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Attendant To The Handicapped – Regular Part Time – 10 Hours Per Week

Position Description

Nature of the work

The principal and customary work of an employee in this class of employment consists in assisting handicapped students in participating in activities related to their schooling. Assists a student in moving from one location to another, ensures the well-being, hygiene and safety according to the instructions received in keeping with the individualized education plan.

Characteristic functions

The employee in this class of employment assists the student in moving from one location to another; pushes the wheelchair, helps the student to change position and, if necessary, to transfer to another chair. For the student’s added comfort, helps with drinking and eating during snacks and meals and, if necessary, reheats foods; helps them get dressed and undressed. Ensures the student’s personal hygiene; helps to wash; helps to the washroom; if necessary, changes their diaper. Ensures the student’s safety when getting off and on vehicles;

Assists teachers in conveying to students basic concepts regarding cleanliness, dressing, drinking and eating. Helps students to use or, handles for them, the materials and objects necessary for preparing and carrying out pedagogical and student activities. He or she may be required to accompany a student to physiotherapy, occupational therapy or body and muscle relaxation sessions;

Records observations concerning a student’s needs and behaviour and may be required to inform teachers, parents and other designated staff and give advice on the measures specified in the individualized education plan;

Supervises students during recess, meal periods, naptime and recreation time. helps them to understand and respect school rules;

If necessary, he or she administers medication according to medical requirements and the school policy in effect and to the parents’ instructions; administers first aid Takes the necessary measures to help the student calm down following a fit while ensuring his or her own safety and that of others;

If necessary, disinfects articles of clothing, dinnerware, tables, orthotic devices and material used for student activities;

May be required to use a computer and the necessary software to perform their duties.

If need be, performs any other related duty.

Required qualifications

Hold a Diploma of Vocational Studies in Assistance in Health Care Facilities, and have one (1) year of pertinent experience in those areas requiring self-discipline, general concepts in psychology and human relations skills


A Secondary School Diploma or a diploma or an attestation of studies recognized as equivalent by the competent authority, and have one (1) year of pertinent experience in those areas requiring self-discipline, general concepts in psychology and human relations skills.

Other requirements

Hold a certificate dated no more than three (3) years attesting to the successful completion of:

1. a standard first aid course of a minimum eight (8)-hour duration;

2. a refresher course of a minimum six (6)-hour duration updating the skills acquired in the course mentioned in subparagraph 1;

Additional qualifications:

Experience working with non-verbal students

Experience working with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Application must include:

Resume (including detailed work history and education background)

A cover letter

Professional references


Only those candidates chosen for interviews will be contacted.

The Western Quebec School Board is committed to building an educational community with the common purpose to realize the potential of all our students by cultivating a strong corps of support, professional, teaching and administrative excellence. We therefore encourage applications from Indigenous people as well as from other racialized people groups, persons living with a disability, people of religious faith, and gender minorities. As an organization, we strive to hire individuals who reflect the communities we serve, and who embody and practice a love of life-long learning, teamwork, and the highest professional ethics. Our efforts to achieve a diverse workforce that contributes to a culturally safe working environment include establishing proactive employment practices to address systemic barriers and removing obstacles to hiring and retaining qualified people. We acknowledge that the lands upon which we live, learn, and work are the traditional unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishinaabe peoples. We thank them for sharing these lands and commit, as an organization, as educators and as individuals, to an ongoing relationship that recognizes and respects the lands, traditions, and culture of the Anishinaabe people.

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