Casual Educational Assistants and Child & Youth Workers
Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board
Peterborough, ON
The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is currently accepting applications from Educational Assistants (EAs) and Child and Youth Workers (CYWs) who are EXPECTED to GRADUATE in the Spring of 2020 for casual/supply work to begin immediately.

We recruit separately for casual ECEs so please do not apply to this posting if you are seeking an ECE position.

Casual work can lead to long-term placements and eventual permanent positions. We are a large Board with an emphasis on special education. Therefore, we seek candidates who are available and wanting to work regularly. You must be available to work for a minimum of 3 days per week.

Work will be available in four geographical regions. Due to the large size of our Board, successful candidates are not expected to work in all geographical areas. Please note in your application the geographic area(s) in which you are applying to work.

Western - Bowmanville/Courtice area
Southern - Port Hope/Cobourg area
Eastern - Brighton/Campbellford area
Northern - Peterborough area

Qualifications/Requirements:
Current certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention (NVCI), full course. UMAB and other training are NOT accepted.
Capable of working in a school environment in roles that may involve exposure to bodily wastes and fluids and/or infectious diseases as well as dealing with behavioural issues such as inappropriate language, verbal and physical misconduct.
Able to deal with various behavioural issues
Capable of moderate amounts of lifting, bending, kneeling and/or positioning disabled students
Basic computer skills

Education and experience for EA positions:
Secondary school diploma or equivalent
In your 2nd (Second) year of a 2 (Two) year college diploma in Educational Assistant Program, SSW or DSW

OR

1 (One) year EA program from KLC and Willis Colleges accepted.
Up to 6 (Six) months of recent, related work experience with children/youth

Education and experience for CYW positions:
Secondary school diploma or equivalent
In your 3rd (Third) year of a 3 (Three) year college diploma in a Child and Youth Worker Program
1 (One) to three years related work experience

Applications must include:
Cover letter addressed to Kourtney MacKenzie, HR Officer, Recruitment
Résumé
A copy of relevant performance evaluation(s) and/or a copy of relevant placement evaluations,
Current NVCI certification (full program, minimum 8-12 hours).
There are many agencies offering this training, one of which is Fleming College, go to: https://flemingcollege.ca/continuing-education/courses/non-violent-crisis-intervention-cpi .If you are registered to take NVCI, please attach a copy of your registration. Please do not wait until hired to register for this training as it could considerably delay your interview and start date.
Applicants who have included the above requested documentation in their application will be interviewed ahead of applicants without, if all else is equal.

References: full contact information for two references, one of whom must be your current supervisor will be requested at time of interview.

Please Note:
Successful applicants will be required to undergo a Functional Assessment to determine their ability to perform the physical aspects of the job.

A police records check with vulnerable sector search and/or a search of the Pardoned Sexual Offenders' Database, valid within six months from date of hire is a condition of employment with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Letters for police stations are available at our Education Centre reception at 1994 Fisher Drive in Peterborough should you wish to begin the process now.

Salary and Benefits: For salary and benefits information, refer to the CUPE 5555 Collective Agreement available at www.kprschools.ca. The positions are EA - Band 7 and CYW - Band 9, both are step 1.

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board fully supports candidates with disabilities participating in our recruitment and selection procedures. Should you require accommodations during all or any part of these processes, please advise us in advance so that we may make the necessary arrangements.

The Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In KPRDSB this means:

Inviting all qualified applicants to apply for all external postings.
Identifying and removing barriers in employment policies and practices to encourage full productivity in all aspects of employment.
Preventing and prohibiting discrimination and harassment.
Providing employment accommodation.
Valuing the importance of diversity, fairness and equitable employment practices.
Adhering to the Human Rights Code.

Thank you for your application and your interest in working with the Kawartha Pine Ridge District School Board. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please check your e-mail regularly as we will use e-mail for all correspondence.