The Kenora Catholic District School Board (KCDSB) educates more than 1300 students from diverse cultures and backgrounds in 4 elementary schools and 1 secondary school located in beautiful Kenora and Red Lake, Ontario. At KCDSB we welcome students to experience a quality, inclusive and values-based education in a caring Catholic school community. Our mission goes beyond academics, the arts and athletics. Our goal is to provide excellence in Catholic education and grow graduates who become fully engaged citizens able to contribute to their families, communities and society.

Our staff is among our greatest resources. The people we hire have a direct impact on the success of our students. With approximately 180 academic and 80 permanent support staff, the KCDSB is one of the largest employers in the region.

KCDSB invites applications for a Two (2) 1.0 FTE Permanent Education Assistant at St. John Paul II Elementary School in Kenora, ON to commence employment asap.

Overall Responsibilities :

Responsible to act professionally and to support the school’s safe, inclusive and accepting learning environment by being a positive role model at all times.

Responsible for carrying out duties assigned by the Principal, Learning Resource Teacher and Teachers.

Responsible for supporting the needs of all students.


Support the implementation of Individual Education Plans (IEP).

Collaborate with staff on a regular basis to review students’ programs.

As per Board and/or school protocols assist with the personal care including but not limited to; feeding, catheterizing, administering medication, dressing, toileting, lifting and positioning of students.

Support student Behaviour Success and Intervention Plans which may include containing of students.

Supervise students in all school-related settings, including field trips.

Track and maintain student data as requested by the Principal, Learning Resource Teacher and Teachers.

At the Principal’s discretion perform other duties as required which are considered within the intent and scope of this position as a board employee.

Participate in Health and Safety training.


Grade 12 diploma or equivalent is required.

Education Assistant qualifications or similar preferred.

Employment experience related to working with children or youth.

Ability to adapt as required to meet the needs of a diverse school community.

Computer literacy is preferred.

As a permanent Education Assistant (EA), you work during the school year only. There will be school shut down periods in December (Christmas Break), March Break and during the summer months when EA’s do not work and are therefore, not paid.

The Board shall undertake to hire an employee with appropriate post-secondary education, training and/or directly related experience. Suggested appropriate qualifications may include but are not limited to:

Child and Youth Worker/Child and Youth Care

Community and Justice

Developmental Disabilities Worker

Educational Assistant/Educational Support

Early Childhood Education (with special needs experience)

Bachelor of Arts- Child and Youth Care

Bachelor of Arts- Psychology

Registered Nurse

Candidates must also be able to perform the essential physical duties of the position to support our children with special needs, which may also include toileting, lifting, transferring and personal care.

In your application, please include a cover letter and resume outlining qualifications and your experience working with children, youth and/or adults who have a variety of special needs. Although not necessary, school-based experience is an asset. Please quote competition number 2022-113 by November 18, 2022 at 4:00 pm while submitting your application to:

Mrs. Krista Helsel

Manager of Human Resource Services


Please note that at this time applications will only be received online at or via Apply to Education at:

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, however, KCDSB will only be contacting candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position.

Accommodations for persons with disabilities are available during the recruitment and selection process. Applicants need to make their required accommodations known in advance by contacting the Human Resources Department.

Successful candidates must provide a current satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Check (VSC) prior to commencing employment with KCDSB. Please review the requirements for the VSC at Ontario Provincial Police - Police Record Checks (

Discover more about KCDSB and why you should start your career with us today at Home - Kenora Catholic District School Board (!

Mrs. N. Kurtz Mrs. T. Gallik Director of Education Chair

Job Category:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Kenora Catholic District School Board
Posting Date:
11/14/2022 10:20:33 AM
Kenora, Ontario