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Library Technician Supply List

                                                                                                                                                                 

Elementary Schools

Posting #C-2019-30

 

At the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, we believe that preparing students today for the challenges of an ever-changing world is our highest priority and our reputation is proof that we work hard to accomplish this. In meeting the demands of today’s educational needs, we invite all interested applicants to apply to this posting for consideration of our Library Technician Supply List.

 

General Description of Duties:

  1. Supports the delivery of curriculum and the development of information literacy by helping patrons locate and use relevant print and electronic resources.
  2. Maintain a physical collection by shelving materials, shelf-reading for shelf order.
  3. Facilitate book exchanges, literacy initiatives, readers advisory, and reading aloud to groups.
  4. Provide orientation and training to students and staff as well providing library services and literacy activities within the school through web pages, and newsletters.
  5. Maintains the library budget and selects new library materials based on Board guidelines and the needs of the school community; communicate with the school administration on priorities.
  6. Produce overdue notices to account for all library materials.
  7. Develop school library collections considering needs of the school and operating within parameters set out in Board policies.
  8. Catalogues and circulates library materials using the automated library system.
  9. Maintains the AV equipment collection, and provides basic set-up and troubleshooting.
  10. Maintains bibliographic records using reports and undertakes regular inventories of the library collection as outlined in Board policies.
  11. Knowledge or training in library systems software including cataloguing and inventory, and online databases.

For a complete description of the responsibilities, refer to Elements of a Quality Elementary School Library Program.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Must have completed the Library and Information Technician Diploma in addition to possessing one (1) to two (2) years of experience working with children in a school or public library.
  • Proficient in computer applications; MS Office, library software.
  • Understand the cataloguing and inventory processes.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and sound judgment.
  • Ability to plan work, multi-task and prioritize.

 

Hourly Rate:  $25.94 per hour

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on November 21, 2019.

 

Application Submission:

Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at: www.applytoeducation.com

For ApplytoEducation assistance, please contact 1-877-900-5627 (Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm EST.)

 

In the application process, identify your qualifications and abilities, such as relevant experience, to perform the duties of this job.  Include your Diplomas/Certificates in your application.

 

Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Detailed information on the application process can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

 

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

 

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

 

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.

 

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check.  For further information, refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

November 13th, 2019|

Evening Cancellations Due to Weather Conditions

November 11, 2019

Due to deteriorating weather conditions…..

All St. Louis Adult & Continuing Education programs scheduled for this evening are cancelled.

All after hours community use permits for this evening are cancelled.

WCDSB secondary school volleyball championship games have been postponed until tomorrow: TUESDAY November 12 @ St. Benedict CSS

All  WCDSB elementary school basketball and volleyball games today are cancelled and will be rescheduled to a later date.

November 11th, 2019|

Daily Occasional Supply List Teachers

Job Posting

Daily Occasional Supply List Teachers

(AC-2019-112)

 

At the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, we believe that preparing students today for the challenges of an ever-changing world is our highest priority and our reputation is proof that we work hard to accomplish this. In meeting the demands of today’s educational needs, we invite all interested Certified Teachers and Spring 2020 graduates to apply directly to the posting that can be found on Apply to Education website www.applytoeducation.com

Listed below are the areas for which applications are currently being accepted for:


Elementary: All
Secondary: All

Minimum Requirements to be considered for daily occasional, long term occasional, and permanent teaching assignments:

  • Cover letter and resume
  • A complete Declaration of Commitment – available on our website: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Copy of Roman Catholic baptismal certificate. A confirmation certificate from a Roman Catholic Church is sufficient ONLY if you were baptized in affiliation with a Christian denomination other than Roman Catholic
  • Catholic Pastoral Reference form – found on our website https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Two (2) professional academic references
  • Ontario College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualification
  • Most recent teacher performance appraisal summative reports OR practice teaching reports (if applicable)

 

Minimum Requirements to be considered for daily occasional supply teaching assignments only:

  • Cover letter and resume
  • Copy of a Roman Catholic baptismal certificate from a Roman Catholic Church
  • A complete Declaration of Commitment – available on our website: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Two (2) professional academic references
  • Ontario College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualification
  • Most recent teacher performance appraisal summative reports OR practice teaching reports (if applicable)

 

Application Process:

Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at: www.applytoeducation.com

A Complete Application Checklist for Teachers can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/wcdsb-complete-application-checklist-teachers/

 

All requested documents must be provided.

Please note: Incomplete applications are not considered for interview.

 

 

Applications and supporting documentation stating qualifications and teaching experience will be received until January 10th at 4:00 pm via website: www.applytoeducation.com.

 

The interview session(s) are scheduled to be held on Saturday, February 22 and/or February 29, 2020.

 

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

 

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

 

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

 

 

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.

 

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.  For further information on Criminal Background Checks, please refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

 

 

Subsequent posting dates:

 

Posting #3:

February 14 to March 13

Interview date: April 4

 

November 11th, 2019|

Upcoming Board Meeting – Monday, November 11, 2019

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees (Committee of the Whole) is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. — Monday, November 11, 2019 — at the Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre.

Meeting Agenda

General Information About WCDSB Board Meetings

Information About the Board of Trustees

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 49 schools and five adult education facilities serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 183-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

 

November 7th, 2019|

Accounting Officer

Job Posting

Accounting Officer (temporary commencing asap until approximately January 4, 2021

Job Posting Number: PASS 2019-15

 

Reporting to the Senior Manager of Financial Services, this position will be responsible for:

 

  • Project managing and coordinating accounting software upgrades and online purchasing module
  • Maintaining accounting software code of accounts, updating access for staff and training new staff as required
  • Cheque runs, journal entries and reconciliations related to the transportation consortium and District 8
  • Serving as back-up for the Accounting Supervisor in the day-to-day operations of the accounts payable and receivable department
  • Recording and monitoring of grants and tax levies
  • Review processes between departments in collaboration with stakeholders to research and evaluate possible solutions for improvements
  • Assisting with month end and quarterly reporting, including detailed reviews of programs and accounts
  • Assisting with budget processes such as co-ordination of transportation consortium budget, presentation materials and determining viability of programs
  • Assisting with month end account reconciliations and government remittances
  • Assisting with board and transportation year-end audit preparation
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Professional accounting designation or actively pursuing a designation
  • 3+ years’ experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology and advanced computer applications
  • Advanced analytical skills and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and language skills

 

Desirable assets:

  • School board or other public sector experience
  • Knowledge of MS Dynamics NAV

 

Salary Level or Salary Range Starting At PASS Level 5, $66,060 per year in accordance with  the PASS Terms of Employment

Hours of Work: Permanent full time: 35 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

Location(s): Catholic Education Centre, 35 Weber St., Kitchener

 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.

Applicants must attach all required documentation required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

For external applicants: applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca  while the internal applicants must apply via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca  Please include your first name, last name and posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at:

Applications will be accepted until November 22, 2019

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

 

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

 

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours. Please use one method of application only.

This is a non-denominational equal opportunity position. If you require a disability related accommodation to participate in the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to provide your contact information.

 

 

November 5th, 2019|

Child & Youth Worker Supply List

November 4, 2019

Posting #C-2019-29

 

At the Waterloo Catholic District School Board, we believe that preparing students today for the challenges of an ever-changing world is our highest priority and our reputation is proof that we work hard to accomplish this responsibility. To meet the demands of today’s educational needs, we invite all interested applicants to apply to this posting.

 

General Description of Duties:

  • Work with special education teacher and/or school administrator to develop a program to meet the student’s needs;
  • Assist school staff in developing and implementing crisis management plans to ensure the safety of all;
  • Maintaining records as required pursuant to policies and procedures;
  • Communicating to appropriate individuals on students’ needs and progress;
  • Constant supervision of student; implement proactive strategies to de-escalate negative behaviour;
  • Assist with daily behaviour management program;
  • Acting as a member of the Collaborative Team (CT) and attending CT meetings and Case Conferences as required;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements:

  • Three (3) year Child and Youth Care Worker college diploma;
  • One (1) to Two (2) years of similar work experience;
  • BMS (Behavioural Management System) is an asset;
  • PMAB (Prevention & Management of Aggressive Behaviour) is an asset;
  • Sound decision making skills with the use of initiative, judgement and resourcefulness;
  • First Aid Certificate;
  • Experience supporting students with autism would be an asset;
  • Have a reliable vehicle and a valid Ontario driver’s license as travel throughout the Waterloo Region may be required.

 

Hourly Rate:  $25.94 or $29.73 per hour (dependent upon level of position)

 

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

All successful candidates will be required to pass a physical prescreening test as a condition of employment.

 

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on November 12, 2019.

 

Application Submission:

Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at: www.applytoeducation.com.
For ApplytoEducation assistance, please contact 1-877-900-5627 (Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm EST.)

 

In the application process, identify your qualifications and abilities, such as relevant experience, to perform the duties of this job.  Include your Diplomas/Certificates in your application.

Incomplete applications may not be considered.

 

Detailed information on the application process can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

 

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

 

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

 

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.

 

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check.  For further information, refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

 

 

November 4th, 2019|

Educational Assistant (High Needs) Supply List

November 4, 2019

Posting #C-2019-28

 

At the Waterloo Catholic District School Board (WCDSB), we believe that preparing students today for the challenges of an ever-changing world is our highest priority and our reputation is proof that we work hard to accomplish this responsibility. To meet the demands of today’s educational needs, we invite all interested applicants to apply to this posting for consideration of our Educational Assistant (High Needs) Supply List.

 

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • To assist with the implementation of Individual Education Plan/Behaviour Support Plan under the direction of the Classroom teacher and Special Education teacher.
  • To assist students with hygiene and personal care such as toileting, feeding, dressing and mobility devices.
  • To assist students who are experiencing behavioural difficulties.
  • To assist students who may be physically and verbally aggressive.
  • To assist with mobility and transferring from various positions (this may require lifting).
  • To assist operation of specialized equipment.
  • To assist in occupational and physiotherapy strategies as directed by school personnel in consultation with School Health Services.
  • To assist with the supervision of in-school and out-of-school activities for students with challenging needs.
  • To assist students with challenging needs in meeting/boarding the bus/taxi.
  • To assist with data gathering under the direction of the Classroom teacher and Special Education teacher.
  • Regular consultation/meeting with In-school team members.

 

Job Requirements for the supply list:

  • Minimum an Educational Assistant/Support Diploma; or
  • A college diploma/certificate in the following areas will be accepted: Developmental Services Worker/Social Services Worker Diplomas; or
  • Early Childhood Education college diploma with a Resource Teacher certificate or Personal Support Worker certificate*, along with related work experience with children with special needs.
  • The WCDSB will provide BMS (Behaviour Management System) training. If candidates have this training, it is considered an asset.

 

*Note: The Personal Support Worker (PSW) certificate is recognized for the Educational Assistant (High Needs) Supply List, but not for permanent Educational Assistant (High Need) positions.  The WCDSB has a job classification of PSW that applicants with this qualification may wish to apply to be eligible for a permanent position.

 

Hourly Rate:  $23.81 per hour (Level 4)

 

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

All successful candidates will be required to pass a physical prescreening test as a condition of employment.

 

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on November 12, 2019.

 

Application Submission:

Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at: www.applytoeducation.com.
For ApplytoEducation assistance, please contact 1-877-900-5627 (Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm EST.)

 

In the application process, identify your qualifications and abilities, such as relevant experience, to perform the duties of this job.  Include your Diplomas/Certificates in your application.

 

Incomplete applications may not be considered.

 

Detailed information on the application process can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

 

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

 

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

 

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.

 

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Criminal Reference Check.  For further information, refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

November 4th, 2019|

St. John CES School Boundary Review

St. John CES is WCDSB’s fastest growing elementary school. It is one of the largest schools and has one of the smallest sites, at 2.9 acres. The school has a capacity of 502 pupil places and enrolment is currently at 641 students. Enrolment is projected to continue increasing and may reach 886 students by 2024.

A request for capital funding to support enrolment growth at this school has been submitted to the Ministry of Education, but as there is no guarantee our request will be approved and because enrolment continues to grow, planning for September 2020 and beyond is required.

As a result, on October 28, 2019 the Board of Trustees initiated a boundary review involving Holy Rosary CES, Our Lady of Lourdes CES, St. John CES, and St. Nicholas CES, with the purpose of reducing enrolment pressure at St. John.

The preferred option (shown below) focuses on balancing enrolment between all four schools. Specifically, it proposes to:

  • Move sub-areas D and G (110 students) from St. John to Holy Rosary;
  • Move sub-areas E and B (61 students) from St. John to Our Lady of Lourdes; and,
  • Move sub-areas X and Y (140 students) from Our Lady of Lourdes to St. Nicholas.

It is anticipated that the review will be completed no later than April 27, 2020.

 

For more information, please click here: St. John CES Boundary Review

Email: StJohnReview@wcdsb.ca

Request to be on the email distribution list!

 

October 31st, 2019|

WCDSB Board Meeting Bulletin — October, 2019

Meetings

Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, October 7, 2019 – Meeting Agenda Package

Public Board Meeting

Monday, October 28, 2019 — Meeting Agenda Package

Highlights

Math Strategy Update 

On March 15, 2019, the Ministry of Education announced a new four-year math strategy to ensure students have a strong understanding of the fundamentals of math and how to apply them. This strategy will:

~ Improve student performance in math;

~ Help students solve everyday math problems;

~ Increase students’ employability into the jobs of tomorrow.

Additionally, the math strategy will be supported by strengthening math teaching and fostering learning environments that will lead to improved student performance for all students, including students with special education needs. In support of the math strategy, the goals of this funding are to:

~ Effectively prepare for the implementation of the math curriculum;

~ Increase the performance of students in targeted schools;

~ Continue to build educator math content knowledge and pedagogy on the fundamentals of math to ensure that students are prepared for success in the classroom and in their future;

~ Ensure that students, parents, teachers, as well as school and school board leaders have the supports, tools and resources they need to advance student learning and confidence in math;

~ Continue to respect parents and families and ensure that they are aware of what their children are learning in school.

WCDSB’s plan to provide math support for all elementary schools takes in a “tiered” approach:

  1. Ministry targeted support
  2. Board identified support
  3. Intermittent support
  4. Periphery support.

The tiers are categorized by number of coaching days and frequency of service as well as the nature of the support (coaching vs consulting).

The full report is available on pages 19-28 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

EQAO / OSSLT Update

On September 25, 2019 the WCDSB released the Board’s 2018-19 Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) assessment results for reading, writing and mathematics in grades three, six, nine and ten. Grade nine students are only assessed in mathematics. Grade 10 students participate in the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT).

For the 4th consecutive year, WCDSB students met or exceeded the provincial average in Grade 3, 6 & 9 math. This includes standing 11% above the provincial average in Applied Level Math.

QuickFacts

  • The Grade 3 WCDSB to Ontario comparison shows WCDSB ahead of the province by +1% in reading (75%), +2% in writing (71%) and +4% in math (62%).
  • The Grade 6 WCDSB to Ontario comparison shows WCDSB reading and writing scores level with the province (at 81% and 82% respectively) — while math (49%) stands +1% above the provincial average.
  • The Grade 9 WCDSB to Ontario comparison shows WCDSB’s Applied Level Mathematics students ahead of the province by +11% (at 55%) — while the board’s Academic Level Mathematics students stand above the provincial average by 1% (85%)
  • The WCDSB to Ontario comparison of OSSLT results shows WCDSB students topped the provincial average by 2% — with 82% of students achieving success.

The full report is available on pages 29-41 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Information Technology Summer Update

The Information Technology Services (ITS) department had a very busy Summer preparing for the 2019/20school year. ITS successfully completed many technology related projects and initiatives that aligned with the Multi-Year Strategic Plan which will enable staff and students to excel in the coming year. The myriad projects were divided into three categories:

~ Classroom Support Team Projects

~ Administrative Team Projects

~ Data, Systems and Information Support Team Projects

Key highlights include:

~ Improved Web Environments and Updated Branding for WCDSB

~ Refresh Classroom Data Projector

~ Technology Removal, Moving and Re-installs for Cleaning Construction Projects

~ Phone System Refresh

~ Microsoft Teams Implementation

~ Security and Privacy Staff Training and System

~ Student Management System Transition

~ Implementation of School Messenger for Elementary Schools

The full report is available on pages 8-18 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Well Being Plan

With the collaboration of several working committees: Safe Schools, Mental Health and Wellness, Heathy Schools, and Equity/Inclusion, the WCDSB has developed a three-year Well Being Strategy for all schools and staff within the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

The Well-Being Strategy goals are aligned with our Pastoral Plan:

  1. Students and staff feel a sense of belonging and inclusion in their learning community. Pastoral Plan (Belonging).
  2. Students have equitable access to learning opportunities. Pastoral Plan (Becoming).
  3. Building a culture of well-being that supports success for all in the WCDSB community. Pastoral Plan (Building).

Attention to the prayer and spiritual life of staff and students are embedded in the strategies.

Each goal also identifies key performance indicators that will be used to monitor and evaluate the success of each school community in meeting the goals of overall wellbeing.

School Climate Survey results from MDI Survey administered this past Spring have been shared with all school administrators to help inform the specific strategic areas of focus for each school community and Wellbeing Plan templates have been shared with all school administrators to be used to complete their 2019-20 plans.

The report is available on pages 34-38 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

St. John CES Boundary Review

St. John CES is WCDSB’s fastest growing elementary school. It is one of the largest schools and has one of the smallest sites, at 2.9 acres. The school has a capacity of 502 pupil places and enrolment is currently at 641 students. Enrolment is projected to continue increasing and may reach 886 students by 2024.

A request for capital funding to support enrolment growth at this school has been submitted to the Ministry of Education, but as there is no guarantee our request will be approved and because enrolment continues to grow, planning for September 2020 and beyond is required.

As a result, on October 28, 2019 the Board of Trustees initiated a boundary review involving Holy Rosary CES, Our Lady of Lourdes CES, St. John CES, and St. Nicholas CES, with the purpose of reducing enrolment pressure at St. John.

The preferred option (shown below) focuses on balancing enrolment between all four schools. Specifically, it proposes to:

  • Move sub-areas D and G (110 students) from St. John to Holy Rosary;
  • Move sub-areas E and B (61 students) from St. John to Our Lady of Lourdes; and,
  • Move sub-areas X and Y (140 students) from Our Lady of Lourdes to St. Nicholas.

It is anticipated that the review will be completed no later than April 27, 2019.

The report is available on pages 39-53 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Board Chair’s Update

Each month, Board Chair Bill Conway reports on the activities of the Board of Trustees. The report for September 2019 is available on page 57 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Student Trustees Report

Student Trustees Meghan Cymbron and Rori Schaefer presented their monthly report on activities in WCDSB’s secondary schools. The report is available on pages 54-56 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Upcoming Board Meetings

Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, November 11, 2019 – Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre

Regular Public Board Meeting

Monday, November 25, 2019 – Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 49 schools and four adult education facilities, serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 183-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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For more information, please contact:

John Shewchuk – Chief Managing Officer | (519) 578-3660 | john.shewchuk@wcdsb.ca

October 30th, 2019|

Child Care Worker(s) – Supply List

October 28, 2019

Job Posting # C-2019-27

 

General Description of Duties:

As a Child Care Worker, you will be available for daily occasional supply assignments. The responsibilities of the position include collaborating with the Early Learning team (including the classroom teacher and /or Extended Day staff) to plan and implement the Early Learning Kindergarten and Extended Day Programs within a classroom.

The Child Care Worker will assist in supporting a faith-based full day Early Learning Kindergarten program and environment to enhance children’s cognitive, physical, social, spiritual and emotional development.

The successful candidate will have good interpersonal skills to function effectively as a team member, and the ability to follow instructions.  This position reports to the school principal.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • A secondary high school diploma;
  • 18 years of age or over;
  • Canadian citizen with Social Insurance Number or valid work permit to be eligible to work in Canada;
  • Satisfactory criminal background check
  • Experience in working or volunteering with young children;
  • Experience in delivering age appropriate programs;
  • Basic computer competency;
  • Listening and problem-solving skills required when dealing with young children;
  • Ability to stand/walk for extended periods and move/carry equipment for program; and must be able to physically assist children as required (e.g. lifting).
  • Ability to communicate in a professional manner with children, parents, staff and the general public;
  • Proven ability to follow organizational policies and procedures in an appropriate and timely manner;
  • Strong organization and time management skills;

 

Preference:

  • Consideration will be given to those candidates with a diploma or degree in a program such as Early Childhood Education, Recreation and Leisure Services, psychology, sociology or a student currently enrolled in such a program;

 

Responsibilities

  • Assist the classroom teacher and other designated staff to plan and implement the Early Learning Kindergarten and Extended Day program through developmentally appropriate curriculum-based activities;
  • Assist the classroom teacher and other designated staff to support individual students’ identified needs, strengths, interests and stages of development;
  • Assist the classroom teacher and special education teacher to carry out specialized activities to support learning for children requiring an Individual Education Plan (IEP);
  • Collaborate with the Extended Day team to plan play-based learning activities. Activities include but are not limited to crafts, celebrations, outdoor play, free play, etc.
  • Maintain a healthy, physical, emotional and social learning context for students;
  • Supervise and assist children in washroom routines, dressing and lunchtime activities;
  • Assist and maintain set-up of classroom (e.g. display, organization of materials etc.);
  • Complete any duties as assigned by principal.

 

Rate of Pay:  $19.58 per hour (Appendix 2 – CUPE Salary Schedule as at August 31, 2019)

Hours of Work:

  • Schedules will vary from school to school and will range from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
  • Daily occasional Child Care Workers are normally called for assignments that range from a start at 8 am to those that end at 6:00 pm.

 

Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at:  www.applytoeducation.com

 

Qualified and interested applicants are requested to submit a resume outlining their specific qualifications and ability to do this job.  Diplomas/Certificates required for this position must also be attached to your application to be considered as a candidate.

 

Please ensure all documentation required is submitted – incomplete applications are not considered.

 

Further information on the application process can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

 

Applications will be accepted until 4:00 pm on November 8th, 2019.

 

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.

At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.

To request this file in large print, please email aoda@wcdsb.ca.

If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours.

The successful candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.  For further information on Criminal Background Checks, please refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

 

October 28th, 2019|