Casual Educational Assistant
Job Code: 2921766 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: Ottawa Catholic School Board Posted on: Oct 25, 2020
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ECE, EA and Support Staff
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Ottawa (Nepean) ON
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Job Description & Requirements


Casual Educational Assistant

C.U.P.E. 2357


Why Work With The Ottawa Catholic School Board:  The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is located in Ottawa, Ontario. As Canada’s capital city, Ottawa ranks among the world's most desirable cities to call home. We have a small-town feel with a big-city presence and a population of just over a million people.


The OCSB proudly serves over 40,000 students in 84 schools. We offer an education that respects all faiths' universal values and is grounded in Catholic principles. We foster innovation to inspire Deep Learning so that all can realize their full potential. We offer a collaborative work environment, fulfilling careers, and the opportunity to make a difference in our students' lives. The OCSB adheres to equitable hiring, employment and promotion practices and is committed to an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of our students.

Description:  The Educational Assistant is hired as a support staff to a classroom where there is a child with specific needs to be met (developmentally delayed, physically handicapped, deaf, blind, or experiencing behaviour/social/medical problems), or a special education classroom (social adjustment, communication, learning disability). Consequently, each assignment will be different. However, in a global and generic sense, the Educational Assistant provides support in the students’ academic development; responds to the students’ physical, emotional and hygienic needs; acts as a team member of the school in any area which may directly assist the assigned student(s), or may contribute to the educational program as a whole; and performs other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:  The ideal candidate will have a secondary school diploma; a 2 year Community college diploma in a related field (ex. DSW, CYCW - ECE's are not eligible); 2 years of related experience. Knowledge of PICS, PECS, ABA, signing, Braille, special feeding techniques, CPR/First Aid, CPI (NVCI) and Diabetic Monitoring would be considered assets. The incumbent should have initiative, oral and written communication skills and the ability to establish a rapport with children. Individuals who possess an equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered. 


Status: Supply Educational Assistants must be available to work on call during regular school hours.


Salary: Hourly wage of $26.98 plus 4% in lieu of vacation pay


How to Apply: All applications for our Casual Educational Assistant List must be submitted through Apply to Education. Failure to complete this information may impact your eligibility for an interview. 


Interviews:  We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. 


At the completion of a successful interview, you will be required to provide an Original Police Record Check for the Vulnerable Sector

The Ottawa Catholic School Board acknowledges that the land on which our schools are located is the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnabek Peoples. We extend our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples for their valuable past and present contributions to this land.

The Ottawa Catholic School Board adheres to equitable hiring, employment and promotion practices and is committed to an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of our students.  

Pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, (AODA), if you require accommodations at any time throughout the application process, please contact Sarah Thomas in the Human Resources Department via email at prior to the posting closing date so that appropriate arrangements can be made. 


Notice of Collection, Use and Disclosure: The personal information you have provided on this form and any other correspondence relating to your involvement in our programs, is collected by the Ottawa Catholic School Board under the authority of the Education Act (R.S.O. 1990 c.E.2) ss. 58.5, 265 and 266 as amended and in accordance with Section 29(2) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, (R.S.O. 1990 c.M.56). The information will be used for administrative purposes in our Human Resources Department and may deal with matters of health and safety. If this information is required to be disclosed in compelling circumstances or for law enforcement matters or in accordance with any other Act. If you have any questions, please contact the Manager of Corporate Affairs at (613) 224 4455 ext 2271.


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