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MaKami Hiring Learning Assistant

MaKami College is the largest massage therapy school in Alberta offering the highest level of instructional training available in Massage Therapy.

The primary responsibilities of a Learning Assistant (LA) are to support student learning by providing assistance within three areas of the Student Services classroom, field trips and in the Student Success Centre.

Major Accountabilities/Responsibilities(Including but not limited to the following):

  • Assist with preparing for lessons by getting materials ready or setting up equipment
  • Copying of instructional materials, assignments, exams, etc.
  • Ensuring that the classroom environment is positive and pleasant, without the distraction of disorder and mess (i.e. cleanliness of the room, lighting appropriate, etc.)
  • Support individual students during class time to ensure understanding of key concepts and course requirements (i.e. assignments)
  • Observes students developmental issues and communicates findings to lead instructors
  • Participate as a supervisor for field trips and events outside of the classroom
  • Provide tutoring services to students in areas of expertise
  • Distribute teaching materials to students during class time such as textbooks, workbooks, and papers
  • Distribute tests and homework assignments, and collect them when they are completed
  • Mark tests and assignments as directed by the Lead Instructor
  • Enforce administration policies and rules governing students
  • Reinforce lessons presented by Instructors by reviewing material with students one-on-one or in small groups
  • Assist with laundry duties (washing/drying) to ensure linen supplies available for students as required

Experience and Education

  • Registered Massage Therapist
  • Previous teaching or learning assistant experience
  • Good listening skills and is approachable
  • Able to work with students with different abilities and backgrounds and demonstrate patience when dealing with students who struggle with material.
  • Familiar with classroom routines
  • Able to manage difficult behaviour’s
  • Composure, tact, and maturity in dealing with conflict

We offer a competitive compensation package, fun work environment and opportunity to grow your career in a post-secondary institution that not only cares about its students but also takes great care of its employees.