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EA 51-22-23 Half-time Educational Assistant at Hagersville Elementary School

by Grand Erie District School Board

Reference #: EA 51-22-23
Position Type: Part-time
Date Posted: Dec 02, 2022
Grand Erie District School Board

Job Description

at Hagersville Elementary School (Hagersville, ON)

The Grand Erie District School Board’s 2,800 employees provide quality education to approximately 26,000 full-time equivalent students who attend our 72 schools.  The Board spans a geographic area encompassing the City of Brantford and the Counties of Brant, Haldimand and Norfolk. The Board requires a qualified half-time Educational Assistant to work under the direction of the classroom teacher and under the supervision of the Principal. Placement may be in a variety of settings including a regular and/or self-contained classroom setting. The Principal reserves the right to reallocate educational assistant positions within the school at any time based on student needs.

The successful candidate may be required to do lifting, toileting, possible catheterization, and feeding of students.  Participation in swimming programs and rider’s aid duties may be required.  The candidate may also need to prepare learning materials and provide input and implement Individual Education Plans and Behaviour & Safety Plans as part of a team. Supporting students, where appropriate, to develop independence through release of responsibility from adult support and directly assisting students who require support with behaviour and/or self-regulation, or other identified needs (ie academic, socio-emotional and/or cultural) is required.  The wearing of personal protective equipment may be required.  The successful candidate must have a demonstrated ability to build rapport with students, to work collaboratively with staff and students, and to implement student programs as directed by the teacher.  The candidate must also have demonstrated knowledge of the factors that influence student achievement and/or behaviour, and appropriate strategies to prevent, manage and de-escalate student behavior along with the ability to implement Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) strategies. Understanding of program accommodations and modifications to meet the diverse needs of students with learning and behavioural challenges is required.  Familiarity with the Life Skills Planner and task analysis preferred along with awareness and adherence to confidentiality and privacy matters.

  • Community college diploma in a related discipline (ie educational assistant, developmental service worker or child and youth worker) (verification is required)
  • Experience working with students in an educational setting and/or with special needs preferred
  • Current certification in Behaviour Management Systems (BMS) preferred
  • First Aid certification preferred
  • Autism Intervenor course or experience working with children with Autism preferred
Job Specifications
Hours of Work 17.5 hours per week (8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.)
Rate of Pay $26.02/hr
Posting Date/Number EA 51-22-23
Effective Date As soon as can be mutually arranged
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Deadline: Tuesday December 6, 2022 at 4:00 p.m.

All submissions are to include a complete cover letter, resume, qualifications, and the names of three (3) professional references at least one of which must be a current supervisor (one document if submitted electronically). All new employees are required to provide an original Police Record Check (which includes a “vulnerable sector search”) acceptable to the Board prior to the commencement of employment.

Applicants with a disability that requires an accommodation to enable their participation in the interview process should advise the Board when contacted for an interview.  Any assessment and selection materials and processes used in the interview process can be made available in an accessible format, upon request in advance.

All submissions are subject to a screening process and some applicants may not be granted an interview.

Grand Erie District School Board recognizes Six Nations of the Grand River and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, as the longstanding peoples of this territory. We honour, recognize, and respect these communities as well as all First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples who reside within Grand Erie District School Board. We are all stewards of these lands and waters where we now gather, learn and play, and commit to working together in the spirit of Reconciliation.
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