• On-call
  • Permanent
  • Anywhere

Website Grand Erie District School Board

The Board requires qualified casual educational assistants to be available, often on short notice, on an ‘as needed’ basis, to replace permanent educational assistants (EAs) during their absences.  Applicants must have regular availability to accept assignments.


Educational Assistants are assigned to schools to assist teachers with the preparation, delivery and supervision of special educational programs and services for students with special education needs.  Educational Assistants are also assigned to schools to provide direct assistance to students with behaviour support or personal care plans. Personal care may include support with activities of daily living, such as feeding, mobility, toileting, and catheterization.  On occasion, Educational Assistants may be assigned to assist students with other identified needs such as academic, socio-emotional and/or cultural to facilitate student achievement and/or their integration into the regular classroom environment.



Community college diploma in a related discipline (such as educational assistant, developmental service worker or child and youth worker).
Experience working with students in an educational setting and/or with special needs is preferred.  In addition, the following would be an asset:
·     Current certification in Behaviour Management Systems (BMS)

·     First Aid Training

·     Autism intervenor course or experience working with children with autism

Ability to build rapport with students, to work collaboratively with staff and students, and to implement student programs as directed by the teacher
Demonstrated knowledge of the factors that influence student achievement and/or behaviour, and appropriate strategies to prevent, manage and de-escalate student behaviour
Knowledge of, and ability to implement, Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) strategies
Understanding of program accommodations and modifications to meet the diverse needs of students with learning and behaviour challenges
Awareness and adherence to confidentiality and privacy matters
Responsibilities may include lifting, toileting, feeding, managing student behaviours, preparation of learning materials and implementing Individual Education Plans (IEPs) and Behaviour Support and Safety Plans.


Hours of Work: Usually half (3.5 hours) and full (7 hour) days on an ‘as needed’ basis. Number of hours per week may vary, dependent on need.


Rate of Pay: $17.75/hour plus 4% vacation pay


If your qualifications, positive attitude and commitment to excellence make you an ideal candidate for this position, please submit your application, marked “personal and confidential”, which includes a complete resume, cover letter (one document if submitted electronically) with the names and telephone numbers of at least three professional references; your current supervisor must be provided as a reference.

Human Resources Services

The Grand Erie District School Board

349 Erie Avenue, Brantford, Ontario  N3T 5V3

Fax (519) 759-5362 or Email  hr@granderie.ca


Applicants who have a disability that requires an accommodation to enable their participation in the interview process should advise the Board when contacted for an interview.  Any assessment and selection materials and processes used in the interview process can be made available in an accessible format, upon request in advance.

All new employees are required to provide an original Police Record Check (which includes a “vulnerable sector search”) acceptable to the Board prior to the commencement of employment.

All submissions are subject to a screening process and some applicants may not be granted an interview.  We thank all applicants for their interest but only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

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