The Peel District School Board (PDSB) is a racially, culturally and linguistically diverse board that serves 155,000+ students and approximately 17,000 employees. In PDSB, 87% of students are racialized, non-white, representing 162 different ethnic backgrounds. Students in Peel have 121 different first languages. Student diversity also exists in terms of gender and gender expression, sexuality and in terms of ability and faith. A responsive and empathetic understanding of the lived experiences of the students and communities we serve is vital to those who will take on leadership roles within the PDSB. The workforce consists of teachers, office staff, custodial staff, education assistants and professional staff. The workforce is largely unionized through PDSB’s numerous affiliated bargaining agents.
We currently have a opportunity for a Long Term Occasional SPECIAL NEEDS EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANT (EA)
Supporting students with special needs including physical and development needs (e.g. ASD, DD, CP, Down Syndrome). Special needs students may also require support with behavioural needs. Duties may include toileting, lifting, transferring, feeding, dressing and personal hygiene.
All EA assignments are Level 3 unless otherwise noted.
LTOs $24.67 per hour (plus vacation pay) and benefits for LTOs over four (4) months (starting from the beginning of the LTO)
The Board shall undertake to hire Employees with appropriate post-secondary education and directly related experience. Suggested appropriate qualifications include :
Autism and Behavioural Science
Behavioral Science Technology
Child and Youth Worker / Child and Youth Care
Community and Justice
Developmental Disabilities Worker
Development Service Worker
Educational Assistant / Educational Support
Early Childhood Education (with special needs experience)
Intervenor for Deaf-Blind Persons
Post-ECE Advanced Studies in Special Needs
Bachelor of Arts - Child and Youth Care
Bachelor of Arts - Psychology
Bachelor of Arts - Sociology
Bachelor of Arts - Exceptionality in Human Learning
Bachelor of Social Work
Registered Practical Nurse
Social Service Worker (Gerontology and Immigrants and Refugees specializations not applicable)
Ontario College of Teachers Certification with minimum Additional Qualification (AQ) in Spec. Ed. Part 1
*Transcripts may be requested to support relevant course detail.
Candidates must also be able to perform the essential physical duties of the position to support our children with special needs, which may include toileting, lifting, transferring and personal care. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and / or work environment.
Commitment to Equity, Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism
The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will provide reasonable accommodation (e.g., an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on Days of Significance etc.) based on any of the human rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance.
We are also committed to inclusion, anti-oppression and anti-racist practices while also supporting the continuous growth and development of an equitable and empowered education system at the PDSB.
Criminal Background Check
Successful candidates must provide a satisfactory Criminal Background Check prior to commencing employment. Please review the requirements for the Criminal Background Check.
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be contacting candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process; such as, test and skill demonstrations. All communication to applicants regarding this job posting, including an invitation to complete skills assessments and/or a job interview if applicable, will be made through email. Candidates are encouraged to regularly check their email as listed on their applytoeducation.com account.
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