What is a travel assistant?
Travel assistants accompany special needs students as they travel to and from school on the bus and ensure their safe transportation. Students may have significant health/medical and/or behavioural needs.
Who can be a travel assistant? What qualifications do you need?
We're looking for travel assistants with the following skills and qualities:
What will travel assistants do?
- ability to ensure the safety and security of students
- ability to communicate with staff, students and parents
- experience or interest in supporting children with health and behaviour needs
- willingness to work with students with different capabilities
- ability to work with students with different cultural and language backgrounds
- proven record of attendance and punctuality
- demonstrated commitment to working in a diverse school community and/or work environment
As a travel assistant, you'll help students travel safely from their home to school and back again on their method of transportation.
Where are travel assistants needed?
We need travel assistants in schools in Brampton, Caledon and Mississauga.How much time is involved?
Travel assistants will generally work two hours per day (one hour before school and one hour after school) during the school year from September to June.
What are the benefits of being a travel assistant?
As a travel assistant, you will earn $14.00 an hour plus 4% vacation pay.How can you apply?
Since this is a casual position that works on-call, on a day-to-day basis during the school year (September to June), travel assistants must live within a reasonable distance to the school. Travel assistants must re-apply each year.
Travel assistants are hired by schools directly. Interested candidates should contact the school within your surrounding neighbourhood to inquire if there are any opportunities. Applicants should submit a covering letter and resume outlining why you would like to be a travel assistant, your experience and/or your interest in working with children with special needs. You will also be required to provide two supervisory references.
We appreciate the interest of all applicants, but will only be interviewing candidates, whose skills, experience and qualifications best meet the requirements of the position.
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.