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|

Facility Maintenance Mechanic

Job Posting Number:  UNIFOR 2021-04

 

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:

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is accepting applications for the position of Facilities Maintenance Mechanic.  Reporting to the Maintenance Supervisor, the Facilities Maintenance Mechanic is responsible for the regular inspection and maintenance of mechanical systems at Board secondary schools.

 

  • Monitor and maintain building equipment and systems including electrical, mechanical, plumbing, and minor HVAC equipment repairs as permitted by Provincial legislation
  • Complete regulatory fire and life safety inspections at schools where required including fire suppression systems and inspect, test, and verify emergency power and lighting systems, etc. and complete all necessary logs
  • Maintenance of heating and cooling systems, including monitoring of low pressure in boiler lines and water temperatures, greasing, and lubricating pumps, changing belts, changing filters and upkeep of the water treatment system (where required).
  • Maintenance and repairs of electrical equipment, generators, and pumps. Replacement of ballasts, restarting rooftop HVAC, motor, and pump replacement
  • Monitor and adjust building automation systems
  • Monitoring of glycol system
  • Repair custodial equipment including vacuums, buffers, floors machines, etc.
  • Other general maintenance responsibilities as required.
  • General cleanliness of mechanical/electrical rooms.
  • Abide by applicable laws and policies with respect to access, use, or disclosure of student and Board data and information.

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • At minimum, the successful candidate will possess a high school diploma or equivalent and one of the following certificates or trade licence, 4th class Operating Engineer, Facility Maintenance Mechanic 255W, Facility System Technician 255B or an Industrial Millwright with a valid 433A licence
  • Minimum three-year experience in a related role
  • Ability to read and understand blueprints and schematics
  • Ability to meet the demands of physical labour, including frequent climbing, lifting, kneeling, carrying, standing, and driving.
  • Capability to work at various height levels including rooftops, from ladders and in skyjacks and able to work in disagreeable environmental conditions and congested work spaces
  • Hands on knowledge of basic power tools – power drills, etc.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office and work order systems
  • Strong communication skills, both verbal and written and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work with minimum supervision, engaging in sound time-management practices
  • Valid driver’s license with a clean abstract required
  • Knowledge of applicable TSSA regulations, Canadian Standards Association, Occupational Health and Safety, Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Gas Fitter 2 would be considered an asset

 

Salary Range: UNIFOR Rate of Pay:  $27.46 per hour in accordance with the UNIFOR Collective Agreement, plus full benefit package and OMERS Pension Plan

Hours of Work:  Permanent full time: 40 hours per week / 52 weeks per year

Location(s): Various Secondary schools

 

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:  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 4, 2021 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 14th, 2021|

Information Security Administrator

Job Posting Number:  PASS 2021-19

 

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:

 We are looking for a dedicated individual to develop and implement security mechanisms that support the Board’s objectives and security strategy.   As the Information Security Administrator, you will be integral in elevating the Board’s security posture by assessing risks and providing security solutions to mitigate and protect the Board’s information resources.

 

Minimum Requirements:

 A three-year college degree or diploma in computer science/information technology or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Understanding of security controls to protect information systems consistent with cybersecurity standards and frameworks (NIST, CIS, COBIT, ISO 27001/27002).
  • Experience with using security tools for vulnerability and configuration scanning, such as Qualys and Nessus/Tenable.
  • Experience with Identity and Access Management including PAM, PIM, PAW, MFA, JIT and JEA.
  • Experience with security-related hardware and software, network and host-based intrusion prevention system, firewalls, VPN, SASE, PKI, application control, forward/reverse proxy, sandboxing, EDR, next generation anti-virus, and anti-spam products.
  • Experience with correlating rules, alarms, and metrics in log management/SIEM/UEBA.
  • Experience with security baselines, hardening, and minimization of attack surface area.
  • Excellent knowledge with current operating systems and network applications, network layers and related protocols (TCP/IP, Radius, SSL, SFTP, SSH, VRRP, RIP, BGP, OSPF, SD-WAN).
  • Experience with Windows Active Directory, PowerShell and scripting, Microsoft 365 and Azure cloud security solutions, VMWare, and VEEAM.
  • Excellent attention to detail and superior problem-solving skills.
  • Great verbal and written communication skills.
  • Working experience with Fortinet security solutions is a strong asset.
  • Any information network and security certifications are an asset, including but not limited to Network+, Security+, CEH, CISA, and CISSP.

 

Salary Range: PASS – salary range starting at $68,062 – $80,074 pursuant to the PASS Terms of Employment, Level 5

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

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

 

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.  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:  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 8, 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 13th, 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, September 13, 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:

Committee of the Whole

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…”.)

September 10th, 2021|

8 Permanent Elementary French as a Second Language (FSL) Teachers teaching Grades 4 to 8 at various schools throughout Waterloo Region

Job Posting Number:

AC-2021-125

 

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.

Minimum Requirements:

Note: First consideration will be given to candidates with French qualifications. Second consideration will be given to candidates with a French background.

  • Cover letter and resume
  • Ontario College of Teachers’ Certificate of Qualification (OCT Number)
  • Most Recent Teacher Performance Appraisal (if available)
  • Practice teaching reports
  • University transcripts (including post-graduate if available)
  • A complete Declaration of Commitment – available on our website: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Two professional references:
    • Employed by a School Board on a contract position within the last 24 months – one reference must be the most recent, immediate supervisor.
    • Faculty of Education student within the last 12 months and not been employed by a School Board on a contract position – one reference must be a Faculty of Education Advisor or Associate Teacher.
    • Returning to a teaching from a leave greater than 24 months – professional and/or academic references or alternative may be personal character references.

 

Application Process:

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

A Complete Application Checklist for Teachers can be found at:

https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/wcdsb-complete-application-checklist-teachers/

 

Applications will be accepted until 4:00pm September 17, 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 in 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 on Criminal Background Checks, please refer to policy APS 038 on the website of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board.

 

 

September 10th, 2021|
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