Classroom Assistant On-Call/Supply Positions (4) - #110945


Date: 1 week ago
City: Belleville, ON
Contract type: Full time
Job ID: 212928 (PDSB24-034)

The Sir James Whitney School for the Deaf is a community-based bilingual/bicultural School for the Deaf, under the Ministry of Education, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch with the tradition and reputation for meeting the academic, language, cultural and social needs of Deaf and Hard of Hearing children.

If you are looking for a rewarding and meaningful career and would like to be part of a specialized team recognized as leaders in the field of Deaf education then consider this exciting employment opportunity.

OPS Commitment to Diversity, Inclusion, Accessibility, and Anti-Racism:
We are committed to build a workforce that reflects the communities we serve and to promote a diverse, anti-racist, inclusive, accessible, merit-based, respectful and equitable workplace.

We invite all interested individuals to apply and encourage applications from people with disabilities, Indigenous, Black, and racialized individuals, as well as people from a diversity of ethnic and cultural origins, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions.

Visit the OPS Anti-Racism Policy and the OPS Diversity and Inclusion Blueprint pages to learn more about the OPS commitment to advance racial equity, accessibility, diversity, and inclusion in the public service.

We offer employment accommodation across the recruitment process and all aspects of employment consistent with the requirements of Ontario's Human Rights Code. Refer to the "How to apply" section if you require a disability-related accommodation.

What can I expect to do in this role?
  • work with multi-challenged Deaf children.
  • work in a multi-disciplinary setting.
  • assist in providing individual and group programs to Deaf children.
  • assist with physical needs of children.
  • follow up on specialized programs set up by other agencies/professionals.
  • assist in program preparation and materials.
  • availability to work on-call hours as required.
How do I qualify?
  • Community College certificate and/or equivalent training, education and working experience in a child- related field.
  • Current certification in Standard First Aid and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) with AED.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and staff using American Sign Language (ASL).
Skills and Qualifications
Your background and experience enables you to meet the following requirements:
  • demonstrated experience working with children who are deaf and may have other emotional and behavioural disorders.
  • demonstrated experience implementing academic and prescribed behaviour management programs in the classroom.
  • knowledge of education terms and strategies as they relate to students with behavioural and educational exceptionalities.
  • knowledge of child development and an understanding of caring for children with special needs.
  • excellent communications skills, written English and American Sign Language (ASL) (or willingness to learn) to communicate effectively with students and staff.
  • knowledge of relevant legislation /policies /procedures /guidelines/practices that address student care and safety.
  • excellent analytical, problem solving and observation skills to identify students' needs/difficulties.
  • ability to work in a multi-disciplinary team.
  • ability and willingness to assist special needs students as required.
  • 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), Corporate Talent Programs Branch, Talent and Leadership Division 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.

All external applicants (including former employees of the Ontario Public Service) applying to a competition in a ministry or Commission public body must disclose (either in the cover letter or resume) previous employment with the Ontario Public Service. Disclosure must include positions held, dates of employment and any active restrictions as applicable from being rehired by the Ontario Public Service. Active restrictions can include time and/or ministry-specific restrictions currently in force, and may preclude a former employee from being offered a position with the Ontario Public Service for a specific time period (e.g. one year), or from being offered a position with a specific ministry (either for a pre-determined time period or indefinitely). The circumstances around an employee's exit will be considered prior to an offer of employment.

All Ontario Public Service external job advertisements are posted in English and French. To confirm the language requirements of a job, check the "language of position" information at the top of each job ad. For all positions, candidates will be assessed in English, the business language of the Ontario Public Service. For English/French designated bilingual positions, candidates will also be assessed through French-language proficiency testing.

Toutes les offres d'emploi externes de la fonction publique de l'Ontario sont affichées en anglais et en français. Pour connaître les exigences linguistiques, vérifiez les renseignements sur la « langue du poste » figurant dans le haut de chaque offre d'emploi. Pour tous les postes, l'évaluation des candidates et candidats se fera en anglais, la langue usuelle de la fonction publique de l'Ontario. En ce qui concerne les postes désignés bilingues, la maîtrise du français des candidates et candidats sera également évaluée

The Ontario Public Service is an inclusive employer.
Accommodation is available under the Ontario's Human Rights Code

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