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Sherwood Park
Elk Island Public Schools (EIPS) is one of the largest school divisions in Alberta, serving the educational needs of approximately 17,750 students in 42 schools. Every day, the staff and students of EIPS are encouraged to pursue opportunities to grow and to discover their passions in life. The Division prides itself on providing staff and students with the tools to achieve success by offering dynamic programming, up-to-date resources and practical professional learning opportunities.

EIPS is recruiting a permanent full-time Educational Assistant at Glen Allan Elementary.

Glen Allan Elementary is an inclusive learning environment, serving approximately 280 students in kindergarten to Grade 6, with 33 engaged staff. The school is located in Sherwood Park, AB.

Glen Allan Elementarys school goals focus on literacy, numeracy, and citizenship with positive relationships being at the center of all our work. The school aims to engage, motivate, and inspire by focusing on individual strengths, interests, real-world activities and building partnerships with families. Commencing August 27, 2024

31.25 hours per week (6.25 hours/day)

EIPS offers a comprehensive benefit package

Open to internal and external applicants, priority will be given to permanent employees

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The successful candidate will be supporting students who require postive and effective co-regulation strategies, and support students who require hands-on-care and non-verbal communication strategies Key Duties/Responsibilities

Educational Assistants (EAs) assist teachers with many instructional and non-instructional tasks in the classroom and with other school activities. EAs work as members of the school and student support team. EAs either work with a particular special needs student or a group of students within a class or in a special program.

The EA provides routine and repetitive instructional support. Under the direction of the teacher, an EA assists the student in acquiring the education and skills necessary for advancement in the educational setting. To reach this objective, the EA follows an individually prescribed learning program, through team planning and working one-on-one with the student(s). This involves routine recording, basic charting and logging of observations. EAs may provide personal care and additional assistance for students depending on their particular needs.


Education and Experience High School Diploma

Educational Assistant Certificate or comparable education would be an asset

First Aid certificate would be an asset

Non-Violent Crisis Intervention training would be an asset

Courses related to working with students with special needs would also be an asset

Minimum of one-year related experienceDemonstrated Skills and Competencies Strong oral and listening communication skills

Strong interpersonal skills combined with tact and diplomacy

Strong organizational skills, time management skills and pacing skills to support student scheduling

Reliability and dependability

Ability to work effectively as an active team member in cooperation with other team members and students

Comfort and competency working with personal computers and other technologies to support student learning, including communication devices

Ability to respect and value all individuals with sensitivity to diversity

Ability to respond appropriately to challenging behaviours of students

Ability to effectively utilize crisis intervention strategies

Ability to demonstrate flexibility in work assignments

Willingness to tend to the personal care needs of students if requiredNote: This position might require lifting and carrying demands that require the ability to bend at the waist, stoop, and twist frequently, the ability to lift between 10 to 50 lbs., the ability to carry, push and pull between 10 to 50 lbs., and the ability to stand, walk and sit frequently. The incumbent may be subject to challenging behaviours of students.

For more information, please contact Jennifer Ference, Principal, at 780-467-5519 or email

Only online applications will be accepted.

Elk Island Public Schools appreciates and considers all applications; however, we only contact candidates who are selected for interviews.

If you require assistance with the application system, please call Apply to Education at 1-877-900-5627 or email