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Learning Support Instructional Assistant

6 month contract
Posted 06/11/2019 01:02PM

JOB DESCRIPTION: Learning Support Instructional Assistant

Reports To: Head of Student Support & Well-being/Divisional Principal

Main Working Relationships: Teachers and students

Working at Lakeside campus
6 month contract starting in January and end  in June 2020
Working hours: 8:00 am to 4 pm (Mondays to Fridays)


Main Responsibilities:

As a CIS Instructional Assistant you are part of a team of educators working together to provide the best learning environment for our students

As such, it is important for you to maintain:

  • Open lines of communication with your teacher, administrator, support staff and fellow instructional assistants
  • Confidentiality and privacy of information related to students and the workplace
  • Flexibility – on occasion you may be called upon to perform duties outside the specific scope of your job description
  • A willingness to involve yourself in school activities such as staff meetings, social functions and other school activities
  • Professional conduct as a representative of our school community

 Children are our first priority.

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Post secondary education and or certification in an education-related field
  • Prior experience working in an educational setting preferred

General Responsibilities

  • 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 behavior 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 learning and training sessions when required by the school

Specific Classroom Responsibilities

Instructional Support

  • Under the guidance and direction of the classroom teacher provide 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 of money or 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 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

Confidentially Requirements

  • All CIS staff are required to maintain confidentiality regarding students’ progress and needs and personal information.
  • Instructional assistants are not permitted to discuss a child’s academic/social development with parents directly. Any direct communication with parents must be carried out by the teacher.
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