Educational Assistants provide support to students to achieve success in academic, behavior, social, life skills and co-op situations. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, Educational Assistants contribute to the learning development and integration of all students by creating a safe and supportive environment.
Educational Assistant positions can be physically demanding positions. Position requirements may include, providing students with assistance for toileting, diapering, feeding, lifting, transferring, positioning and mobility as required. Educational Assistant positions may rotate through the school to meet the needs of students in multiple groupings and in a variety of grade levels.
Required Qualifications for all Educational Assistant (EA) positions :
ALL positions require a relevant university degree, or a two-year college diploma in the human services field (Behavioural Sciences - related to ABA, Child and Youth Worker, Child Care Worker, Developmental Service Worker, Early Childhood Education, Educational Assistant Special Needs Support, Human Services Administration, Registered Nurse, Sign Language Communicator, Sign Language Interpreter, Social Service Worker, or an Ontario Teaching Certificate). In addition, the majority of positions require Behaviour Management Systems (BMS) training, excellent communication, interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and the ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team.
The duties, responsibilities and requirements for these positions are not limited to the above but may include all of those in the job fact sheet for Educational Assistant.
Special details for this position:
BMS required. Toileting/lifting required. Experience working with students with an ASD, behavior management techniques and strategies, knowledge of assistive technology, knowledge of Augmentative and Alternative Communication preferred. Working with students in kindergarten, primary, junior and intermediate in regular classroom settings and the learning centre. Participation in the OMERS Pension Plan is mandatory for all full-time permanent employees,
even if currently in receipt of an OMERS pension.
When determining who should be interviewed for the position, the Employer shall use only the information provided in the employees resume/application for the posted position (Article 14.03(b)). New hires to the Simcoe County District School Board will be required to submit a Criminal Background Check - Vulnerable Sector Screening that is satisfactory to the Board prior to beginning employment. Applicants are to provide permission to contact two professional references, including their current and most recent supervisor. All applicants are thanked for their interest in this position; however, only those candidates who have been shortlisted for an interview will be contacted.
The Simcoe County District School Board is committed to equitable hiring practices that provide equal opportunities for all applicants to be successful. We are committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity and inclusion. In support of our Strategic Priorities, we are seeking members who reflect diverse identities, lived experiences and perspectives to assist the Board in reflecting the community we serve. Our equitable hiring initiative is consistent with the Ontario Human Rights Code to ensure that our hiring practices remain equitable to candidates from groups protected by the prohibited grounds under the Code.