Education Assistant 1:1


ʔaq̓am is located in the beautiful, sunny centre of Ktunaxa Traditional Territory in the southeast corner of British Columbia. If you love the outdoors, the mountains, fresh air, and the sun, this is the place for you. We are here to work towards achieving ʔaq̓am’s Vision: “A vibrant, healthy community, speaking our language, governing effectively, and maximizing our lands and resources for the benefit of future generations and all living things, in a manner consistent with qanikitȼi (our values and principles).”

Be a part of an excellent team, perform meaningful work that will realize long term benefits, share in worthwhile accomplishments, celebrate successes, join in the camaraderie, build strong relationships and enjoy lifelong learning!


As the Education Assistant, this position is responsible for supporting student learning at ʔaq̓amnik̓ School by assisting with the facilitation of learning activities and ensuring a safe environment for the students. Relationship-building with students, colleagues, and Community is prioritized. This position works primarily one-to-one to provide support to a child within the school. This position works closely with the Student Services Teacher to create and review individual learning plans that include successful and inclusive support strategies.

  • 1:1 support of student with health and learning needs
  • Collaborate effectively with the school team and partnering agencies to meet annual workplan objectives and contribute to a positive school culture.
  • Collaborate with family members, teaching staff, and outside agencies to help students reach learning goals.
  • Assist students as they transition at the beginning/end of the day, between classes, and during breaks (helping them with their shoes, jackets, etc) and ensure students get on the bus.
  • Planning and shared implementation of the afterschool and summer program.

The successful candidate holds Education Assistant Certification and/or completion of Human Services education or training and/or completion of post-secondary in relevant field such as social services, recreation, etc. or an acceptable combination of relevant education and experience. Previous experience supporting a student in a 1 to 1 capacity with identified special needs is considered an asset. Completion of and possession of valid CPR and First Aid Certification is required. Wilderness First Aid Certification would be considered an asset. Previous experience supporting an Indigenous Community would be an asset. Valid BC driver’s license is required as well as a clear Vulnerable Sector Check and Criminal Record Check.

To see the full job description of this position please visit our website: under Employment Opportunities

Applications will be accepted until a qualified candidate is hired and will be reviewed as received.

Preference will be given to candidates of Ktunaxa or other First Nations ancestry and ʔaq̓am encourages applicants to self-identify within your application. Thank you to all those that apply, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Job Types: Full-time, Fixed term contract
Contract length: 10 months

Salary: $18.00-$24.00 per hour


  • On-site gym
  • On-site parking


  • 8 hour shift

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Cranbrook, BC: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)


  • Education Assistant Certification (required)
  • BC Driver’s License (required)
  • Do you have valid CPR and First Aid Certification? (required)

Application deadline: 2022-08-19
Expected start date: 2022-08-22

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