Health Care Aide

$34,048 - $44,981 yearly
  • Maskwacis Education Schools Commission
  • Maskwacis, AB, Canada
  • May 06, 2024
Full-Time Support Position

Job Description

The Health Care Aid will be required to assist the teachers in carrying out the educational mission of MESC and who make the educational experiences of children more rewarding. Health Care Aids are under the direction of the Principals of the school they are assigned to and they are also required to report to the Assistant Principal and Teacher.

The Health Care Aid will have specific responsibilities for:

  1. Deliver activities that reinforce and advance the educational program.
    1. Some students may have complex needs. These may include medical, physical and/or learning needs and may require daily care, e.g. support in feeding, toileting, and personal hygiene.
    2. Work directly with students as directed by the Teacher.
    3. Prepare required educational materials.
    4. Observe student behaviour and provide information to the Teacher.
    5. Review and prepare all documents and reports as required by the Teacher.
    6. Assist the Teacher in determining a course of action for students.
    7. Maintain a high level of confidentiality in all interactions.
    8. Meet regularly with the Teacher to discuss student progress and learning needs.
    9. Assist in preparing materials, creating displays, and undertaking other supportive activities.
    10. Work within established structures, including classroom management structures, behavioural rules, and IPP and Behaviour Plan expectations.
    11. Clarify elements of the lesson for students who are having trouble.
    12. Supervise reinforcement activities.
    13. Implement specific techniques, strategies, and language as directed by the Teacher.
    14. Collect data for use in student evaluation.
    15. Mark objective tests for the Teacher to review.
    16. Report to Teachers on students’ strengths, achievements and needs.
    17. Report to Teachers on observed student behaviours and outcomes.
    18. May be required to supervise students. 
    19. Driving a bus. 
    20. Performs other duties assigned by the school principal
    21. Keep up to date on school, district and relevant policies.


  • High school diploma required.
  • ECD training.
  • One (1) to two (2) years of experience working with children.

Working Conditions

  • Busy classroom setting.
  • Interacts with students at large.

Knowledge and Skills

  • Excellent writing skills, including proper spelling, grammar, and punctuation.
  • Superior time management skills, multitasking skills, and the ability to prioritize tasks with minimal supervision.
  • High level of sound and independent judgment, reasoning, and discretion.
  • Professional, responsive, and positive work attitude is essential.
  • Knowledge computers, ipads, whiteboards and other school resource material.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, must be able to talk to parents regarding their children.
  • Strong verbal skills to communicate with all levels of the management team.

Job Reference #

Position Start Date

August 26, 2024