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Secondary (high) school graduation certificate
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1 year to less than 2 years
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The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is a dynamic, creative learning organization that fosters the achievement, well-being and dignity of every student. The OCDSB is the largest school district in Eastern Ontario, serving 73,000 students in 147 schools Educational Assistant

50%, Term (10 month work year)

$23.45 to $24.39 per hour

Under the direction of the Principal, the Educational Assistant is an integral member of the school team and is responsible for the provision of support to students with exceptional needs within the school. The position involves dealing with confidential information and requires ongoing flexibility and variability. Responsibilities are varied, in collaboration with teaching and other professional staff, and include: supporting students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and students with developmental disabilities; participation in pool programs, academic support, implementing special programs, support to deaf/hard of hearing or visually impaired students, physiotherapy exercises and stretches.

Educational Assistants may be required to modify programs and support learning for students with learning disabilities, and speech/language issues. Assignments may also include outside yard duties, lifting, toileting, and/or pool duties. Knowledge of Ontario Curriculum and educational communication software such as Dragon and Kurzweil are assets.

Candidate Profile:

The successful candidate will possess a community college diploma in Developmental Services Worker, Child and Youth Care/Worker, or equivalent, and a minimum of 1-2 years of related experience with school aged special needs children. Equivalent programs must be assessed by Human Resources staff. Valid First Aid certification/CPR Level C is required. The successful candidate will have also completed Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, TCI, and/or Behaviour Management Systems (BMS) training. Please ensure that you include copies of your diploma(s) and/or certificates that are applicable to the qualifications of an Educational Assistant.

Required Skills and Abilities:


Autism experience

ABA Training

CPR/First Aid

PIC Symbols


Computer Skills

Assistive Tech: Google read and write

Knowledge of sign language an asset

Experience with students with developmental concerns, sensory and significant behavioural needs

Knowledge and experience using nonverbal communication strategies would be an asset

Prepared to assist with toileting

Yard dutyAdditional Comments: Primary/Junior

Who can apply:

In accordance with the Student Support Personnel's Collective Agreement, O.S.S.T.F. District 25, and further to Articles 23.04 and 23:07 qualified regular part-time employees are eligible to increase their status and apply to part-time term vacancies if it does not interfere with their regular assignment, subject to Article 13:03; (i.e. 30 minutes between assignments or travel time, whichever is greater, without impact on current part-time hours of work). Regular full-time employees are not eligible to apply for term vacancies

NOTE: As per the SSP Collective Agreement, Casual EAs currently in terms for the 2021/2022 school year that ends June 30, 2022 are not eligible to apply.Salary:

If a term assignment is less than the school year: $23.45 per hour + 4% vacation pay and eligibility for benefits

If the term assignment is for the full school year: $24.39 per hour and enrollment in the Board's term benefit plans (subject to terms of Collective Agreement)

Application Process:The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board uses Applytoeducation (ATE) to manage applications for job competitions. OCDSB employees can apply to this job posting using their existing ATE account. Please ensure your resume is in the Board approved format before submitting your application. A copy of the template can be found on SSP conference on GEM. External applicants will submit via by providing a cover letter and resume. Please clearly indicate on your resume your full-time and/or part-time regular work experience with school aged children.

Applications will be considered in accordance with the terms of the Student Support Professionals Collective Agreement.

Personal information gathered through the application process is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, RSO 1980, c302 (as amended), and will be used to determine the qualification for employment with the OCDSB. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager, Human Resources, 133 Greenbank Road, Nepean, Ontario K2H 6L3.

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is committed to equity for all students and staff and to delivering the highest quality education through a qualified workforce that reflects the diversity of the students and communities it serves. The District seeks to be proactive in attracting Indigenous, Black and minoritized candidates. Applicants who may require accommodations at any point in the selection process are invited to contact us at EDUCATING FOR SUCCESS - BUILDING BRIGHTER FUTURES TOGETHER