Special Education Assistant - Deaf and Hard of Hearing

Job Code: 3516298

Job Details

SUMMARY: Reports to the Hearing Resource Teacher/School Resource Teacher, and provides assistance and support to the teacher in the implementation of individual education programs for students who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing.


•Interprets in sign language for deaf and hard of hearing students for a variety of school functions including classroom activities, assemblies, and integration into regular classes.

• Works with students one to one or in small groups to learn previously taught concepts through review, repetition, demonstration and drills.

• Works with students on social interaction and understanding of their hearing impairment.

• Implements and monitors behaviour management programs including observation, record keeping and follow-up.

• Tracks student's progress, specific and signing to the Hearing Resource Teacher.

• Advises regular class teachers and students regarding the presence of hearing impaired students and an interpreter in the classroom.

• Ensures proper functioning of hearing aids and F.M. auditory equipment.

• Checks cochlear implant equipment.

• Marks student assignments and tests, using a key, if required.

• Assists with student supervision, which includes, but is not limited to, crosswalk supervision, when and where required

• Prepares teaching materials such as display charts, flash cards, worksheets and bulletin boards.

• Operates equipment such as F.M. auditory equipment, close-captioned video camera, and computer. Performs other assigned comparable duties which are within the scope of knowledge, skills and abilities required by this class specification.


• Grade 12 graduation and possession of a Special Education Teacher Assistant Certificate.

• Must be proficient in sign language at a minimum of intermediate level 6 - Ability to discuss with some confidence routine social work topics within a conversational format with elaboration; generally 3 to 5 sentences.

• Ability to communicate effectively using tact, discretion and diplomacy in contacts of a difficult or specialized nature.

• Completion of crosswalk supervision training

• Ability to determine, judge and select appropriate course of action within limits of established methods and procedures.

• Ability to be flexible to meet the varying academic, social, emotional and behavioural needs of students.

• Knowledge of behaviour management techniques.

• Ability to interact with students in an effective manner.

• Basic knowledge of computers.

• Physical ability to perform the required duties.

Please include the following in your application:

  • Resume, Cover Letter and 3 professional references
  • Special Education Certificate and transcript
  • Completion of grade 12 (transcript/Dogwood)
  • Signing coursework
  • POPARD ABA/ASD certificates
  • Practicum Reports (If completed in the last year)
  • Valid first aid certificate

We appreciate all interest, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Successful Applicant(s) will be subject to a criminal records check.

Posted On
February 28, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Full Time
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Multiple locations
Employment Start Date
September 05, 2023
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Additional Documents
  • Certificates & Diplomas