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Job Posting: Certified Education Assistant


Position Title: Certified Education Assistant (CEA)
Department: Education
Status: Full-time, permanent
Pay: $23.72/hour

Community Profile

The Splatsin people reside on reserve lands adjacent to the City of Enderby to the south and across the Shuswap River to the east, within the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwépemc, the largest Interior Salish-speaking First Nation in Canada. Their traditional territory stretches from the B.C./Alberta border near the Yellowhead Pass to the plateau west of the Fraser River, southeast to the Arrow Lakes, and the upper reaches of the Columbia River encompassing 180,000 square kilometres, 32 communities, and a population of 15,000 people.

Position Purpose

Splatsin is seeking an experienced Certified Education Assistant to join Shihiya School. Working 35 hours per week, this position is responsible for assisting the classroom teacher and students in all areas inside and outside the classroom. As the Shihiya Certified Education Assistant, you will be following the classroom teacher’s instructions, implementing programs as well as providing supervision at all times including recess and lunch.  You will assist individual students and work with small groups under the direction of the classroom teacher all while maintaining confidentiality.  You will also be carrying out programs provided by professionals (Speech Pathologist, OT).

To be selected, you must have a valid Certificate from an Education Assistant Program and experience working with children in a variety of situations. You must have an understanding and experience working within a multi-cultural environment. This position is right for you if you have strong communication and interpersonal skills, be flexible, positive and is a self-starter who enjoys working on a team.  Previous experience working with first nations people and knowledge of the Splatsin community are highly valued. 

Email your cover letter and resume to [email protected] before December 17, 2021.

COVID-19: All employees must be double vaccinated. Face masks must be worn when not seated.

Pursuant to section 16 of the Canadian Human Rights Act, preference may be given to applicants of aboriginal ancestry.

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