Upcoming WCDSB Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. — Monday, September 27, 2021 at the Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre (35 Weber St. W., Unit A, Kitchener, ON – Boardroom (1st Floor) – Sitting room only due to COVID-19 restrictions).

Agenda:

Public Board Meeting

Other Information:

General Information About WCDSB Board Meetings

Information About the Board of Trustees

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September 23rd, 2021|

Administrative Assistant Supply List

Posting #C-2021-34

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board with a total student population of 23,000, provides services to students in 50 schools (Kindergarten to Grade 12) across the Waterloo Region.

The Board conducts intentional recruitment and selection as it seeks to achieve a state of greater equity for employees and students and to diversify its workforce.

All qualified applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply and applicants may choose to indicate if they are from a group who has experienced racial or social discrimination.  Self-identification data will be used as a consideration in this posting.  Aggregate data will be stored anonymously to support improvements to the Board’s hiring processes.

 

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 for consideration for our Administrative Assistant Supply List (onboarding will occur on November 24, 2021).

 

The following are examples of Administrative Assistant positions available at our Board:

  • Administrative Assistant – Elementary or Secondary
  • Administrative Assistant – Lead Elementary or Secondary
  • Administrative Assistant – Attendance, Guidance (Secondary)
  • Administrative Assistant – Program & Student Services (Board Office)
  • Administrative Assistant – Continuing Education (St. Louis Adult Learning Centres)
  • Administrative Assistant – Maintenance & Facility Services

 

General Description of Duties for Daily Supply Admin Assistants:

  • Reception duties, i.e. receiving/directing students and visitors, answering phones, recording and distributing messages, liaison for student transportation as necessary, responding to inquiries, sort, deliver incoming courier mail, arrange courier pick-ups and delivery.
  • Manage and complete the Student attendance in accordance with Safe Schools Act (training provided).
  • Compile, maintain and file records and spreadsheets as directed.
  • Compose, process and complete as directed all correspondence including letters, emails, reports, etc.
  • Enter and verify daily staff absenteeism when required.
  • Operate, maintain and monitor general office equipment such as photocopier, printers etc.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Job Requirements:

  • Two (2) year college diploma in a related field in either Business Administration or Office Administration and two year’s related secretarial/administrative experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to work independently and as a team player.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively in an office environment with frequent interruptions, and deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability in Word, Excel, Outlook and web based software.

 

Hourly Rate:  $23.93 – $26.72 per hour (dependent upon position)

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on October 8, 2021.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

Application Submission:

External Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at: https/ /wcdsb.simplication.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 resume, covering letter and 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/.

 

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.

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.

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.

 

September 22nd, 2021|

Author / Advocate Michael Jacques to Speak at WCDSB Special Education Advisory Committee Meeting

The WCDSB Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC) will be hosting guest speaker Michael Jacques at the upcoming October 6th SEAC meeting.  Michael is a talented, determined and passionate young man living with autism and an intellectual disability.   He lives and works in the Niagara Region where he is a very active member in his community and beyond. Michael has travelled across Canada to share his story to motivate and inspire schools, organizations and our world to critically think about inclusion, diversity and compassion.  He has presented on several occasions at various WCDSB events, sending a passionate and powerful message.  We know you will not be disappointed!

The October 6th SEAC meeting will be divided in two portions.  The first portion, 6:00 pm. to 7:00 p.m. for Michael’s presentation, and the second portion being the official SEAC Meeting.  For those interested in attending Michael’s presentation, please register at the link below.  Space is limited so please register early. Registration deadline is September 30th 2021.

Please register here: https://forms.office.com/r/AhCMHiggib

For more information about Michael please view this FLYER.

September 17th, 2021|

District 8 Announcement Regarding Return of Athletics in 2021-22

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board and District 8 Athletic Association are happy to announce the return of its interschool athletic programming effective September 20, 2021.

Active participation in athletics has known health benefits, including physical fitness and mental wellness.

Athletics provides social interaction which is necessary in a time of uncertainty for our students. It is with this in mind that we have prioritized getting our youth back to play and competition with health and safety as our primary focus.

As the pandemic continues, it is all our responsibilities to take reasonable steps to reduce the spread of COVID-19 and protect all individuals who participate in our athletic activities. The WCDSB and District 8 will be implementing every strategy within our ability and as recommended to keep our student-athletes, teacher-coaches, officials and public safe.

In order to offer the safest possible option for a return to sport, all student-athletes (born 2009 and earlier) and teacher-coaches who wish to participate in interschool athletics must show proof of full immunization against COVID-19 (two doses plus 14-day waiting period) OR provide negative rapid antigen test results to their school twice per week.

This protocol will take affect Monday September 20th when practices and tryouts are able to resume. Competition schedules will be released as soon as they become available. The WCDSB is encouraging schools to organize safe intramural activities at their school, especially for those students born in 2010 or later, so that all ages can enjoy the benefits that physical activity offers.

All officials and volunteer coaches (non-school staff) must be fully immunized against COVID-19 (two doses plus 14-day waiting period). In addition to these very necessary measures, there are additional general protocols to ensure public safety.

These initiatives include but are not limited to; attendance tracking to conduct contact tracing, daily screening prior to participation, sanitization of high touch surfaces, mandatory masking for all individuals not actively involved in play, physical distancing where possible, spectator restrictions and more. Students who wish to learn more about the interschool athletic opportunities at their school should contact their school’s main office and/or athletic director for more information.

 

September 17th, 2021|

Important Information About WCDSB International Languages Programs

International Languages Elementary Program

In September 2021 we plan to host IL classes, using school board approved Google Meet, where students will take part in the remote learning time.  Students will also be assigned on-line and off-line activities with study materials posted to school board approved Google sites.  All activities will focus on real-life, communicative and useful tasks to be completed in the language you have chosen for your child.

In order to participate in the International Languages, learn-at-home program, your child will need to have access to a computer and the internet.

Should we be permitted to return to a physical classroom, each language program will be assigned to a designated location and learning time frame. Parents and Guardians will be contacted regarding the move to a physical classroom.  The priority is to stay safe.

Secondary Language Credits

Registration for IL Secondary for the 2021-2022 school year has been EXTENDED to September 20, 2021 — or until classes are full.

In order to accommodate changing Covid-19 restrictions, IL courses will be offered online at this time. The delivery model could change to blended learning, where students would have the option to attend in school sessions as they complete the work online.

Please check your: email, the St Louis website, and the WCDSB website regularly for updates.

September 16th, 2021|

Skills Ontario International Day of the Girl

Skills Ontario is excited to announce that we will be hosting our 3-Part International Day of the Girl Series again this year from October 4 – 11. This series will have a focus on girls in grades 7-8, but is open to all students from K-8 to participate, and anyone else who would like to join.

https://www.skillsontario.com/young-womens-initiatives

Classes (students/teachers), and families will have the opportunity to come together to not only learn about the skilled trades and technologies, but students will also hear from girls around their own age during the conference! At home, students can participate in a variety of challenges, and also learn new skills in an interactive workshop they can do with their family!

October 4-8: Challenge Series

No registration required!

  • A week of 5 challenges to try out skilled trades and technologies for chances to win prizes! These can be done as part of a class or at home!
  • Submissions through Twitter or email.
  • Challenge instructions will be available in French and English

October 8: “For Girls, By Girls” Conference (morning and evening offering)

Registration opens September 14, 2021 at 9:00am.

  • A For Girls, By Girls! virtual conference where participants can hear from girls and learn about the skilled trades and technologies from female tradespeople!
  • We are offering multiple opportunities to view the Conference:
    • Classes (teachers/students) can watch the Premier Event, featuring a Live Chat, during the AM showing; and
    • Parents/Guardians/Families can watch a BONUS showing of the event in the evening.
  • This conference will be spoken in English, and offer a feature in French

October 11: Virtual Workshop

Registration opens September 15, 2021

  • Skills Ontario is excited to be offering an Animation Workshop for the family! Participants will have the opportunity to learn and work through foundational skills using Google Slides (or PowerPoint) to create a short video. Come and create a short animation using skills that can be applied to all future projects! Details subject to change please keep checking the website for updates. Parents/guardians are required to register.
  • Target Audience: Grades 6 -8. *Please note, younger students are welcome, but may require a parent/guardian or older sibling to assist with some of the steps throughout the workshop.
  • Visit https://www.skillsontario.com/young-womens-initiatives.

 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/skillsontario/posts/6950296024996551

Twitter: https://twitter.com/skillsontario/status/1437395877182771204

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CTwycWhrcs_/

September 16th, 2021|

SAL Counselor / Social Worker

Job Posting Number: APSSP 2021-16

 

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board serves over 30,000 learners and provides services to students in 50 schools (Kindergarten to Grade 12 and adult learners) across the Waterloo Region.

The Board conducts intentional recruitment and selection as it seeks to achieve a state of greater equity for employees and students and to diversify its workforce.

All qualified applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply and applicants may choose to indicate if they are from a group who has experienced racial or social discrimination.  Self-identification data will be used as a consideration in this posting.  Aggregate data will be stored anonymously to support improvements to the Board’s hiring processes.

 

General Description of Duties:

As the Supervised Alternative Learning Program Counselor, you will be the conduit between a student’s home school and our two alternative learning school sites, St. Don Bosco in Cambridge and Kitchener.  The position involves developing educational plans for at risk students and for the management, operation, and evaluation of the program. In this role you will be responsible for establishing and leading the Supervised Alternative Learning Committee meetings and ongoing consultation with students, principals, teachers, parents and community agencies regarding attendance and SAL policies. The SAL Counselor is responsible for tracking attendance and coding of all SAL students. Additionally, there will be responsibility for other duties as assigned by the Principal of Safe Schools, the Superintendent responsible for SAL Programming and the Chief Social Worker for WCDSB.

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Skill in Risk assessment
  • 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 Assets:

  • 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:

APSSP-$60 947-$93 719 (per the APSSP Collective agreement based on 194 school days)

Hours of Work:  Full-time permanent Monday to Friday.

Location(s): St. Don Bosco Secondary School, 1425 Bishop St. N. Unit #16 Cambridge, Ontario

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.  Please see the Application Process below.

 

Application Process:

Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at:  https://wcdsb.simplication.com

Applytoeducation assistance, 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 resume, covering letter and 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/

 

Applications will be accepted until October 1 at 4 p.m..

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

 

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.

 

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.

 

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.

September 16th, 2021|

International Languages –Russian Language Instructor- JK-Grade 3

International Languages –Russian Language Instructor- JK-Grade 3

St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centre

 Posting # CE-2021-12

Applications for the position of Language InstructorRussian 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 physical or a remote environment.  They have responsibility 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.

The Board conducts intentional recruitment and selection as it seeks to achieve a state of greater equity for employees and students and to diversify its workforce.

All qualified applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply and applicants may choose to indicate if they are from a group who has experienced racial or social discrimination.  Self-identification data will be used as a consideration in this posting.  Aggregate data will be stored anonymously to support improvements to the Board’s hiring processes.

General Description of Duties:

  1. Supporting student learning, and supporting program success in the remote and physical environment
  2. Foster a safe and secure physical and virtual classroom environment
  3. 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
  4. Interact effectively with students using different technological tools in an organized and systematic way
  5. 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
  6. Be flexible and innovative while planning, conducting, and managing a physical or a virtual classroom
  7. Develop long and short-term lesson plans to meet the needs and program objectives in virtual and physical classroom environment
  8. Using the target language as the language of instruction and communication whenever possible
  9. Participating in staff meetings, educational conferences, instructor training workshops, and extracurricular cultural events and activities
  10. Collaborate with the school community, parents, and other teachers to improve teaching methods, explore new and safe platforms and improve student wellbeing
  11. Utilize Google Meet when needed to deliver the teaching of reading story/literature, demonstration/writing, reading aloud and conversation with the students

Requirements:

  1. Fluent in oral and written Russian
  2. Preference will be given to those candidates with professional experience teaching languages & working with children
  3. Passionate about different cultures and the power of learning languages
  4. Ability to deliver programs in a fun and dynamic approach in a physical and remote environment
  5. Professional proficiency in English
  6. Degree in child development, elementary education, foreign language education strongly preferred
  7. Ability to work successfully with colleagues on a team
  8. Must be eligible to work in Canada

 Location and Hours:

 Initially Remote Learning

  • 9:30 am to 12:00 pm.
  • Position is effective Sept.18, 2021
  • Moving to In-Person Learning – Date TBD
  • In-Person Location: Main Campus, 80 Young St. Kitchener

 Salary Range:           

  • $27.47 per hour (plus vacation pay)

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter or an email expressing interest

 Application Process:

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.

Applications will be accepted until: September 20, 2021

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

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.

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.

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.

 

September 15th, 2021|
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