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The Division employs approximately 2,500 teachers to fill a wide variety of positions from Nursery to Grade 12. The Division maintains a substitute roster of about 1000 teachers. Our teachers work in regular, multi-age, alternative, special needs and Special Education programs. We also provide teachers the opportunity to teach in a range of language programs such as Basic French, French Immersion – dual track and milieu, English-Ukrainian Bilingual, English-Hebrew Bilingual as well as Heritage and Ancestral language classes including Cree, Filipino, Japanese, Ojibwe, Portuguese, Spanish and Ukrainian. Other subjects and program areas our teachers work in are English as an Additional Language, Adult Education, Computers, Physical Education, Vocational, Industrial Arts, Guidance and Counselling and Support Teacher positions. Teachers in the Winnipeg School Division have access to opportunities for advancement in positions like Department Head, Consultant, Vice-Principal, Principal and Superintendent.
The Division employs school psychologists, reading clinicians, school social workers and speech language specialists who work as members of multi-disciplinary teams to provide therapy and consultative services to students. Clinicians must be certified or eligible for certification as school clinicians in Manitoba.
EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS (EA’s)
EA-A’s (Non-Instructional) are responsible for: supervising students; assisting with the preparation of educational materials; providing assistance in the school office, and assisting with special events. Some previous working or volunteer experience with children is required. The ability to read and write English is also required. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.
EA-B’s are responsible for: providing individual and group instructional assistance to Resource and/or classroom teachers; preparing educational materials, performing specific duties related to the nursery and the kindergarten; administering occasional First Aid. High School graduation or equivalent work experience is required. Some previous working or volunteer experience with students and children is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required. In certain positions a working knowledge of a second language may be required. Experience in a classroom setting would be beneficial.
EA-C’s are responsible for: providing instructional assistance to students with learning disabilities and/or behavioural difficulties in group and individual settings; providing assistance to teachers in delivery of programs for identified students; providing assistance with field days, field trips and other special events, as well as administering First Aid. High School Graduation or equivalent work experience is required. A minimum of 1 year prior experience working with young children and/or adolescents with physical, social, academic and/or behavioural difficulties is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required. Some experience with Crisis Intervention would be beneficial.
EA-D’s are responsible for: providing assistance of a support nature, both in and out of the classroom, in Special Education programs designed for students who are severely physically, mentally and/or emotionally challenged. High School Graduation is required or equivalent related experience. A minimum of 2 years of prior experience working with severely physically, mentally or emotionally disabled children and/or adolescents is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills are required. Some experience with Crisis Intervention would be beneficial.
Under the direction of the Head Secretary and/or Designate, the School Clerk is responsible for providing general clerical support to the school office and/or library, including: Reception duties – greeting visitors, receiving/re-directing telephone calls, taking messages, responding to general inquiries, making P.A. announcements, receives/distributes in-coming mail, etc.; Scheduling appointments, booking meeting rooms, coffee, etc.; Recording student absences, forwarding information to teacher(s) as required; Processing student records and cumulative files (student registration, transfer and withdrawal); Performing computer keyboarding/typing, prepares statistical reports as required, as well as photocopying, faxing, etc.; May assist staff and students in Library as required. A minimum of 1 year of office experience with acquired skills in personal computers and keyboarding of 50 wpm is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.
SCHOOL SUPPORT WORKER
Community Support Workers are responsible for providing support to parents to help bridge the gap between school and community; acting as a liaison between the school and parents; facilitating and coordinating workshops for parents. High School graduation, with additional training in behavioural techniques is required. The ability to speak an Aboriginal language and/or knowledge of and practice in Aboriginal cultural traditions would be considered an asset. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are required.
HOME LEARNING ASSISTANT
Home Learning Assistants are responsible for organizing and implementing parent programs; maintaining records and resource materials; attending meetings, and participating in classroom and field trips. Complete secondary education or equivalent work experience is required, as well as a valid Class 5 driver’s license. Additional course work in Early Childhood Training and Development would be a definite asset. Experience working in the field of Early Childhood Development, and with parents and children in a multicultural community setting is required. Excellent oral and written communication skills in English are also required.
Caretakers are responsible for: coordinating cleaning assignments of evening staff; performing general cleaning duties; performing ground/building, maintenance, general custodial and building security duties; the mechanical and plant operations of the school/building on the evening shift; and, for performing seasonal cleaning and boiler maintenance duties. High School Graduation is required as well as good oral and written communication skills in English and the ability to complete simple arithmetic. Valid Province of Manitoba 5th Class Power Engineer's Certificate is also required. A minimum of one year experience in the field of building cleaning maintenance is required. As well, knowledge of and exposure to commercial cleaning products and equipment would be an asset.
Cleaners are responsible for: performing general cleaning duties in a Winnipeg School Division building(s); performing grounds/building maintenance and building security duties and, for performing seasonal cleaning duties. Prior experience in the field of building cleaning maintenance is required. As well, knowledge of and exposure to commercial cleaning products and equipment would be an asset. Oral and written communication skills in English are required.
The Division provides the majority of its own maintenance and repair services for its buildings. In providing this service, the Division employs a wide variety of journeymen trades, specialized helpers and general utility staff.