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CIS Ontario Member School: Ridley College
Ridley College

Position Title: Early Childhood Education (ECE) Teacher Assistant


Founded in 1889, Ridley College is a co-educational boarding and day school with over 700 students in JK to grade 12 from more than 60 countries worldwide. The Ridley experience integrates a traditional liberal arts education with individual learning enhanced by the principles of positive psychology, the International Baccalaureate continuum program, a learner-driven culture and campus community, exceptional athletics and dynamic arts programs, and a commitment of service to others. This unique combination prepares meaningful and flourishing lives by teaching the habits of mind, body and spirit, and the values needed to lead in a global society.

Ridley College is located on 90 acres in St. Catharines, Ontario in the heart of the Niagara Peninsula and is comprised of a stunning blend of century old buildings housing modernized technology.


Ridley offers the prospect of being part of a high-performance team in a nourishing workplace community that encourages collaboration, innovation, inclusivity and curious minds, and where grit and perseverance are assets. Joining the team at Ridley means you are committed to life-long learning and development, have integrity, and value being of service in a richly diverse community. Our vibrant school is guided by a student- centered ethos and underpinned by positive psychology practices. We cultivate the full potential in each of our students by having a caring, committed and world-class team. Attracting, developing and retaining people who thrive in Ridley’s positive education culture that recognizes and celebrates individual strengths is critical to our success.


Ridley College has an exciting opportunity for a full-time ECE Teacher Assistant in our Lower School commencing September 2022.

This role will assist the Kindergarten Teacher to implement the Kindergarten Programme within both a classroom setting and in other school contexts, providing appropriate supervision and age-appropriate learning experiences targeting individual student’s needs, stages of development and interests.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain healthy emotional and social learning environment for all students
  • Maintain clean and safe environments and other related duties as assigned
  • Supervise and assist children in bathroom routines, dressing, snack and during lunchtime activities
  • Provide positive social and emotional experiences to strengthen prosocial skills such as sharing, problem solving, and cooperation
  • Provide daily, appropriate supervision of children at recess and during before-school hours
  • Ensure the learning environment is set up appropriately (e.g., display, up-keep, organization of materials)
  • Attend and engage in staff meetings, as required, and professional development activities
  • Actively engage in the Professional Growth and Development Programme model (Pro Gro) using Folio to advance Ridley College’s vision and mission, and to ensure best practices



  • Two-year community college Early Childhood Education Diploma
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in an Early Learning setting
  • Member in good standing with the Ontario College of Early Childhood Educators and adherence to the Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice (CECE) College of Early Childhood Educators
  • Successful completion OR commitment to complete the International Baccalaureate PYP course, Making the PYP Happen in the Classroom (Category 1)


  • Experience teaching in Primary or Junior grades with planning and implementing age-appropriate programs for children between the ages of four and 12 years
  • Demonstrates creativity, a passion for teaching and can foster unique learning experiences for student’s
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, exemplary communication skills, problem-solving, negotiation, and mediation skills
  • Experience with innovative teaching and learning
  • Commitment to the College’s academic and co-curricular directions and the school’s vision and mission
  • Be enthusiastic, energetic, and able to foster unique learning experiences for students
  • Able to thrive in a collaborative, flexible and supportive team environment
  • Independent school experience, and coaching/extracurricular experience are all assets


Ridley College offers a positive and inclusive workplace community with a competitive compensation package including the Ontario Teacher’s Pension Plan where applicable; innovative, challenging and rewarding opportunities; a learning environment that promotes professional development and personal growth; active community involvement; and a beautiful campus setting in the heart of Niagara that engages and inspires our employees to flourish.


Qualified applicants are encouraged to apply through:

Deadline for applications: February 4, 2022

While all applicants are thanked for their interest, only those chosen for interviews will be contacted. As a condition of employment, a satisfactory Vulnerable Persons Screening Report must be provided.

Ridley College is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and equitable environment where everyone feels respected, valued and supported. Accommodations are available for applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you are selected to participate in the recruitment process, please inform Human Resources of the nature of any accommodation(s) that you may require in respect of any materials or processes used in order to ensure your equal participation.

“We inspire flourishing lives to transform our globe.”

Position Start Date: August 29, 2022

  • Day & Boarding School
  • Full-Time
  • Permanent
  • St. Catharines
  • Teacher