Catholic Board Elects Two New Trustees

Trustees of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board have elected Shannon Nash and Hans Roach to fill two vacant seats on the Board of Trustees, representing Kitchener/Wilmot. The election was held during a public meeting on Monday, August 30, 2021 at the Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre.

There were 19 registered candidates.

Under the Education Act, when a trustee vacancy occurs, the Board of Trustees must undertake a process to identify a qualified person to serve the remainder of the former Trustee’s current term of office. The Board of Trustees has traditionally used a candidate application / interview process to fill vacant seats.

The students, staff and Trustees congratulate new Trustees Nash and Roach, and thank all those who applied to serve our Catholic schools.

August 31st, 2021|

WCDSB COVID-19 Operational Guidelines & Updated Daily School & Child Care Screening

As we get ready to head back to school, we are truly looking forward to a year that allows us to embrace a renewed love of learning, within our faith-based communities.

We remain very grateful for your continued support as we navigate life in the COVID-19 era, and remain ready and willing to assist you as we transition back to what will undoubtedly be a #WCDSBAwesome year!

Please review our full Operational Guidelines to ensure you understand how we are ensuring a safe and happy return to school.

In addition, please be aware of the ongoing expectation that all students, staff and visitors are expected to each day complete the required provincial government COVID-19 Daily Screener online, or download and print a hard copy for daily reference.

August 30th, 2021|

Part-time Lunch Supervisor – Level 1

 

CUPE LOCAL 2512                                                                                                                          August 30, 2021

 

 

Part-time Lunch Supervisor – Level 1

Specifics on location/schedule identified below

 

Opportunity Bulletin #OB-2021-04

Seniority is not a determining factor

 

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.

General Description of Duties:

  • Being assigned to a supervision location in the school, i.e., cafeteria, library, hallways, outside, etc.;
  • Ensuring a safe and secure environment for the students;
  • Assisting with the enforcement of school expectations regarding uniform and behaviour, and;
  • Working with other staff in the school.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12 Diploma.

 

Hourly Rate:               $22.20 to $23.46 per hour

 

Hours of Work:           Permanent Part-time, 10 hours per week

                                   11:45 – 1:45 pm [Monday to Friday]

(Unless otherwise informed by the administrator)

 

Weeks/Year:                Approximately 40 weeks/year

 

Location:                    St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, Kitchener, ON

 

Effective Date:             As soon as possible

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Application Process:

 

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.

 

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.

 

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on September 7, 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 Vulnerable Sector Criminal Background Check.  For further information refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

August 30th, 2021|

Part-time Lunch Supervisor – Level 1

 

CUPE LOCAL 2512                                                                                                                          August 30, 2021

 

 

Part-time Lunch Supervisor – Level 1

Specifics on location/schedule identified below

 

Opportunity Bulletin #OB-2021-04

Seniority is not a determining factor

 

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.

General Description of Duties:

  • Being assigned to a supervision location in the school, i.e., cafeteria, library, hallways, outside, etc.;
  • Ensuring a safe and secure environment for the students;
  • Assisting with the enforcement of school expectations regarding uniform and behaviour, and;
  • Working with other staff in the school.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Grade 12 Diploma.

 

Hourly Rate:               $22.20 to $23.46 per hour

 

Hours of Work:           Permanent Part-time, 10 hours per week

                                   11:45 – 1:45 pm [Monday to Friday]

(Unless otherwise informed by the administrator)

 

Weeks/Year:                Approximately 40 weeks/year

 

Location:                    St. Mary Catholic Secondary School, Kitchener, ON

 

Effective Date:             As soon as possible

 

 

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

 

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

 

 

 

Application Process:

 

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.

 

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.

 

Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on September 7, 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 Vulnerable Sector Criminal Background Check.  For further information refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

August 30th, 2021|

List of Candidates to Fill WCDSB Trustee Vacancies

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees (Committee of the Whole) is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. — Monday, August 30, 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).

The purpose of the meeting is to hear presentations by candidates registered to fill two vacant seats on the Board of Trustees, representing Kitchener/Wilmot.

The meeting will be immediately followed by a special meeting of the Board of Trustees, at which the Board will elect the two new Trustees.

The candidates for the vacant Trustee seats are listed in alphabetical order, below.

First Name Last Name
Wendy Ashby
Vincent Carere
Joseph Devasia
Kathy Doherty-Masters
Mac Graham
Roach Hans
Michael Juvatopolos
Renee Kraft
Andrew McAlorum
Iris Miltenburg
Shannon Nash
Ilidia Sa Melo
Maxime Salman
Joseph Scarfone
Cheyenne Sexton
Kelly Steiss
Bernadette Vanspall
Valerie Vaz
Jon Zagaja
August 28th, 2021|

Secondary School Credit Teacher – Hairstyling/Barber Program -Temp Assignment

Secondary School Credit Teacher – Hairstyling/Barber Program -Temp Assignment

St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centre                  

 Posting Number: AC-2021-121

 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.

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 Administrative Team 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 based on Ministry of Education Curriculum and guidelines
  • 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 to support achievement
  • Evaluating the progress of students throughout the learning process and discussing results with students
  • Creating reports of students’ performance and challenges, with recommendations for improvement
  • Reporting on student progress
  • 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 opportunities

 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 $45.34 per hour plus Stat and Vacation Pay
  • Uncertified rate $40.20 per hour, plus Stat and Vacation Pay

 Hours of Work:  September 24, 2021 – June 22, 2022   M-F 8:45 – 3:30

Location:        Main Campus – 80 Young St, Kitchener

Applications

 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, Practice teaching reports, Undergraduate and, if applicable, postgraduate university transcripts, Teacher Performance Appraisal (TPA) summative reports or most recent performance appraisals.

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

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

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

Applications will be accepted until: September 7, 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.

 

 

 

August 26th, 2021|

Important Message from the Director of Education Re: Back-to-School Protocols

Dear WCDSB Community,

The last days of summer are winding down and we know that everyone’s thoughts have turned to the return to school. We cannot wait to welcome all our staff and students back! We hope you have had a safe, restful and enjoyable summer. This letter brings a few important updates about our return and provides a link to a much more detailed overview of our Operational Guidelines.

Return to In Person Learning
All schools will be open this September and St Isidore (our virtual school, for those who enrolled last June) will operate dedicated classes at the elementary level. We will use a hybrid model in secondary for those students who have selected online learning for this year. For our elementary students, their classroom is their main cohort, but students will be able to access specialized supports where needed. In secondary – it will be a 2 period day. Each class will be 150 minutes, with a 40 minute lunch in between.

Vaccination
On August 17th the Government of Ontario announced that they (and we by extension) will implement an immunization disclosure policy for all publicly funded school board employees and licensed child cares. For those staff who cannot attest that they are fully vaccinated, they will be completing regular testing before reporting to their school or workplace. The Chief Medical Officer of Health and Waterloo Region Public Health also strongly endorse all students ages 12 and older to access vaccination.

Masking
Students from K to 12 will continue to wear masks. An exemption form is required for any student in grades 1 to 12 who is unable to wear a mask. We will be strongly supporting this precaution, as Public Health and provincial guidance suggests that outside of vaccination, it is our best strategy to promote a healthy and safe environment for all. We ask you to work with us to support students in understanding why we wear a mask and how to do so safely. Those requesting an accommodation under the Human Rights Code should submit their exemption request to their school Principal.

Hand Hygiene and Distancing
We are pleased to share that there will be more access to resources and learning materials. We will take a cautious approach but students will be sharing more objects within their classroom and have access to our learning commons spaces (libraries), so hand hygiene and distancing will remain important practices. School staff will work with students to reinforce the strong habits that ensure a robust and safe learning environment for all.

Daily Screening
All staff and students are still required to complete daily screening, using the Ontario School Screener. The tool is being updated to reflect the new protocols and we will share it and post it in our Operational Guidelines as soon as it is available. This request is extremely important. Any individual who is symptomatic should not come to school, even if they believe it is not COVID-19.

Lockers, Lunches and Recess

  • The use of lockers and cubbies will be permitted this year. Once again hand hygiene will be critical, students must be masked at all times in these areas and there is a 5 minute time limit at a locker and students should avoid congregating.
  • In secondary there will be some limited use of the cafeteria for selected classes; other students will have the option to eat in their classroom or leave the school building for the lunch period. There will be no food service in the secondary cafeterias.
  • Students in K-8 benefit from their breaks, activity and social time at recess. Masks do not have to be worn outside for recess, but it is always an option to do so.

Learning Kits for next year
Finally, just a short word to say that as shared last spring, we will be providing students and families from grades JK – 12 with WCDSB Learning Kits. It is a small way to ensure heath and safety, while saying to you that you matter to us! We value your faith in WCDSB and we cannot wait to welcome you back!

Please review our full Operational Guidelines to ensure you understand how we are ensuring a safe and happy return to school.

We are truly looking forward to a year that allows us to embrace a renewed love of learning, within our faith-based communities. We remain every grateful for your continued support and remain ready and willing to assist you as we transition back to what will undoubtedly be a #WCDSBAwesome year!

Sincerely

Loretta Notten
Director of Education

August 26th, 2021|

Upcoming WCDSB Board Meeting

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees (Committee of the Whole) is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. — Monday, August 30, 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).

The purpose of the meeting is to hear presentations by candidates registered to fill two vacant seats on the Board of Trustees, representing Kitchener/Wilmot.

The meeting will be immediately followed by a special meeting of the Board of Trustees, at which the Board will elect the two new Trustees.

Agendas:

Committee of the Whole

Special Board of Trustees Meeting

Other Information:

General Information About WCDSB Board Meetings

Information About the Board of Trustees

(Agenda files can be large. If you are experiencing issues downloading a file, right click on the link and choose “Save Target As…”.)

August 25th, 2021|

Re-engagement Officer – Social Worker

WATERLOO CATHOLIC DISTRICT SCHOOL BOARD

Invites applicants for the position of:

 Re-engagement Officer – Social Worker – 1.0 FTE effective approximately September 1, 2021-August 31, 2022

Job Posting Number:  APSSP 2021-15

 

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.

 

Re-engagement officer (Social Worker) will work on multi-disciplinary team with superintendent of student success, other Re-engagement officers (Teachers), and school teams to identify, engage, and support (Gr. 7-12) students who have stopped attending, display poor attendance or significant decrease in overall achievement, or have become credit deficient. The Re-Engagement team will have specific focus on working with students who have become disengaged over the pandemic period of remote learning including the following:

 

  • First Nations, Métis, and Inuit
  • Racialized
  • Newcomer and/or ELLs

 

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:

 

  • Lived experience as a member from indigenous (First Nations, Métis or Inuit) peoples, members of racialized communities, persons with disabilities, women, and persons who identify as 2SLGBTQ+.
  • 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.

Hours of Work:             Temporary 1.0 FTE

Location(s):                 Catholic Education Centre – 35 Weber Street West, Unit A, Kitchener, Ontario (at this time staff are working a combination remotely and in the school)

 

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

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

 

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

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

 

In the application process, identify your qualifications and abilities, such as relevant experience to perform the duties of this job.  Include your 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 4:00 pm on August 30, 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.

 

August 24th, 2021|

Human Resource Services Officer, Academic Administration (Secondary)

PASS 2021-16

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board serves more than 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:

This position is accountable for human resource functions for academic employees including occasional and secondary teachers. Functions in this role include,

  • Collective Agreement administration, negotiations and contract interpretation, recruitment, onboarding, establishment of seniority dates and placement, hiring, transfers, leaves of absence, retirements, resignations and all secondary Long Term Occasional and permanent teacher staffing within the organization;
  • Provide direction and support on labour relations items, including attending labour management meetings, taking notes, participating in grievance processes up to and including attending arbitrations, mediations or other legal forums;
  • Supervise and manage assistants including ongoing training of new and existing HRS Assistants concerning human resource functions for academic employees
  • Prioritize schedules and workloads to meet timelines;
  • Adhere to confidentiality requirements established by legislation and outlined in board policy;

Minimum Requirements:

  • Post secondary degree or diploma in a related field, e.g. human resources, labour relations or business administration – or comparable work experience.
  • 3 years’ related experience including supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Superior customer service skills when interacting with employees, administrators and senior staff
  • Strong technical writing skills. Proven ability to create system and process documentation in a clear and concise manner.
  • Superior time management skills; strong ability to prioritize and follow through on deliverables

Desirable Assets: {optional}

  • School Board experience
  • Experience in a unionized setting

Salary Range:
Annual Salary: $71,386 to $83,985 pursuant to the PASS Terms of Employment, Level 6
Hours of Work: Full Time – 35 hours per week (full year)
Location(s): 35 Weber Street West, Kitchener, Ontario

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

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

Application Process:

Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at: https://www.applytoeducation.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 August 30th 2021 at 4 pm

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.

August 20th, 2021|
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