Job Description
Competition No.: 2019081 Hours Per Week:
Close Date: n/a Remuneration:
Location: JOUSSARD Instructions: APPLY ON THIS SITE
Duration: 2019/2020 School Year

High Prairie School Division


Invites applications for:


Educational Assistant



Joussard School requires a full-time Educational Assistant for the 2019-2020 school year. The successful candidate will be given a Probationary Contract.


Joussard School is located in the hamlet of Joussard in northern Alberta within Big Lakes County, located 2 kilometres north of Highway 2, approximately 338 kilometres north of Edmonton. The school, which is located in close proximity to the shoreline of picturesque Lesser Slave Lake, prides itself on being a close-knit elementary school serving students from ECS to Grade 6. In January, 2016 the old Joussard School was replaced by a new facility which offers an up-to-date learning centre in keeping with the school’s 1:1 technology program for the over 120 students.


High Prairie School Division provides many supports for their employees.  We employ a full time mentor coach who supports all new teachers to the Division with an Orientation program and onsite mentoring.  The Professional Development opportunities are supported in many forms and all employees have many supports that allow them to grow and improve in their professional practice.



  • Cover Letter and Resume
  • Three professional references 
  • All candidates selected for an interview must produce an ORIGINAL, acceptable, recent (less than six months old) RCMP Criminal Record Check at time of the interview. 
  • Criminal Record Check must include CPIC, Vulnerable Sector and Local Indices Search.

The following would be assets to your application:

  • Early Childhood Training and/or Teacher Assistant Certificate

  • First Aid Training

  • Previous experience working with students with special needs and behavioral difficulties

  • Previous experience working with speech/language programs

  • Excellent communication skills

Job Description


Primary Function: Assist teachers in the implementation of educational and therapy programs that address physical, mental, behavioural, health and safety needs of students.


Performance Responsibilities:

  • Implement Individual Program Plans under the supervision and direction of the teacher;
  • Assist the teacher in providing data for student evaluation;
  • Alert teacher to any special circumstances regarding the student;
  • Assist with large, small groups or individual students;
  • Comply with and assist in teacher's methods of maintaining classroom discipline;
  • Assist with field trips;
  • Adapt classroom activities to the capabilities of the student. Encourage the student to function as a member of the group by involving other students in activities and encouraging independence and self-help skills;
  • Monitor the student in class and on the playground to prevent physical danger and reinforce social and learning behaviours. Participate in travel, training and off-campus activities;
  • Accompany the student to and from the bus, taxi, etc. Escort student on bus, taxi, etc.;
  • Conduct prescribed therapeutic and exercise programs for physically exceptional students;
  • Attend to personal needs of handicapped students in the program, e.g. feeding, toileting, general physical care to maintain comfort. Secure students in walkers or other equipment, move or position students, etc.;
  • Participate in all facets of the program designed to develop the language, independence, mobility and self-help skills of severely handicapped students, under the direction of the teacher or multi-disciplinary teams;
  • Assist in maintaining individual student's progress records for review and program planning. Provide observations on progress, behaviours as required and work as a member of the multi-disciplinary team as required;
  • Prepare instructional material under the teacher's direction;
  • Prepare and set out lesson supplies and equipment;
  • Clean and store materials and equipment after use;
  • Display student's work and prepare bulletin board displays;
  • Mark objective lists and routine exercises;
  • Continues to improve expertise and job-related skills; and
  • Other responsibilities as assigned by the teacher/Principal.

Upon joining us, you will find a skilled team that is positive and supportive. Our employees enjoy the fun, children-focused environment, and you’ll appreciate being encouraged to reach for your full potential!

This position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.


For more information please contact:  Brennan McDonald,

Required Certificates :
  • Criminal Record Check
Preferred Certificates :
  • First Aid Certificate
Required Education and Training :
  • none
Preferred Education and Training :
  • Early Childhood Training Cert