Teaching Assistants and Designated Early Childhood Educators
Teaching Assistants provide support to students with special needs who are either physically/ developmentally challenged or who have identified behavioural difficulties. They work with these children with special needs in a classroom setting, either in a regular classroom or in a “contained” classroom. A very small number of Teaching Assistants work in our pre-school programs operating in our secondary schools as part of the family studies program. An early childhood education certificate or equivalent is required for these positions.
Designated Early Childhood Educators work collaboratively with the classroom teacher to plan and implement a full day early learning program within a classroom setting.
Casual Teaching Assistants and Designated Early Childhood Educators work on an “as needed” basis, filling in for staff who are away or on leave. Assignments vary from one or two days up to one year. Permanent positions, when available, are posted internally to the attention of all casual Teaching Assistants and Designated Early Childhood Educators.
Teaching Assistants and Designated Early Childhood Educators work 7 hours per day on a ten-month year.
To apply for a casual Teaching Assistant or Designated Early Childhood Educator position, visit ApplyToEducation Teaching Assistant and Designated Early Childhood Educator.
Criminal Record Check
For the safety of students, successful candidates will be required to submit a satisfactory criminal record check prior to the commencement of any employment duties. Recent changes made by the RCMP have resulted in significant processing delays for some candidates. You may wish to start the process to obtain your criminal record check as soon as possible.
Commitment to Equity
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 make any reasonable accommodation, based on any of the human rights protected grounds, to support candidates to participate in the hiring process.
When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the selection process, such as tests and skill demonstrations. We will provide employment accommodation (i.e. an accessible location, rescheduling of interviews that fall on holy days) if we are advised of an applicant's needs in advance of any part of the selection process.