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Special Education Assistant (One-on-One)

Nuu-chah-nulth/Coast Salish

This is a Contract position in Ahousat, BC posted May 5, 2024.

Maaqtusiis Elementary School

2022-2023 Special Education Assistant (1:1)

Are you a passionate dedicated Education Assistant looking to be a part of unique team at a beautiful community-based school in Ahousaht, BC? If so, this opportunity is for you.

Maaqtusiis Elementary School is committed to serving the Ahousaht Nation on the West Coast of Vancouver Island (30-minute water taxi from Tofino). We are a trauma-informed school empowering strong, proud and resilient young people rising above the effects of colonization, residential schooling, cultural genocide and racism. We are committed to reflecting and supporting the revitalization of Ahousaht culture and language. With 12-20 students per classroom, class sizes are small allowing for high-quality engaging instruction.

We are Looking for Someone Who:

Is a passionate, dedicated Special Education Assistant who wants to support a student with exceptionalities in class and in one-to-one support sessions

Comfortable using communicative technology (iPad/Tablet) to support communication

Willing to learn and use American Sign Language (ASL)

Believes that a positive, caring relationship with a student is foundational to learning

Assists students in reaching their highest potential

Is able and willing to work with classroom teachers to adapt and modify the curriculum to meet the individual needs of a student

The Position:

The successful applicant will receive a full-time one-year contract with the possibility of extending

The successful applicant will work with a specific student with exceptionalities full-time

The successful applicant will receive a competitive salary.

Expected Skills:

Ability to operate communicative technology

Willingness to learn American Sign Language (ASL)

Ability to develop rapport with students

Ability to deliver curriculum

Ability to work collaboratively with fellow teachers, education assistants and support staff

Strong interpersonal skills (including: communicating, critical thinking, collaborating)


Please send your resume including teaching-related references and a cover letter to and