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Position: Special Education Assistant
Organization: Oak and Orca/ Hands-On Home-Learning
Location: Port Alberni, Vancouver Island BC

About Oak and Orca

Oak and Orca School provides a model of bioregionalism within the modern world. Named after a tree and animal in its bioregion, the school strives to connect students, their families, and the community at large with the place they live. Bioregionalism is woven into the educational approach, policies and procedures, land use, and organizational infrastructure at Oak and Orca.

The school uses a framework of bioregional education around which knowledge and skill in all subject areas is built. Components of bioregionalism are integrated into a bioregional curriculum and the lifestyle of the Oak and Orca experience. Study of the local bioregion, experiential learning, consensus decision making, participatory democracy, ecological education, field work, nature interpretation, nature awareness, and deep ecology are all bioregionally related concepts integrated into student life at the school. 

Special Education Assistant

At Hands-On Home-Learning for a Sustainable World a DL teacher works with the student and family to support the child's educational goals. As the S.E.A., you will be supporting this child to meet their curricular and IEP goals in the home (and possibly community).

The skills and qualities that we are looking for in the S.E.A. include someone who is skilled with working with someone who needs support with executive function, is familiar with creating executive function systems and assisting with planning, initiation and time organization, and someone who is looking to make positive connections with their students and makes learning fun! The main goal is to connect, have fun, and help the student learn and express themselves in ways that are positive and meaningful.

HOHL is looking to work with someone who is responsive, timely, and has strong communication & computer skills. You will be asked to provide Learning Samples and to answer educationally relevant questions on a weekly basis (HOHL will provide the questions, and will support you in submitting work samples that are of good quality), along with your weekly invoice of hours. Finally, you will be working in someone’s home, so having good interpersonal skills will be essential.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please submit your references & resume (.pdf only please) with your current phone number and email. The SUBJECT LINE of your email should be addressed as follows: Job Posting ATTN: Amanda.

Amanda will contact you to do a preliminary phone meeting, and then pass your information along to the parent to do a more in-depth interview if they choose to contact you.

Hours: To Be Determined by HOHL and parent consultation (Part-time).
Wage: Typically between 15-20$/hour. If you hold a B.C. Teaching Certificate (current) or a Diploma/Degree in Special Education the rate may be between 15-25$/hour.
Commitment: This position would ideally be for the remainder of the school year

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Current status: Open/apply now.   Date posted: Jan 13 2020    ID: 55620