Casual Educational Assistant

Job Code: 3519368

Job Details

Casual Educational Assistant

C.U.P.E. 2357

Why Work With The Ottawa Catholic School Board: The Ottawa Catholic School Board (OCSB) is located in Ottawa, Ontario. As Canada’s capital city, Ottawa ranks among the world's most desirable cities to call home. We have a small-town feel with a big-city presence and a population of just over a million people.

The OCSB proudly serves over 48,000 students in 89 schools. We offer an education that respects all faiths' universal values and is grounded in Catholic principles. We foster innovation to inspire Deep Learning so that all can realize their full potential. We offer a collaborative work environment, fulfilling careers, and the opportunity to make a difference in our students' lives.

The OCSB is committed to equitable hiring, employment and promotion practices and is dedicated to an inclusive workforce that reflects the diversity of our students and our communities. The OCSB is actively seeking applications from Indigenous peoples, Black and racialized people, persons with disabilities, people from gender diverse communities and/or people with intersectional identities, as well as individuals who can contribute to continuous diversification of ideas.

The Ottawa Catholic School Board acknowledges that the land on which our schools are located is the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnabek Peoples. We extend our respect to all First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples for their valuable past and present contributions to this land.

Under the direction of the school principal and the instructional supervision of the classroom teacher, the Educational Assistant:
  • provides support in a classroom where there is a child with specific needs to be met (developmentally delayed, physically challenged, deaf, blind, or experiencing social/emotional and behavioural difficulties);
  • provides support in the students’ academic development;
  • responds to the students’ physical, emotional and hygienic needs; and
  • acts as a team member of the school in any area which may directly assist the assigned student(s), or may contribute to the educational program as a whole;and performs other duties, as assigned.

NOTE: The special needs of students may include support to address academic and/or behaviour difficulties; social and/or medical problems; a physical handicap, blindness or deafness; or, in the case of a special education classroom(s), students may exhibit social adjustment or communication difficulties which require extra attention.

Because the needs of each student will differ, the duties of individual Educational Assistants may be different, however, the nature and intent of the position is such that responsibilities will be comparable.

Required Qualifications:

  • a secondary school diploma;
  • a 2 year Community college diploma in a related field (ie: DSW,CYW, SSW or a University Degree in a child related field of study);
  • 2 years of relevant experience working with children with a variety of physical, intellectual disabilities and behavioural or other learning difficulties.

In addition, the following will be considered an asset:

  • knowledge of PICS, PECS, ABA, signing, Braille;
  • Behaviour Science certificate;
  • special feeding techniques;
  • CPR/First Aid, CPI (NCI) and Diabetic Monitoring;
  • the ability to show initiative
  • excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • and the ability to establish a rapport with children.
  • Individuals who possess an equivalent combination of education and experience may also be considered.

Status: Supply Educational Assistants must be available to work on call during regular school hours.

Salary: Hourly wage of $29.25 plus 4% in lieu of vacation pay

How to Apply: All applications for our Casual Educational Assistant List must be submitted through Apply to Education. Failure to complete this information may impact your eligibility for an interview.

Interviews: We thank all applicants in advance for their interest; however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If selected for an interview, you will receive an email including the interview date/time, location and process details. Incomplete applications will not be considered

At the completion of a successful interview, you will be required to provide an Original Police Record Check for the Vulnerable Sector dated within the last 6 months.

Pursuant to the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, (AODA), if you require accommodations at any time throughout the application process, please contact Teresa Oswald in the Human Resources Department via email at prior to the posting closing date so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Information Collection Authorization: In accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA) and the Protection of Health Information Protection Act. This information is collected under the legal authority of Section 265(1)(d) of the Education Act as amended, and may be used as necessary for some or all of the following principal administrative purposes related to: The Ottawa Catholic School Board’s operation, school programs and educational services, student records, and Ministries of the Government of Ontario. The Board’s ‘Notice of Collection Use and Disclosure’ & the ‘Protection of Privacy Policy’ support document entitled ‘Privacy and Information Management of Personal Information’ may be viewed on the Board’s website at Please contact your school Principal with questions, and/or the Privacy Officer, Ottawa Catholic School Board, 570 West Hunt Club Road, Nepean, ON K2G 3R4. Phone: 613-224-2222 |

Posted On
May 04, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Multiple locations
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Certificates & Diplomas