Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Assistants

Job description

These individuals provide support to students, teachers, and counsellors. They assist them in carrying out their teaching and other non-teaching duties.

Environment

  • Controlled ambient temperature
  • Climatic conditions

Main tasks

  • Help students integrate into the classroom and school environment.
  • Help students complete their assignments by reinforcing the concepts of learning and retention.
  • Help students with special needs by using a variety of techniques (sign language, Braille, remediation, etc.).
  • Monitor student progress and report back to the teacher.
  • Accompany and supervise students in various locations (gym, library, field trips, etc.).
  • Assist teachers with the operation of projectors, VCRs, and audiovisual or electronic equipment as required.
  • Assist other school staff as needed.
  • Supervise students during recess, lunch hour, and throughout the day.

Advancement and mobility

  • Experience leads to positions in child care and adolescent intervention.

Hourly wage

The hourly wage is calculated by averaging wages from 2020 to 2022.
Minimum
$19.50
Median
$22.00
Maximum
$28.00

Job prospects for 2023-2027

sr.comparaison-region.titre

Les 2 champs de sélection ci-dessous vous permettent de comparer 2 régions. Les données des régions seront automatiquement mises à jour à la sélection. Par défaut, la province de Québec est sélectionnée pour la première région.

Job prospects

All of Québec

Very good

All of Québec

Non available

Total jobs for 2022

All of Québec

7,000

All of Québec

na

Gender distribution

All of Québec

Not available.
89.4% Female
10.6% Male

Not available.
  • 89.4% Female
  • 10.6% Male

Job types

All of Québec

Not available.
Full time
Part time

Not available.
  • Full time
  • Part time

Yearly wage on 2020

All of Québec

$44,800

All of Québec

Other characteristics

All of Québec

  • Non traditional for men
  • None

All of Québec

  • Non traditional for men
  • None

Sectors of activity

All of Québec

Not available.
  1. NAICS 61
    100% of jobs
  2. NAICS 51
    0% of jobs
  3. NAICS 91
    0% of jobs
  4. NAICS 91
    0% of jobs
  5. NAICS 91
    0% of jobs
  6. Others
    0% of jobs

All of Québec

Not available.
  1. NAICS 61
    100% of jobs
  2. NAICS 51
    0% of jobs
  3. NAICS 91
    0% of jobs
  4. NAICS 91
    0% of jobs
  5. NAICS 91
    0% of jobs
  6. Others
    0% of jobs

Training and requirements

Formation

Most training programs are offered in French only.

Secondary

Secondary school diploma

College

DCS in techniques d'éducation spécialisée (Nouvelle version) This hyperlink will open in a new window.
Code : 351A1

Placement rate: 79.7%

17.5% of graduates pursue further studies

More on graduates’ employment situation

Sometimes required

  • Specialized training and experience may be required to assist students with special needs.

Main skills and characteristics

Skills

  • Active listening
  • Oral expression
  • Teaching
  • Social perception
  • Reading comprehension
  • Coordination
  • Data collection
  • Learning strategies
  • Active learning
  • Result evaluation
  • Judgment and decision-making
  • Service oriented
  • Critical thought

Abilities

  • Oral comprehension
  • Verbal skills
  • Speech clarity
  • Speech recognition
  • Information organization
  • Awareness of issues
  • Near vision
  • Selective attention
  • Written comprehension
  • Deductive reasoning

Knowledge and attributes

  • Capacity to establish and maintain interpersonal relations
  • Capacity to adapt
  • Knowledge of customer and personalized services
  • Capacity to work in a team
  • Creativity
  • Capacity for synthesis
  • Sense of observation
  • Pedagogical knowledge
  • Capacity to facilitate a group
  • Open-mindedness

Interests

  • Assist and advise
  • Teach or educate

Personality profiles (RIASEC)

Social
People with this profile prefer to be in contact with others, in particular to entertain, help or teach them.
Artistic
People with this profile prefer to express their emotions and thoughts through various art forms. They like to use their imagination.
Conventional
People with this profile prefer specific, well-defined tasks. They like to respect the order of things and follow established rules.

Official name of the NOC 43100

Elementary and secondary school teacher assistants

Job titles

  • Teacher's aide
  • Teaching staff assistant - primary and secondary school
  • Remedial education aide
  • Homework assistant
  • Instructional assistant - primary and secondary school
  • Special programs aide - education
  • Student support assistant
  • Laboratory assistant – secondary school
  • Program assistant - education
  • Educational assistant
  • Special education assistant
  • Educational resources assistant
  • Classroom assistant - primary and secondary school
  • Child care attendant - elementary school

Skill type

Education, law and social, community and government services

Last update: February 14, 2024

Comments

Was the information on this page useful to you?