CLASSROOM ASSISTANT- ON-CALL/SUPPLY BLIND PROGRAM

  • Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
  • 350 Brant Avenue, Brantford, ON, Canada
  • Apr 06, 2022
Contract Teaching / Support Positions

Job Description

Apply By: Thursday, June 30, 2022, 11:59 pm EDT

 

CLASSROOM ASSISTANT- ON-CALL/SUPPLY BLIND PROGRAM

Organization: Ministry of Education

Division: Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

City: Brantford

Job Term: 10 Temporary – Positions are temporary, irregular on-call

Job Code: U0114 - Classroom Assistant

Salary: $22.41 - $24.72 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

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Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 180287 (PDSB22-028)

Please note: The salary for this position as of January 1, 2022 is $22.63 - $24.97 per hour.

The Ministry of Education, W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind is a community-based School for the Blind, under the Ministry of Education, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch with the tradition and reputation for meeting the academic, personal, social, emotional, and developmental needs of the individual children.

If you are looking for a rewarding and meaningful career and would like to be part of a specialized team then consider this exciting employment opportunity as a Classroom Assistant.

What can I expect to do in this role?

  • Work with multi-challenged visually impaired children.
  • Work in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  • Assist in providing individual and group programs to multi-challenged visually impaired children.
  • Assist with physical needs of children.
  • Follow up on specialized programs set up by other agencies/professionals.
  • Assist in program preparation and materials.

How do I qualify?

Mandatory:

  • Community College certificate and/or equivalent training, education and working experience in a child- related field.
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid.

Skills and Qualifications:

Your background and experience enables you to meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience working with children who are visually impaired and may have other emotional and behavioural disorders.
  • Knowledge of child development and an understanding of caring for children with special needs.
  • Knowledge of relevant legislation /policies /procedures /guidelines/practices that address student care and safety.
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving and observation skills to identify students' needs/difficulties.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students who may have a variety of multiple exceptionalities in an educational setting.
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability and willingness to assist special needs students as required.
  • Ability to work on an as-needed basis.

 

OPS Commitment to diversity, inclusion, accessibility, and anti- racism:

We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the application instructions below if you require a disability-related accommodation.

 

Additional Information

Address:

  • 10 Temporary- Irregular, on-call, duration up to 10 months, 350 Brant Ave., Brantford, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check

Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Schedule: 4

Category: Education and Training

Posted on: Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Note:

  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service (OPS), Employment Screening Checks Policy (ESCP), the top candidate(s) may be required to undergo a security screening check. Refer to the above to determine the screening checks that are required for this position.

    Required security screening checks along with your written consent, will be sent to the Transition and Security Office (TSO), Talent Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) to evaluate the results. If applicable, the TSO, with your written consent, will request and obtain any additional employment screening checks that were not obtained directly by you.

    A record under the Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The employment screening check(s) will only be reviewed and evaluated by the TSO for the purpose of making a security clearance decision. The details of an individual's employment screening check(s) will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Employment screening check records will be maintained by the TSO and kept strictly confidential.

 

How to apply:

  1. You must submit your application using only one of the methods identified below.
  2. Your cover letter and resume combined should not exceed five (5) pages. For tips and tools on how to write a concise cover letter and resume, review the Writing a Cover Letter and Resume: Tips, Tools and Resources.
  3. Customize your cover letter and resume to the qualifications listed on the job ad. Using concrete examples, you must show how you demonstrated the requirements for this job. We rely on the information you provide to us.
  4. Be sure to quote the Job ID and Competition number for this position.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

Send application to: 
Please submit your application to the following email address: PSBjobs@ontario.ca

 

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Your personal information is being collected and will be used to determine your qualifications for employment with the Ontario Public Service, and for recruitment modernization initiatives. OPS Careers is an authorized common service in accordance with s. 6 of the Ministry of Government Services Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.25 and this collection of personal information is necessary to the proper administration of OPS Careers.

Please do not provide more personal information than what is asked of you. For example, do not include your social insurance number, photograph, or banking information, etc. with your application. We strongly encourage you not to provide us with information beyond that which is requested in the job posting.

If you have any questions about the collection, use, disclosure, or retention of your personal information, please contact us.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g., one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

 

Remember: The deadline to apply is Thursday, June 30, 2022, 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

 

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the
Ontario Human Rights Code .