Educational Assistant (Supply)
Job Code: 2899525 Closing Date: Ongoing
Employer: Halton District School Board Posted on: Apr 14, 2021
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Job Description & Requirements



Educational Assistant (Supply) 

Hourly Rate:       $23.60/hour plus 4% vacation pay effective Sept 1, 2020
Location:             Halton Region (Acton, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville)
Work Schedule:  10 months/year, as required

Benefits of working as a supply EA?

  • Rewarding Work: Our Supply Educational Assistants work directly with our students, supporting them in their learning. 
  • Variety of Work: Our EAs have the opportunity to work at a variety of schools in a variety of locations throughout the Halton Region. Supply EAs work with children across all grades (JK to Grade 12) and they provide support to students with a wide range of exceptionalities. 
  • Flexible Work: Supply EAs work a flexible work schedule 
  • Summers Off: Our Supply EAs enjoy their summers off
  • Supply EAs are welcome to apply to longer term assignments and permanent positions once hired to the Board

Position Description

Educational Assistants use their skills and knowledge to support student learning and help students access educational programs, and promote a level of independence appropriate for all students, while in compliance with relevant education and employment-related legislation, standards, regulations and policies, health and safety legislation and regulations, and HDSB policies. Flexibility, patience, compassion and the ability to work as effective team players are core skills. EAs are highly adaptable to the changing environment including but not limited to assignment changes related to students, schedules and expectations.

EAs support the teacher in meeting the needs of specific students and/or program needs within the school.  Responsibilities may include: assisting students with lessons, assisting special needs students, including those with a wide range of cognitive, emotional, and/or physical abilities, including mobility, communication and personal hygiene inclusive of toileting and diapering.

Position Requirements:

  • Community College Diploma in Educational Support, Educational Assistant, or related field of study.
  • Six (6) months related experience and/or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience. 
  • One (1) or more years experience with children with a variety of physical and intellectual, behavioural or other learning disabilities is an asset. 
  • The physical ability to perform the demands of the position is required, for this reason short-listed candidates will be required to complete a post-employment offer screen, as a condition of employment, to ensure they are physically fit to perform the core responsibilities of the role.  Results of this testing will be provided to the School Board, who will notify candidates of their results.


Offers of employment are conditional on the provision of a Criminal Background Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (dated within six months).

 Candidates must be able to accept assignments in one or more of the geographical areas within the jurisdiction of the Halton District School Board [Halton Hills (Acton & Georgetown), Burlington, Milton, and Oakville].

To apply for this position, please visit and register with Register with the Halton District School Board and apply to Job Code: 2899525 which is found in the "ECE, EA/TA, ERW, Clerical, Custodian" job category.  If you require assistance with Apply to Education, please call 1-877-900-5627.

We thank all candidates for their interest in opportunities with the HDSB, Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.  Please check your junk mail/spam folder periodically to ensure emails from the Board have not been sent there in error.  

Learn more about the Halton District School Board

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The Halton District School Board recognizes that, consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, employment practices and procedures at all levels should reflect, demonstrate understanding of and respond to a diverse population. The Board is committed to providing a workplace environment that is fair and equitable to all. 

In our efforts to ensure an inclusive, diverse and representative workforce, we will:
● value, promote and encourage the hiring of staff from under-represented communities;
● value  applicants’ additional experiences, lived experience, skills, backgrounds and perspectives;

Upon request, we will provide reasonable accommodations for candidates who have temporary or permanent disability, or who otherwise require accommodations based on the protected grounds highlighted in the Ontario Human Rights Code in respect to the recruitment and selection process.

The HDSB is committed to providing a respectful and healthy work environment. 





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