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Education Assistants (all grades) – Lach Klan School

Lach Klan School, in the Gitxaała Nation in Kitkatla, about 45km southwest of Prince Rupert on Lax Klan (Dolphin Island)

Position:         Education Assistants (all grades)
Reports to:     Superintendant 
Location:        Kitkatla
Closing Date:        

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Working with individual students or small groups under the supervision of a BC-certified teacher. 
  • Communicate daily and consistently with the classroom teacher regarding your role and responsibility in the classroom. 
  • Collaborate with teachers to meet the various needs of students.
  • Supervision of students before, during and after school based on a schedule. 
  • Work with students one-on-one as required throughout the day. 
  • Be flexible to take on the role of Teacher-On-Call (if required), or another staff member.     
  •       reading or math group or roles and responsibilities for the day.
  • Actively participate in training/professional development opportunities
  • Active participant in all community and school activities and events
  • Building collaborative and effective relationships with students, staff, parents and the community.
  • Providing supervision, guidance and instruction for students in their social, academic and personal lives.
  • Assisting students living with disabilities to meet their academic goals.
  • Planning and organizing individual and group programs using multi-disciplinary approaches.
  • Holding meaningful and insightful conversations with students, faculty, and parents, and mediating communication between these groups.
  • Proactively identifying methods for growth, development, and mentorship.

Qualities and Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of First Nations communities in the Pacific Northwest.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced environment.
  • Able to manage multiple student files.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Understanding of personal and life skills management.
  • Training or teaching experience or qualification.
  • Comfortable working with children of different ages, as well as faculty and parents.
  • Leadership skills when working with groups and individuals.
  • Experience working with children.
  • Must be a certified Education Assistant OR be willing towards an EA Certificate/ post-secondary education qualification.
  • Must be reliable, confidential, supportive and a positive role model in the community.
  • Knowledgeable of current educational software to support the curriculum. 
  • Must follow the policy and procedures as set out by the Gitxaala Nation.
  • Complete and clear a criminal record check.

We provide two-year contracts, health benefits, a pension and a competitive salary.

For additional information or to submit an application for this position, send your cover letter, resume, three references and documentation of your credentials via email to

Lach Klan School

The Gitxaała, also known as Git Lax Mo’on, people of the salt water, is one of the most ancient societies on the Northwest coast. The community has a population of approximately 400 people. Health and wellness guide a variety of community initiatives, often including Lach Klan School. Our school includes preschool to grade 12 and currently serves around 80 students. We are located just over 45km south of Prince Rupert and accessible by boat and seaplane. The area is home to a wide variety of animal and sea life, a multitude of islands, and breathtaking views. This area is abundant with opportunities for an outdoor enthusiast.

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