Educational Assistants--Criteria Draft for ASD-N

Posted: July 15, 2020


Employment as an Educational Assistant


The Educational Assistant works under the supervision and direction of the student's classroom teacher(s), resource teacher, principal and/or other professional staff. Educational Assistants are employed by school districts to support the inclusion and the special education goals of students who have been deemed exceptional according to the Education Act.


Educational Assistants have become valuable members of the educational support staff for students with special academic, physical and/or behavioral needs. Often the support provided by an Educational Assistant is the essential component in the successful inclusion of special needs students.


Hours worked vary from 3-6 per day and starting and ending times vary according to the school and the student’s needs.