e4c is a not-for-profit organization that works across Edmonton, helping people get what they need to tackle life’s challenges. At e4c, we are working to limit, alleviate and ultimately eliminate poverty in Edmonton. Everyone has a story . . . and we believe in a future where poverty isn’t part of it.
The Special Education Assistant’s primary role is the delivery of developmentally appropriate programming for children with special needs. The Special Education Assistant will work as part of a larger team, under the direction of the teacher and the Classroom Supervisor, in the planning and implementation of developmentally appropriate, play-based programming for children (aged 2.6 to 5 years) in the classroom.
Hours: Full-time during school months (September to June): Monday to Friday: 8:30pm to 4:30pm; evenings and/or weekends may be required.
Why Join Our Team
- Build relationships and connect people to the work we do.
- Engage with individuals in meaningful opportunities, which positively impact those we serve.
- Be a part of a supportive team, dedicated to professional and personal growth.
In Your Role You Will
- Maintain ongoing interaction with children during classroom activities on an individual, small group and large group basis.
- Monitor equipment and room to ensure that safety protocols are being followed for optimum protection of participants.
- Assist all classroom staff with materials preparation and classroom clean-up, which may include photocopying, laminating, toy sanitation and preparing craft materials
- Maintain good communication with classroom staff ensures program plans are carried out consistently.
- Model correct procedures and guidelines for post-secondary practicum students, parent volunteers and others.
- Use problem-solving strategies appropriate to addressing conflict in a safe, productive and supportive manner.
- Develop and maintain records and reports in order to meet program (ie. Attendance, disclosures, Individual Learning Plans, classroom files).
Education and Certifications
- Child Development Certificate Level 3.
- First Aid & CPR
- Police Check with Vulnerable Sector.
- Intervention Record Check.
- Special Needs Assistant Certificate.
- Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Certificate.
- Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) training.
- 1+ years’ experience working with children (aged 2.6 to 5 years) with developmental delays i.e. cognitive disabilities, speech and language delays, behavioral concerns etc.
- Equivalencies may be considered with a combination of work experience and education.
- Strong knowledge of developmentally appropriate practice.
- Experience working in a multi-disciplinary team is an asset.
- Multi-Disciplinary Approach – a component which identifies ‘what people need to possess and ‘what they need to achieve’ in the workplace’; an ethical component concerned with integrating knowledge of culture, values and social awareness into professional practice; a component that emphasizes self-reflection in action; the capability to effectively implement evidence-based interventions in the service configurations of a modern best practices; and a commitment to working with new models of professional education and responsibility for lifelong learning.
- Teamwork – the ability to work cooperatively and effectively with staff, colleagues, and stakeholders to achieve collective results.
- Communication – the ability to understand and be understood by individuals and groups using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques.
- Innovative – the ability to challenge, take risks and generate new ideas to improve operations or create new opportunities.
- Personal Effectiveness – the ability to demonstrate skills, knowledge and an attitude that enable them to effectively carry out the job and to maintain personal health over time.
- Integrity and Ethical Behavior – a clear understanding of ethical and business practices.
- Service Orientation – an understanding of clients’ needs and strives to meet or exceed expectations.
Thank you to all those apply. Only those short-listed will be contacted for an interview.