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Horizon School Division
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AP 485 - Role of the Educational Assistant
The Educational Assistant, an integral member of the student's educational team, will work under the direct supervision of the Principal and may be directed by the classroom teacher and/or learning resource teacher. The Educational Assistant’s specific responsibilities will be identified, using this list as a guide, by the Principal based on student needs.

1.      Procedures

The Educational Assistant is directly responsible and accountable to the Principal.

A.            Fostering Effective Relationships

1.            The Educational Assistant communicates effectively to ensure strong relationships with all stakeholders by:

i.              Demonstrating a positive attitude towards their role;

ii.             Building positive relationships;

iii.            Working cooperatively and collaboratively with others.

B.            Supporting the Learning Community

1.            Supports the decisions made by the Principal in an ethical framework by:

i.              Monitoring student behavior and task performance through documentation and communication with teachers.

ii.             Carrying out recommendations of teachers and other professionals as approved in the individual program plan.

iii.            Communicating to the teacher situational factors which may affect the instructional program of the student(s).

iv.           Working independently, organizing and using time effectively while maintaining flexibility.

v.            Working within the procedures and processes of the school and division.

vi.           Participating in school and classroom routines and procedures as directed. and participating in supervision as required.

vii.          Performing other related duties as assigned by the Principal.

C.            Supporting School Operations

1.            Supports the school and division policies and processes as they align with provincial legislation and regulations by:

i.              Maintaining confidentiality.

ii.             Recognizing the teacher’s responsibility to plan instructional activities for all students and to communicate with parents.

iii.            Assisting students in achieving their learning goals (individually or in small groups) as identified in the individual program plan.

iv.           Conducting oneself in a professional and ethical manner.

v.            Demonstrating punctuality and appropriate dress for the school setting.

vi.           Showing initiative.

vii.          Demonstrating the ability to take and follow direction.

viii.         Continuing to improve his/her effectiveness, expertise and job related skills.

 
References
Saskatchewan Education Act 1995 Sections 85, 87,109, 175
Horizon School Division Board Policy Handbook, Policy 15
Saskatchewan Employment Act
Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act
Professional Practice Competencies for School Leaders

November 4, 2016