Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board

Job Position: Casual Educational Assistant

  • Application Deadline: 27th August 2022
  • Employment Type: Part time
  • Location(s): Hamilton
  • Compensation: $18.16 per hour
  • How to Apply: Submit your resume and cover letter to rcagas@goodwillonline.ca
    or submit them using the Apply button below.

Required Qualifications:

• Community College Educational Support(Assistant) Diploma or the equivalent as determined by the Executive Officer of Human Resources;
• Behaviour Management Training (BMS) and/or Non-Violent Crisis Intervention Training (NVCI);
Preference will be given to candidates with:
• Experience with children with a variety of physical, intellectual, behavioural and/or other learning disabilities;
• strong interpersonal, communication, written and oral skills;
• ability to follow policies and procedures in an appropriate and timely manner;
• ability to communicate in a sensitive, courteous manner with children, parents, staff and others;
• understanding and commitment to confidentiality;
• ability to stand/walk for extended periods and move/carry equipment and assistive devices, and
• Current First Aid and CPR certification.

Key Responsibilities:

The Casual Educational Assistant will be required but not limited to:
• Support and collaborate with the teacher in the delivery of daily programming to meet the needs of students, primarily those with special needs in an all-inclusive setting;
• Implement programs as supported by the Individual Education Plan (IEP);
• Supervise typical students as well as students with special needs at recess, lunch, gym, school trips, etc.;
• Support students with diverse needs such as physical, intellectual, behavioural, learning disabilities, and/or students with multiple disabilities;
• Have the desire and ability to work with elementary and/or secondary students with special needs;
• Care for physical needs of students (supervise/accompany for toileting, feeding, lifting, diapering, washing and drying hands, etc.);
• assist in implementing all Board-approved programs which may be prescribed by a Physiotherapist/Occupational Therapist including (but not limited to) occupational therapy, physiotherapy, academic, and behavioural programs;
• participate in all legislative professional development, HWCDSB Board required professional development, and other professional development as identified by the HWCDSB;
• Operate and clean specialized equipment after use, and,
• The duties and responsibilities outlined in the HWCDSB Educational Assistant Handbook

Additional Details:

With a focus of ‘Each Belongs’ the Casual Educational Assistant is responsible for implementing programming as outlined in the students’ Individual Education Plan, in both academic and non-academic areas, and for providing support and guidance, to students identified as “exceptional” and “non-exceptional” to challenge them to fulfill their full potential and to enable all learners to realize the fullness of humanity of which Our Lord Jesus Christ is the model.
Hours of work:
A ‘casual’ position does not guarantee hours or days of work as it is strictly ‘on call.’ A full day is based on seven hours while a half day is based on three hours and thirty minutes.
Application packages shall include the following:
• Cover letter;
• An updated resume;
• Application Form;
• Copy of a valid driver license;
• Two letters of reference
• Pastoral reference (preferred); and
• Authorization to contact all references
Current, completed and clear Vulnerable Sector Check will be required prior to hiring along with a fit test to ensure the candidate is physically fit to perform the core responsibilities of the role.
Candidates must have proof of a valid driver’s license and daily access to a reliable vehicle.
Only candidates having the stated qualifications and requirements shall be interviewed.

About Our Company:

The Hamilton-Wentworth Catholic District School Board is the Catholic school board for the city of Hamilton, which includes the former Wentworth County. It currently operates 49 elementary schools and 7 secondary schools, along with one continuing education school