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────     Educational Assistant

You wish to have a real impact on your environment? You’re pretty creative and routine bores you? Would you like to put forward your interests in a helping relationship to contribute to the well-being of children? If you answer “yes” to these questions, we want to meet you!

Educational assistant
for a polyimpaired student.

Brief description of the position

Since September 2018, Centre Philou has been offering a new academic program, École Philou, for young polyimpaired adults aged between 21 and 29, in partnership with Montreal’s School Board Centre de ressources éducatives et pédagogiques (CREP). 

École Philou is an innovative program that offers a completely different living environment. The class concept is deconstructed in order to put the student in the foreground. Students at École Philou are evaluated at the beginning of the year by a team of professionals (physiotherapist, occupational therapist, psychoeducator) to develop an interdisciplinary intervention plan. Each student is accompanied at all times by the educational assistant. This is the one who puts the intervention plan into practice through various personalized activities (music, plastic arts, motor development, computer lab, cooking workshops, black/white room, outdoor outings, group activities, etc.). 

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

Terms and Conditions of Employment

  • Place of work: Centre Philou
  • Employment status: Self-employed
  • Salary: $26,92 / hour
  • Type of employment: 4 to 5 days / week 
  • Schedule: Weekdays from 8:30am to 3:30pm

Key Responsibilities

  • Following a polyimpaired student in his school career
  • Work with the student on his or her interdisciplinary intervention plan.
  • Follow the recommendations of the various professionals
  • Work as a team with the teacher, professionals and other coaches
  • Take notes on the evolution of objectives. Attendance at newsletter meetings
  • Accompany the student in activities of daily living (feeding, hygiene, etc.) *The majority of students in the program are completely dependent on the adult for all activities of daily living
  • Give the student the necessary medication (if needed)

Requirements and qualities

  • Great open-mindedness
  • Desire to step outside the overall framework
  • Gentleness and patience
  • Sense of responsibility and rigor

How to apply

By email: [email protected]


Nellie Raby

Phone: (514) 739-4861 #231

Required documents

CV and cover letter

* The masculine is used to lighten the text only


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.