Education Assistant Grade K4-12

  • Seabird Island
  • Agassiz, British Columbia, V0M 1A1 Canada
  • Jan 02, 2024

Job Description

Working within Lalme’ Iwesawtexw (Seabird Island Community School) for the school year working as a Education Assistant Under the supervision of school administration, the Education Assistant (EA) will work with students individually or in small groups to deliver activities that reinforce and advance the educational program and make the educational experiences of the children more rewarding.


EA’s will assist teachers in student assessment and evaluation through observation, record keeping and data collection. At Seabird Island Community School, Education Assistants are valued members of the school community and they make a significant contribution to the work of the school and toward the education of all students. You will be a member of an interdisciplinary, collaborative teaching team, liaising with other professionals, students, family members, and community to provide students with holistic, culturally focused education. Be part of a team where you can positively influence a student’s educational journey and see the difference you can make in a community as you teach the diverse student body of Lalme’ Iwesawtexw



What does it take to be successful working in Lalme’ Iwesawtexw at Seabird Island? Check out the top traits we’re looking for and see if you have the right mix.

  • Organized: Excellent classroom management, behavioral management, and organizational skills. 
  • Leader: Demonstrated ability to lead classrooms to promote teamwork and create a positive environment for students. Developing relationships with students, parents, families, and community professionals. 
  • Passionate: A passion for learning that you’ll share with future generations. 
  • Innovative: A collaborative attitude, participating in planning, developing, extending services, and promoting effective strategies to encourage a positive student culture. 
  • Inclusive: Forward thinking, inclusively minded approach to create support students with special needs. 
  • Role Model: High professional and ethical standards. 
  • Communicator: Excellent verbal and written communication skills. 



Lalme’ Iwesawtexw is a place to learn many skills. We are many nations, but we proclaim one goal to strengthen our pride, our language, our culture, and our freedom. Our school’s mission is to provide a supportive and culturally relevant learning environment which places a high value on life-long learning, respect for self and others, honesty, integrity, generosity, and hard work. 


We are located 1 kilometer from Agassiz, BC on the beautiful Fraser River, 120 km east of Vancouver.


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Benefits vary by job type and are confirmed in the interview and hiring process. Benefits are eligible after a successful probationary period has been served.

  • Extended health and dental benefits, 
  • Accrued vacation and sick time, 
  • Pension plan with matching employer contributions, 
  • Access to internal training programs, professional development, and skill enhancement, 
  • Collaboration with an interdisciplinary teaching team, 
  • Equitable hourly rates in accordance with collective agreements, and 
  • Casual dress code  


  • Assist classroom teacher with the supervision of “the students” to provide academic, social and/or essential life skills. Support learning and skill development activities in classroom.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of Individual Educational Plans, as this term is defined in.
  • Educational Standards Order M41191 issued by the Minister of Education, in conjunction with the School administrators and/or professional resource personnel engaged by the School.
  • Review and reinforce learning activities using learning strategies developed by the teacher.
  • Assist students with learning activities and/or independent study projects developed by teacher/team.
  • Facilitate student learning individually and in small groups. Is actively involved with “the students” during most activities.
  • Observe and document learner strengths, achievements, and needs through daily learning activities. Carries out functional (informal) assessment activities to assist the teacher in developing learner profiles.
  • Assist in the collection of data for the purpose of evaluating student progress. Maintain appropriate records as requested by administration.
  • Develop and prepare appropriate materials for learning as needed.
  • Work with parents, health care professionals and other support staff under the direction of the teacher.
  • Assist teacher in communicating academic and social progress to parents during teacher/parent conferences.
  • Assist in the inside/outside supervision of the students as requested by the teacher.
  • Provide such assistance as the principal considers necessary for the supervision of students at the school and at School functions whenever and wherever held, which shall include, but not limited to, attendance at and participation in all evening School activities and the Seabird Island Annual Festival.
  • Maintain and acquire special training specific to the needs of the students as approved by Principal.
  • Respect and abide by the line of authority as established by the Employer and communicated to the Education Assistant.
  • Provide fair and just discipline to the students; conduct discipline practices in a fair and consistent manner in accordance with school discipline policies.
  • Make an effort to learn the Halq’eméylem language and consistently promote the spoken language in the classroom.
  • Attend and participate in all school’s staff meetings and cultural events.
  • Communicate from a bias-free perspective.
  • Help to maintain a classroom environment that supports traditional values.
  • Conduct her/himself in such a manner as not to bring discredit or disrespect upon the profession of teaching, the Employer or the Seabird Island Community.
  • Abide by the policies set out by the School and Band.
  • Other duties or responsibilities as assigned by the Vice Principal, Principal, Director or the Executive Director. 


What you bring 

  • Must be a Certified Educational Assistant.
  • Must have experience working with “Implementing Read Well, Reading Mastery and Saxon Math programs.”
  • Provide effective support for students with special needs.
  • Demonstrate willingness to work as part of a planning team.
  • Ability to maintain positive, supportive, and professional relationships with students.
  • High professional, moral, and ethical standards.
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills.
  • Willingness to work collaboratively with staff, parents, and administration.
  • Willingness to contribute to a positive school culture by volunteering in extracurricular activities.
  • Solid knowledge of and demonstrated ability in addressing a wide range of academic, social, emotional, and behavioral needs of children of intermediate ages. 
  • Ability to adhere to Oath of Confidentiality and Seabird Island Band Policies and Procedure. 
  • Knowledge and respect of Stó: lō culture, traditions and language is considered an asset. 
  • Experience working with First Nations children and the community is considered an asset. 
  • Valid BC Driver’s License, Class 5. 



  • Employment is conditional upon completing pre-employment screening to ensure a safe and secure work environment in which students, staff, members, families, community, as well as resources, and assets are protected. All background checks, reference checks and criminal record checks are performed in accordance with SIB HR Policy, protecting the integrity and confidentiality of information gathered during the evaluation.

Seabird Island is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals. Pursuant to S. 41 of the BC Human Rights code, preference may be given to Applicants of Indigenous, Métis, or Inuit heritage. We are interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in Canada; however, we are not able to sponsor visas. 


We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.