Educational Assistant

Essential Job Functions:

The candidate will work in a culturally sensitive environment and assist with the instruction of individual learners or small groups.

  • Provide instruction and educational support both in-person and online
  • Participate in case conferencing with the Literacy Coordinator to determine suitable learning activities for individualized education plans
  • Record and report learner progress
  • Contact learners directly to schedule appoints and ensure student engagement
  • Update and maintain an archive of curriculum and content materials as needed in consultation with the team
  • Use and develop skills in communications technology for the purpose of remote learning

Educational and Experiential Requirements:

Post-secondary education

  • Teaching or tutoring experience
  • Some familiarity with task-based instruction, GED and Secondary School Credits
  • De-escalation and conflict resolution skills
  • Awareness of Safe Space and Trauma-Informed Practice



Additional “Nice to Have” Knowledge:


  • Local resources
  • Cultural diversity
  • Not-for-profit experience
  • Appropriate use of counselling skills i.e. conflict resolution; self-disclosure
  • Employment Ontario Programs/ Services, Ontario Works, ODSP
  • Health and safety/WHMIS
  • Diversity training
  • Privacy training
  • First Aid and CPR


Additional Experience an asset in:


  • Outgoing and personable
  • Problem solving skills
  • Able to work well within a team setting
  • Life skills training/experience
  • Time management/organizational/prioritizing skills
  • Computer and social media skills (e.g. data entry, MS Word, email, web browsing, social networking, attachments- power point and/or excel an asset)

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