Position: Assistant for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing 2019/2020
Work Location: Various locations
Salary: $25.68 - $$26.96 (effective August 31, 2019)
Application Deadline: June 30, 2020
Thank you for your interest in a career as an Assistant for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing with the York Region District School Board. This application is for Assistants for Students who are Deaf or Hard of Hearing opportunities for the 2019/2020 school year. Please Note: You may also be considered for temporary and/or permanent opportunities as they arise throughout the year.
Casual Positions: On call, as-needed basis to cover absences of permanent employees ranging from daily occurrences up to 30 consecutive working days.
Temporary Positions: This is a position that is available for a period in excess of 30 consecutive working days to replace a permanent employee who is absent on an approved leave of absence (e.g. pregnancy, parental, educational or medical leave).
Permanent Positions: These are full-time positions (32.5 hours per week).
We require staff who will be responsible for providing access to the curriculum and educational environment, through audition and oral communication, to students who are deaf/hard of hearing in compliance with Board policies and procedures.
To provide support in a variety of settings, facilitating the integration of students who are deaf/hard of hearing with their peers in regular classes as well as support in the partially integrated setting.
To serve as a support person to the teacher of the deaf in the development, review of progress and implementation of students´ Individual Education Plans (I.E.P.).
To deliver interventions or strategies as set out in the I.E.P. as established by teachers, in consultation with other resource staff. To assist in the preparation of materials for programs.
To assist with the supervision of students and assist students during classroom activities, recess, lunch, excursions, bus and taxi arrival and departures and work placements.
To assist students with personal and medical care in accordance with current Board Policy (#: 662.0) and procedure which may include administration of medication, feeding, dressing, toileting, clean catheterization, hygiene, lifting and positioning and assistance with mobility.
To assist the teacher in dealing with behavioural needs of the students as outlined in Memo S33.
To liaise between the teacher of the deaf and regular teachers regarding any issues arising in regular classes which may impact on student progress (i.e. student skill development; behaviour, peer interactions, etc.)
To assist in writing daily anecdotal reports, record and help with on-going reporting of student’s programs, and act as a resource person for parent/teacher interviews.
To work as an active member of the school team to ensure safety, success and facilitated communication.
To provide assistance for focused learning and notetaking services for students who are deaf/hard of hearing as necessary.
To attend meetings as requested.
To attend professional development sessions/training as required.
To perform other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS:
Secondary School Graduation Diploma with two years of post-secondary education in a related discipline is required.
Minimum one year experience is required.
Effective verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are required.
A general working knowledge of computers and Board approved software is required.
Employees are expected to work at least 30 days within the current school year to remain on the casual list. Please note that hours of operation in our schools could start as early as 7:30 a.m. and end as late as 4:30 p.m. The Board highly recommends that employees accept as many shifts as possible throughout the year to encourage advancement within the Board.
In the application process, you will be prompted to provide at least three (3) professional, supervisory references (including full name, position title, work location/organization, and email address) in the job posting screening section of the online application. We do not contact references prior to practicum/interview.
For your information, a list of YRDSB Schools is provided.
Equity, Diversity, and Accommodation:
The York Region District School Board believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on his or her own merit, and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities. In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), Human Resource Services strives to ensure that all recruiting processes are non-discriminatory and barrier-free and will provide accommodations throughout the recruitment process to applicants with disabilities. If you are selected to participate in our recruitment process, please inform our Recruitment and Retention Team of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in advance of attending the interview/practicum. Information received relating to accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.
As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to submit a current original Police Vulnerable Sector Check from the police jurisdiction in which they reside prior to commencing employment with the Board. Police Vulnerable Sector Check documents are only valid if issued within the last six months. Candidates are not advised to obtain this document prior to an offer of employment.
On-line applications are collected centrally at the Education Centre - Aurora and are monitored by Human Resource Services. Only candidates selected to participate in our selection process will be contacted. All other applicants are thanked for their interest.