CLASSROOM ASSISTANT
Ministry of Education
London, ON
The Robarts 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.

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.
How do I qualify?
Mandatory
Community College certificate and/or equivalent training, education and working experience in a child- related field;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students and staff using American Sign Language (ASL);
  • 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 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.
Additional Information:Address:
1 Temporary - Seasonal, duration up to 10 months, 1515 Cheapside St, London, West Region, Vulnerable Sector Check (Fingerprint Based)
Compensation Group: Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Understanding the job ad - definitionsSchedule: 4
Category: Education and Training
Posted on: Monday, September 16, 2019

Note:
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.