position – summers off
• 7 hour work days 
 
If you are interested in working with an organization that supports and encourages children with special needs to reach their full potential, we encourage you to apply.
 
Note: This position may be located at Evansdale School, 9303 - 150 Avenue; Delton School, 12126 - 89 Street; or Norwood School, 9520 - 111 Avenue.  Travel between sites may be required.
 
Rate of pay reflects a market adjustment for positions requiring Therapy Assistant Program (Speech Language Pathologist Assistant).
 
 

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