The working group is made up of education assistants, parents, post-secondary institutions, inclusion organizations, and Teamsters Union Local No. 31. See who we are!
We believe Standards of Practice should be collaboratively determined by EAs and other stakeholders, and overseen by the provincial government.
When we talk about Standards of Practice, we are talking about two pieces: the standards themselves and the competencies one must be able to perform to meet the standards set out.
‘Competency’ refers to behaviour; ‘standard’ refers to a level of service or outcome.
In other words, competency describes an activity performed in to meet a standard or standards.
Standards and competencies are a framework for planning and achieving
“best practice.” At the same time, standards provide a baseline measure for providing an essential, or basic, level of service.
Standard: Maintain professional boundaries.
Standards guide job duties and practices but employers are responsible for outlining specific job duties.
Please contact your local and provincial union representatives to discuss working conditions/wages/hours. These are not within the scope of the Working Group.
Here is a sample from the 2015 DRAFT document of a standard:
3.1 Work within a team to support academic and cognitive development:
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