Educational Assistant Supply

Job Code: 3577326

Job Details

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Educational Assistant (Supply)

Hourly Rate: $23.84/hour plus 4% vacation pay
Location: Halton Region (Acton, Burlington, Georgetown, Milton, Oakville)
Work Schedule: 10 months/year, as required

Benefits of working as a supply EA?

  • Rewarding Work: Our Supply Educational Assistants work directly with our students, supporting them in their learning.
  • Variety of Work: Our EAs have the opportunity to work at a variety of schools in a variety of locations throughout the Halton Region. Supply EAs work with children across all grades (JK to Grade 12) and they provide support to students with a wide range of exceptionalities.
  • Flexible Work: Supply EAs work a flexible work schedule
  • Summers Off: Our Supply EAs enjoy their summers off

Position Description

Educational Assistants use their skills and knowledge to support student learning and help students access educational programs, and promote a level of independence appropriate for all students, while in compliance with relevant education and employment-related legislation, standards, regulations and policies, health and safety legislation and regulations, and HDSB policies. Flexibility, patience, compassion and the ability to work as effective team players are core skills. EAs are highly adaptable to the changing environment including but not limited to assignment changes related to students, schedules and expectations.

EAs support the teacher in meeting the needs of specific students and/or program needs within the school. Responsibilities may include: assisting students with lessons, assisting students with special needs, including those with a wide range of cognitive, emotional, and/or physical abilities, including mobility, communication and personal hygiene inclusive of toileting and diapering.

Position Requirements:

  • Community College Diploma in Educational Support, Educational Assistant, or related field of study.
  • Six (6) months related experience and/or an equivalent combination of education and/or experience.
  • One (1) or more years experience with children with a variety of physical and intellectual, behavioural or other learning disabilities is an asset.
  • The physical ability to perform the demands of the position is required, for this reason short-listed candidates will be required to complete a post-employment offer screen, as a condition of employment, to ensure they are physically fit to perform the core responsibilities of the role. Results of this testing will be provided to the School Board, who will notify candidates of their results.

Offers of employment are conditional on the provision of a Criminal Background Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (dated within six months).

Candidates must be able to accept assignments in one or more of the geographical areas within the jurisdiction of the Halton District School Board [Halton Hills (Acton & Georgetown), Burlington, Milton, and Oakville].

To apply for this position, please visit and register with Register with the Halton District School Board and apply to Job Code: 3577326 which is found in the "ECE, EA/TA, ERW, Clerical, Custodian" job category. If you require assistance with Apply to Education, please call 1-877-900-5627.

The Halton Region has been growing fast and growth is projected to remain strong for the foreseeable future. The region's population is anticipated to almost double in size by 2051, from a current population of 596,637 to a projected population of 1,100,000 by 2051.

We thank all candidates for their interest in opportunities with the HDSB, Only those selected for an interview will be contacted. Please check your junk mail/spam folder periodically to ensure emails from the Board have not been sent there in error.

Applications submitted directly to the Human Resources Department or the School will not be considered or processed.

We thank all applicants for their interest in opportunities with the Halton 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 ordinarily be made through email addresses provided on applicants' Apply To Education profile page or through applicants' HDSB email addresses. Please ensure that contact information provided at the time of application is current.

First consideration for posted vacancies will be given to qualified applicants from the employee group in which the vacancy occurs.


The Halton District School Board recognizes that, consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, employment practices and procedures at all levels should reflect, demonstrate understanding of and respond to a diverse population. The Board is committed to providing a workplace environment that is fair and equitable to all.

In our efforts to ensure an inclusive, diverse and representative workforce, we will:

  • value, promote and encourage the hiring of staff from under-represented communities;
  • grant first consideration, where the skills, ability, and qualifications of the applicants are relatively equal, to applicants who self-identify as members of historically under-represented communities. Where a collective agreement or terms and conditions govern the hiring or promotional process, this will be done in a manner that is consistent with the School Board’s obligations.

Applicant Self Identification Questions:

As part of the recruitment and selection function, the HDSB will collect voluntary self identification data from applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, HDSB’s Teacher Hiring Practices Administrative Procedure, HDSB’s Employment Equity Policy and Ontario’s Anti Racism Data Standards:

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Anti-Racism Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 15, in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.56. In accordance with HDSB’s Employment Equity Policy, personal information collected on this form will aim to achieve an inclusive, diverse and representative workforce. It works to intentionally identify and remove barriers for equity-deserving communities at each stage of the hiring process. Encouraging diversity of the workforce in the school board is vital because the workforce should be reflective and representative of the community.

Although hiring policies must adhere to the qualification requirements set out in applicable Regulations (eg. Regulation 298, “Operation of Schools – General”) and any applicable collective agreement provisions, the Board recognizes the importance of the following when developing its selection and evaluation criteria:

  • valuing applicants’ additional experience, lived experience, skills, backgrounds and perspectives; and

  • granting first consideration, where the skills, ability, and qualifications of the applicants are relatively equal, to applicants who self-identify as members of historically under-represented communities.

We encourage you to respond to our voluntary applicant self-identification questions. This data will inform our understanding of the diversity of our applicant pool as well as the progress of applicants throughout the hiring process. This data will inform our goals, strategies and actions and our progress towards creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable workforce. Any information that you provide in response to these questions will be referred to during the hiring process for this position, and will be shared with the hiring manager and/or committee members responsible for the hiring process.

The section includes questions from Ontario’s Anti-Racism Data Standards (Standards, 2017). The Standards were established to help identify and monitor systemic racism and racial disparities within the public sector. The Standards establish consistent, effective practices for producing reliable information to support evidence-based decision-making and public accountability to help eliminate systemic racism and promote racial equity (adapted from Ontario’s Anti-Racism Data Standards, 2017).

Questions about this collection may be directed to Marsha Sulewski, Supervisor of Staffing and Recruiting at


Upon request, we will provide reasonable accommodations for candidates who have temporary or permanent disability, or who otherwise require accommodations based on the protected grounds highlighted in the Ontario Human Rights Code in respect to the recruitment and selection process.


The HDSB is committed to providing a respectful and healthy work environment.

Posted On
February 20, 2024
Closing Date & Time

Job Type
Job Category
ECE, EA and Support Staff
Multiple locations
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter