Vacancy details

Upper School Learning Support Assistant - Substitute Position



Division: Learning Support - Upper School

Contract: full-time (1 FTE), fixed term, long term substitute (August 2022- June 2023)


Position overview:

The main job purpose of the Learning Support Assistant is to provide instructional, organizational, administrative support to the Learning Support team and students they support..  Under the guidance and supervision of the Learning Support staff, the Learning Support Assistant works in classes to support and provide pedagogical assistance to students with learning needs,  to promote their educational, social and emotional development.  The Learning Support Assistant also provides organizational, administrative and instructional support to the Learning Support team. The Learning Support Assistant uses resources, routines and procedures to provide a respectful, positive, safe, and student-centered environment that is conducive to learning.


Key Responsibilities:

  • assists with providing support for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities either in classes,  or in pull-out setting, in small groups or individually;

  • prepares therapy material and/or equipment; adapts or modifies instructional materials and/or equipment as determined by student needs and abilities;

  • assists during assessments and screenings,

  • documents student performance using the Learning Support Team’s system of recording and monitoring student progress;

  • participates in scheduled Student Study Team (SST) meetings, Learning Support Team and Department meetings;

  • acts as a liaison with parents, teachers and outside referral sources;

  • assist with clerical duties;

  • assist with departmental organization and operations; 

  • assist in the ordering of supplies for the Learning Support Teachers.


Qualifications Required:

  • University degree preferably related to Education and/or Child Development;

  • Minimum one year of experience working with children of relevant ages;

  • A basic understanding of principles of child development and learning processes;

  • Experience with or willingness to be trained in supporting students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities;

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English;

  • Ability to use job-related technology and software applications;

  • Strong interpersonal skills, ability to work well with both adults and children;

  • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with others as part of a team;

  • Good organizational skills and the ability to multi-task;

  • Physically capable of performing the duties of this job;

  • patience and passion for students and teaching.