Educational Assistant/Special Needs Assistant

$21.59 - $28.79 hourly
  • Toronto District School Board
  • All TDSB Regions
  • May 02, 2024
Occasional/Supply/TOC Support Position

Job Description

These positions are casual/on-call for short term assignments.

You must be available at least 3 days per week.

Assignments are in schools located across the TDSB.


There are several positions in 3 Categories


Mild to Moderate Needs

Communications (Elementary/Secondary) and Mild Intellectual Disability (Intermediate/Secondary)

Intensive Support Programs; CBRM (Home School and Resource) Programs; Secondary Resource

Working with students who have mild to moderate educational needs and who may also demonstrate mild to moderate social/emotional/behavioural needs and/or mild to moderate physical care needs.


  • Intensive Support - Moderate to Severe Needs
  • Special Needs Assistant
  • Individual Student Support Assistant

Multiple Exceptionality, Behaviour, Autism, Physical Disability

Mild intellectual Disability (Primary/Junior) Intensive Support Programs

Working with students with moderate to severe exceptional needs is present.  These needs are in addition to or beyond academic needs and are demonstrated frequently and consistently.  A priority is to support these students to develop self-advocacy skills to direct their own personal care and to foster independence.


  • Intensive Support – Severe to High Risk needs
  • Individual Student Support Assistant – Severe to High Risk Needs
  • Intensive Support for Section 23 – High Risk Needs

Working in Intensive Support special education classes where students with developmental disabilities are present.  These students have high risk and complex needs; they have very limited abilities to direct their own physical care.

Rate of Pay:

Supply hourly rate, starting at: $20.77

Temporary hourly rate after completing 30 Days, starting at: $27.69

Effective September 1, 2023

3.8% statutory holiday pay and 4% vacation pay are added to these rates

Schedule: up to 6 hours and 50 minutes per day between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm



  • From Secondary School Diploma to Two-year Community College Diploma;
  • From Six months related experience working with children/adolescents with needs that range from mild to intensive support; some students require support with health/personal care
  • Some positions require CPR and First Aid


Working at the Toronto District School Board

Our staff members are the backbone of our system. Becoming a part of the TDSB team means joining a talented community of educators and support staff dedicated to enriching the lives of all students and helping them to achieve success.

The TDSB is one of the largest and most culturally diverse school boards in Canada, with approximately 246,000 students in 584 schools and approximately 40,000 employees. We offer a dynamic, challenging work environment and unmatched career opportunities for our staff.

Please review the information provided and explore the exciting career possibilities the TDSB has to offer as we continue to establish ourselves as the leading school board of the new millennium.

The Toronto District School Board is deeply committed to promoting Truth, Reconciliation and the rights of Indigenous peoples, Human Rights, Equity and Anti-Racism, and the elimination of Oppressive Practices, in our schools, our workplace and in the communities we serve. We strongly encourage applications from all individuals including those with varied lived experiences that can contribute to the diversification of the workforce at TDSB.

We strive to meet the accommodation needs of persons with disabilities. Applicants are encouraged to make their needs for accommodation known in advance during the application process.

The TDSB follows a hybrid work structure where some employees may be able to work remotely at times, based on strategic and operational requirements.  Please refer to Policy P103, Flexible Working Arrangements for more information.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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