Educational Assistant – Long Term Occasional – 0.96 FTE

Upper Canada District School Board

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We are currently accepting applications for Educational Assistant . Under the direction and the supervision of the Principal and in consultation with the Learning Resource Teacher (LRT) and classroom teacher, the Educational Assistant is responsible for the provision of support to students with exceptional needs within the school.

The position involves dealing with confidential information and requires ongoing flexibility and diversity. In support of student learning, teaching, and other professional staff, the responsibilities are many and varied and include any or all of the following: supporting the instruction of individual and/or groups of students in an academic and/or integrated class environment, overseeing special education students and implementing special education programs related to behaviour, communication, intellectual or physical needs, where required.

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of specific social/emotional and physical needs of students with learning disabilities, behavioural challenges, developmental disabilities, or physical challenges.

This position is covered under the UCDSB/CUPE collective agreement.

For more information on employment information such as entitlements, pay, staffing, job protection, union security and dues information under the agreement please click here to view it on our external website.

Qualifications and Experience:

Incumbents must possess a secondary school diploma and two year or three year Community College Diploma in one of the following: Child & Youth Worker, Registered Early Childhood Educator*, Behavioral Science Technician, Educational Assistant, Developmental Services Worker or Social Service Worker, Registered Nurse, Registered Nursing Assistant or Registered Practical Nurse

Bachelor Degrees in Child Studies, Sociology and Psychology will be recognized.

Behaviour Management Systems (BMS) training/certification is an asset.

Related work experience would be an asset.

*RECE registration in good standing

**Nursing diplomas must be accompanied by proof of current certification


Your completed application on Apply to Education must include the following:

Cover Letter


Updated Applicant Profile

Complete responses to job related questions

You may also wish to attach relevant diplomas, certifications, reference letters, etc. relevant to your application.


UCDSB requires your current and two most recent direct supervisors.

If your experience is in a day-to-day occasional capacity ensure that you list the length of time that you worked for that Supervisor and whether the assignment was casual day-to-day or in a long-term occasional capacity.

The UCDSB does not accept colleagues or personal references.

Selection Process:

Applicants selected for an interview will be invited to attend a virtual live interview via Microsoft Teams. Interviews typically include a panel of two (2) Hiring Managers.

The UCDSB selection process includes a review of required qualifications, interview and assessment process, and reference checks.

All employment offers are conditional on candidates providing a valid criminal record check for the vulnerable sector.

The Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) is committed to equity in employment. As an equal opportunity employer, we are committed to establishing a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve.

The UCDSB is committed to providing accommodations (for people with disabilities). If you require an accommodation, we will work with you to meet your needs.

This would be facilitated upon receiving an interview and would be done by contacting Human Resources at