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Queen Margaret’s School is seeking to appoint dynamic, and highly motivated School Assistants to work at our resident and day busy boarding School in Duncan, British Columbia, Canada, late August 2024! It would be a plus if the candidates were French speaking, and could support the francophone program here and in exchange develop their English skills.

This is an excellent opportunity for a recent graduates looking to gain experience in the independent school environment. It will provide you with valuable work experience that could be used in a future career in education. You will have the opportunity to work across all departments and get involved in all areas of school life e.g. academic support, sport, music, drama, and art.

Our School will provide access to professional development opportunities and possible certifications to help you develop in your role. This residential position is offered for one academic year on a fixed term basis and includes accommodation and all meals during school dates. You will receive your own private bedroom & shared bathroom within the residence building.

Key responsibilities:

Assist students with integration into the classroom and school setting
Help students individually or in small groups with assignments and reinforce learning and retention concepts under the supervision of the classroom teacher
Monitor and report student progress to classroom teacher
Accompany and supervise students during activities in school athletics, libraries, camps, and on field trips
May assist the teacher in the operation of projectors, and other audio-visual or electronic equipment
Photocopying/laminating and other general office jobs
Monitor students on the playground during recess, at noon or during the day
Help serve students cold and hot lunch in the cafeteria
Support children in PE, games, lessons and activities
To meet regularly with the Junior School Vice Principal
To be supportive of school events
To attend all Pro D Days and relevant external courses recommended by the School

The Person:

Have an interest in supporting young children and enabling their progress
Be able to work cooperatively and collaboratively with others
Demonstrate efficiency, and positivity with a proven ability to remain calm and professional at all times
Demonstrate experience and enjoyment working with children while understanding the boundaries of your role
Be able to use a broad range of communication styles and choose appropriate, effective ways to communicate to different audiences in diverse situations
Be able to take on responsibilities within the school while being flexible, adaptable, and a strong role model for students
Demonstrate good written and verbal communication skills, and be able to work either as part of a team or independently
Demonstrate good communication and listening skills and be able to build relationships with pupils and staff
Enjoy working within a lively boarding environment
Be committed to the Schools policies on safeguarding (more details in our Employee Handbook)
Be mindful of their personal responsibilities relating to health, safety, and the environment
Have enthusiasm, energy, and a can-do attitude!
Must be willing to undergo a criminal record check as a part of the vetting process

Please see our Applicant Information Pack and our Website to learn more about this role.

Volunteers to be at least 18 years old at the point of application.

Suitable candidates will be interviewed upon receipt of resume and this vacancy will close upon appointment, so early application is advised.

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