Educational Assistant, Special Needs (LTO)

Peel District School Board -

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Key Responsibilities

Supporting students with special needs including physical and development needs (e.g. ASD, DD, CP, Down Syndrome). Special needs students may also require support with behavioural needs. Duties may include toileting, lifting, transferring, feeding, dressing and personal hygiene.

All EA assignments are Level 3 unless otherwise noted.


All Peel District School Board Educational Assistants must have appropriate post-secondary certification in one of the areas outlined below and directly related experience.

Suggested appropriate qualifications include:
Advanced Studies in Special Needs in addition to basic Early

Childhood Education (E.C.E.)

Autism and Behavioural Science

Bachelor of Applied Science – Major in Child, Youth and Family

Behavioural Science Technology

Child and Youth Worker (C.Y.W.)

Child and Youth Worker Degree

Child Care Worker (C.C.W.)

Community Service Worker (Formerly Social Service Worker) (C.S.W.)

Community Worker Program

Corrections Worker Diploma/Community and Justice Studies

Designated Early Childhood Educators (Registration – Ontario

College of Early Childhood Educators E.C.E.)

Developmental Disabilities Worker (D.D.W)

Developmental Service Worker (D.S.W.)

Early Childhood Education Degree

Early Childhood Education Diploma (E.C.E.)

Educational Assistant/Support (E.A / E.S.)

Exceptionalities in Human Learning

Intervenor for Deaf-Blind Persons

Psychology Degree

Registered Nurse (R.N.)

Registered Practical Nurse (R.P.N.)

Social Service Worker (S.S.W.)

Social Work Degree

Sociology Degree

  • Transcripts may be requested to support relevant course detail. Candidates must also be able to perform the essential physical duties of the position to support our children with special needs which may include toileting, lifting, transferring and personal care. Candidates must have a demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment.

Additional Skills & Assets

School-based experience is an asset.

Careers with the Peel District School Board

Commitment to Equity, Anti-Oppression and Anti-Racism

The Peel District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the full diversity of the Region of Peel. We will provide reasonable accommodation (e.g. an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on Days of Significance etc.) based on any of the human rights protected grounds, during the hiring process if advised in advance. We are also committed to inclusion, anti-oppression and anti-racist practices while also supporting the continuous growth and development of an equitable and empowered education system at the PDSB.

Criminal Background Check

Successful candidates must provide a satisfactory Criminal Background Check prior to commencing employment. Please review the requirements for the Criminal Background Check.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be contacting candidates whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position. All communication to applicants regarding this job posting, including an invitation to complete skills assessments and/or a job interview if applicable, will be made through email. Candidates are encouraged to regularly check their email as listed on their TalentLink account.

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Job Reference: SCH01348

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