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This unit group includes workers who assist elementary and secondary school teachers and counsellors. They are employed in public and private elementary and secondary schools, special schools and treatment centres.
educational assistant, educational resources assistant, lunch room supervisor, program assistant, education, secondary school teacher's assistant, special education assistant, staff assistant, education, teacher's aide, teacher's assistant.
- Assist students with lessons under direct supervision of classroom teacher
- Monitor and report to classroom teacher on student progress
- Assist in preparation of learning materials and environment
- Accompany and supervise students during activities in school gymnasiums, laboratories, libraries, resource centres and on field trips
- Assist special needs students, such as those with mental or physical disabilities, with mobility, communication and personal hygiene
- Prepare classroom displays and bulletin boards
- Operate or assist teacher in operation of projectors, tape recorders and other audio-visual equipment and office equipment such as photocopier, fax machine and computer
- Carry out behaviour modification, personal development and other therapeutic programs under supervision of professionals such as special education instructors, psychologists or speech-language pathologists
- Work with special needs students using techniques such as sign language, Bliss symbols or Braille
- Monitor students during recess, at noon hour or during the day
- May assist with marking of tests and worksheets
- Assist with classroom inventory
- Assist in school library or office and perform other duties assigned by school principal.
Outlook & Prospects for Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants in Edmundston--Woodstock Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
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Currently the chances of qualified Teacher Assistants finding employment are considered to be limited in the local area.
Job opportunities in this occupation are mostly found in this industry: educational services. Teaching assistant positions are filled by school districts in the Edmundston-Woodstock region: districts 3 (Francophone) and 14 (Anglophone). The main reason employment prospects are considered limited is that employment opportunities in this occupation are influenced by government expenditure on education and the number of students in the school system requiring special education. At the moment, there are discussions about the indebtedness of the province and the pressing need to restore fiscal balance. All departments (including Education) have been asked to examine their spending. Additionally, very few vacancies have been observed for teacher assistants as this is a unionized occupational group which typically has internal competition for many positions. The job openings are usually created by employer turnover and attrition. The few opportunities open to the general public are for part-time or temporary contract work.
Employment opportunities for Teacher Assistants may vary in different communities across the province. You may want to check for specific opportunities in your community. Also, people who are able to work elsewhere may want to research the opportunities for this occupation in other areas of NB or in other provinces across the country.
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