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Educational assistant - School

Make a difference in the lives of families of polyimpaired young adults!

Are you looking to put your professional development at the forefront while giving meaning to your job? Are you looking for a stimulating environment where every day is different? Would you like to be part of a dynamic team dedicated to the well-being of young people? Then we’d love to have you on our team!

Employment status: self-employed
Salary $26,92 per hour
Employment type: 4 to 5 days/week
Schedule: weekdays (Monday to Friday) from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm

Job summary

At Philou School, each student is accompanied at all times by an educational assistant in a 1:1 ratio. It is this person who puts the intervention plan into practice through various personalized activities (music, plastic arts, motor development, computer lab, cooking workshops, black/white room, outings, group activities, etc.).

The educational assistant is paid directly by the student, but Centre Philou is responsible for hiring and training the educational assistants.

Main functions

  • Following a polyimpaired student through his or her school year
  • Work with the student on his or her interdisciplinary intervention plan
  • Follow the recommendations of the various professionals
  • Work as a team with teachers, professionals and other educational assistants
  • Take notes on the progress of objectives Attendance at report card meetings
  • Assist students with daily living activities (eating, hygiene, etc.) *The majority of students in the program are completely dependent on adults for all activities of daily living.
  • Give the student the necessary medication (as needed)


  • Open-mindedness
  • Willingness to think outside the box
  • Gentleness and patience
  • Sense of responsibility and thoroughness

Centre Philou is a charitable organization offering specialized services to families of polyimpaired children and young adults. To enhance families’ quality of life, the Centre offers overnight Respite stays, a specialized School for young adults, a Daycare center for children with developmental delays, and ongoing family support. Our team is made up of committed individuals who push the boundaries of inclusion and social participation.

By working at Centre Philou, you’ll discover a unique clientele that will change the way you see things!

Philou School offers an educational program for polyimpaired young adults aged 21 to 29, in partnership with the Centre de ressources éducatives et pédagogiques (CREP) of the Commission scolaire de Montréal. At Philou School, the concept of class is deconstructed to put the student first. Students in the program are assessed at the beginning of the year by a team of professionals (physiotherapist, occupational therapist, psychoeducator) in order to develop an interdisciplinary intervention plan.

How to apply

Send your CV and cover letter by e-mail to [email protected].

Please note that only selected candidates will be contacted for interviews.


Au nom des familles et de leurs enfants, au nom de de toute l’équipe qui travaille avec amour et ardeur au Centre Philou, nous vous remercions du fond du coeur de croire en nous, de nous donner le courage et l’énergie de continuer à grandir.


On behalf of the families and their children, on behalf of all the team members who work with love and ardor at Centre Philou, we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for believing in us, for giving us the courage and energy to continue to grow.