Teachers Assistant

Written by admin

22 September 2021

The Teachers Assistant (TA) is responsible for helping our Lead Teachers in educating students at Adults in Motion. The TA will work with students of various ages and educational needs, while learning how to craft effective lesson plans and organize classrooms. The TA will play a vital role in the classroom, working to support teachers working with individuals, or groups of students. The Teachers Assistant functions within legislative requirements, regulations, policies and procedures and the Mission, Beliefs and Vision of the Garden River First Nation, and contributes to the accomplishment of the strategic priorities.

• Help teachers prepare lesson plans
• Set up necessary material for classes (e.g. projectors, chemistry sets)
• Track student attendance and class schedules
• Review material taught in class with individual students with learning challenges
• Work with smaller groups of students for remedial teaching or reinforcing the learning process
• Escort and supervise students in field trips and school activities
• Make sure classrooms are safe and tidy before classes start
• Assist teachers with various tasks, like grading assignments and informing parents of their children’s progress
• Help students adjust, learn, and socialize and report to teachers about possible behavioral issues
• Oversee students during non-classroom times including in-between classes, during lunch, and on field excursions.
• Collaborate with lead teachers to recognize issues students are facing and recommend solutions.
• Organizing, coordinating, and delivering Indigenous cultural and land-based educational opportunities
• Coordinating a Breakfast program for AIM students
• Participating in and organizing extracurricular activities
• Participate in community activities and training initiatives.
• All other duties as assigned and/or required

• Required two-year college diploma in a related field;
• Required three years experience as a Teachers Assistant;
• Experience working with Adults and/or First Nation students;
• Familiarity with school administrative tasks and learning methods;
• Ability to use good judgement in assessing difficult situations;
• Flexibility required to keep pace with an ever-changing environment;
• Demonstrated sensitivity to and knowledge to the First Nation cultural values and traditions;
• Ability to build a trusting relationship with students, teachers and parents;
• Ability to be consistent and display a positive/helpful attitude;
• Willingness to accept changes in work practices and technology;
• Ability to work under pressure to meet deadlines;
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively as a member of a team;
• Excellent organizational skills, time management skills, interpersonal and communications skills, both oral and written;
• Excellent computer skills (including MS Word, Word Perfect, Excel, Internet, Email, Outlook);
• Ability to report for work as scheduled;
• Must undergo a criminal record check prior to employment (At Applicant Expense)

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