Educational Assistant - Deaf and Hard of Hearing (Signing)

$22.92 - $30.56 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.


  • Assist teacher(s) of the deaf by working with students (individually and in small groups);
  • Communicate in the preferred modality or language of the student for e.g., ASL, PSE, Sign Support or Oral Communication
  • Assist in personal care and health needs of students with deaf/hard of hearing needs (e.g., toileting, lifting and transferring, feeding, approved administration of medication – with training provided)
  • Assist the special education teacher(s) in developing self-advocacy skills for students to direct their own personal care and to foster independence
  • Assist the special education teachers(s) in addressing and meeting the physical safety needs of student(s), e.g. BMS techniques, behaviour shaping, prompting strategies, proximity control, etc.
  • Assist the special education teacher(s) in the academic instruction, as well as the delivery of alternative curriculum for students with deaf/hard of hearing needs
  • Assist the teacher(s) in the integration of these exceptional students into the regular classroom programs within the school and community, as appropriate
  • Provide student and class support to facilitate integration (e.g. prompting) under the direction of the classroom teacher and the special education teacher in the regular and special education classrooms

Rate of pay:

Supply hourly rate: $22.05

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

Temporary hourly rate after completing 30 days: $29.40

Rate effective September 1, 2023

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



  • Two year Community College Diploma in related field (e.g., ECE, DSW)
  • 3 months related experience working with students with language delays, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Fluency in sign language 
  • Knowledge of Deaf Culture


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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