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Teaching Assistants support all students in classroom environments and perform duties that are instructional in nature or deliver direct services to students or parents. They work with teachers to support students with special needs, and this support may include behaviour management, curriculum implementation, social skills development, personal care and physical assistance.
The teaching assistant works under the direction of classroom teachers or resource teachers and gives special attention to students with physical, learning or emotional needs by implementing individualized or group instruction in communication skills, life skills, behavioural management techniques and adaptive physical education. They assist in modification of curriculum, assignments and tests to accommodate students with special needs. Teacher Assistants may attend to and provide personal assistance to students in toileting, positioning, mobility, feeding, grooming and dressing, as well as assist in transferring students to and from wheelchairs, desks, special equipment and work areas.
Upon successful completion of this program, graduates will be able to:
Sprott Shaw College graduates are working across the province. We have had Students working in the Vancouver, Richmond, Surrey, Burnaby, Coquitlam, Abbotsford, Maple Ridge, Mission, Chilliwack School Districts and more. Many are hired right from practicum (included in the program) because the need is so great. If for are any reason you need assistance finding employment after graduation, we offer Employment Services for life at each of our 16 campuses.
A career in BC’s public education sector offers an incredible amount of opportunity for growth and advancement. Whether you are interested in classroom, business, health or support positions, you can find your future and make it your own. Learn more about the breadth of positions in the education sector and what you need to start making a future in BC’s classrooms. Click here to view the Make a Future job board.