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Organization:    Ministry of Education
Division:    Provincial Schools Branch
City:    Brantford
Job Term:    1 Temporary Fixed Term contract from September 2014 to May 2015 – up to 9 months
Job Code:    U0114 - Classroom Assistant
Salary:    $20.51 - $22.63 Per Hour*
Posting Status:    Open
Job ID:    67016

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 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 Classroom Assistant.

What can I expect to do in this role?

In this role you will:

• work with multi-challenged visually impaired children
• work in a multi-disciplinary setting
• assist in providing individual and group programs to multi-challenged visually impaired 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?

• 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 visually impaired and may have other emotional and behavioural disorders;
• knowledge of child development and an understanding of caring for children with special needs;
• 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;
• excellent communications skills, to communicate effectively with students and staff;
• ability to work effectively as a member of a multi-disciplinary team;
• ability and willingness to assist special needs students as required.

NOTE: The successful candidate will be required to provide an original, satisfactory Criminal Reference Check, Vulnerable Sector Screening (dated within the last six months) as deemed suitable by the Employer, prior to the commencement of employment.

Additional information:

  • 1 Temporary, duration up to 9 months, 350 Brant Ave, Brantford, West Region, General Screening Requirement
Compensation Group:   Ontario Public Service Employees Union
Schedule:   4
Category:   Health and Social Services
Posted on:   Friday, June 13, 2014
  • In accordance with the Ontario Public Service Employment Screening Checks Policy, the top candidate(s) may be required to provide a general or enhanced screening check. Please refer to the Additional Information / Address section above on this job advertisement to determine the screening check that is required for each position.

    A general screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense. An enhanced screening check includes a criminal record check and if applicable, fingerprint verification at your own expense and permission for the Negotiations & Security Branch , Employee Relations Division to conduct any specific screening as indicated in the Additional Information / Address section above.

    A record of a Criminal Code and/or other federal offence record(s) does not automatically mean you will be ineligible for the position. The screening check results will only be reviewed and evaluated by the Negotiations & Security Branch for the purpose of making a clearance decision. The details of an individual's screening check will be considered in specific relation to the duties and responsibilities of the position being filled. Screening check records will be maintained by the Negotiations & Security Branch 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.
Remember: The deadline to apply is Friday, June 27, 2014 11:59 pm EDT. Late applications will not be accepted.

We thank you for your interest. Only those selected for further screening or an interview will be contacted.

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*Indicates the salary listed as per the OPSEU Collective Agreement.
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