Overview

Teaching Assistants and Designated Early Childhood Educators

We are seeking casual teaching assistants and designated early childhood educators for our supply pool.

Teaching assistants and designated early childhood educators provide support to special needs students who are either physically/ developmentally challenged or who have identified behavioural difficulties. They work with these special needs children in a classroom setting, either in a regular classroom or in a “contained” classroom.

Casual teaching assistants and designated early childhood educators work on an “as needed” basis, filling in for staff who are away or on leave. Assignments vary from one or two days up to one year. Permanent positions, when available, are posted internally to the attention of all casual teaching assistants and designated early childhood educators.

Teaching assistants and designated early childhood educators work during the school year only. There will be school shut down periods at Christmas, March Break, and during the summer months when teaching assistants do not work and are not paid.

Qualifications

All teaching assistants and designated early childhood educators working in Peel require the appropriate degree/diploma (e.g. Psychology Degree; B.A.- Exceptionality in Human Learning; Sociology Degree; CYW – Child and Youth Worker; Community and Justice Diploma; Corrections Worker Diploma; DDW – Developmental Disabilities Worker; DSW – Developmental Service Worker; EA – Educational Assistant; Post ECE Advanced Studies in Special Needs; RN – Registered Nurse; RPN – Registered Practical Nurse; SSW – Social Service Worker; Community Worker Program; Bachelor of Applied Science – Child, Youth and Family; Behaviour Science Technology; Autism and Behavioural Science). Transcripts may be requested to support relevant course detail.

Experience in working with special needs children is essential and school-based experience is a definite asset. Candidates must also be able to perform the essential physical duties of the positions, such as lifting and transferring children and equipment.

All school board employees require a Criminal Record Check (executed within the previous six months) prior to commencing employment.

How to apply

Applications for teaching assistants and designated early childhood educators must be made online through VIP – Virtually in Peel. We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing selected candidates. For the safety of students, all school board staff need to have a Criminal Record Check.

We regret that we are only able to contact those candidates whom we will interview.

Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We take pride in our fair hiring practices. The board will make any necessary accommodation to assist a person with disabilities in applying for a position. If you are contacted for an interview and require accommodations due to a disability, please inform the person setting up the interview.