Educational Assistants - Heartland Agency
Heartland Agency & Educational Services - Calgary, AB

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"The Heartland Agency is dedicated to helping children and families by providing programs that advance optimal development, advance children's emotional, physical and intellectual health, increase children's safety, and link families with their communities for more positive family outcomes."

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 individuals to join our Agency as Educational Assistants (EAs) for the EvenStart programs at our Monterey Park (NE) and Currie Barracks (SW) locations. These positions will start ASAP.

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

Qualifications:
· Alberta Child Care Certification level (can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)
· A valid Class 5 driver’s license and willingness to obtain a Class 4 license
· Current first aid certification (can be obtained upon hire within a designated time frame)
· Current criminal record check (including vulnerable sector check)
· Experience with a special needs population is an asset

Interested applicants are encouraged to submit an updated resume and cover letter by email or by fax (590-1044)

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


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