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Chinese-English bilingual instructional assistant

Posted 11/09/2020 09:49AM

The Canadian International School is looking for a full time Chinese-English Bilingual Instructional Assistant for its Lakeside campus. This role's core responsibility is to be part of a team of educators working together to provide the best learning environment for our students, This position will start in October 2020.


  • Assist and guide students by demonstrating appropriate support, patience, kindness and caring

  • Develop students’ self-esteem and positive self-concept.

  • Supervise, observe and encourage positive student behaviour in a developmentally appropriate way and in keeping with the values of our school

  • Model the CIS values of Excellence, Respect, Collaboration, Creativity, Curiosity, and Generosity

  • Abide by the dress code of the school

  • Attend professional development and training sessions as a when required by the school

Specific Classroom Responsibilities

Instructional Support (in Chinese and English)

  • Under the guidance and direction of the classroom teacher provides instructional support to individuals and small groups of students.

  • Assist in implementing instructional plans and provide support and supervision while the teacher is engaged with others

  • Assist in monitoring student progress towards set learning goals and provide feedback, guidance and reinforce taught concepts where necessary

  • Help students compile portfolios in either digital or other formats

  • Dialogue with the teacher regarding student academic progress and behaviour

  • Confer with the teacher when necessary regarding student needs

  • Alert the teacher to any specific student concerns as they arise.

Teacher Support

  • Assist with the preparation and distribution of learning materials

  • Help keep track of classroom supplies that need to be ordered

  • Keep the classroom neat and orderly 

  • Assist with displays of student work 

  • Assist with classroom routines such as the collection or money, permission slips and keep accurate records of those transactions

  • Assist the teacher in  tracking  and maintaining accurate records of communication between the teacher and home

Student Support

  • Safeguard the health, safety and well-being of students at all times.

  • Render basic first aid as and when necessary.

  • Assist students with matters of personal hygiene

  • Meet school buses and participate in morning supervision as required. 

  • Supervise students during field trips and at school assemblies

  • Support student use of library material

  • Assist with lunch duties as needed

  • Attend meetings as required.

  • Other duties assigned by the classroom teacher, school administrators or the school

Required qualifications and experience OR The successful candidate must have

  • Post secondary education and or certification in an education-related field 

  • Prior experience working in an educational setting preferred.

The application deadline is 30 September 2020. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted further.

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