Casual Special Education Teacher Assistants

Casual Special Education Teacher Assistants

Renfrew County District School Board
Location: Renfrew County, Ontario
Posted: November 27th 2017
Salary: $17.70 per hour
Description:

The Renfrew County District School Board (RCDSB) is currently seeking applications for Casual Special Education Teacher Assistants. Positions are on an on-call basis (no guarantee of hours), at RCDSB schools throughout Renfrew County.

To support our exceptional students and their ever-changing personal and educational needs, the Board is actively seeking Casual Special Education Teacher Assistants experienced in working with a wide variety of exceptionalities. Casual Special Education Teacher Assistants will assist the classroom teachers and provide support to elementary and secondary students ages 4 to 21. We require employees who are flexible, willing to take on a multitude of challenges and who are prepared to attend to the physical needs of our students. Working as part of a multidisciplinary team, Casual Special Education Teacher Assistants contribute to the learning development and integration of all students by creating a safe and supportive environment.

Casual Special Education Teacher Assistant positions can be physically demanding and may include providing students with assistance for toileting, diapering, feeding, lifting, transferring, positioning and mobility as required. It is important that Casual Special Education Teacher Assistants possess willingness, along with the physical ability to work with students with many diverse needs.

Qualifications
  • A minimum two year community college diploma in the social services field (e.g. DSW, ECE, SSW), or an equivalent combination of education and experience acceptable to the Board.*
  • Other relevant training that would be an asset:
    • Autism Spectrum Disorder Training
    • Understanding and Managing Aggressive Behaviour (UMAB) Training
    • Lifting training
    • First Aid/CPR certification
    • WHMIS certification
    • Non-violent crisis intervention
    • Prior experience using computer supports and adaptive or assistive technology is an asset
  • Experience in working with special needs children is essential and school-based experience is a definite asset
  • Ability to follow directions, policies and procedures in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Understanding of and commitment to confidentiality
  • Proven ability to thrive and work in a team environment
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a sensitive, courteous manner with students, parents, staff and the general public
  • Maintain a safe, caring and respectful learning environment that recognizes and respects individual differences in children

*Note that transcripts may be requested to support relevant course detail.

Additional Information

Rate of Pay: $17.70 per hour plus 4% vacation pay.

To apply, visit the Renfrew County District School Board’s website to complete the online Casual Special Education Teacher Assistant application form, found here.

Interviews are conducted three times during the year and only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. All other applicants are thanked for their interest.

Any offer of employment is conditional upon receipt of a current vulnerable sector screening criminal background check acceptable to the Board.

Please advise the Human Resources Department at hrdept@rcdsb.on.ca if you require accommodation at any time throughout the application process so the appropriate arrangements can be made.

Contact Information
Renfrew County District School Board
Renfrew County, Ontario

Website: www.rcdsb.on.ca
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