TEACHER ASSISTANT - INSTRUCTIONAL


START DATE: 27 AUGUST 2021

CLOSING DATE: UNTIL FILLED



Description of School:


Southpointe Academy is a leading edge International Baccalaureate (IB) Continuum School surrounded by the ocean, beaches and natural beauty of South Delta. As a co-educational, secular day school serving nearly 600 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12, Southpointe is known for its strong sense of community, collaborative culture and commitment to professional development. The school fosters caring relationships with students and develops young people of character who make a positive difference in the world.


Southpointe features world leading programming through its highly acclaimed IB Primary Years (Grade K-5) and Middle Years (Grade 6-10) programmes. The school will be adding the IB Diploma Programme to complete its innovative offering of IB from entry to graduation. The educational programme is supported through modern, purpose-built facilities and amenities.



Description of Position:


Teacher Assistant - Instructional

Full-Time Faculty Vacancy


Southpointe is seeking a caring and experienced Teacher Assistant - Instructional to work with teachers to provide support to an individual student so that they are able to access the curriculum.


Reporting to the Junior School Principal, the Teacher Assistant - Instructional is required to assist teachers in the planning, development, accommodation, preparation, and implementation of the curriculum commencing August 27, 2021.



Key Duties and Responsibilities


  • Assists teachers in the planning and implementation of individualized and/or group behaviour programs in specialized or integrated settings, such as regular or resource classrooms;

  • Reinforces concepts introduced by teachers and implements instructional programs designed by teachers;

  • Participates in the design and implementation of appropriate behaviour management strategies and provides assistance with monitoring and reinforcement;

  • Maintains regular communications with the supervising teacher and other team members including, parents and other relevant professionals;

  • Observes and records student progress, maintains detailed written records as required;

  • Supervises student(s) both on and off the school campus as required;

  • Operates standard school and office equipment, including personal computer applications, instructional aid communications, and special individualized equipment;

  • May carry out emergency procedures;

  • Remains current with changing technology, practices and equipment;

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.



Essential Qualifications:


  • Successful completion of a secondary school graduation program or equivalent;

  • Proven ability to implement behaviour management techniques as well as flexibility in response to

  • student behaviours (e.g. adjusting and adapting strategies);

  • Ability to work independently and cooperatively while following the direction and guidance of classroom/resource teacher(s);

  • Ability to operate a variety of office and school equipment, including equipment specific to the needs of the student(s);

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills;

  • Ability to use judgment when providing information;

  • Physically capable of performing the duties of the position;

  • Knowledge of safe work practices.



Preferred Qualifications:


  • Completion of a recognized post-secondary Educational Assistant program;

  • 1 year of recent experience related to meeting the needs of student(s);

  • Knowledge and understanding of the appropriate grade level curriculum.



Hours of Work:

  • Monday - Friday, 7.45 am - 3.45 pm when students are in attendance.



Salary and Benefits


  • As per Collective Agreement: $27.66 per hour;

  • Subsidised lunch program.



Application for Position:


Please submit your application to careers@southpointe.ca. Please add REF: www.ibschooljobs.com - Application for Position as Teacher Assistant - Instructional in the subject of your email.


  • Cover letter;

  • Resume;

  • Copy of BC Ministry of Education: Certificate of Qualification or Independent School Teaching Certificate;

  • Two letters of reference, one of which must be from your most recent

  • Principal/Supervisor;

  • Most recent teaching evaluation.


Please see our website for additional opportunities.


Applicants must be legally entitled to work in Canada or be in the process of obtaining the appropriate visa(s).


Southpointe Academy encourages applications from suitably qualified candidates with diverse backgrounds. We value each community member’s identity, perspective and well-being, and embrace our differences as a sign of strength. We believe in diversity, equity and inclusion and are committed to equal employment opportunities.



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