Teaching Assistant



Teaching Assistant


North Vancouver 

Employment Type:



per year

Job Description:

Who we are:

The Tsleil-Waututh Nation People currently reside on the North Shore of Vancouver, BC. Since time immemorial we have occupied Village sites all around səl̓ilẃət, also known as Burrard Inlet. This is how we have come to be the People of the Inlet. Revitalization is important at Tsleil-Waututh, where you will see our language, culture, and stewardship of the lands and waters returned to our people and we are once again prospering the same way our Ancestors had for so many years. We are one of the most progressive Nations in North America because we have deep cultural and spiritual roots, as well as a great affinity for the land and water. This is reflected in our work and interaction with the world at large. Working with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation is a unique opportunity as you will experience the wealth of Culture and strength of business practices.

Job Summary:

Under direction of Principal, aids students on Individualized Educational Plans in school-based setting, with flexibility and passion for innovative instructional delivery, including outdoor education, that best meets the needs of each individual student.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assists with the development, implementation and monitoring of Individual Learning Plans for students with Individual Education Plans.
  • Facilitates student social, emotional and academic development.
  • Supports and facilitates students participating in reading and math programs
  • Assists students in carrying out programs as set out by consultants (e.g., Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, Speech and Language Pathologist and Psychologist)
  • Coaches and reinforces students in prepared exercises in academic and non-academic program components
  • Assists generally in the development and delivery of recreational, cultural, and community events
  • Co-leads student support groups (e.g., after-school club)
  • Models commitment to open, responsible action
  • Guides students in life skills training (e.g., communication, social skills, problem solving and conflict resolution, assertiveness training, self-management skills)
  • Organizes, prepares and duplicates a variety of classroom aids and materials
  • Uses computers and specialized equipment to provide support and instruction
  • Supervises students and maintains order and safety on school grounds, in classrooms, on fieldtrips and a variety of settings in the community
  • Exercises sound judgment in dealing with a variety of situations and considerable initiative, empathy and understanding of the many and varied conditions/issues faced by behaviorally challenging students
  • Models and demonstrates 'restitution' skills and methods for restorative practices
  • Assists students in making restitutions and learning anger management skills
  • Compiles information and materials for meetings with parents and relevant personnel and participates in same
  • Collects student learning and behavior data (records, reports, plans, including functional assessment data)
  • Provides intervention and safe support for students during and after emotional outbursts
  • Participates in all training and professional development
  • Performs other assigned duties that are within the area of knowledge and skills required by the job description


  • Completion of Grade 12
  • Working knowledge of computer hardware and software
  • Must be physically able to perform the job
  • Able to participate in activities such as swimming, hiking, and biking
  • Must be willing to complete job-related training, including Responsible Adult certification and First Aid and CPR
  • Statement from a medical practitioner indicating adequate physical and psychological capability to work with children and carry out assigned duties
  • Must undergo and successfully pass a Criminal Record Check - vulnerable sector.

Desirable Qualifications:

  • First aid and CPR
  • Responsible Adult certification
  • ECE Certificate
  • Two years' related experience or two years level of post-secondary education; or equivalent combination of training and experience
  • Specialized skills to assist students with anxiety disorders, self-esteem issues, sensory needs, depression, drug and alcohol effects, anger management and reactive attachment
  • Awareness and understanding of cultural and socio-economic history of the Coast Salish people and the Tsleil-Waututh community

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Must be reliable and dependable
  • Ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated ability to be quick thinking and extremely flexible when dealing with stress and conflict
  • May work in one-to -one capacity

Work Conditions:

Physical Demands

  • Intermittent physical activity including standing for extended periods of time.
  • Participation in outdoor activities
  • Manual dexterity required to operate computer.

Mental Focus

  • May deal with youth who can, from time to time, be demanding and challenging. Must be able to remain patient and committed to teaching, and may have to engage in conflict resolution or crisis management at times.
  • May have to manage a number of projects at one time, and may be interrupted frequently to meet the needs of youth and organizations.

Environmental Conditions

  • Interacts with community members, employees, management and the general public.
  • Noise levels may escalate during activities, events and outings.

We appreciate everyone's interest in the role, however only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.


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