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The Hamilton Regional Indian Centre is currently accepting applications for the position of Part- Time Educational Resource Assistant.


The Hamilton Regional Indian Centre (HRIC) is a large Indigenous not for profit organization. We are culturally based and community focused, and committed to driving positive change for the community. As a staff member of HRIC you will have opportunity for professional growth, access to Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers, and a generous benefit package. We strive to uphold pre-colonial management and policy structure, while being supportive and maintaining a positive work atmosphere. The HRIC is in compliance with Ontario Pay Equity legislation.

Under the direction of the Strengthening Hamilton’s Aboriginal Education (SHAE) teacher, and as a member of the students’ learning team, this position provides assistance in the education and support of students.


  • High School Diploma and two year College diploma in Education/Teacher Assistant Certificate or a combination of education and related experience working with youth;
  • Experiencing working in an Indigenous organization is an asset
  • Ability to work effectively as an active team member in cooperation with other school personnel, parents/guardians, therapists, and students
  • Being Trauma informed is considered and asset for this position
  • Ability to manage situations of conflict, frustration and unpleasantness effectively
  • Ability to respond appropriately to challenging behaviour’s of students
  • Good written and oral communication skills with strong time management and organizational skills
  • Intermediate computer skills, including Microsoft office suite and databases and other technologies to support student learning
  • Ability to provide administrative assistance to classroom teacher
  • Must maintain confidentiality and a provide patient, supportive, and enthusiastic commitment to students:
  • Must have or obtain, within 60 days of hiring date, a Vulnerable Sector


HRIC is a highly flexible organization offering additional compensation including; 5 paid cultural days, 4 paid holidays beyond mandatory Employment Standards and paid shutdown over the Christmas holiday week.

HRIC is committed to providing a barrier-free work environment in concert with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act and the Ontario Human Rights Code. As such, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre will make accommodations available to applicants with disabilities upon request during the recruitment process.

HRIC strives to ensure that its employment practices are free from direct and indirect discrimination and is committed to upholding the human rights of those participating in the hiring process. In pursuit of this commitment, Hamilton Regional Indian Centre will not condone or tolerate any acts of discrimination or harassment under any of the grounds protected under human rights legislation. This commitment extends to the hiring process and throughout the course of employment.

Since this position is engaged primarily in serving the interests of Indigenous people, HRIC shall give preference to Indigenous people who possess the requisite skill sets and experience.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, 3 references to or in an envelope marked

Position Closes: Until filled


Human Resources Hamilton Regional Indian Centre

34 Ottawa Street North,

Hamilton, Ontario

L8H 3Y7

FAX: 905-548-0024