Educational Assistant - Stratford & Area (Long-Term Assignments Available)

Are you residing in the Stratford (Ontario) region? 
Are you looking for a rewarding career opportunity supporting children and youth in an educational setting? 
The Avon Maitland District School Board is accepting applications for Educational Assistants interested in long-term assignments in the Stratford & area region. 
Reporting to the school Principal, the successful candidate will be passionate about supporting students with special needs and providing positive and inclusive learning environments inside our schools. 


Educational assistants support students with many diverse needs. This work provides support for the behaviour, safety, medical and physical needs of a student. Duties may include lifting, toileting, positioning and transferring children and equipment and application of Behaviour Management Systems (BMS) (training provided). Educational assistants support students both individually and/or in a group setting.


  • Educational Assistant Diploma and/or experience deemed equivalent by the Board
  • Post-Secondary Degree/Diploma in a related field of study (Child Youth Worker, Developmental Service Worker, Social Service Worker)
  • Experience in working with students with special needs and behavioural disabilities is strongly preferred and school-based experience is considered an asset
  • Flexibility, patience, empathy and the ability to work closely with students with complex needs, classroom teacher, and Administration
  • Candidates must be capable of performing the essential physical duties of the position, such as running/walking on uneven ground, lifting, positioning and transferring children and equipment and utilizing Behaviour Management System techniques where required

Start Date: As soon as possible
Hours of Work: up to 35 hours per week (Monday to Friday, September to June)
Rate of Pay: $21.63 per hour plus 4% vacation pay in accordance with the OSSTF-ESSP Collective Agreement
Interested applicants are requested to apply through (steps are below) and include three supervisory references. 

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If you require assistance with, please call Simplication customer service at 1-877-900-5627 or [email protected] (Monday - Friday: 7:30am-7:00pm). 
We thank all applicants for their interest in opportunities with the Avon Maitland District School Board. Contact will be made with applicants whose experience and qualifications most closely match the requirements of the position.  
Communication with short-listed applicants will be made through the contact information (email address and/or phone number) provided on the applicant’s profile page. 
The Avon Maitland District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to fair and equitable hiring practices that allow us to hire qualified staff who reflect the diversity of the communities we serve, who will foster the success and well-being of our students and who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion in the classroom.