Classroom Assistant, Deaf Program

$22.63 - $24.97 hourly
  • Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
  • 1515 Cheapside Street, London, ON, Canada
  • Jun 13, 2022
Full-Time Teaching / Support Positions

Job Description

Apply By: Monday, June 27, 2022 11:59 pm EDT





Organization: Ministry of Education

Division: Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch

City: London

Job Term: 2 Temporary , Seasonal positions - September to June recurring

Job Code: U0114 - Classroom Assistant

Salary: $22.63 - $24.97 Per Hour*
*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.

Understanding the job ad - definitions

Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 183532

(Comp PDSB22-120)

The Robarts School for the Deaf is a community-based bilingual/bicultural School for the Deaf, under the Ministry of Education, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch with the tradition and reputation for meeting the academic, language, cultural and social needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children.

If you are looking for a rewarding and meaningful career and would like to be part of a specialized team recognized as leaders in the field of Deaf education then consider this exciting employment opportunity.

What can I expect to do in this role?

  • work with Deaf children in a classroom setting
  • work in a multi-disciplinary setting
  • assist in providing individual and group programs to Deaf children
  • assist with physical needs of children
  • assist in program preparation and materials

How do I qualify?


  • Community College certificate and/or equivalent training, education and working experience in a child- related field;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and staff using American Sign Language (ASL);
  • Current certification in CPR, First Aid and AED.

Skills and Qualifications

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

  • demonstrated experience working with children who are deaf and may have other emotional and behavioural disorders;
  • demonstrated experience implementing academic and prescribed behaviour management programs in the classroom;
  • knowledge of education terms and strategies as they relate to students with behavioural and educational exceptionalities;
  • knowledge of child development and an understanding of caring for children with special needs; excellent communications skills, written English and American Sign Language (ASL) (or willingness to learn) to communicate effectively with students and staff;
  • 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 work in a multi-disciplinary team;
  • ability and willingness to assist special needs students as required.

Additional Information


  • 2 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 10 months, 1515 Cheapside St, London, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check

Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union

Understanding the job ad - definitions

Schedule: 4

Category: Education and Training

Posted on: Monday, June 13, 2022


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 Development Branch, Talent and Leadership Division 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 number or Competition PDSB22-120 for this position.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.

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Remember: The deadline to apply is Monday, June 27, 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.

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Accommodation is available under the Ontario's Human Rights Code.