In order to offer students the best possible support and thereby facilitate their success in school, the school system needs various types of education professionals. If you would like to work in an enriching field that offers excellent prospects for the future, answer the call!
The experience of the pandemic has shown, now more than ever, the importance and positive impact of teaching staff on the lives of students and their parents. Quite apart from their work in the classroom, teachers have had to prepare learning tools for their students, evaluate their progress, collaborate with parents and other school staff, and organize the school’s various educational activities, all in order to meet their students’ needs. Answer the call if you, too, would like to become a teacher at the preschool, elementary school or secondary school level!
Various experts work in collaboration with school staff in order to offer all students the best possible conditions in which to grow and learn. The professionals in our educational institutions work in fields that normally require a university degree. They include psychoeducators , social workers , guidance Consellors , nutritionists , speech therapists and occupational therapists .
Social workers in schools:
- foster the optimal development of students in their interactions with their environment and help them to progress along their educational paths
- develop individualized education plans (IEPs) that meet the students’ needs
- revise IEPs so that they take into account students’ personal, family, education and social contexts and help students to overcome their difficulties and maintain and develop their motivation to study
For more information, consult the following occupational description: social workers .
In order to practise the occupation of social worker, you must be a member of the Ordre des travailleurs sociaux et des thérapeutes conjugaux et familiaux du Québec .
The work of remedial teachers in the school system involves evaluating and providing support to students who have, or show signs of having, learning difficulties. Remedial teachers identify students’ needs and abilities and develop learning plans to help them overcome these difficulties. Remedial teachers also play an advisory and support role with teachers, other non-teaching professionals and parents.
In order to work as a remedial teacher in an educational institution, you must have a university degree in remedial or special education or a related area.
For more information, you can also visit the website of the Association des Orthopédagogues du Québec .
Whether their work is technical, administrative or manual in nature, support staff in educational institutions facilitate the work of the various education professionals and help maintain a healthy and safe learning environment. Support staff work, for example, as office assistants, janitors, student supervisors, nurses or social work technicians.
School daycare educator
The role of school daycare educators is to organize, prepare and implement a variety of activities that promote, in keeping with the school’s educational project, the overall development of preschool and elementary school children in their care and ensure the children’s safety and well-being.
For more information about the training to become a School Daycare Educator and to enrol in a program, you can visit the Inforoute FPT page . For support and information on how the registration process for a training program works, you can contact the reception, referral, counselling and support (SARCA) services in your region.
To qualify for a position in an educational organization, the candidate must:
- hold a Skills Training Certificate (STC) as a School Daycare Educator or an equivalent diploma and attestation of studies recognized by a competent authority
- have one year of experience
- have A minimum of eight hours of standard first aid training
Special education technician
Special education technicians take part in developing and drafting individualized learning plans (IEPs) for students. They select, prepare and, if necessary, adapt existing materials to their learning activities, or produce new materials for the purpose.
In order to become a special education technician in an educational institution, you must hold a Diploma of College Studies in Special Care Counselling or an equivalent diploma.
The administrative staff ensure the proper management of the educational institution and its employees. They must, among other things, evaluate the school’s needs and define its objectives, ensure the promotion of its pedagogy and education, and coordinate the development, implementation and evaluation of its educational project. If you, too, would like to play a role in school organization, answer the call!
The school principal oversees the administrative and pedagogical management of the school’s programs and resources in order to foster the success of all the students.
This job involves the following responsibilities, among others:
- evaluating the school’s needs and setting its objectives
- promoting the school’s pedagogical and educational orientations
- coordinating the development, implementation and evaluation of the school’s educational project
In order to become a school principal, you must have a Bachelor of Education degree or an equivalent degree.
For more information, consult the following occupational description: school principal .
Finding a job
School staff are hired by the school boards and school service centres. In order to apply for a position at the preschool, elementary school or secondary school level or in vocational training:
- Consult the map of French school service centres and the map of English school boards
- Select the desired school board or school service centre and click on the link
- Once you are on the school board website, click on the appropriate link (job opportunities, join our team, employment opportunities, etc.), and submit your application as indicated.
The school board or school service centre will process your application according to its human resources policy.
The preferred site for educational institutions posting positions to be filled and candidates looking for a job, especially in French, is Réseau Info Éducation AMEQ en ligne (in French only).