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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.
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Outlook & Prospects for Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants in Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Hamilton--Niagara Peninsula Region||2012-11-28|
Employment prospects for elementary and secondary school teacher assistants are expected to be average for 2012-2013 in the region of Hamilton-Niagara Peninsula. According to 2006 census data, there were nearly 4,000 people employed in this occupation, an increase of more than 35% from the previous census.
In Ontario, the employment outlook for elementary and secondary school teacher assistants is expected to be average for 2012-2013. At the time of the 2006 census, there were over 35,000 teacher assistants employed in the province, an increase of more than 30% from the previous census. However, declining enrolment and consolidation of schools will leave fewer employment opportunities in the future. Despite the slightly older age profile of this occupation compared to all Ontario occupations, limited opportunities due to retirement will occur.
Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants will often work in this occupation for a number of years on a casual or temporary contract to gain experience. Replacement needs occur as these teacher assistants switch to higher-paying jobs. Employment of assistants in the school system is related to funding received by the school board from the Province of Ontario. Due to declining enrolment, funding has decreased. When faced with budget constraints, elementary and secondary school teacher assistants are often the first to be adversely affected. Within this occupation, teacher assistants who work with special needs students will have slightly better job prospects. Similarly, fluency in a second language, sign language or Braille can improve employment prospects for teacher assistants.
Local Labour Market News
Week of Dec 17 – Dec 21, 2012
- The Federal Economic Development Agency for Southern Ontario is investing over $1.1M at McMaster University's science and engineering programs in Hamilton, to provide internship opportunities for students
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