$25.88 - $30.18 hourly
  • Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch
  • W. Ross Macdonald School, 350 Brant Avenue, Brantford, ON, Canada
  • Jun 20, 2022
Full-Time Teaching / Support Positions

Job Description

Apply By Monday, July 4, 2022, 11:59 pm EST


Organization: Ministry of Education

Division: Student Support and Field Services

City: Brantford

Job Term: 1 Permanent

Job Code: 09OAD - Office Administration 09

Salary: $25.89 - $30.18 Per Hour*
Posting Status: Open

Job ID: 181220 (PDSB22-084)

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Are you looking for a challenging and unique administrative role? Do you have a genuine desire to help people? Then consider this excellent opportunity to provide clerical, administrative and training services to clients with visual impairments for the Assistive Devices Program with the Ministry of Education.

What can I expect to do in this role?

  • review, assess and confirm client eligibility for Assistive Devices (AD)
  • provide a wide range of administrative services in support of the Assistive Devices Program (ADP) (i.e. prepare statistical and financial reports, provide support letters, schedule appointments for assessments etc.)
  • provide information on AD vendors, equipment, types of high/low technical software and computer adaptive devices to clients, school boards, agencies, itinerant teachers, etc.
  • monitor financial/budget supports, prepare statements, financial reports and draft budget requests for the AD Program
  • scheduling workshops and arrange for vendors to display/discuss equipment
  • oversee general clerical office duties (i.e. supplies, inventory etc.)

How do I qualify?


  • Technical Aids Certificate or equivalent training and experience, Grade 1 and 2 Braille.

Administrative Knowledge and Skills:

  • You have knowledge of administrative procedures, directive and guidelines related to budgeting, expense claims, and purchasing.
  • You have ability to interpret and apply legislation and acts (i.e., Workplace Discrimination and Harassment Prevention policy (WDHP), Freedom of Information and Protection from Privacy Act (FIPPA) etc.
  • Data Management to maintain an efficient filing and management system of clients' confidential files and information.

Technical Knowledge and Skills:

  • You have knowledge of assistive/adaptive devices for visual impairment.
  • You have knowledge of Assistive Devices Program and the ability to apply established administrative procedures and guidelines to support the ADP.

Analytical and Reasoning Skills:

  • You have well developed analytical and reasoning skills to determine what matters are urgent and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.
  • You have judgement and evaluative skills to assess client eligibility for Assistive Devices.

Communication and Interpersonal Skills:

  • You have communication skills to consult with internal and external vendors and recommend device options for clients.
  • You have written communication skills to prepare, proofread/edit support letters and statistical reports to the Ministry of Health and other external vendors.

Computer and Math skills:

  • You have proven computer skills including programmable word processing skills to compose reports, emails and prepare financial/budget reports.
  • You have knowledge of office software programs (i.e., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Microsoft Outlook etc.) to prepare letters, reports, respond to inquiries and work with vendors.
  • You have mathematical skills to prepare outcome statements, financial reports and drafting budget requests for the AD program.

Additional Information


  • 1 Permanent, 350 Brant Ave, Brantford, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check

Compensation Group:

Ontario Public Service Employees Union

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Category: Administrative and Support Services

Posted on: Monday, June 20, 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 apply online.
  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. Read the job descriptionto make sure you understand this job.
  5. OPS employees are required to quote their WIN EMPLOYEE ID number when applying.
  6. If you require a disability related accommodation in order to participate in the recruitment process, please Contact Usto provide your contact information. Recruitment Services staff will contact you within 48 hours.

Please be advised that the results of this competition may be used to form an eligibility list of qualified candidates to potentially fill future vacancies represented by the Ontario Public Service Employees Union (OPSEU). In accordance with the Collective Agreement, eligibility lists are shared with OPSEU representatives. By applying to this competition, you are providing consent that your name may be shared with OPSEU representatives. 

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 Monday, July 4, 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's Human Rights Code.

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