Ministry of Education
Brantford, ON
The Ministry of Education, W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind is a community-based School for the Blind, under the
Ministry of Education, Provincial and Demonstration Schools Branch with the tradition and reputation for meeting the academic, personal, social, emotional and developmental needs of the individual children.

If you are looking for a rewarding and meaningful career and would like to be part of a specialized team, then consider this exciting employment opportunity as a Seasonal Classroom Assistant at the W. Ross Macdonald School for the Blind in Brantford.

What can I expect to do in this role?
Work with and support all types of learners who are blind or have low-vision;
  • Work with students who are blind or have low-vision in a multi-disciplinary setting;
  • Assist in providing individual and group programs to students who are blind or have low-vision;
  • Assist with physical needs of students;
  • Follow up on specialized programs set up by other agencies/professionals;
  • Assist in program preparation and materials;
  • Provide appropriate personal care and assist students with physical needs such as lifting, transferring, and support while walking.
How do I qualify?
Community College certificate and/or equivalent training, education and working experience in a child- related field;
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid.
Skills and Qualifications
Your background and experience enables you to meet the following requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience working with children who are blind or have low-vision and may have other emotional and behavioural disorders;
  • Knowledge of child development and an understanding of caring for children with learning disabilities;
  • Knowledge of orientation and mobility needs of students who are blind or have low vision;
  • 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 communicate effectively with students who are blind or have low-vision in an educational setting;
  • Ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team;
  • Ability and willingness to assist students with learning disabilities as required.
Additional Information:Address:
2 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 10 months, 350 Brant Ave, Brantford, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad - definitionsSchedule: 4
Category: Education and Training
Posted on: Tuesday, September 3, 2019

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.

You will be responsible for obtaining the criminal record check at your own expense and provide it, along with your written consent, 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. (Note: If a Vulnerable Sector Screening Check is required, it must also be obtained in person at your local police service).

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.