All term assignments are subject to a revised end date with 2-weeks notice.Qualifications/Requirements:
A condition of employment as an EA/CYW with the Waterloo Region District School Board requires that one must pass a Physical Demands test. All job offers will be conditional on the candidate passing all components of this test. This applies to any EA/CYW that does not already have Permanent/Term level D hours.
Educational Assistant Qualifications: EA Diploma
Equivalent college or university degree in a Child Related field (certified teacher, Developmental Services Worker, Bachelor of Social Work, Social Services Diploma) along with experience working with children.
Minimum six (6) month diploma from an accredited post-secondary institution in a child-related discipline and a minimum of one (1) year of related work experience (1224 hours) preferably directly supporting children with special needs and deemed equivalent by the Board.
Minimum six (6) month certificate from an accredited educational institution in a child-related discipline and a minimum of one (1) year of related work experience (1224 hours) preferably directly supporting children with special needs and deemed equivalent by the Board
Post-secondary degree/diploma from an accredited post-secondary institution that is complementary to supporting children with special needs as solely determined by the Board and a minimum of one (1) year of related work experience (1224 hours) preferably directly supporting children with special needs and deemed equivalent by the BoardAssets: A valid Behaviour Management Systems certification
Proven ability and recent experience in working with students with special needs and behavioural disabilities is strongly preferred and school-based experience
Autism Spectrum Disorder Training
Lifting/Positioning TrainingPlease note that Thomson Direct correspondence, St. Louis Adult Learning EA and Stratford Career Institute courses are examples of qualifications that will not be accepted.
For further clarification, individuals who have an ECE certificate/degree do not meet the Educational qualification requirements for an Educational Assistant. Educational Assistants may be responsible for supporting students from Kindergarten through Grade 12 based on system needs which can change at any time. Under the Early Childhood Educators Act, individuals with an ECE certificate/degree are only permitted to work with children 12 years of younger.
Under the Child Care and Early Years Act, 2014, S.O. 2014, c. 11, Sched. 1 Ontario Regulation 137/15 for staff screening and police record checks;
Employees [DECEs, EAs, CYWs] working in licensed child care programs are required to obtain a Vulnerable Sector Check issued by a Police Service on or before every fifth anniversary after the date of the most recent vulnerable sector check. In addition, employees are required to complete an annual offence declaration (annually recorded through the WRDSB staff portal). Educators working in Before and After School Programs are required to complete a request for VSC through your local police service [available online] and submit your original electronic copy to email@example.com for review.
Employees are required to have a valid first aid and cpr certificate and or be registered to update their training within the year.
The Waterloo Region District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to fair and equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the diversity of the community we serve, who will foster the success and well-being of our students and who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in the classroom.
We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to: First Nations, Mtis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
person who identify as women; and
persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressionsWe will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidate participation in the hiring process.
The information collected in Apply to Education is used to monitor WRDSBs progress toward our equity goals including our commitment to diversity in WRDSB recruitment and hiring practices.
We are committed to the security and confidentiality of information under our control, and to the protection of privacy with respect to personal and confidential information that is collected, used, disclosed and retained in the system (Policy 1014_- Privacy Protection and Access to Information). Information is collected pursuant to Ontarios Education Equity Action Plan (Ministry of Education), PPM 165 and the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). Access to this information is restricted to specific individuals in Human Resources. Access, use and disclosure of the data is governed by MFIPPA and ethical research practices. Applicant Self-Identification data will be attached to your Apply to Education applicant profile as long as you are employed with the WRDSB.
If you prefer not to answer any of the Self Identification questions, you can select prefer not to answer. This in no way affects your application or the applicant selection process. If you have questions or concerns about this form please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Human Resources staff will only respond to inquiries from applicants selected for an interview. No phone calls please.