Educational Assistant (EA) 2019/2020 (Casual Opportunities)
Job Code: 2706101
York Region District School Board
Closing Date: Ongoing
  Posted on: Jan 28, 2020 
 
 
Job Type:
Contract / term
Occasional
Job Category:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Open To:
ECE, EA/TA/ERW, Clerical, Secretarial, Administrative, Custodians, etc.
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Management & Professionals
Openings: 
Mandatory Document:
Resume
Cover Letter
School:
Start Date:  Immediately
End Date:  2020/06/30
Salary:  $22.00 - $26.91
 
Job Description & Requirements
 

Position: Educational Assistant (EA) (Casual Opportunities)

Work Location: Various locations 

Salary:

  • Developmental Support Worker (DSW) - Casual Rate: $22.00, Temp/Perm Rate: $25.92 - $27.18
  • Child and Youth Care Worker (CYCW) Casual Rate: $22.00, Temp/Perm Rate: $26.96 - $28.23

 
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

Thank you for your interest in a career as an Educational Assistant (EA) with the York Region District School Board. This application is for casual Educational Assistant opportunities for the 2019/2020 school year.  Please Note: You may also be considered for temporary and/or permanent opportunities as they arise throughout the year. 

Casual Positions: On call, as-needed basis to cover absences of permanent employees ranging from daily occurrences up to 30 consecutive working days.

Temporary Positions: This is a position that is available for a period in excess of 30 consecutive working days to replace a permanent employee who is absent on an approved leave of absence (e.g. pregnancy, parental, educational or medical leave).

Permanent Positions: These are full-time positions (35 hours per week).

We require staff with a desire to provide quality service and programs to York Region students. To support our exceptional students and their ever-changing personal and educational needs, the Board is seeking Educational Assistants experienced in working with a wide variety of exceptionalities. We require employees who are flexible, willing to take on a multitude of challenges and who are prepared to attend to the physical needs of our students, which include toileting, lifting, feeding and physical intervention.

Educational Assistants support students with exceptionalities such as physical disabilities, developmental delays, autism, behaviour disorders, acquired brain injuries, hearing and vision loss. These services can be provided in a wide variety of educational settings such as standard classrooms, specialized facilities and work placements.

In addition, in order to meet the needs of our students, staff assignments may be divided between more than one location. Therefore, employees are required to have access to regular transportation in order to travel between sites. The Board also reserves the right to transfer support staff between locations depending upon student and system needs.

The term “Educational Assistant” encompasses a variety of positions. The largest portion of our Educational Assistant employee group is comprised of Developmental Support Workers, Child and Youth Care Workers, etc.

Developmental Support Worker (DSW)

Under the direction of the classroom teacher and professional resource staff, Developmental Support Workers support students with exceptionalities such as physical disabilities, developmental delays, autism, hearing loss and behaviour disorders. Duties and responsibilities of this position also require supporting the physical and hygienic needs of our students.

 Major Responsibilities:

  • To assist the teacher and/or resource staff in the planning, development and implementation of students’ Individual Education Plans (I.E.P.).
  • To deliver interventions or strategies as set out in the I.E.P.
  • To assist in the preparation of materials and monitoring of programs.
  • To supervise and assist individuals or groups of students during classroom activities, recess, lunch, field trips, excursions, bus and/or taxi arrivals and departures, work placements and other situations as required.
  • To assist students with personal and medical care in accordance with current Board Policy and Procedure #662.0 which may include administration of medication, feeding, dressing, toileting, clean catheterization, hygiene, lifting and positioning and assistance with mobility.
  • To work as an active member of the school team to ensure the safety and success of all students.
  • To assist the teacher and/or resource staff in dealing with behavioural needs of the students as outlined in Memo S33.
  • To assist with on-going assessment of student programs and writing daily anecdotal reports and records, as required.
  • To attend meetings as requested.
  • To support students in community integration and work placements. 
  • To attend professional development sessions/training as required.
  • To perform other duties as assigned. 

 

Education, Experience, and Qualifications:

  • Secondary School Graduation Diploma with two years of post-secondary education in a related discipline is required.
  • Minimum one year related experience is required. Training in de-escalation strategies (including CPI certification, where required), lifting and positioning techniques are requirements of this position.
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and current Board approved/implemented software is required.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are required.

 

Child and Youth Care Worker (CYCW)

Under the direction of the classroom teacher and professional resource staff, Child and Youth Care Workers support students with exceptionalities such as behaviour disorders, autism, developmental delays, acquired brain injuries, and physical disabilities. Duties and responsibilities of this position also require supporting the physical and hygienic needs of our students.

Major Responsibilities:

  • To provide direct support such as behaviour management, and/or counselling to enable the students to function in a school setting, either individually or within groups.
  • To provide support to the teacher and/or resource staff in the planning, development and implementation of students’ Individual Education Plans (I.E.P).
  • To work with the students’ social emotional needs. This would include Board approved CPI Nonviolent Crisis Intervention as outlined in Memo S33.
  • To liaise with families and community agencies, regarding students with due regard to Board protocol.
  • To deliver interventions or strategies as set out in the I.E.P and as established by the teacher in consultation with resource staff.
  • To support students in community integration and work placements.
  • To assist in the preparation of materials and monitoring of programs.
  • To assist the student(s) with personal and medical care in accordance with Board Policy and Procedure #662.0, which may include administration of medication, feeding, dressing, toileting, hygiene, lifting and positioning and assistance with mobility.
  • To supervise and assist individuals or groups of students during classroom activities, recess, lunch, field trips/excursions, bus and/or taxi arrivals and departures, work placements and other situations as required. Page 2 Child and Youth Care Worker
  • To assist with on-going assessment of students’ programs, writing daily anecdotal reports and records and acts as a resource person for parent/guardian/staff.
  • To work as an active member of the school team to ensure the safety and success of all students.
  • To attend meetings as requested.
  • To attend professional development sessions/training as required.
  • To perform other duties as assigned.

 

Education, Experience, and Qualifications:

  • Secondary School Graduation Diploma with a recognized three-year diploma in Child and Youth Worker or a related discipline is required.
  • Minimum one year related experience is required.
  • Training in de-escalation strategies (including CPI certification, where required), lifting and positioning techniques are requirements of this position.
  • A good working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and current Board approved/implemented software is required.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are required. 

Additional Information: 

  • Employees are expected to work at least 30 days within the current school year to remain on the casual Educational Assistant list. Please note that hours of operation in our schools could start as early as 7:30 a.m. and end as late as 4:30 p.m.  The Board highly recommends that employees accept as many shifts as possible throughout the year to encourage advancement within the Board.
  • Please note that there are other Educational Assistant opportunities that are posted separately on the website as needs are identified.  These positions could include; Swim Assistant, Sign Interpreter, Communicative Disorders Assistant, etc.
  • In the application process, you will be prompted to provide at least three (3) professional, supervisory references (including full name, position title, work location/organization, and email address) in the job posting screening section of the online application. We do not contact references prior to practicum/interview. 
  • For your information, a list of YRDSB Schools is provided. 

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments.  We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community.  Therefore, in pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
  • members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
  • persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
  • persons who identify as women; and
  • persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

 

At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex.  We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in communities that we serve.

Accessibility and Accommodation Statement

We also recognize our duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion.  Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process.  When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc.  We will provide accommodations during the hiring process.  If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process.  All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.

As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to submit a current original Police Vulnerable Sector Check from the police jurisdiction in which they reside prior to commencing employment with the Board. Police Vulnerable Sector Check documents are only valid if issued within the last six months. Candidates are not advised to obtain this document prior to an offer of employment.

On-line applications are collected centrally at the Education Centre - Aurora and are monitored by Human Resource Services. Only candidates selected to participate in our selection process will be contacted. All other applicants are thanked for their interest. 


 
 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 

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