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Educational Assistant

"Every child’s first instinct is to love…imagine a world that cherishes that instinct!"

The Heartland Agency is a special education and treatment program serving children between 3 and 5 years who come from a variety of 'at risk' situations, including backgrounds of trauma, abuse, neglect and poverty. We are currently seeking energetic and dynamic Educational Assistants to join our team for the 2017-2018 school year.

Positions are available at both our Monterey Park location (6908 26th Avenue NE) and our new location in Mayland Heights (1625 18th Street NE). The start date for all positions will be August 28th.

Position Details:

The EA implements and facilitates daily classroom plans under the supervision and direction of the classroom teacher. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Developing and implementing activities and strategies to address Individual Program Plan (IPP) goals
  • Organizing and preparing daily plans/strategies for children to address their individual needs (e.g., visual schedules, curriculum modifications, sensory strategies, etc.)
  • Assisting children in play activities to address their goals
  • Consulting with the teacher and therapy team to review, brainstorm and implement strategies
  • Assisting with classroom maintenance, material preparation and set-up
  • Assisting with self-help skills where needed, including toileting and diapering children
  • Participating in up to 2 bussing components throughout the day (as a rider or driver)

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Alberta Child Care Certification level is required
  • A valid Class 4 driver’s license is mandatory. (please refer to https://www.alberta.ca/upgrade-to-professional-licence.aspx for further information)
  • Current first aid certification is required.
  • Current criminal record check (including vulnerable sector check) is required
  • Knowledge of the Core Story of Brain Development (Alberta Family Wellness Initiative)
  • Knowledge of the Play, Participation and Possibilities Emergent Curriculum Framework
  • Awareness of Trauma Informed Care is an asset
  • Experience with a special needs population is an asset

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an updated resume and cover letter ( This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it ). Please indicate your preferred location.

We thank all applicants in advance for their interest, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.