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The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board is the largest school board in Eastern Ontario and offers students and parents a world of choice for learning. Our nearly 150 schools offer a wide range of programs to promote learning excellence and meet the individual needs of students, parents, and the community at large. Our schools are teaching communities where principals, vice-principals, teachers and support staff nurture student well-being and challenge students to achieve their best.We are seeking creative, dynamic, committed educational leaders

to join the following initiative:

Educational Assistant

100%, Term (10 month work year)

$26.45 to $30.59 per hour Under the direction of the Principal, the 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 students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and students with developmental disabilities; participation in pool programs, academic support, implementing special programs, support to deaf/hard of hearing or visually impaired students, physiotherapy exercises and stretches.

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.

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 People, Culture and Leadership staff. Valid First Aid certification/CPR Level C is required. The successful candidate will have also completed Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, TCI, and/or Behaviour Management Systems (BMS) training. Please ensure that you include copies of your diploma(s) and/or certificates that are applicable to the qualifications of an Educational Assistant.

Required Skills and Abilities :


Autism experience (2 years)

CPR/First Aid

Support students requiring assistance with changing

Assistive Tech: Google Read and Write, SEA equipment and use of all OCDSB systems and programs

Behaviour Modification

Behaviour Management Systems

EA needs to be comfortable supporting students in the PSP and BIP programs

Suicide Intervention

Collaborative Problem Solving training

Additional Comments : BIP Program, PSP and Regular Classes - could be assigned to any - EAs move around, including in the BIP

Who can apply:

In accordance with the Student Support Personnel's Collective Agreement, O.S.S.T.F. District 25, and further to Articles 23.04 and 23:07 qualified regular part-time employees are eligible to increase their status and apply to part-time term vacancies if it does not interfere with their regular assignment, subject to Article 13:03; (i.e. 30 minutes between assignments or travel time, whichever is greater, without impact on current part-time hours of work). Regular full-time employees are not eligible to apply for term vacancies

NOTE: As per the SSP Collective Agreement, Casual EAs currently in terms for the 2024/2025 school year that ends June 27, 2025 are not eligible to apply unless to increase status.Salary:

If a term assignment is less than the school year: $26.45 per hour + 4% vacation pay and eligibility for benefitsIf the term assignment is for the full school year: $28.54 per hour and enrollment in the Board's term benefit plans (subject to terms of Collective Agreement)

Effective September 1, 2024, new regular

and full year term Educational Assistants who are hired with at least three (3)

years of related experience, as determined by the Employer, shall be placed at

Step 3 of the salary grid.

This provision has no retroactive effect. Application Process

The Ottawa-Carleton District School Board uses Applytoeducation (ATE) to manage applications for job competitions. OCDSB employees can apply to this job posting using their existing ATE account. Please ensure your resume is in the Board approved format before submitting your application. A copy of the template can be found on SSP conference on GEM. External applicants will submit via by providing a cover letter and resume. Please clearly indicate on your resume your full-time and/or part-time regular work experience with school aged children.Applications will be considered in accordance with the terms of the Student Support Professionals Collective Agreement and in accordance with Policy P.146.HR Equitable Recruitment, Hiring and Promotion.

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, People, Culture and Leadership, 133 Greenbank Road, Nepean, Ontario K2H 6L3.

OCDSB employees serve students, colleagues, families and community partners. We invite people of all abilities, orientations, faiths, ethnicities, races, genders and ages to join us as we create learning and working spaces that honour the unceded and unsurrendered land of the Algonquin people, and respect, value and increasingly reflect the diversity of Ottawa. Your lived experience is an essential contribution to deliver the education every student deserves with dignity. If you require accommodations at any point in the selection process, please send an email to at any time. EDUCATING FOR SUCCESS - BUILDING BRIGHTER FUTURES TOGETHER