Supply Custodian

Job Posting Number: UNIFOR 2020-06

 

Background:

The WCDSB maintains a pool of Supply Custodians who are called to replace permanent custodians who are absent from work.  A Supply Custodian will work approximately 10 to 40 hours per week Monday to Friday.   Supply Custodians are not assigned to one specific location and may have to travel to more than one location on a shift. Our geographic region is within Waterloo Region. A supply custodian position could lead to a permanent custodian position with the Board.

 

Responsibilities:

General Housekeeping Duties

  • Dusting and sanitizing surfaces
  • Wet and dry mopping
  • Polishing and scrubbing floors, operating auto scrubbers and buffers
  • Stripping and re-finishing floor surfaces
  • Garbage and recycle collection and removal (inside and outside)
  • Snow removal, salting and sanding as required for safety
  • Operation of equipment such as snow blowers, floor buffers, auto scrubbers, and vacuum cleaners.

 

General Responsibilities

  • Maintain cleanliness of the building and grounds in all respects.
  • Perform related duties as required for the daily operations of the site.
  • Assist with arranging physical set up for site rentals, in-school dances and activities
  • Maintenance of Logs and Files.
  • Follow assigned cleaning schedules to maintain expected standards of cleanliness.
  • Follow Board practices, procedures in relation to attendance, health and safety.
  • Co-operates with colleagues, staff and students to assist in creating positive working relationships.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school (grade 12) diploma or GED preferred but not required.
  • Previous commercial/industrial cleaning experience preferred
  • Basic computer knowledge (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle is preferred
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Good attendance record.
  • Must be physically capable to meet the physical demands of the job.
  • The Successful Candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.

 

Salary: $22.02 per hour plus shift premium

 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter by January 29th, 2021.  Applicants must attach diplomas/certificates (if applicable) for this position to the resume .

Applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca  for external applicants and internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca  for internal applicants.  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:

https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

 

 

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 refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

November 30th, 2020|

Certified Teachers and December 2020 graduates – Daily Occasional Supply List

Job Posting #AC-2020-097

 

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 December 2020 graduates to apply directly to the posting that can be found on Apply to Education website www.applytoeducation.com

 

Please note: Your graduation date (December 2020) should be clearly identified in your cover letter.

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:

  1. Cover letter and resume
  2. A complete Declaration of Commitment – available on our website: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  3. 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
  4. Catholic Pastoral Reference form – found on our website https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  5. Two (2) professional academic references
  6. Ontario College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualification
  7. 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:

  1. Cover letter and resume
  2. Copy of a Roman Catholic baptismal certificate from a Roman Catholic Church
  3. A complete Declaration of Commitment – available on our website: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  4. Two (2) professional academic references
  5. Ontario College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualification
  6. 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 December 23rd  at 4:00pm via website: www.applytoeducation.com.

 

Virtual interview session date TBD

Virtual orientation session date TBD

 

 

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.

 

 

 

 

November 30th, 2020|

WCDSB Board Meeting Bulletin — November, 2020

Meetings

Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, November 9, 2020 – Meeting Agenda Package

Public Board Meeting

Monday, November 23, 2020 — Meeting Agenda Package

Highlights

2020 Community Planning and Partnership Report

It is the role of school board management to determine which facilities are suitable for partnerships and which entities are suitable as partners. These decisions are made in a way that is well-informed, well-coordinated, transparent, and consistent with the goals and priorities of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s  Multi-Year Strategic Plan, WCDSB’s Catholic values and social teachings, as well as student achievement, well-being and safety.

Suitable space for sharing with a partner, is defined by APF012 as:

  • 200 surplus pupil places or a school utilization at or below 70% and this trend is expected to continue
  • No accommodation review within the next 3 years
  • Space not required for school resources or other board programming
  • Size and configuration of the available space
  • Ability to separate the partnership space from student areas
  • Availability of separate exterior entrance
  • Adequate parking for both the school and partner needs
  • Site use restrictions
  • Facility condition including the adequacy of utilities
  • Municipal zoning bylaw restrictions
  • Other criteria as appropriate

Currently, no WCDSB schools are suitable candidates for community partnership opportunities.

The report begins on page 7 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Pastoral Plan Update

Catholic schools exist to support the evangelizing mission of the Church. Catholic parents send their children to Catholic schools with certain expectations. The overriding expectation is that their daughter/son will experience education permeated with religious values, religious instruction and be invited to participate in the sacramental life of the church. To this end, we endeavor to provide opportunities to live out and inform our faith through implementation of our Pastoral Plan, which is informed by the Ontario Bishops’ pastoral letter, Renewing the Promise.

Due to ongoing labour action — and then school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic — our Year 2 Pastoral Plan launch was delayed.

While we continue to be unable to gather for larger events due to public health protocols, we used a video launch in early October to transition from Called to Belong to Gathered to Become.

Highlights of Gathered to Become activities include:

  • Pastoral Plan banners placed in the entranceways of all WCDSB schools
  • Commissioning of Gathered to Become song by Jan Bentham, a retired Ottawa Catholic DSB teacher, to be used throughout the pastoral year and included in our launch video
  • Gathered to Become Video launch: https://youtu.be/PBQFPsoeE9Q
  • Becoming Butterfly (& chrysalis) will visit each school site for one week throughout the 2020-2021 school year with accompanying support activities
  • Gathered to Become Divisional Videos (Prepared by our Elementary Chaplains, Heejung Cho and Sarah Kwiecinski)
  • Video Read Alouds of The Marvelous Mustard Seed and The Very Hungry Caterpillar by our Learning Commons staff for primary students
  • Partnership with the Cambridge Butterfly Conservatory who will provide activities and content to discover what it means to be a species at risk in Canada. This aligns with celebrating Laudato Si’ (5th year anniversary) and the call to care for our Common Home by Pope Francis
  • Google meet experience with Saint John’s Bible to explore Becoming Transformed through the Word of God. Included in this experience is a session on Bugs in the Bible
  • Virtual Gr. 8 Retreats developing theme of Gathered to Become / Transformation until Mount Mary and Camp Brebeuf are accessible
  • Virtual tours of Parish Churches continue, and recent invite went out to priests at the Waterloo Deanery Meeting
  • Adult faith formation activities: Margaret Silf book club to reflect on Hidden Wings (2017) and Born to Fly (2017), two books on the theme of transformation in the Ignatius spiritual tradition
  • Family of School Pastoral Team workshop/meetings to support the ongoing work of animating our pastoral year led by Religion and Family Life Consultant

Videos highlighting the pastoral theme and Tweets celebrating #Gathered to Become can be found at:

https://www.wcdsb.ca/gathered-to-become/

The report begins on page 10 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

ESL and ELD

For many decades, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board has celebrated the contributions of its English Language Learners (ELLs) and worked to meet their needs in a variety of settings. English as a Second Language (ESL) teachers continue to work in all our schools to support staff, students, and families in developing language skills necessary for success in a changing society.

Support for ELLs is articulated in the WCDSB’s Board Improvement Plan for Student Achievement (BIPSA) as educators are called upon to clearly know the needs of these students and respond to them in a collaborative and effective manner. As well, the Board’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan (MYSP) identifies and promotes the use of culturally relevant and responsive pedagogy as a strategy to meet the goals of achievement and well-being.

English as a Second Language (ESL) programs are for students whose first language is other than English or is a variety of English significantly different from that used for instruction in Ontario schools. Students in these programs have had educational opportunities to develop age-appropriate first-language literacy skills.

English Literacy Development (ELD) programs are for students whose first language is other than English or is a variety of English significantly different from that used for instruction in Ontario schools. Students in these programs are most often from countries in which their access to education has been limited, and they have had limited opportunities to develop language and literacy skills in any language. Schooling in their countries of origin has been inconsistent, disrupted, or even completely unavailable throughout the years that these children would otherwise have been in school. As a result, they arrive in Ontario schools with significant gaps in their education. We refer to these students as SLIFE, Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education.

Data indicate a steady increase in the number of students registering at the WCDSB (JK-Grade 12) from various countries all over the world. A large majority of these students have English as an Additional Language Learning needs, at the earliest steps to proficiency. Many students are arriving to us as SLIFE, requiring foundational literacy and language development and orientation to school life in Ontario.

Despite travel/immigration restrictions due to COVID-19, the Newcomer Reception Centre (NRC) has welcomed over 50 students to the WCDSB, some being new immigrants (parent study/work permit, or Permanent Resident), and many as secondary migrants from other provinces such as Alberta and Manitoba

The report begins on page 64 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Special Education Update

Ensuring the well being and safety of students and staff is the central, overall goal for WCDSB during the 2020-2021 school year within the global COVID-19 pandemic. The Ministry of Education and Public Health directed an adapted return to learn for our secondary students and a conventional return to learn for our elementary students in September of 2020. The Ministry of Education also mandated the option for students to attend a virtual school setting (e.g., St. Isidore at WCDSB) if not opting for the adaptive or conventional return.

The Ministry of Education advised that students with high needs attend school full time if the adaptive model was deemed the mode of delivery at a board level. This was a thoughtful decision on the part of the Ministry as the virtual learning environment is very challenging for many students with Special Education needs. Staff in Student Services have completed departmental goals in the form of logic models to frame the work of our staff in ensuring academic achievement and well being for our students.

The November 23 report provides details on the following:

  • COVID-19 Infographics & Tip Sheets
  • Developmental Skills for COVID-19 Protocols
  • Assistive Technology – Reaching Students and Staff Through Remote/Virtual Training
    • Education and Community Partnership Program (Section 23)
    • The Young Adult Program (YAP)
    • Lutherwood Day Treatment Program – U12
    • Hope Harbour House
    • Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry (CAIP)

The report begins on page 70 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Mental Health Update

In the unique situation with the global pandemic, we have adapted our practices to place a very strong emphasis on preparing our system to promote a mentally healthy return-to-school. Our annual plan provides the broader objectives of what we hope to achieve over the course of the year, while remaining flexible and adaptive as the needs of our students and system evolve.

A new Board Scan – adapted to focus the work that needs to unfold in the context of COVID-19 – will be released by School Mental Health Ontario later this fall and will continue to inform the work we will do to achieve these overarching goals for the 2020-2021 school year:

  1. To strengthen system-wide commitment to WCDSB’s vision for mental health and wellbeing through initiatives which engage students, parents, and staff in working towards mentally healthy school communities.
  2. To continue to support strengths-based, trauma-informed practice in the education setting
  3. To build staff capacity to support students and ourselves in mental health and wellbeing.
  4. To continue to expand and strengthen our community partnerships, creating a coordinated and integrated pathway of care for students
  5. To continue to promote and educate regarding our Suicide, Self-harm, and Depression protocol, while continuing to review prevention programming, interventions and postvention unique to the needs of students within WCDSB.
  6. To promote evidence-informed practice across all three Tiers with clear and measurable objectives.

Over the course of 2019-20 we continued to prioritize equipping staff, students, and families with the knowledge they need to promote positive mental health in their students. This included PD opportunities that reached more than 2,664 staff, students, and/or families with tailored training to targeted groups including the Secondary School Improvement Heads, the Student Success Team, the Vision Itinerants, Guidance Teachers, EA’s, CYCW’s, and Parent Councils. We also made substantial investment in co-facilitating the Mo Willems Emotional Literacy lessons in multiple classrooms at two targeted schools.

The WCDSB Mental Health and Well Being Action Plan for 2020-21 is provided as part of the report, which begins on page 78 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Update on WCDSB COVID Education Delivery

At the current time, Waterloo Region’s Catholic schools are engaged in learning under our new COVID-19 reality. Our staff, students and parents have been introduced to a new way of experiencing learning and their schools, be that in our face to face learning environment or in the newly conceived virtual environment. COVID-19 has changed the landscape of a traditional school experience and the staff of our board have planned, prepared, and have now implemented this new reality.

As we end November 2020, we have approximately 4,187 students learning virtually and 19,900 students learning face to face. Thus, at this point approximately 17% of our total student population has opted for the virtual learning environment. We are averaging 7 positive COVID-19 cases a week in our schools, but in virtually all cases, the positive case runs its course, with very few instances of any transmission. We have had since re-opening just two limited outbreaks which again were quickly resolved. This is a strong indication that all our protocols are working. All cases begin with an origin in community and we are seeing WCDSB as a reflection of the broader community.

The transition of additional students at the Thanksgiving benchmark resulted in an additional 29 teachers transitioning to St. Isidore, resulting in a total of 119 virtual classes, K-8.

Our start up thus far has gone smoothly. The fact that our schools are open and thriving is a huge accomplishment. As our parents said in our recent ThoughtExchange – Great Job! It is a reflection of our stellar staff. We believe our schools and workplaces remain safe, but the desire for choice has been presented to parents and we realize people are in different places with their comfort level with COVID-19.

We have had parents share success stories of their children’s joy in being back in a face to face learning environment, and we hear success stories of the work happening by our St. Isidore team. Health and safety must remain our primary concern and motivator. Things do continue to evolve despite the best of planning. What continues to remain constant is the dedication and resilience of our staff, students and WCDSB community.

Finally, the month of November has also provided an opportunity to celebrate Anti-Bullying Cyber-Awareness Month. A multi-media virtual campaign inviting students to answer a series of challenge questions helped to raise the profile of many activities that were shared for the classroom. It is important to find new ways to continue to celebrate the milestone events and focus themes that characterize a school year. Further, we do hope that wellbeing and mental health will be nourished on the solid foundation of our Spiritual Development Day. Our spiritual wellbeing and the strength we receive through this important day in our calendar cannot be understated. With keynote speakers David Wells and Kike Ojo-Thompson we were able to dig deep into the emotions people are feeling, the challenges that we are experiencing and a constructive, hope-filled path forward.

The report begins on page 87 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 November 2020 is available on page 94 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Student Trustees Update

Student Trustees Abby Barbosa and Kate Morrison presented their monthly update – covering activities in WCDSB’s secondary schools. It is available beginning on page 91 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Upcoming Board Meetings

Inaugural Meeting

Monday, December 7, 2020

Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre

Regular Public Board Meeting

Monday, December 14, 2020

Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 48 schools and four adult education facilities, serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 184-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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November 26th, 2020|

Social Worker – 1.0 FTE Temporary – January 4, 2021 – December 17, 2021

Job Posting Number   APSSP 2020-14

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board with a total student population of 23,000, provides services to students in 52 schools (J.K. to Grade 12) across the Waterloo Region.  As a member of the Student Services Team, you will provide assessment and counseling services for students with a broad range of issues.  The position involves consultation with students, principals, teachers, parents and community agencies.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Skill in Risk assessment and crisis/critical incident intervention
  • Clinical experience in brief counseling and related therapy
  • Ability to be a positive, contributing member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Member in good standing with the College of Social Workers / Social Service Workers
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle
  • The successful candidate must provide a satisfactory criminal background check

 

Desirable Asset:

  • Experience in an educational setting
  • Knowledgeable in another language
  • Presentation skills in professional / leadership development activities
  • Familiarity with a wide range of special education programs and services

 

Salary Range: $60,344-92,791 per year based on 194 school days per year and evaluation of years of experience in accordance with the provisions of the APSSP Collective Agreement.

Location(s):  Catholic Education Centre – 35 Weber Street West, Unit A, Kitchener, Ontario – will be advised of satellite location which will be one of our Secondary Schools.

 

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 December 7, 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. Please use one method of application only.

This is a non-denominational equal opportunity position.

 

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

 

 

November 24th, 2020|

Speech Language Pathologist

WATERLOO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

Invites applicants for the position of

SPEECH LANGUAGE PATHOLOGIST (Temporary Contract January 4, 2021 – June 24, 2022)

APSSP 2020-13

 

 

BACKGROUND

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board with a total student population of 23,000, provides speech and language services to students in 52 schools (J.K. to Grade 12) across the Waterloo Region.  As a member of the Student Services Team, you will provide assessment, consultation and program planning for students with a broad range of communication disorders, with emphasis on language/literacy issues.  The position involves consultation with students, principals, teachers, parents and community agencies.

 

BASIC QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s Degree in Speech-Language Pathology or equivalent degree and registration with the College of Audiologists and Speech and Language Pathologists of Ontario (CASLPO)
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated abilities to work collaboratively as an integral member of a team
  • Consultation experience with a number of professionals, parents and community agencies
  • Familiarity with a wide range of communication and special education programs and services
  • Demonstrated staff development and leadership skills
  • Valid driver’s license with access to a reliable vehicle

 

APPLICATIONS:

Written application must include:

  • A complete and up to date personal resume or curriculum vitae
  • Documentation to support the qualifications and assets identified above
  • A copy of Registration with the College of Audiologists and Speech and Language Pathologists of Ontario

 

SALARY RANGE: $60,344. – 92,791 per year based on 194 school days per year and evaluation of years of experience in accordance with the provisions of the APSSP Collective Agreement.

Hours of Work:  Temporary full time

Location(s):  Catholic Education Centre – 35 Weber Street West, Unit A, Kitchener, Ontario

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter. Applicants must attach diplomas/certificates required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

Applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca  for external applicants and internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca   for internal applicants.  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: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

 

Applications will be accepted until December 7, 2020 at 4:00 pm.

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.

 

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

 

 

November 24th, 2020|

Upcoming Board Meeting – Monday, November 23, 2020

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. — Monday, November 23, 2020 — 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 48 schools and five adult education facilities serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 184-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

November 20th, 2020|

Special Message from the Director of Education

Dear Waterloo Catholic Community –

We certainly hope that you are doing well in every way.  We have almost made it to the end of November and while the community is definitely continuing to battle our COVID reality, our schools remain safe and learning is flourishing.  When we began this school year, we could scarcely know what it would hold but I am so pleased to report that our schools are places where staff and students are thriving.  Learning is unfolding and connections are being further forged.  St Isidore is also a place where our virtual learners are able to continue their education.  All of these points are worthy of celebration and I hope you will join me in thanking our staff for all they are doing to make these accomplishments a reality.

We are seeing some COVID cases in our schools, but they reflect our broader community and we have seen very strong evidence that all our protocols are working.  We urge you to remain vigilant in reminding students about the importance of our protocols and to ensure you and all your family are adhering to Waterloo Region Public Health advice and that you are also completing the self screening every day before sending your children to school.

At the beginning of the month we invited you to participate in our ThoughtExchange about the experience of school re-opening.  We had a variety of stakeholders who in total provided 2,776 thoughts and 67,900 ratings.  There were 2,388 participants who shared 1,175 thoughts. It was exceptionally gratifying to see that the number one theme identified by elementary parents was “great job”.  The next most common theme for all parents was connected to mental health and wellbeing.   The most common themes across all groups had to do with 1) Health and Safety, 2) Learning Design and 3) Connections, Culture and Socialization.  We are using all of our stakeholder results to help us in our action plan forward.

Building on our ThoughtExchange results, we know that Mental Health and Well Being remains a significant topic for all, and so let us take this opportunity to remind you that our mental health leads have designed a flyer to equip parents to have conversations with their kids/ teens about mental health,  and how they can access support.  This was provided to principals and shared with all families via School Messenger. I would also draw your attention to our WCDSB website where we have a number of resources.  You may find this video helpful in finding those resources:  Parent Video

I wanted to take this opportunity to speak to you about two other important topics:  Inclement weather days when buses are cancelled and the Christmas Break.  As you know – there are sometimes days in the winter when we have to cancel bussing due to the weather and unsafe driving conditions for our buses.  In the past, if roads were still passable, we would leave schools open.  On those days however, we often pooled classes based on the number of staff who fully attended and the number of students.  This year that is not possible due to our COVID-19 cohort- related restrictions.  In consultation with the public board, with whom we share bussing, when we cancel buses, we will close schools and have a remote learning day.  Your teacher will communicate with you in advance so you know where to look for school work for the day and protocols on such days, but in broad terms, the teachers will post work in the morning, no later than 10 a.m. and students will work on their own timing in their home.  It will allow all students to access some learning and we will be continuing to keep one and all safe.  We realize it may not be a perfect solution and learning day, but bus snow days rarely were.

There has been a great deal of discussion about the Christmas Break.  I wanted to share that the Minister of Education, Stephen Lecce, has indicated that there will be no adjustment to the school year calendar extending the break or adding remote learning days.  Therefore, school will resume on January 4th.  It will be critical to the health of our broader community, and certainly to the health of our schools, that all families observe Public Health guidelines during the Christmas season.  It will certainly be challenging not to observe some of our usual traditions, but we do have to remember that we are “In this together” and what one of us does, affects all of us.

Once again, I want to share that it is perhaps inevitable that when the provincial and regional numbers rise, we too will see some cases.  I realize that if you get a letter saying there has been a case of COVID in your school that it is most unsettling.  If we ask a cohort to quarantine it is to ensure that they remain safe and that the rest of our school community remains safe.  Our safety protocols are working.   I know how much we all value reading that statement so I cannot state strongly enough the importance of following our WCDSB operational guidelines, of wearing masks as warranted, good hygiene practices and most of all, strong daily implementation of the COVID-19 school and child care screening tool and a reminder that no staff should come to school without completing the adult self-assessment:  Coronavirus (COVID-19) self-assessment (ontario.ca) The process of self screening each day is a vital step in ensuring the continued safety of all our schools, so sincere thanks to all for remaining faithful to this and to all our required protocols.

We have transitioned to Year 2 of our Pastoral Plan – Gathered to Become.  On Monday, our staff will have their Spiritual Development Day centered on this theme.  Follow us on Twitter to see our @WCDSBNewswire Butterfly – our symbol for Year 2 of our Pastoral Plan – and its journey through our system.  It feels so important to continue to find ways to foster community.  Let’s look forward to the Advent Season and the transformation that happens when we let Jesus into our lives.

We sincerely thank you for journeying with us.   Please reach out to us if you need help or guidance and remain confident that we are here to support you, as we walk together as a hope-filled community.  #WCDSBTogether  #WeGotThis

Sincerely,

Loretta Notten

Director of Education

November 20th, 2020|

International Languages – Polish Language Supply Instructors

 International Languages – Polish Language Supply Instructors

St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centre             

Posting # CE-2020-13

Applications for the position of Polish Language Supply Instructors are being accepted by the International Languages Program – Elementary for St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres.

IL Instructors support the language learning of each student in a remote environment.  They have responsibilities related to the program, the students, the parents, the community, and the classroom.  The instructors must understand the concepts of equity and inclusiveness in the Canadian context.

Summary of Duties:

  • Supporting student learning and supporting program success in a remote environment.
  • Foster a safe and secure virtual classroom environment.
  • Identify what students are expected to know and be able to do (learning goals) and what it looks like when they are successful (success criteria) and share this information effectively with students and parents.
  • Interact effectively with students using different technological tools in an organized and systematic way.
  • Explore new solutions, e-tools, platforms to engage all students in a real life, task based, relevant to student experience learning of the second language.
  • Be flexible and innovative while planning, conducting, and managing virtual classroom.
  • Develop long and short-term lesson plans to meet the needs and program objectives in virtual and physical classroom environment.
  • Using the target language as the language of instruction and communication whenever possible.
  • Participating in staff meetings, educational conferences, instructor training workshops, and extracurricular cultural events and activities.
  • Collaborate with the school community, parents, and other teachers to improve teaching methods, explore new and safe platforms and improve student wellbeing.

SKILLS:

  • Fluent in oral and written English and the language of instruction. (Polish)
  • Demonstrated ability to use Google Classroom and Google Meet
  • Ability to manage lessons with classes containing students of several ability levels.
  • Commitment to work effectively as a part of a team.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to work in a multicultural environment.
  • Ability to deliver lessons in a fun and dynamic approach. 

EDUCATION:

  • Degree in child development, elementary education, foreign language education strongly preferred.
  • Relevant teaching experience or appropriate related experience with elementary school-age children.
  • Teaching experience from other countries will be considered.
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada. 

Location and Hours:

  • Currently Remote from home
  • (;00 – 11:30 am or 9:30 am to 12:00 am
  • Position is effective asap – School year ends June 12, 2021 

Salary Range:           

  • $27.20 per hour (plus vacation pay)

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

Applicants must attach diplomas/certificates required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

Applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.caPlease include your first and last name and the posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

Applications will be accepted until: December 18, 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.

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 Background Check.  For further information, refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

 

November 18th, 2020|

Secondary School Credit Teacher – Hairstyling/Barber Program

Secondary School Credit Teacher – Hairstyling/Barber Program

St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centre                  

 Posting Number: AC-2020-086 

Applications for the above teaching position at St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres are invited from all qualified and interested applicants. The Hairstyling Teacher will be responsible to the Principal of St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres to teach the Hairstyling Program at St. Louis.

Course Codes: TXJ 3E and TXJ 4E

General Description of Duties:

  • Developing lesson plans and delivering in-class component of Hairstyling credit courses
  • Developing course materials and curriculum content and ensure proper planning and follow up for the academic progress of all students
  • Identifying students’ individual learning needs and using a variety of instructional strategies
  • Evaluating the progress of students and discussing results with students
  • Reporting on student progress
  • Creating reports of students’ performance and challenges, with recommendations for improvement
  • Working as part of a team to guide and further develop the Hairstyling program
  • Following all Health and Safety protocols and processes
  • Maintaining a positive and effective classroom learning environment
  • Participating in staff meetings and PD 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Hold a current Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Qualification (If no candidates with an OCT apply, other candidates will be considered)
  • Have senior qualifications in the subject area (Technological Studies – Personal Services/Hairstyling)
  • Hold a current Ontario Trade Certification of Qualification as a Hairstylist
  • Have previous experience in the hair industry required
  • Previous experience teaching would be an asset
  • Assist in the delivery of the co-operative education component of the Hairstyling program

 Salary Level

  • Certified rate $44.01 per hour plus Stat and Vacation Pay
  • Uncertified rate $39.02 per hour, plus Stat and Vacation Pay

 Hours of Work:  January 4, 2021 – June 25, 2021   M-F 8:45 – 3:30

Location:        Main Campus – 80 Young St, Kitchener

 Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter along with a copy of a current Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Qualification, A copy of current certificate of qualification in the Hairstyling trade and any Red Seal certification,  Practice teaching reports,  Undergraduate and, if applicable, postgraduate university transcripts,  Teacher Performance Appraisal (TPA) summative reports or most recent performance  appraisals.  Please include your first and last name and the posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

Applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca  or apply directly through Apply to Education at www.applytoeducation.com

Please include your first and last name and the posting number (provided above) in the subject line.

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

Applications will be accepted until: November 23, 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.

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 refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

November 9th, 2020|

Computer Network Technician – Level 7

CUPE LOCAL 2512                                                                                                           

Job Posting #C-2020-33

(Seniority is a determining factor)

 

General Description of Duties:

  • Primary duties include hardware maintenance, Repair Process Management, installation of Wireless Access Points and installation of wall mounted data projectors.
  • Install, configure and maintain hardware and software for local area networks, workstations, third-party application and management servers located in the Board’s schools and learning centres.
  • Monitor, analyze and maintain network performance and network servers, switches and cabling – respond, troubleshoot, and repair as required.
  • Maintain multiple security levels and control user access to our network and system.
  • Provide proactive security and back-ups of critical network servers and systems.
  • Create and maintain policies, templates, and scripts to automate user management and access of network resources.
  • Backup and restore user data as required.
  • Conduct technical evaluations of hardware, software and network products; analyze user requirements and provide recommendations for purchase.
  • Validate new software, hardware, or service requests in a test environment (that mirrors production) to ensure the software/service be deployed successfully. Present recommendations based on results.
  • Analyze user hardware / software requirements and recommends appropriate new technology and purchases.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Desirable Asset: Preference will be given to individuals with computer hardware repair skills and AV installation skills (Epson Brightlink)
  • A three-year college diploma in computer technology, MCSE or MCSA certification along with an understanding of network topologies, local and wide area networking and telecommunications.
  • Minimum 3-5 years of experience in a system support role.
  • Experience with Microsoft Windows server administration, Active Directory, Windows 7&10, MSOffice Suite, Microsoft SCCM Client Management.
  • Strong analytical and technical problem solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Effective verbal and written communications skills.
  • Superior problem solving and organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle pressure in fast moving environment.
  • Passion for learning and continuous improvement.
  • Understand urgency of actions and recognizes priorities and multi-tasking.
  • A valid driver’s license and reliable vehicle are required.
  • School Board experience is an asset.

 

Hourly Rate:         $30.33 to $32.06 per hour (effective September 1, 2020)

                             (A current Annual Market Allowance of $8,000 is associated with the position)

 

Hours of Work:     Permanent Full-time, 37.5 hours per week

                             Work schedule determined by the Administrator

 

Locations:            Information Technology Services at the Catholic Education Centre, Kitchener, ON

 

Weeks/Year:          Approx. 52 weeks/year

 

Effective Date:      As soon as possible

 

Applications will be considered in the following order:

 

  • Qualified permanent CUPE Bargaining Unit employees, with seniority.
  • Qualified probationary and temporary CUPE employees, including employees in other Bargaining Units/Associations.
  • Qualified external applicants.

 

Application Submission:

 

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on November 19, 2020.

 

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

 

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.

 

Internal Applicants

Internal applicants must submit a resume via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca.

Include your first and last name and the posting number (provided above) in the subject line.

 

External Applicants

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

 

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.

 

This is a non-denominational equal opportunity position.

 

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

November 6th, 2020|
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