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Student Success Centre Teaching Assistant (50%)

Position Type Part-Time, Contract
Start 08/26/2019
School Name St. Mildred's-Lightbourn School
City, State Oakville, ON 
Posted 07/08/2019

Student Success Centre

Teaching Assistant (50%)

Reports to:  Director, Learning Strategies

Education:  Post-Secondary Education 

Bachelor of Education (an asset), Ontario Teacher Certification (an asset), 

Special Education Additional Qualifications  (an asset)

Experience:  1-3 + years’ experience supporting students’ learning needs (Ages 10-18)

Coordination and administration of accommodations during assessments 

Assisting with administrative tasks such as meeting coordination and planning 

Implementation of skill building and other programming for students in the Student Success Centre 

Classroom Teaching Experience (a definite asset)

Experience in a non-profit setting (asset)

Experience in an Independent School (asset)

Working Conditions: School/Office Environment



St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School

Inspired Girls. Empowered Women. St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School (SMLS) is recognized as one of the premier independent schools in the country and brings a long history of educational excellence to girls from preschool to university entrance. For well over a century, SMLS has helped develop courageous girls who challenge and change the world.


Role Overview

SMLS has an opening for a Student Success Teaching Assistant (50%) to help support our students in our Student Success Centre. The successful candidate will be responsible for providing administrative support for Learning Strategies department and working with students from Junior to Senior School in a variety of capacities. The successful candidate will be responsible for the organization and administration of assessments in the Student Success Centre and for providing skill building sessions for students.

The successful candidate is an articulate and creative coordinator/educator who communicates with ease and confidence with a variety of stakeholders (e.g. students, faculty & staff, parents, etc). The candidate will be a part of an inclusive learning community that allows different learners to thrive and prosper. The candidate will be comfortable engaging in innovative and diverse programming. The candidate will be a critical thinker who demonstrates initiative, integrity and attention to detail. 

They are a person who has a desire to learn more about meeting the needs of our students and someone who never stops learning and continually seeks best practices in girls’ education to enrich their professional practice.   

Key Knowledge, Skills & Experience

We are seeking a dynamic, exemplary coordinator/educator with the following key qualities and a willingness to continue to develop and grow as a professional:

  • Working with students in the Student Success Centre to support their learning needs 

  • Assessment and testing invigilation 

  • Assistance with planning (organizing), preparation, and follow up from meetings 

  • Administrative support as required 

  • Desire to seek opportunities that go above and beyond to contribute to a dynamic academic and co-curricular learning environment 

SMLS Values
Respect:  We welcome and support the diversity of our school community and the broader communities and environment in which we learn, work and live. We respect our Anglican roots and our traditions.

Integrity:  Honesty and responsibility are fundamental to everything we do – from the classroom to the boardroom.

Innovation:  We are in a place where new ideas and promising practices can be explored, evaluated and flourish.

Commitment:  We recognize our responsibilities to each other and to the world, and we will stand by our word and persevere with passion, pride and hard work.

Courage:  We are not afraid to confront the uncertainties or difficulties the future may bring.  We are resilient and are prepared to be bold and take action. 

St. Mildred’s-Lightbourn School is a member of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and provides a competitive compensation package for staff members. 

If you are interested in joining the School team and playing an integral role in the development of young women,please apply online at smls.simplication.com 


We appreciate and thank all applicants for your interest in SMLS, however, only those candidates invited for an interview will be contacted. 

SMLS is an equal opportunity employer and we accommodate any needs under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. Please contact People & Culture with any questions. 


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