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Education Assistant

Position Summary:

The Educational Assistants support students as part of a multidisciplinary team with teachers and other support personnel to provide meaningful instruction. Educational assistants also help teachers with non-instructional tasks.


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Work under the supervision of one or several teachers.

  • Work with students who have special needs.

  • Work with individual students or groups of students both in the classroom and other settings.

  • Work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Supervise students in structured (classroom) and unstructured (hallways, recess, lunch hour) settings.

  • Assist with preparing materials and clerical tasks as required.

  • Implement lesson and behavioral plans for students as directed by the teacher.

  • Motivate and encourage students to participate in learning activities.

  • Observe and report student behaviour and progress.

  • Collect and prepare learning materials and use assistive technology to support student learning.

Reporting Line: Accountable to the Program Director



  • Post-Secondary Diploma; or preferred education CYC Diploma, Educational Assistant or Early Childhood Diploma

  • Blackfoot speaker

  • Ability and experience working with Aboriginal children

  • Awareness and understanding of Aboriginal culture, language and issues

  • CPR and First Aid Certification

  • Excellent written & oral communication skills

  • Must submit Child Welfare and Criminal Record check.

All potential applicants are required to submit a Criminal Records Check, Child and Youth Information Module, and provide two (2) references, cover letter and resume as a part of their application package.

Screening Criteria: Please be advised that in order to be considered for the position applicants must clearly indicate how they meet criteria. Failure could result in elimination from hiring pool.


Submit complete package to:


Opokaa’sin Early Intervention Society

241 Stafford Drive North, Lethbridge, AB T1H 2A5

ATT: Human Resources


Phone:  (403) 380-2569  |  Fax:  (403) 327-6775

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