Educational Assistant. Special Education


Educational Assistant. Special Education

Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
Location: Napanee, Ontario
Posted: February 7th 2021
Deadline: April 8th, 2021
Salary: $20.94 per hour

The Algonquin Lakeshore Catholic District School Board is recruiting for Educational Assistants, Special Education across the board's region. These are temporary, casual positions. Positions are effective immediately, on-call and with potential for longer-term, occasional assignments.

As a team member and under the supervision and guidance of the principal and direction of the teacher, the Educational Assistant, Special Education works cooperatively with teachers and other special education staff in providing instructional support, physical needs support, facilitating communication, implementing plans, and fostering educational and social skills of any students with special needs as assigned by the principal. The Educational Assistant, Special Education will also perform the following duties as defined by the principal in communication with the teaching staff:

  • contribute to the total care and well-being of the student(s);
  • implement all strategies as directed by the teacher(s) responsible for programming;
  • prepare program support materials for supported students;
  • assist in supervision and assist in maintaining discipline.
  • High school diploma plus community college (behaviour science technology and/or developmental service worker diploma and/or child youth worker diploma and/or social service worker diploma) and/or equivalent work related experience.
  • Two to three years of previous experience working with children and adolescents with learning or developmental disabilities in a formal environment.
  • Excellent verbal skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills;
  • Capable of working in various settings;
  • An understanding of school responsibility for learner progress;
  • Ability to function within an interdisciplinary team and take direction;
  • Proven ability to deal with confidential information in a discreet manner;
  • Physical ability to be able to perform the work including possible lifting of children up to 25 kg. (or 55 lb.);
  • Knowledge of relevant special education resource tools;
  • Willingness to accept technical training as required;
  • Experience in alternative communication an asset;
  • Experience in basic computer skills is an asset.

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must provide a criminal background check (CBC) with vulnerable sector screening current within six months of date of hire.

Additional Information

When applying, quote posting number CUPE#45-20-21-EA.CAS.

While we thank all those who have applied, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

We are committed to inclusive and accessible employment practices. In compliance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities (A.O.D.A.) the Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. We will make the necessary accommodations for applicants with disabilities to support all aspects of the recruitment process. Please contact the human resources department if you require assistance with any accommodations.

Contact Information
Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
151 Dairy Avenue,
Napanee, Ontario, Canada
K7K 4B2

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