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Educational assistant

Canadian School of Florence
Florence, Italy
Contract Type
Full Time
Start Date
As Soon As Possible
21st June 2024 11:59 PM
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Job ID
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  • Contract Type :Permanent
  • Job ID: 1421357

We are looking for an Educational Assistant at our Canadian School of Florence. 


• Assist the Learning Support Coordinator in implementing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students with diverse learning needs, ensuring tailored support strategies are in place.

• Provide targeted assistance to students with identified special education needs, including those with IEPs, ensuring access to the curriculum and promoting inclusion in all school activities.

• Offer specialized support for students with English as an Additional Language (EAL), employing strategies to enhance their language acquisition and comprehension within the classroom setting.

• Facilitate small group and one on one interventions for students requiring additional academic or language support, focusing on areas such as literacy, numeracy, and communication skills.

• Engage in continuous communication with teaching colleagues and the Learning Support Coordinator to share insights and strategies on student progress and needs.

• Assist in the supervision and organization of activities designed for social skill development and peer interaction among students with varying needs.

• Maintain up to date notes and observations of student progress, interventions, and outcomes, ensuring compliance with school policies and privacy regulations.

• Implement school policies and procedures related to safeguarding, reporting any concerns regarding student welfare to the appropriate coordinator or school authorities promptly.

• Perform supervision duties during school activities, breaks, and transitions, ensuring student safety and adherence to school rules and guidelines.


• Demonstrated experience in supporting students with special educational needs and English as an Additional Language within an educational setting.

• Familiarity with the Ontario curriculum and experience in adapting curriculum materials to meet the needs of students with IEPs and EAL requirements.

• Strong understanding of Grwoing Success, inclusive education practices, differentiated instruction techniques, and strategies for supporting students with diverse learning profiles.

• Excellent collaboration and communication skills, with the ability to work effectively with teachers, parents, and other educational professionals.

• Proficient in using educational technology and resources to support learning and language development.

• Commitment to ongoing professional development in the areas of special education, language acquisition, and inclusive teaching practices.

• Sensitivity to cultural diversity and the ability to engage with students from various backgrounds in a supportive and positive manner.

• Knowledge of and commitment to safeguarding and child protection policies and procedures.

Safeguarding Statement:

Canadian School of Florence is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.We particularly welcome applications from under represented groups including ethnicity, gender, transgender, age, disability, sexual orientation or religion.
Canadian School of Florence

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