English as a Second Language Supply Instructors

English as a Second Language Supply Instructors

St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centre                  

 Posting Number – CE-2021-01

 General Description of Duties:

The successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Preparing and delivering Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) level appropriate lessons based on the ESL/LINC guidelines
  • Providing learner–centered language instruction using resources and activities sensitive to cultural differences
  • Assessing learners’ needs, development and skill levels in accordance with CLB guidelines using CLB based assessment tools
  • Implementing PBLA approach to teaching and assessment
  • Using an online platform for posting asynchronous learning materials (Google classroom, Onyx, Avenue, etc.) in a face to face or remote situation.
  • Delivering both synchronous (Google meet etc) and asynchronous learning.
  • Supporting students to work online using chrome books in both face to face and remote learning scenarios.
  • Using professionally acceptable and effective classroom management strategies following LINC/ESL procedures
  • Sharing community support contact information with students

Minimum Requirements:

  • Current TESL Ontario Accredited Certification
  • Recent Canadian Language Benchmarks training or willingness to complete
  • Demonstrated proficiency in oral and written English

Desirable Assets:

  • Experience teaching in an ESL setting
  • Experience working with adult learners
  • Experience working with PBLA
  • Knowledge of Google Classroom and/or other platforms for learning
  • Comfortable using and learning more technology for teaching English

Salary Level

  • $33.64 per hour, plus Vacation Pay

Hours of Work:  Casual on call as needed for daytime or evening classes

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.  Applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca 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: February 10, 2021

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

January 29th, 2021|

Temporary Payroll Administrator – Level 6 (March 2021 to October 2022)

CUPE LOCAL 2512                                                                                                                               January 29, 2021

 

Temporary Payroll Administrator – Level 6 (March 2021 to October 2022)

Specifics on location/schedule identified below

 

Job Posting #C-2021-04

Seniority is not a determining factor

General Description of Duties:

Payroll administrators process payments to employees based on information received by Human Resource Services.  The ideal candidate should be able to problem solve, work as a member of an interdependent team, and provide constructive feedback on processes and systems used by the department.

  • Computerized calculation of pay, deductions and contributions.
  • Calculation of adjustments for paid and unpaid absences.
  • Verify, edit and transmit on-line production reports.
  • Timely remittance of statutory and non-statutory deductions.
  • Familiarity with pension plans.
  • Preparation and verification of all journal entries and cheque requests.
  • Supporting duties ie., responding to employee inquiries and ad hoc reports.
  • Effectively communicate with government agencies, other departments and employees.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Two-year college diploma in business or a related discipline.
  • Payroll Compliance Practitioner Certification (Canadian Payroll Association), or in progress.
  • Minimum of two years payroll experience in a computerized payroll environment.
  • Knowledge and ability in a variety of software applications related to payroll.
  • Comprehensive and current knowledge of applicable government legislation and the ability to implement collective agreements, pension plans and all payroll related regulations.
  • Strong communication and analytical ability with excellent interpersonal and problem solving skills.
  • Demonstrated sound decision making skills involving the use of considerable ingenuity, initiative, judgement and resourcefulness.
  • Knowledge of the Canada Revenue Agency, Service Canada, Employment Standards Act, Workplace Safety and Insurance Board and Employer Health Tax Regulations.
  • Possess organizational and multi tasking skills in a busy work environment.

 

Hourly Rate:               $26.46 to $28.00 per hour (rates effective September 1, 2020)

                                   (Plus a current Market Adjustment Allowance of $8,000 is associated with the position)

 

Hours of Work:           Permanent Full-time, 35 hours per week

                                   Work schedule determined by the Supervisor

 

Location:                    Corporate Services at the Catholic Education Centre, Kitchener, ON

 

Weeks/Year:                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 February 12, 2021.

 

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.

 

 

January 29th, 2021|

February 1 to 5 is #WCDSBPetWeek!!

February 1 to 5 2021 is #WCDSBPetWeek in Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools.

Throughout the week, we invite all students and staff to share on social media their pets, and how their pets are helping them cope with COVID-19.

If your family doesn’t have a real pet, please feel free to create a “virtual” pet and share that …. or share a favorite stuffy.

We are all #InThisTogether – and everyone can play!!

Remember to use the hashtag #WCDSBPetWeek when you share.

And then check out www.wcdsb.ca/wcdsbpetweek frequently as all the posts are gathered!!

 

January 29th, 2021|

Administrative Assistant – Lead (Elementary) – Level 6

CUPE LOCAL 2512                                                                                                                January 28, 2021

 

Administrative Assistant – Lead (Elementary) – Level 6

 

Job Posting #C-2021-02.1

(Seniority is a determining factor)

General Description of Duties:

  • Operate, maintain and update the Aspen System and use the Aspen System for attendance purposes, school reports, registrations, transfers and retirements.
  • Responsible for accurate payment and invoicing for all school generated funds following all processes as identified by Business & Finance.
  • Collect, deposit and reconcile school generated funds in a timely manner following Business and Finance directives.
  • Compile and maintain school account information and maintain the ongoing yearly budget file for the school budget.
  • Compile, maintain and file confidential records such as Ontario Student Records (O.S.R.), budget records, staff and student absenteeism, requisitions, school council records and reports.
  • Perform reception duties such as receiving and directing visitors, receiving and placing telephone calls, distributing mail/couriers/faxes/emails, recording and distributing messages, responding to inquiries where directed by the principal, scheduling meetings and appointments.
  • Complete all student registrations, transfers and related procedures.
  • Compose, process and distribute correspondence and reports such as letters to parents/administration, monthly newsletter (with the direction of the Administrator), monthly reports and confidential records; report card printing for teaching staff (3 times per school year).
  • Order, receive, distribute and maintain office and school supplies.
  • Facilitate student attendance procedures and visitor/volunteer procedures.
  • Coordinate the duties of the administrative assistant staff where the school has a Administrative Assistant (Elementary) position.
  • Maintain First Aid supplies and log book as well as support the safe distribution and logging of student medications.
  • Maintain and provide all school level and Board forms and templates.
  • Operate general office equipment such as photocopiers, fax machines, PA system, walkie talkies and computers.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Possess a two (2) year college diploma in Office Administration or Business Administration.
  • 1-2 years related work experience.
  • Excellent organizational and multi-tasking skills in a busy work environment.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong problem solving, conflict resolution, decision making, and leadership skills.
  • Knowledge of basic accounting principles.
  • Advanced level knowledge and demonstrated ability in Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint software.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and ability in Aspen (or similar relational database ie., Trillium), Kimputer and Navision.
  • Knowledge of the Board and Ministry policies and procedures would be a definite asset.

 

Hourly Rate:               $26.46 – $28.00 per hour

 

Hours of Work:           Permanent Full-time, 35 hours per week

                                   Work schedule determined by the Administrator

 

Location:                    St. Agnes Catholic Elementary School, Waterloo, ON

 

Weeks/Year:                Approx. 43 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.

 

Application Submission:

 

Qualified and interested applicants can submit a resume outlining specific qualifications and abilities (such as relevant experience) to perform the duties of this job.  Diplomas/Certificates required for this position must be attached to your resume in order to be considered as a candidate.  

 

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on February 5, 2021.

 

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

 

Internal applicants must apply via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca.

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

 

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.

 

 

 

January 28th, 2021|

WCDSB Board Meeting Bulletin — January 2021

Meetings

Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, January 11, 2021 – Meeting Agenda Package

Public Board Meeting

Monday, January 25, 2021 — Meeting Agenda Package

Highlights

Healthy Active Living Report

Healthy Active Living in the WCDSB is integrated across multiple areas of the Multi-year Strategic Plan and plays a key role in fulfilling mental health and well being goals.

The 2019-2020 school year saw evidence of much success within the Healthy Active Living portfolio. The five priorities addressed during the past school year were:

  1. New Health & Physical Education Curriculum
  2. Don’t Walk in the Hallway – Physical Literacy Programing
  3. Foundations of a Healthy School
  4. Rowan’s Law
  5. Learn at Home – COVID 19 Program Support

Moving ahead through the remainder of 2020-21, and on into 2021-22, the primary focus in the Healthy Active Living portfolio will lie in supporting schools through a full return to school plan in the Health & Physical Education world.

  • New protocols will affect regular routines, including physical activity patterns from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Students are limited in the equipment that they use, the sanitization protocols necessary, and the physical distancing required to keep all students and staff safe.
  • At a time in which Physical Education needs to be one of the pillars of mental health and well-being, it will take great creativity and communication to ensure our system of teachers feel fully supported. This will be achieved through weekly emails to the Primary Planning Time Team and the use of the Weekly Announcements platform. Administrators will have the opportunity to have the Healthy Active Living Consultant virtually attend staff meetings so support can be provided directly to educators.
  • It will be crucial that plans continue to be flexible as the year progresses, and efforts will be made to communicate with our Public Health office and other school boards across the province to ensure best practices are being observed.

The report is available beginning on page 10 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Math Strategy Update

As well as providing an update with respect to the following listed math priorities, the report presented on January 11th illustrated how we are responding to the changing landscape of education. Specifically, the report detailed how we are leveraging technology to enhance each student’s learning experience and how we continue to strive to know our learners to respond to their needs & learning achievements — thus moving each student forward along their learning and life journey.

  • 2020 Math Curriculum, Grades 1-8 – Addendum to Growing Success & Update on Evaluation of SELs
  • Math Coaching Support (Elementary) – Revised, Cycle 1, Nov. 23 – Dec. 18
  • October 9 Numeracy PD Day: Elementary & Secondary
  • Math Professional Learning Opportunities: Reaching Educators Virtually & Digitally
  • Resource Update: Usership Data for Knowledgehook, Mathology.ca & NEW Digital Manipulative Supports
  • Secondary Update – Grade 9 Student Feedback, EQAO Field Test, 2021 De-streamed Grade 9 Math Course

Next Steps for Math Professional Learning: Elementary & Secondary

A) Continuation of:

○ Virtual professional learning, via webinars, to respond to teacher & student needs in real time

○ Math coaching support for board-identified schools; support for periphery schools ongoing by consultants; explicit support for St. Isidore staff ongoing by both math coaches and consultants

○ Pre-planned math webinars for all divisions of educators and administrators to support the new elementary curriculum, and the educational landscape serving all learners, as it evolves

○ Keeping educators informed of ministry math resources updates and abreast of all support(s) being offered via the weekly math news updates

B) Purposefully collaborating across Program Services to provide highly-accessible services that are aligned to assist our educators in ‘knowing their learners’ and responding effectively. Prioritizing ‘just-in-time’ support, for all educators, students, and administrators continues to be our collective goal.

The report is available beginning on page 14 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Extended Day Programs

All school boards in Ontario are required in every elementary school, to ensure the operation of an Extended Day program or third-party operation for children from JK to Grade 6, where sufficient demand exists.

The Extended Day program is an integral part of the Early Learning Kindergarten program at WCDSB and is led by registered Early Childhood Educators (RECE). The program is funded by parent fees and set on a cost-recovery basis.

In 2020, the Board of Trustees approved an Equal Billing Fee for Extended Day Programs not to exceed $26.25 per day, including PD days, Christmas, and March Break.

On January 25, 2021 — to cover rising costs to run the program – the Board of Trustees increased the daily fee to $27.00 per day. Fees are prorated based on school bell times and can be found on the board’s website, along with a list of schools currently offering the program.

The full report is available on beginning on page 34 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

2021 Property and Major Capital Construction Update

Each year, a detailed report is provided to the Board of Trustees summarizing various property transactions that have occurred in the past year, and that will be carried out in the near future.

In September 2019, the Board submitted the following Capital Priority funding requests for consideration by the Ministry of Education:

  • A new 1,400 pupil place grade 7-12 school in east Kitchener
  • Funding for an additional 164 pupil places at Huron Brigadoon elementary school in south west Kitchener
  • Funding for a capital solution for St. John in Kitchener
  • Funding for a 350-pupil place school in South West Cambridge shared with the co-terminus board
  • Funding for a 400-pupil place school in south west Kitchener (Rosenberg)
  • Funding for an 8-classroom addition plus a new gym and library at St. Agnes school in Waterloo

The Ministry has since approved funding for:

  • A new 1,400 pupil place grade 7-12 school in east Kitchener
  • A total of 650 pupil places plus an 88-space childcare centre on the Huron Brigadoon site in southwest Kitchener
  • A 354-pupil place school in south east Cambridge
  • An 8-classroom addition plus a new gym and library at St. Agnes school in Waterloo

The report also provides detailed property disposition and acquisition information, as well as an update on major construction projects.

The full report is available on beginning on page 37 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Trussler North Administrative Boundary Adjustment

On January 18, 2021, the WCDSB’s Executive Council approved an administrative boundary adjustment between St. Paul CES and Blessed Sacrament CES, effective immediately.

St. Paul CES has a capacity of 303 pupil places, and in 2020/21 has 7 portables on the site. The Long Term Accommodation Plan (2020) identifies that the school is projected to be at 167% capacity by 2022, and 190% by 2024. Further, there are 590 unbuilt low density residential units in known plans of subdivision identified within the St. Paul CES attendance boundary. Most of the forecasted enrolment pressure is generated from the Trussler North area, which is bussed to St. Paul, but located in Kitchener Southwest.

As shown on the maps, board administration has redirected future students in the lower ‘Bussed to St. Paul’ area to Blessed Sacrament. Blessed Sacrament can better handle additional enrolment and will also be part of the Huron Brigadoon Boundary Review Process.

No students are affected by these minor adjustments, and as such, no community consultation is required.

The full report is available on beginning on page 42 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Huron-Brigadoon Boundary Review

Addressing enrolment pressure in South West Kitchener has been a board priority for many years. A boundary review was first undertaken in this area in 2008/2009 and involved Blessed Sacrament CES, John Sweeney CES, Monsignor Haller CES, Our Lady of Grace CES, St. Kateri Tekakwitha CES, and St. Timothy CES. The phased implementation of that review included the construction of a new school in Huron Brigadoon.

In July 2011, the board received funding approval to construct a new 400 pupil place elementary school in Huron Brigadoon. In the absence of a new Huron Brigadoon school, a report was brought to Trustees in October 2013 to implement various boundary changes in South West Kitchener, and revise the boundaries of the 2008/2009 Phase 1 decision.

In 2015, a further commitment was received to fund the construction of five childcare rooms. Due to development delays, the board was not able to purchase the Huron Brigadoon site as planned.

In August 2019, the board was finally able to purchase the Huron Brigadoon school site.

It is now necessary to establish a boundary for the new Huron Brigadoon school in advance of its opening and redraw the boundaries of existing schools in the area to ensure enrolment relief, where feasible, and sustainability of enrolment.

Consequently, on January 25, 2021 the Board of Trustees approved initiation of the Huron Brigadoon Boundary Review to include Blessed Sacrament CES, John Sweeney CES, Our Lady of Grace CES, and St. Kateri Tekakwitha CES, with the purpose of creating a boundary for the new Huron Brigadoon Catholic Elementary School. The timeline for the boundary review will be finalized in February, 2021.

The full report is available on beginning on page 50 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Board Chair’s Update

Each month, the Chair of the Board reports on the activities of the Board of Trustees. Chair Melanie Van Alphen’s report for January 2021 is available on page 75 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 72 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Upcoming Board Meetings

Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, February 8, 2021

Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre

Regular Public Board Meeting

Monday, February 22, 2021

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 185-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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January 26th, 2021|

Director of Education Update re: Extended School Closure Period

Dear Waterloo Catholic Community –

We hope this letter finds you and your family well, and that you and your families are managing to stay positive during this most unique of years.

I must begin as I did at the beginning of the month by sincerely thanking all our staff for their exceptional efforts since our return from the break.  It has been a learning curve for so many and we know that learning remotely as a full system, requires a great effort from everyone involved.  In that spirit I also want to applaud our students and parents for their flexibility, as we have all adjusted to a new way of learning.  We all continue to adapt throughout this year but at every turn, our students continue to learn and make strides forward.  But more than that – they are hopefully understanding that there is a foundation of care, where their well-being is our highest priority.

The main purpose of this letter is to inform you that the government and Ministry of Education specifically, have communicated that Waterloo Region will continue learning remotely at this time.  While a number of regions across the province have now returned to face-to-face learning, each region is being assessed based on the COVID positivity rates within that region.  This approach will ensure that when our staff and students do return to the classroom, we will be doing so safely.

We know our schools are safe and there is a desire to ensure they remain safe.  Closing the schools to in person learning for the remainder January and early February will help us contain the cases that come into schools and ensure that when we return to our buildings, we are doing so in the safest manner possible.  It is our understanding that the next window for return will occur on February 11th.  We would expect to hear approximately a week before then as to which regions will be permitted to return to face to face learning.

The continuing exception to this direction is our students with special education high needs in elementary, and our community active living and ELD students in secondary.  Families who are affected by this option for learning have already been contacted directly.  We offer our sincerest thanks to the staff who have been going into our buildings and serving those students.

The one other relevant update you may be wondering about is the elementary school transition survey.  There was to be one final opportunity for parents to indicate if they wanted their children to learn remotely for the remainder of the year.  This survey was to take place January 27th to 29th.  Given that we are all remote at this time and that we will not be well served by any transitions at this time, we will defer the survey until our return date and circumstances are clear.  We will be sure to clearly communicate the survey dates to you when we are ready to administer the survey.

Once again, we encourage you to visit Ontario.ca/covidresponse to learn what public health measures are in place in our community – but also please be aware that these could change depending on the most current public health advice. We also suggest checking out the WCDSB website https://www.wcdsb.ca/living-learning-looking-forward/   and Region of Waterloo Public Health website https://www.regionofwaterloo.ca/en/health-and-wellness/2019-novel-coronavirus.aspx as they contain helpful resources and supports.  If you have any questions about what your particular school is doing, please reach out to your local school principal.

I will also take this opportunity to remind that mental health resources are available to students and families through Kids Help Phone, which offers 24/7 counselling and referral services across the province. To use this free resource, children can call 1-800-668-6868, or text CONNECT to 686868.

If there are any further updates we will certainly share them as soon as possible.  Please know that we continue to be in this together and day by day we will make it through.  Let’s continue to remain people of hope, informed by our Faith and a desire to do the best for the students in our care.  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.  #InThisTogether 

Sincerely,

Loretta Notten                                                                       

Director of Education 

 

January 21st, 2021|

Nominations Open for WCDSB Distinguished Graduate, Community Partner & Chair’s Awards

Nominations are now open for the annual WCDSB “Distinguished Graduate Award”“Community Partner Award” and “Chair’s Award”. Information about the awards (including the Distinguished Graduate Award nomination form) is available HERE. There are no nomination forms for the Community Partner and Chair’s Awards.

If you wish to make a nomination in any of the categories, please submit your rationale in writing along with any supporting documentation you feel appropriate, to Alice Figueiredo by Monday, March 31, 2021. Hard copy or emailed nominations are equally acceptable. Alice can be reached via email at alice.figueiredo@wcdsb.ca.

Distinguished Graduate Award

The Distinguished Graduate Award was established in 2005 under the Board’s “Celebration of Excellence” policy. It is presented annually to a graduate of 10 or more years from Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools who has provided an outstanding example of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations in action. The award is presented at the graduation exercises of the recipient’s Secondary School or another appropriate public venue.

Recipients

  • 2020 – Michael Dopp
  • 2019 – Richard Hepditch, Chief, Waterloo Fire Rescue
  • 2018 – Paul Heinbecker, former Canadian Ambassador to the United Nations
  • 2017 – Most Reverend Bishop Daniel Meihm, Bishop of Peterborough
  • 2016 – Michael Schmitt, Former WCDSB teacher, Principal, Superintendent & Director of Education
  • 2015 – Douglas Letson, C.M., Former President & Vice-Chancellor, St. Jerome’s University
  • 2014 – Katherine Bergman, President & Vice-Chancellor, St. Jerome’s University
  • 2013 – Mary Jo Fedy, Managing Partner, KPMG — Waterloo
  • 2012 – Toby Collins, C.R., Vocation Director for the Congregation of the Resurrection
  • 2011 – Teacher / missionary Sister Barbara Paleczny, SSND
  • 2010 – David Eby, Executive Director of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association – and current Attorney General of British Columbia
  • 2009 – Paul Voisin, C.R., Vicar General of the Diocese of Hamilton (Bermuda)
  • 2008 – Former Ontario cabinet minister – and current Wilfrid Laurier University Professor —John Milloy
  • 2007 – Lisa LaFlamme, Anchor – CTV National News with Lisa LaFlamme
  • 2006 – University of Waterloo professor Brian Orend
  • 2005 – Ontario Superior Court Justice Patrick J. Flynn

Community Partner Award

The Community Partner Award is presented annually in recognition of outstanding contributions made to Waterloo Region’s Catholic Schools by a community partner or agency serving the students, staff and greater community of Waterloo Region.

Recipients

  • 2020 – Sister Servants of Mary Immaculate
  • 2019 – Langs Community Health & Wellness Centre
  • 2018 – St. Vincent de Paul Store (Cambridge)
  • 2017 – Settlement and Education Partnership of Waterloo Region
  • 2016 – Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
  • 2015 – Waterloo Region Suicide Prevention Council
  • 2014 – Strong Start Charitable Organization
  • 2013 – Barrday Inc.
  • 2012 – Junior Achievement of Waterloo Region
  • 2011 – Nutrition for Learning
  • 2010 – Toyota Motor Manufacturing Canada
  • 2009 – Rex Barger
  • 2008 – Reid’s Heritage Homes
  • 2007 – Congregation of the Resurrection in Waterloo Region
  • 2006 – Region of Waterloo Public Health
  • 2005 – Waterloo Region Catholic Schools Foundation
  • 2004 – St. Jerome’s University
  • 2003 – Waterloo Regional Police Service
  • 2002 – Catholic Family Counselling
  • 2001 – Waterloo Region Catholic Community Foundation

Chair’s Award

The Chair’s Award is presented to a person (or group of people) in the school system who has contributed significantly to Catholic Education. It is given annually in recognition of outstanding contributions made in serving the students, staff and greater community of Waterloo Region and/or to the betterment of Catholic Education in Ontario in general.

Recipients

  • 2020 – Paul Cox
  • 2019 – Mary Jo O’Brien
  • 2018 – Tom Denomme
  • 2017 – Glenda Leusink
  • 2016 – Nancy Sabo
  • 2015 – Joni Grundy
  • 2014 – Marianna Worth
  • 2013 – Michelle Flood and Mary Stevens
  • 2012 – Bruce Cameron
  • 2011 – Gai Brown
  • 2010 – Theresa Horan
  • 2009 – Jeannie McCarroll
  • 2008 – Angela Davis
  • 2007 – Thomas Forestell, Mervyn J. Villemaire, Charles Van Alphen
  • 2006 – Deb Zettel-Schmitt
  • 2005 – Allan Hoch, Jennifer Rodrigues, Louise Ervin
  • 2004 – Gary Leduc
  • 2003 – Pat Brannigan, Michael Schmitt
  • 2002 – School Sisters of Notre Dame / Sisters of St. Joseph
  • 2001 – Dave Schnarr, Bill Brazeau, Pat Cannon, Warren Grafton, Horst Schweinbenz
  • 2000 – Fr. Fred Scinto, C.R.
  • 1999 – Ann O’Donnell-Beckwith
  • 1998 – Bob Anderson

 

January 21st, 2021|

Upcoming “Virtual” Board Meeting – Monday, January 25, 2021

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. — Monday, January 25, 2021. As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, this meeting will be streamed live on Youtube:

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Meeting Agenda

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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 185-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

January 21st, 2021|

Junior Financial Analyst

(Temporary Assignment: March 2021 to April 2022)

Job Posting Number: PASS 2021-01

 

Reporting to the Senior Financial Analyst, this challenging position will be responsible for:

 

  • Preparation of the salary and benefits budget for our transportation consortium and assist with preparation for the Board salary and benefit budget
  • Working in collaboration with the Senior Financial Analyst to monitor budgets, prepare variance analysis, projections and financial reporting for management
  • Assist with preparation of monthly and quarterly internal monitoring reports
  • Assist with preparation of annual budget presentation materials, including Meritorious Budget Award report
  • Working in collaboration with the Payroll Supervisor to develop standard review processes and templates to highlight anomalies
  • Developing reports for internal use and review existing reports for improvement opportunities
  • Assist with developing school budget allocations and monitoring school budgets
  • Preparation of monthly Key Performance Indicators
  • Working closely with budget holders to assist with budget monitoring and support
  • Assisting with year-end audit preparation and analysis
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Diploma or degree in a business-related field
  • 3+ years experience in a similar role
  • Demonstrated proficiency with technology and advanced computer applications (Excel, Access, Word)
  • Advanced analytical skills and ability to work independently
  • Excellent communication and language skills

 

Desirable Assets:

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

 

Salary Range: PASS Level 3, $58,857-69,242 *NB: Placement on salary grid done in accordance with provisions outlined in the PASS (Professional and Administrative Support Staff) Terms of Employment.

 

Hours of Work: Temporary 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 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 February 5, 2021 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.

January 20th, 2021|

Full time Temporary Behaviour Analyst

WATERLOO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

Invites applicants for the position of Full time Temporary Behaviour Analyst 

APSSP 2021-01

Commencing March 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022

 

 

Responsibilities:

 

The Behavioural Analyst will be responsible to undertake the following:

  • Conduct data driven functional behaviour assessments/analysis
  • Administer & interpret level “B” assessment materials (non-diagnostic systems)
  • Monitor functional behaviour interventions and data recording systems
  • Liaise between home, school, system staff and community (as appropriate)
  • Provide clinical consultation to families and staff in conjunction with Clinical  Psychologist
  • Actively participate as a member of the Applied Behaviour Analyst (ABA) Team
  • Build capacity by offering professional development to school and system staff
  • Perform other duties as assigned

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Masters Degree with specialization in areas such as psychology, science, or other areas deemed equivalent. BCBA designation Consideration will be given for applicants currently in pursuit of BCBA designation. Proof will be required.
  • Qualification training level “B” assessment testing materials
  • Experience with the principles of Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA) and Intensive Behavioural Intervention (IBI)
  • Experience working with children and youth with a diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorder and Dual Diagnosis
  • Experience with the development of proactive behaviour intervention & modification
  • Experience in the scientific field of applied behavioural analysis, behaviour modification & CPS
  • Experience with school aged children in an educational setting is essential
  • Experience with students with exceptional behavioural challenges & needs
  • Must possess excellent communication skills, written and verbal
  • Hold a current behaviour management systems certificate or equivalent
  • Must be proficient in the use of computers and data software
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle
  • Participation in ongoing professional leadership development activities to enhance clinical practice

 

Desirable Assets:

Familiarity with a wide range of special education 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.

 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.  Applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca for external applicants or internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca for internal applicants.  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:  January 29, 2021 at 4:00pm

 

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

January 18th, 2021|
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