Educational Assistant (Casual)

  • Niagara Catholic District School Board
  • Welland, ON, Canada
  • Dec 19, 2023
Support Position

Job Description

Do you have a keen ability to communicate effectively with children and co-workers while exhibiting patience, understanding and compassion? Are you looking to join a community of professionals working in an organization that makes a difference in the lives of so many young people? If you’ve answered yes to these questions, we may just have an opportunity for you!

The Niagara Catholic District School Board invites applications for the position of Educational Assistant (casual). Our c asual Educational Assistants work on an on call, “as needed” basis, filling in for school Educational Assistant staff who are away or on a leave. Our Educational Assistant staff assist students with special education needs in achieving personal, social, physical and academic development under the direction of the classroom teacher or other professionals.

RATE OF PAY : $23.98 per hour


  • Work as a team member, collaboratively with the classroom teacher and other school staff
  • Support the inclusion of students with diverse learning needs
  • Assist in the delivery of instruction to support the students with special education needs achieve the goals and expectations as outlined within the Individual Education Plans (I.E.P.’s)
  • Attend to the hygienic, health and safety needs of special students:

    The following is a list of needs that may be required; however, this list is not limited as the needs depend on the assessment of support required: Toileting, diapering, lifting, catheterization, mobility, dressing, suctioning, feeding, positioning, visual schedules, non-verbal, fine and gross motor skills development, behaviour & anger management, communication support, language support, social support, conflict resolution, life skills, sensory needs, emotional supports, Non-Violent Crisis Intervention, Behavioural Management System, Seizure Disorder and FM System Support, academic support, keep daily anecdotal and tracking data


  • Successful completion of the 2 yr. Educational Assistant-- Special Needs Program from a Community College
  • Willingness and ability to work with teachers with various needs of students in an integrated setting
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, written and oral skills.
  • Current First Aid and CPR certification an asset.

LOCATIONS: Must be able to travel to all locations within the Niagara Catholic

District School Board jurisdiction.

HOURS: Varies as needed on a casual on call basis. Must be available

Monday to Friday for Elementary and Secondary School hours

At Niagara Catholic, we are an equal opportunity employer that values and celebrates diversity with qualified staff who reflect the communities we serve. We encourage individuals from all backgrounds to apply to our positions.

The Niagara Catholic District School Board is committed to accommodating the individual needs of job candidates within our recruitment processes, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you are contacted by the Niagara Catholic District School Board, please advise if you require an accommodation.

We thank all candidates for applying; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.