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Educational Assistant (Speech Language Pathologist Assistant)

Competition: 254757

Location

Elmwood School, 16325 – 83 Street

Job Type

10-month, full-time, permanent

Staff Group

Support

Position opening date

November 30, 2018

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 one year 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 Assistants will:

  • assist with speech and language therapy in the Pre-Kindergarten Program for students 2.5 to 5.5 years of age who have multiple moderate or severe disabilities
  • support students in the areas of cognition, self-help, fine motor, socialization, play, communication, behaviour, and gross motor development
  • model speech and language skill development for classroom team member
  • participate in Family-oriented Programming sessions and home visit
  • provide personal care including toileting

ABOUT WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER:

  • competitive salary ($26.11 - $33.39per 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 Elmwood School, 16325-83 Avenue; Callingwood School, 17335-76 Avenue; or Brookside School, 5504-143 Street. Travel between sites may be required.

How to Apply

Please submit your resume and cover letter (in Word or PDF format) quoting competition number 254757 via email to hrbusiness@epsb.ca. This position is covered by a collective agreement between CUPE Local 3550 and the Board of Trustees. Only those applicants being considered will be contacted.

About Edmonton Public Schools

Edmonton Public Schools is the second largest school district in Alberta, with over 8,500 staff focused on meeting the diverse needs of approximately 99,000 students across 213 schools and education sites. Our Vision is to transform the learners of today into the leaders of tomorrow. We inspire student success through high-quality learning opportunities, supported by meaningfully engaged students, parents, staff and community. The District’s cornerstone values of accountability, collaboration, equity and integrity support us in achieving our Vision and Mission.

Our District is committed to excellence and hires based on merit. We value diversity and welcome applications from all qualified individuals. Only those applicants being considered will be contacted. Prior to employment, successful candidates will be required to submit records check documents.