Careers

Educational Assistant I
Services to Students with Disabilities

MacEwan University inspires students with a powerful combination of academic excellence and personal learning experiences – ours is a connected culture that focuses on learner-centred teaching, and on providing opportunities for students to grow and achieve.

The university provides a transformative education in a creative, collaborative and supportive learning environment. 19,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled in more than 65 programs: four-year undergraduate degrees, applied degrees, university transfer programs and one- and two-year diploma and certificates. Additional offerings include preparation for university and college, English as a Second Language, professional and personal development courses and workshops, corporate training and the Alberta College Conservatory of Music.

Opportunity
The Educational Assistant is responsible for providing assistive services and facilitating the academic accommodations necessary to achieve the goal of full participation for each student with a disability attending the university. Specific responsibilities include facilitating and proctoring exam accommodations, including technology set-up, providing students with one to one assistance both in and out of class, and preparing print materials in alternate formats including e-text, enlargement, tactile drawings, audio-video transcription.

Skills
• Experience working with individuals with disabilities
• Experience in post-secondary education including university-level note taking
• Strong written and interpersonal communication skills
• Competence in using Microsoft office software applications and aptitude to learn how to use assistive technology

Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Education, Disability Studies, Rehabilitation or related field; or
• Educational Assistant certificate/diploma with a minimum of 5 years related experience

Position Requirements
• Flexibility as hours of work will vary and may be required to work at multiple campuses

Benefits
When you become part of the MacEwan team, you will enjoy a competitive salary, and:

• Generous vacation time
• Secure pension plan
• Excellent benefits package
• Effective recognition and retention programs
• Continuous learning culture
• Opportunities for career growth

You can view the benefits using this link: www.macewan.ca/benefits

This position is included under the MacEwan Staff Association collective agreement.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

Category Full-Time Continuing
Salary $49,307 to $64,099 per annum
Closing Date Monday, January 5, 2015
Competition No. 12.14.189
Apply In Person/By Mail MacEwan University
Human Resources Department
University Services Centre
Rm. 10-600, 10700 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton AB T5J 4S2

Fax: (780) 497-5430
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Personal Information Collection Notification
Personal information is being collected to determine your qualifications for employment and used to manage the staffing program of Grant MacEwan University. This information is collected, used and protected under the authority of and in accordance with the provisions of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. It may be provided to non-HR members of a hiring and interview panel if your application advances to that stage of the hiring process. If you have any questions about these arrangements, please contact: Assistant Director, Human Resources, Human Resources Department, University Services Centre, Rm. 10-600, 10700-104 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta, T5J 4S2 or phone (780) 497-5434.