by Thames Valley District School Board

Date Posted: Jul 15, 2024
Thames Valley District School Board

Job Description


We are currently recruiting Temporary Educational Assistants to work within schools in all areas of the Thames Valley District School Board (Elgin, Middlesex, and Oxford counties, and the city of London). The successful candidates will be placed on a temporary employee list to perform work in long term assignments and on an “on call” and on an "as needed" basis. **Applicants MUST be available to accept assignments on short notice and on a regular and consistent basis.

Please note that our Temporary Educational Assistants have opportunties to apply to Permanent Educational Assistant positions through our internal hiring process.

Position Summary:

Educational Assistants provide support to students with a variety of special needs including physical, developmental and behavioural. Educational Assistants work with children with special needs in a classroom setting, either in an integrated mainstream classroom or in a contained classroom.  

Candidates must also be able to perform the essential physical duties of the position to support our children with special needs, which may include toileting, lifting, transferring, and personal care. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and / or work environment.

Position Qualifications:

  • 2-year or 3-year Community College Diploma in Development Services Worker, Child and Youth Worker, Educational Assistant or Educational Support (Preferred)
  • 2-year Community College Diploma in Early Childhood Education and registered with the College of Early Childhood Educators.
  • 2-year Community College Diploma in Social Service Work. Relevant paid experience working with children who have special needs required.
  • 3-year or 4-year University Degree majoring in Sociology, Psychology, Disability Studies, Child and Youth Studies or a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Relevant paid experience working with children who have special needs required.
You must attach proof of academic qualifications in order to be considered.

Rate of Pay:    $24.99 per hour plus 4% vacation pay

The recruitment process requires a criminal background check for work with vulnerable persons and medical screening test.

If you were educated outside of Canada, you must have your certificates and/or diplomas or degrees assessed against Canadian education standards. This will enable you to provide proof of Canadian equivalency when applying for a job. The Alliance of Credential Evaluation Services of Canada is a membership organization that offers fair and credible academic credential assessment services in Canada. (NOTE: This is different from translating credentials into English). 

The Thames Valley District School Board is committed to equity and inclusion in the recruitment of qualified staff who reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and school communities. The Thames Valley District School Board seeks to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free and will provide accommodations to applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). Please inform the Human Resources team member indicated below of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you require.

Please use the “APPLY FOR THIS POSITION” link below to submit your electronic application. Only applicants submitted using this link will be considered.

Interviews will be conducted on an ongoing basis. We thank all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

A. Pease
Staffing Specialist

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