Gunaha Head Start Education Assistant


Title:                             Gunaha Headstart Education Assistant

Department:               Chilla Elementary and Gunaha Institute

Reports to:                 Principals, Director of Education

Designation                1 year, contract Position


Under the direction of a teacher and as a member of the student’s learning team, this position provides assistance in the education and support of students.


  • In a program structured by the teacher, works with students in small groups or on an individual basis.
  • Assists in remedial work, reinforcement or practice of skills, or the preparation of individual or small group projects.  May oversee the work of a class while the teacher works with small groups or individuals as necessary.
  • Assists in the maintenance of records and files.
  • Assists teachers in the preparation of curriculum materials and tests.  Types, draws diagrams, duplicate and collate materials.
  • Operates laminating and duplicating equipment as required.  Assists in the operation of audio-visual equipment and assessing technology.
  • Circulates curriculum materials, assignments and texts, distributes and collects materials and maintains associated records.  May assist in marking exams or worksheets from a key provided.
  • Remains alert to all situations that may represent a risk to students.  Supervises the loading and uploading of students onto busses as assigned.  Deals with minor issues with students as required.
  • May assist in organizing and supervising on field trips and other off-campus activities.
  • Assists in classroom management activities, such as the preparation of paints, setting up or clean-up of rooms and tables, preparation of displays, bulletin boards, etc.
  • May contact parents of ill or injured students as appropriate.
  • Maintains confidentiality, and a patient, supportive and enthusiastic commitment to students.
  • Performs other related responsibilities as assigned.


  • Grade 12 or equivalent.
  • Post secondary Education Assistant certificate or working toward achieving certificate.
  • Six (6) months related experience, preferably working with students in a group setting.
  • Standard First Aid and CPR certification preferred.
  • Knowledge of Tsuut’ina Language, culture, and history
  • Committed to the full revitalization of the Tsuut’ina Language


  • Ability to support students in math.
  • Reliability and dependability.
  • Personal integrity and trustworthiness.
  • Success in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.
  • Collaborates with Tsuut’ina Gunaha Institute for resource material
  • Assist in development of the Tsuut’ina Language and Culture
  • Ability work effectively as an active team member in co-operation with other school personnel, parents/guardians, therapists, instructional resource personnel and students.
  • Ability to establish trust and rapport with students.
  • Comfort and competency working with personal computers and other technologies to support student learning.
  • Commitment to lifelong learning and willingness to regularly enhance skills and knowledge for professional development.
  • Ability to respect and value all individuals with sensitivity to diversity.
  • Ability to manage situation of conflict, frustration and unpleasantness effectively.
  • Ability to respond appropriately to challenging behaviours of students.
  • Good organizational skills, time management skills and pacing skills to support student scheduling.
  • Strong oral and listening communication skills.
  • Ability to gather, analyze and synthesize information.
  • Ability to make straightforward decisions and apply straightforward reasoning in problem solving.
  • Ability to demonstrate flexibility in work assignments.
  • Ability to multi-task and work effectively in situations with frequent distractions and interruptions.
  • Ability to be alert and respond to situation of risk.
  • Personal suitability.

Competition Opens:   May 9, 2023

Competition Closes:   May 23, 2023 @ 12:00PM MT (No applications will be considered after this time)


Please apply in writing, including a resume to:       

TsuuT’ina Nation Human Resources Department

9911 Chiila Boulevard, Tsuu T’ina, Alberta T2W 6H6

OR Email:

Please reference in subject line: JOB TITLE & REF# or will NOT be opened


This competition is an internal posting and is open only to Tsuut’ina Nation citizens.

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