*American Sign Language Level 3 Required*
Under the direction of the Principal, the Casual 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 autism spectrum disorders, behaviour management programs, support to developmentally delayed students, participation in pool programs, academic support, implementing special programs, support to deaf/hard of hearing or visually impaired students, physiotherapy exercises and stretches.
Casual 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. Casual Educational Assistants must be available to accept assignments on an as-needed basis.
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. The candiadte must possess American Sign Language Level 3. Valid First Aid certification/CPR Level C is required. The successful candidate will have also completed Behaviour Modification training. Non-Violent Crisis Intervention and/or TCI will also be considered an asset. Please ensure that you include copies of your diploma(s) and/or certificates that are applicable to the qualifications of an Educational Assistant.
Nature of Position
Casual, on call, at various Elementary and Secondary schools within the board, as needed.
The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board utilizes ApplyToEducation (ATE) to manage its applications and competition staffing processes.
This posting is intended for external applicants. If you are not an OCDSB employee click HERE to create an account on www.applytoeducation.com, then “Search Jobs” and enter keyword 2986637, search, attach your resume and apply to the position. Should you encounter any difficulties when registering through ApplyToEducation, please contact their Customer Service line Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at 1-877-900-5627 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply!
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Personal information is collected pursuant to the Education Act and will be used to determine the eligibility for employment with the OCDSB. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager, Human Resources, 133 Greenbank Road, Nepean, Ontario K2H 6L3.
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