TEACHER OF THE BLIND On-Call/Supply Opportunities – Pool Hiring

  • Full Time
  • Milton

Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch


On-Call/Supply Opportunities – Pool Hiring

Are you interested in the education of students who are blind and/or low vision? Consider bringing your professional expertise to the Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch. Currently there is an exciting career opportunity available on an as required basis at our W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind in Brantford, which serve students who are blind and/or low vision in a student lodging school setting at both the elementary and secondary school levels.


PDSB24-043 – Teacher of the Blind- Supply- W. Ross Macdonald School – Brantford

Primary/Junior/Intermediate and/or Senior division qualifications required.

NOTE: PDSB is currently inviting applications from OCT qualified teachers who are interested and willing to obtain the Blind/Low Vision Specialist.

You will:

Provide individual/group programs of instruction for students who are blind and/or low vision;

Develop Individual Education Plans including curriculum expectations and assessment;

Provide regular communication to parents regarding school and classroom activities;

Participate in professional development activities.

What we are looking for:


Valid Certificate of Registration and Qualifications from the Ontario College of Teachers.

Teaching Students who are Blind/Low Vision, Specialist, or willingness to work towards obtaining this additional qualification.

Appropriate subject(s) and division qualifications for the position.


Ability and proven experience teaching students who are blind and/or low vision in academic programs and/or alternative programs for students identified with multiple exceptionalities.

Knowledge of and ability to apply curriculum adaptations, methods, and learning materials to support students who are blind and/or low vision.

Ability to communicate effectively with students, teachers, parents and other stakeholders, including excellent interpersonal/communication skills and proficient braille skills.

Ability to effectively manage a classroom and students using a variety of behavioural management techniques.

Ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.

A braille proficiency test will be administered during the interview process for Teacher of the Blind

Location: W. Ross Macdonald School – 350 Brant Avenue, Brantford

Area of Search: OPEN

Please submit a cover letter, your resume outlining qualifications, experience and an up to date copy of your Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Registration and Qualification. Your cover letter must clearly identify competition file number PDSB24-043 and be received no later than 11:59 pm, June 27, 2024.

Please submit your application to the following email address:

Only candidate selected for an interview will be contacted. Late applications will be declined.

Additional Information:

Vulnerable Service Sector Screening Requirement


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 Acquisition Branch (TAB), HR Service Delivery Division (HRSDD) 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.

Posting date: April 2, 2024

Closing date: June 27, 2024