Student support assistant Workers Needed in Canada By Contact North | Contact Nord 

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Student Support Assistant  is to identify the needs of school staff and students, act as a liaison with the community partners and implements school based programming to meet the needs of individual students and/or in crisis.

The Student Support Worker is responsible for providing school-based interventions, providing supportive consultations, crisis prevention and intervention. The SSW will help develop and support PTRs, tracking safety plans as required. C. DUTIES AND


● Provide strategies for individual students and support the teacher in implementing these strategies.

● Keep regular contact with parents regarding the needs of their child and offer suggestions and resources to parents to assist them in dealing with their child’s individual needs.

● Attend IPRC and Case Conferences.

● Develop and foster co-operatives; develop relationships with community partners.

● Act as a liaison between schools and external organisations.

● Network with community agencies and other support mechanisms to assist students and their families.

● Co-ordinate and/or participate in case conferences with community partners.

● Perform other duties as assigned which are unplanned or of a transient nature and are consistent with the above job summary and duties.

● Provision of school-based interventions by initiating programs and strategies beneficial to specific needs of the students and help develop and support PTRs and safety plans.

● Teach in class social skills programs, supervise school-based student support programs, such as Peer Helper, Peer Coaching.

● Co-ordinate, Run Rainbows Groups to help students dealing with separation and loss.

● Provide supportive consultations with students experiencing social/emotional and behavioural needs.

● Meet with students individually to work on problem solving, decision-making and other social skills.

● Meet with students in groups to work on social skills.

● Crisis prevention intervention; provide support to classroom and individual students to prevent crisis situations.

● Provide support to the staff and student to try and de-escalate problems with a student’s escalated sudden behaviour problem.

● Manage to re-adjust schedule as required, in order to provide ongoing support and supervision to children as they experience difficulties.

● Provision of on-going support to classroom teachers and parents of special needs students.

● Meet regularly with teachers to review the needs of the students in their classroom.

Job details

  •  Start dateStarts as soon as possible
  •  vacancies1 vacancy
  • LocationSioux Lookout, ON
  •  Salary$$18.50HOUR hourly for 2 to 32 hours per week
  •  Terms of employmentCasual employment
    Part time leading to full time
  •  Day, Evening, Weekend

Job requirements




Secondary (high) school graduation certificate


Business Equipment and Computer Applications
MS Excel; MS PowerPoint; MS Windows; MS Word; MS Outlook
Work Setting
School or educational institution/establishment
Work Conditions and Physical Capabilities
Fast-paced environment; Work under pressure; Repetitive tasks; Attention to detail; Combination of sitting, standing, walking; Tight deadlines
Personal Suitability
Flexibility; Accurate; Excellent oral communication; Dependability; Reliability; Organised

Will train

Specific Skills
Send and receive messages; Provide general information to clients and the public; Receive and forward telephone or electronic enquiries; Process incoming and outgoing mail manually or electronically; Photocopy and collate documents for distribution, mailing and filing

How to apply

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