Job Summary

Under the direction of the Principal, the Casual Educational Assistant, is an integral member of the school team, and is responsible for the provision of support to students with exceptional needs within the school. The position involves dealing with confidential information and requires ongoing flexibility and variability. Responsibilities are varied, in collaboration with teaching and other professional staff, and include: supporting autism spectrum disorders, behaviour management programs, support to developmentally delayed students, participation in pool programs, academic support, implementing special programs, support to deaf/hard of hearing or visually impaired students, physiotherapy exercises and stretches.

Casual Educational Assistants may be required to modify programs and support learning for students with learning disabilities, and speech/language issues. Assignments may also include outside yard duties, lifting, toileting, and/or pool duties. Knowledge of Ontario Curriculum and educational communication software such as Dragon and Kurzweil are assets. Casual Educational Assistants must be available to accept assignments on an as-needed basis.

Candidate Profile

The successful candidate will possess a community college diploma in Developmental Services Worker, Child and Youth Care/Worker, or equivalent, and a minimum of 1-2 years of related experience with school aged special needs children. Equivalent programs must be assessed by Human Resources staff. Valid First Aid certification/CPR Level C is required. The successful candidate will ideally have also completed Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, TCI, and/or Behaviour Modification training, although it is not required. Please ensure that you include copies of your diploma(s) and/or certificates that are applicable to the qualifications of an Educational Assistant.

Nature of Position

Casual, on call, at various Elementary and Secondary schools within the board, as needed

Application Process

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board utilizes ApplyToEducation (ATE) to manage its applications and competition staffing processes.

External Applications (who do not have an active ATE account for our District) can Register for an account (at no cost) at You must select the position category: ECE / EA & Support Staff" then “Search Jobs” and enter keyword 3362574, search, attach your resume and apply to the position. Should you encounter any difficulties when registering through ApplyToEducation, please contact their Customer Service line Monday to Friday, 8:30 am to 5:00 pm at 1-877-900-5627 or via email at

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply!

We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for an interview will b

Personal information gathered through the application process is collected under the authority of the Municipal Act, RSO 1980, c302 (as amended), and will be used to determine the qualification for employment with the OCDSB. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Manager, Human Resources, 133 Greenbank Road, Nepean, Ontario K2H 6L3.

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is committed to equity for all students and staff and to delivering the highest quality education through a qualified workforce that reflects the diversity of the students and communities it serves. The District seeks to be proactive in attracting Indigenous, Black and minoritized candidates. Applicants who may require accommodations at any point in the selection process are invited to contact us at


Job Category:
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Ottawa-Carleton District School Board
Posting Date:
11/14/2022 11:18:49 AM
Nepean, Ontario