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School Vaccine Clinics: Dates, Times and Locations

The Region of Waterloo is hosting school vaccine clinics between December 2 – 23, 2021 across Waterloo Region to make it easier for 5-11 year olds to get vaccinated.

This message contains information on the following:

  • School Vaccine Clinics: Dates, Times & Locations
  • How to book an appointment?
  • Who can get the vaccine now?
  • What vaccine will be given?

Please see directly below for information about a special online parent information session being held on Thursday, December 2, 2021:

When: Thursday, December 2, 2021 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Zoom Meeting Link

  • Webinar ID: 925 5066 5739

  • Passcode: 136870

School Vaccine Clinics: Dates, Times & Locations

Children aged 5-11 and their family members who still need a first or second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine can book appointments at these school clinics. A parent/guardian must attend the clinic with their child. Evening and weekend appointments are available. Free parking is available on-site at all the clinics.

St. Peter Catholic Elementary School

92 Avenue Road, Cambridge

Thursday, December 2, 2021 — 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Queensmount Public School

21 Westmount Road, Kitchener

Saturday, December 4, 2021 — 9:15 am – 3:15 pm

 

Wilson Avenue Public School

221 Wilson Avenue, Kitchener

Thursday, December 9, 2021 — 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 — 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Sunnyside Public School

1042 Weber Street East, Kitchener

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 — 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Thursday, December 16, 2021 — 4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

St. Bernadette Catholic Elementary School

245 Lorne Avenue, Kitchener

Sunday, December 19, 2021 — 9:15 am – 3:15 pm

Monday, December 20, 2021 — 9:15 am – 3:15 pm

 

St. Anne Catholic Elementary School

250 East Avenue, Kitchener

Tuesday, December 21, 2021 — 9:15 am – 3:15 pm

Wednesday, December 22, 2021 — 9:15 am – 3:15 pm

 

Linwood Public School

50 Pine Street, Linwood

Thursday, December 23, 2021 — 9:15 am – 3:15 pm

 

How to book an appointment?

To book an appointment for your child and any family members who still need a first or second dose of the vaccine, please visit the Region of Waterloo website: regionofwaterloo/GetaVaccine

These clinics do not take walk-ins, an appointment is needed.

Who can get the vaccine now?

Children between the ages of 5-11 are now eligible to get their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone born in 2016 or earlier is eligible.

What vaccine will be given?

Health Canada has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for children 5-11 years old. See the resources below for more information.

Thank you for your continued support in keeping our community safe.

November 30th, 2021|

IMPORTANT!! Vaccine Information Session for Parents/Guardians of Children (5-11)

Vaccine Information Session for Parents/Guardians of Children (5-11)

Presenter: Dr. Kelly Grindrod, Associate Professor from the University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy

Date: December 2, 2021

Time: 7- 8:30 p.m.

Zoom Meeting Link

There will be an opportunity to ask questions following the presentation.


Vaccines are an important tool to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and allow families to safely resume normal activities.

Although children and youth are less likely to get very sick from COVID-19 they can still:

  • Get sick from COVID-19
  • Be infected and not have any symptoms
  • Spread COVID-19 to others
  • Experience longer-term effects if they do get infected

COVID-19 vaccines authorized by Health Canada are safe, reliable, and can help protect you, your family, and our community from COVID-19. Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccines.

This webpage will be updated when additional information about COVID-19 vaccines for children becomes available.

Can my child get the COVID-19 vaccine?

Children born in 2016 or earlier are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. Find information about how to get a vaccine.

A Parent’s Guide to Vaccination (available in 13 languages)

November 29th, 2021|

Special Message from the Director of Education – Important COVID-19 Updates

Dear WCDSB Community,

We hope that you continue to be well and that you have had a healthy and enjoyable fall season.  We are pleased that, for the most part, our schools continue to be safe and healthy places for learning to prosper.  We have not been without our challenges this fall, but with a few exceptions, our COVID-19 case counts have remained quite low and we are so grateful to both our staff and our families for working hard to follow all the necessary guidelines and precautions.

This letter once again brings a few very important updates of which we would like you to be aware as they are important to your understanding as to how things are unfolding and precautions we wish to continue to enforce, so that we may continue on a safe, healthy and positive path as a community.

Vaccination

As you have no doubt heard in the media, vaccination for children ages 5-11 is now ready to be rolled out in the province and within Waterloo Region.  The Chief Medical Officer of Health for the Province and local Public Health offer us the guidance, as the experts, that this is our best defense against COVID-19.  It will assist in keeping our children healthy, as well as all those with whom they have contact.  Vaccinations will be available at Public Health vaccination sites, community hubs, local pharmacies and at a few school pop-up sites (of which you will be informed when they are occurring).  A parent’s approval will be required for any child 5-11 to be vaccinated and any school-based sites will happen after hours.  Parents can begin making appointments as of today.

As a parent you may have questions about the vaccine for children 5-11 year old’s.  Our local Public Health Unit is sponsoring a virtual parent information session, via Zoom, on Thursday Dec 2nd, from 7 – 8:30 p.m.  The presentation, along with a question-and-answer session, will be given by Dr. Kelly Grind rod, Ontario College of Pharmacists Professor in Pharmacy Innovation and Associate Professor, University of Waterloo School of Pharmacy.  We would encourage any parent who still has questions about the vaccine to attend this session.

Rapid Antigen Testing for Students over Christmas Break

On November 18th, the provincial government announced that over the Christmas Break rapid antigen screen kits will be provided to any and all students who wish to take home 5 tests to be administered every few days between Dec 23rd and Jan 4th, so that we are better assured a safe and healthy return to school in January 2022, and a safer, healthier coming together with Friends and Family over the Christmas Season.

Sports / Athletics

As reported in previous letters, we have been pleased to see the return of athletics and sport to our schools and for inter-scholastic play to have returned for those age 12 and older.  The criteria to play is full vaccination and/or proof of a negative test.  This strategy is being used in a very targeted way for students who are not able to use our other usual strategies to ensure their safety – that is – they are unable to ensure masking and social distancing.  This strategy has now been endorsed by the province and will now continue for the foreseeable future for us at WCDSB.  We are extremely pleased by this decision.

Additional Health and Safety Measures

Also part of the November 19th announcement was the direction that all Parent-Teacher interviews should take place virtually (or by phone).  Similarly, schools are asked to ensure that assemblies occur virtually to ensure cohorts are not blending and social distancing is maintained.

Secondary Delivery Model

The province has opened the door to the second half of the year being delivered through a proper serestered model – which is 4 periods or 4 75-minute classes in a day.  This decision will have to be supported by Public Health based on cases and other relevant data.  At the current time we are hopeful that we will be in a position to return to a serestered/4 period day in February.

Potential Travel

A reminder that students under 12, travelling with vaccinated parents do not have to quarantine per se, but they are not allowed to return to school until 14 days from return have passed.  This guidance is found on our webpage.  This is federal policy we are sharing.

https://www.wcdsb.ca/covid-19-student-screening-and-testing/

Screening

As we have shared before, please know that one of the most important things you do each and every day is to complete the screening tool before you as a staff member or student (or parent of a student) arrive at school.  Any individual who fails the screener or who is symptomatic in any way should not be reporting to school.  That is part of our collective responsibility to one another.

https://covid-19.ontario.ca/school-screening/

Please review our full Operational Guidelines to ensure you understand how we are continuing to ensure a safe and happy school experience for all.

We continue to be exceptionally grateful for your support and partnership as we navigate this unique year.

Sincerely,

Loretta Notten

Director of Education

November 23rd, 2021|

WCDSB Board Meeting Bulletin — November, 2021

Meetings

Committee Of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, November 8, 2021 – Meeting Agenda Package

Public Board Meeting

Monday, November 22, 2021 — Meeting Agenda Package

Highlights

Pastoral Plan Update

Catholic schools exist to support the evangelizing mission of the Church. Catholic parents send their children to Catholic schools with certain expectations. The overriding expectation is that their child will experience education permeated with religious values, religious instruction and be invited to participate in the sacramental life of the church. They also expect that Catholic values will be held, modeled, expressed, and taught within the Catholic educational community. Our three-year pastoral plan supports and animates the faith life of students and staff in the WCDSB.

Additionally, our Multi-Year Strategic Plan indicates that nurturing our Catholic community will be a priority area with opportunities to bear witness to our faith through joyful discipleship and our relationships with and in Christ as an essential strategic direction. To this end, we endeavor to provide opportunities to live out and inform our faith through implementation of our Pastoral Plan, which is informed by the Ontario Bishops’ pastoral letter, Renewing the Promise.

During our 2019 Spiritual Development Day, we celebrated and reflected upon our Year 1 theme, “Called to Belong”. While we continued to be unable to gather for larger events last year due to public health protocols, we used a video launch in early October to transition from Called to Belong to “Gathered to Become”, Year 2 of our Pastoral Plan. Having been gathered, blessed, and fed in the first two years of our three-year Pastoral Plan, the focus of year three is to intentionally look outward, under the theme “Sent to Build”.  Our keynote speaker was Fr. James Martin, S.J., who joined us live from New York, and spoke to us about the importance of reaching out to the people on the margins, about the need for compassion and sensitivity and invited us to reflect on how we are living out our vocation in the model of Christ.

The report beginning on page 11 via this link — Meeting Agenda Package – provides a detailed overview of the many events planned for the remainder of the 2021-22 school year.

School Resource Officer (SRO) Program Update

In January of 2021, the Waterloo Catholic District school board contracted Turner Consulting Group to review the School Resource Officer (SRO) Program after the Waterloo Regional Police Service (WRPS) halted the program in the region due to expressed community concerns. The WCDSB committed to undertaking a review of the SRO program to determine its efficacy in our secondary schools in relation to its stated goals.

The report surfaced some perceptions and lived realities of the students, staff, and broader stakeholders from WCDSB that did not fully align with the stated goals of the program. From this report there appears to be a strong indication that both the school board and WRPS must take the time to revisit the goals of the SRO program and ensure full alignment to both the goals and the strategic approach that will best support those goals.

On November 22, 2021, the Board of Trustees received an interim staff report on the status of actions taken to date. Next steps in the process include:

  • WCDSB is in the process of developing structures to track suspension and Violent Threat Risk Assessment data as it relates to racialized students.
  • The Waterloo Regional Police Service has committed to having all 14 Community Engagement and Wellbeing Branch officers trained in the Violent Threat Risk Assessment program by spring 2022.
  • Meetings with the Waterloo Regional Police Service will continue over the next 8 weeks (about 2 months) as we solidify our program and delivery support model. The student census data set will be used to determine any required focus for action at a board and program design level.
  • Senior team members as well as our Chief Social Worker, Mental Health Lead, and school social workers will be attaining a formal certification on Combating Anti-Black Racism through York University. WRPS Officers will also be invited to participate in this certification.
  • Administrators will be introduced to the “Check Your Bias” checklist which will challenge all to consider how they are working through progressive discipline issues.

The report is available beginning on page 68 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Special Education Update

Last year, Student Services focused on supporting Special Education and classroom teachers in the virtual world and supporting schools through new protocols due to pandemic restrictions. The Special Education Liaisons created numerous resources which included educator tip sheets, Virtual Universal Supports, COVID-19 related IEP expectations, Jump Math, Empower, and Lexia for home learning.

The Special Education Return to Learn Website has been accessed more than 5,000 times by staff and more than 200 Learn@Home Kits to support alternative programming were provided.  Additional supports include a Google Classroom for alternative programming and numerous opportunities for virtual professional development for staff.

On November 22, 2021, the Board of Trustees received a detailed report focused on the far-reaching work of the following key staff teams:

  • Certified Behaviour Analysts (BCBAs)
  • Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) Facilitators
  • Communicative Disorders Assistants (CDA)
  • Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP)
  • Psychoeducational Consultants
  • Vision Services Team
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Special Education Liaisons
  • Educational Assistants
  • Assistive Technology Resource Teacher

Guided by the WCDSB’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan, the specific goals of these teams are:

  1. Provide Equitable Access to Learning Opportunities
  2. Improve Secondary Literacy Achievement
  3. Improve Numeracy Achievement

The report is available beginning on page 56 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Mental Health Update

The WCDSB’s 2021-22 Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan is in alignment with key elements of School Mental Health Ontario’s Action Plan during the COVID 19 Recovery Phase as follows:

1) Amplify and promote the protective influence of schools.

2) Identify and address emerging and escalating student mental health problems.

3) Mobilize focused support for those disproportionately impacted by COVID-19.

4) Build and sustain strong safety nets.

5) Provide hopeful and aligned communication.

This work supports the overall goals of the WCDSB’s 2019-21 Well-Being Strategy:

1) Students and staff feel a sense of belonging and inclusion in their learning community.

2) Students have equitable access to learning opportunities.

3) Building a culture of well-being that supports the success for all in the WCDSB community.

The 2021-22 Mental Health and Addictions Action Plan is focused on 3 key priorities:

Priority #1: Goal-directed planning at all levels of leadership to improve the organizational conditions that will support mentally healthy schools, through a comprehensive approach to wellbeing.

Priority #2: Capacity-building — Building a foundation that fosters inclusion and belonging for all students, educators feel equipped to promote mental health and well-being through evidence informed daily classroom practices and classroom conversations that strengthen relationships, enhance protective factors, and promote specific resilience skills.

Priority #3: All students and parents/caregivers have equitable access to relevant resources that support mental health and wellbeing and can identify and access pathways to Tier 2 and Tier 3 supports when mental health needs arise.

The report is available beginning on page 63 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

English as a Second Language (ESL) & English Literacy Development (ELD) Programs and Services Update

Since its inception, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board has celebrated the contributions of its Multilingual Learners (MLs) and worked to meet their needs in a variety of settings. Teachers of MLs continue to work in all our schools to support staff, students, and families develop language skills necessary for success in a changing society.

The report presented to the Board of Trustees on November 22, 2021 provided an overview of current data and trends regarding ESL/ELD programs and services.

Definitions:

English as a Second Language (ESL) programs are for students whose first language is other than English or is a variety of English significantly different from that used for instruction in Ontario schools.

English Literacy Development (ELD) programs are for students whose first language is other than English or is a variety of English significantly different from that used for instruction in Ontario schools.

ML/MLs — As the WCDSB moves toward more inclusive language, MLs or Multilingual Learners respects the linguistic backgrounds of our students without centering English as the only language in which one can learn.  It celebrates multilingualism as a gift and places an asset lens to which we view students who are adding English to their linguistic repertoires.

Current data indicate a steady increase in the number of students registering at the WCDSB (JK-Grade 12) from various countries all over the world. Many of them have English as an Additional Language Learning program needs, at the earliest steps to proficiency. Many students are arriving to us as Students with Limited or Interrupted Formal Education (SLIFE) — requiring foundational literacy and language development and orientation to school life in Ontario.

Despite current travel/immigration challenges during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Newcomer Reception Centre (NRC) has welcomed more than 130 students to the WCDSB (newcomers with varying statuses in Canada including refugee, permanent resident, and VISA) this school year (Aug-Nov 2 data).

Support for MLs is articulated in the WCDSB’s Board Improvement and Equity Plan for Student Achievement (BIEPSA) as educators are called upon to clearly know the needs of these students and respond to them in a collaborative and effective manner. The board’s response to identified and emerging needs is informed and supported by a wide and impressive range of team members (i.e. family members, cultural community leaders, translators, health practitioners, employers, faith community leaders, etc.,) who work in a dynamic and collaborative manner.

The report is available beginning on page 51 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Community Planning & Partnerships Guideline

The Community Planning and Partnerships Guideline (CPPG) (Ontario Ministry of Education, March 2015) requires that boards hold at least one meeting per year to discuss potential planning and partnership opportunities with the public and community organizations. The guideline focuses on opportunities to share facilities with community partners when:

  • Building new schools
  • Undertaking significant renovations
  • Considering the use of unoccupied space in schools
  • Considering properties associated with schools that may close
  • Sites that may be considered for future disposition.

Further to the provincial guideline, APF012 Community Planning and Facility Partnerships provides a framework to work with community organizations to benefit the Board, students, and the community. The Board must hold at least one meeting per year to discuss potential partnership opportunities. The presentation of this report at a public board meeting fulfils all CPPG requirements.

Proposed new schools, additions, and significant renovations are identified in the Long-Term Accommodation Plan. Ideally, the Board would identify partnership opportunities one to three years in advance of any potential construction start date. In May 2021, capital priorities requests were filed with the Ministry of Education to fund the following building projects:

  1. New Rosenberg CES (Kitchener)
  2. St. Boniface CES addition (Breslau)
  3. St. Gregory CES addition (Cambridge)
  4. New St. Patrick CES (Kitchener)

The New Rosenberg CES has for many years been envisioned as a co-build with the City of Kitchener, as such no further partnership opportunities are contemplated.

St. Boniface CES opened in September 2021 with an on-site childcare and EarlyON centre. The addition would not facilitate additional opportunities.

The St. Gregory CES addition would not allow for co-building based on site size limitations.

The New St. Patrick CES capital priorities request was filed with a proposed childcare centre co-build, and no further partnership opportunities are feasible based on site size.

The report is available beginning on page 7 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 November 2021 is available on page 82 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Student Trustees Update

Student Trustees Sarah Simoes and Sarah Wilson presented their monthly update – covering activities in WCDSB’s secondary schools. It is available beginning on page 79 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Upcoming Board Meetings

Inaugural Meeting of the Board of Trustees

Monday, December 6, 2021

Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre

Regular Public Board Meeting

Monday, December 13, 2021

Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre

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November 23rd, 2021|

PASS 2021-25 Human Resources – Health and Safety Assistant

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Human Resources – Health & Safety Assistant

Job Posting Number PASS 2021-25

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board serves over 38,000 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 Health & Safety Assistant will:

  • Collaborate with the Health & Safety Officer and Safety Specialist in ensuring compliance of the Ontario Health & Safety Act
  • Prepare minutes and documentation for the Joint Health & Safety Committee
  • Assist with tracking and follow-up for inspections and incident reports
  • Update and maintain the Health & Safety section of StaffNet
  • Health & Safety Training – records administrator and compliance tracking; assist with course registration
  • Deal with telephone/email queries, directing calls to the appropriate staff member
  • Maintain databases and electronic files and preparation of correspondence
  • Carry out ad hoc research projects as assigned
  • Maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the position
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Requirements:

  • 2 Year College Program (Human Resources Management Certificate or Executive Administrative Assistant Diploma or similar program) or equivalent experience
  • Successful experience in a professional office environment
  • Knowledge and experience in Human Resources and/or Health & Safety processes and practices
  • Excellent Computer Skills (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)

Salary Range:

51,921-61,085. PASS Level 1, annual salary in accordance with  the PASS Terms of Employment

Hours of Work:

Permanent, full-time.  35 hours per week./52 weeks per year

Location(s):

Catholic Education Center – 35 Weber Street West, Kitchener, Ontario

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 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 November 29, 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.

November 22nd, 2021|

Upcoming Board of Trustees Meeting

The next meeting of the Board of Trustees is scheduled for 6:00 p.m. — Monday, November 22, 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:

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…”.)

November 19th, 2021|

PASS 2021-24 Dispatch and System Support

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The Board wishes to support a more diverse 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.

Dispatch & System Support

Job Posting Number PASS 2021-24

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board serves over 38,000 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 will report to and work collaboratively with the Human Resource Information Systems (HRIS) Supervisor.   The incumbent will assist in maintaining the operations of the automated absence and dispatch system, as well as provide back up support to the HRIS functions.  This position will serve to support the HRS staffing areas with troubleshooting data functions and system operations.   Responsibilities include the following:

  • Assist in the management of the day-to-day operations of the automated attendance and dispatch program for user accessibility, including establishing priority lists for call out replacement purposes

  • Work collaboratively with the HRIS supervisor to assign functionality between the automated attendance dispatch program and the HRIS interfaces

  • Provide back up support to the HRIS supervisor on specific tasks

  • Assist and support the Human Resource Services (HRS) staff with set up and updating of employee profiles in dispatch program and update absence codes

  • Conduct weekly payroll imports from the dispatch to the HRIS

  • Run weekly reports where required and as requested by staff

  • Maintain the inboxes assigned, respond to inquiries, and troubleshoot user problems

  • Annual maintenance of the dispatch program and interfaces

  • Assist HRS staff with onboarding of new employees on the use of the attendance/dispatch program(s)

  • Provide training, support, and technical knowledge to school/department administration on the associated program(s); update information on the StaffNet related to the program(s) for users

  • Responsible for electronic employee file set up and management, including collaborating with the Privacy Officer where necessary

  • Maintain demographic changes in HRIS related to name/address and other staff changes

  • Maintain data and spreadsheets related to gratuities, disciplinary records, etc.

Minimum Requirements:

  • A three (3) year college diploma in Human Resource Services, Computer Technician or equivalent coupled with three (3) years demonstrable experience in providing user support and training to database application users. 
  • Demonstrated experience and an in-depth working knowledge and understanding of the following:  Microsoft Office; Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft excel
  • Strong organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.
  • The ability to set priorities and to work with minimal supervision.

Desirable Assets: Education Sector experience

Salary Range: $59,446 – $69,934 annual salary in accordance with  the PASS Terms of Employment

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.

Application Process:

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

Any assistance required, please contact Applytoeducation at 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 November 24, 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.

November 17th, 2021|

See This Important Invitation From The CCFOWR

November 2021

School Administrators, Parish & Community Partner Leads:

The CCFOWR values community and has a responsibility to offer a “hand up”, empowering the life journey of the marginalized and vulnerable within the Region of Waterloo, with a focus on youth. We believe in inclusion and equity and alignment with the 7 Social Teachings of the Catholic Church. We are committed to cooperating and collaborating with community partners in all sectors to support and evolve common goals.

In 2021, the new merged organization, in response to the unique community needs created by the pandemic over the past two years, responded with a just-in-time support program for our families and partner organizations:

  • $70,000 Food Card Program supporting families in our schools and parishes
  • $70,000 One-time Grants for our community not-for-profit
  • $100,000 Annual Scholarships/Bursaries/Awards
  • A Speaker Series to support families in our

The CCFOWR is also offering an additional $50,000 in grants to support programs and initiatives in our schools, parishes and community partner organizations.

The application process is simple and online for your convenience and framed within the following timelines:

November 2021  – Program launched and introduced to stakeholders

December 10, 2021 – Application submission deadline

January 2022 – Applicants will be informed of the status of their submission

The online application includes detailed information https://forms.gle/G48VSxeGGeXoRWQ66.

If additional information is required, don’t hesitate to contact me or the Grants Committee Chair: John Klein (email: john.klein@wcdsb.ca).

 

Vic Degutis
President, Catholic Community Foundation of Waterloo Region Inc.
Email: Vic.Degutis@outlook.com
Cell: 519.588.2426

November 16th, 2021|

C-2021-33.2 Library Technician – Level 6

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The Board wishes to support a more diverse 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.

Library Technician – Level 6

Specifics on location/schedule identified below

Job Posting #C-2021-33.2

Seniority is not a determining factor

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board serves over 38,000 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:

  • Supports the delivery of curriculum and the development of information literacy by helping patrons locate and use relevant print and electronic resources.
  • Maintain a physical collection by shelving materials, shelf-reading for shelf order.
  • Facilitate book exchanges, literacy initiatives, readers advisory, and reading aloud to groups and assist with school-based literacy initiatives.
  • Provide orientation and training to students and staff as well providing library services and literacy activities within the school through web pages and newsletters.
  • Maintains the library budget and selects new library materials based on Board guidelines and the needs of the school community; communicate with the school administration on priorities.
  • Produce overdue notices to account for all library materials.
  • Develop school library collections considering needs of the school and operating within parameters set out in Board policies.
  • Catalogues and circulates library  materials using the automated library system.
  • Maintains the AV equipment collection, and provides basic set-up and troubleshooting.
  • Maintains bibliographic records using reports and undertakes regular inventories of the library collection as outlined in Board policies.
  • Promotes library services and literacy activities within the school and parent community through web pages, and newsletters.

    For a complete description of the responsibilities, refer to Elements of a Quality Elementary School Library Program.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must have completed the Library and Information Technician Diploma in addition to possessing one (1) to two (2) years of experience working with children in a school or public library.
  • Proficient in computer applications; MS Office, library software.
  • Understand the cataloguing and inventory processes.
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills and sound judgment.
  • Ability to plan work, multi-task and prioritize.

    Hourly Rate:               $26.72 to $28.28 per hour

     

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

                                       Work schedule determined by the Administrator

    Weeks/Year:                Approximately 42 weeks/year

    Location:                    St. Anne Catholic Elementary School, Kitchener, ON

     

    Effective Date:             As soon as possible

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.

External Applicants

External Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at: https/ /wcdsb.simplication.com .  For ApplytoEducation assistance, please contact 1-877-900-5627 (Monday – Friday, 7:30 am – 7:00 pm EST.)

In the application process, identify your qualifications and abilities, such as relevant experience to perform the duties of this job.  Include your resume, covering letter and diplomas/certificates in your application.

Incomplete applications may not be considered.

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 up until 4:00 pm on November 19, 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.

November 11th, 2021|

RECE-2021-03 Registered Early Childhood Educators AND the Graduating class of 2022

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The Board wishes to support a more diverse 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.

Registered Early Childhood Educators

 

(This posting is open to all Registered Early Childhood Educators AND the Graduating class of 2022)

(RECE-2021-03)

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board serves over 38,000 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 a Registered Early Childhood Educator (RECE) you will be available for daily occasional, long term and permanent (full and part time) assignments. The responsibilities of the position include collaborating with other educators to plan and implement the Early Learning Kindergarten program within a classroom setting and/or taking the lead in implementing age appropriate learning for groups of students as part of the Extended Day Program.

The RECE will deliver faith-based Early Learning Programs in an environment that enhances children’s cognitive, physical, social, spiritual and emotional development.

Minimum Job Requirements to be considered for daily occasional, long term occasional and permanent assignments*:

  1. Knowledge and understanding of Ministry of Education’sKindergarten Program Document
  2. Experience in planning and implementing age appropriate programs
  3. Knowledge of related legislation and pertinent Board policies and directives such as, but not limited to Administration of Medication and/or Special Services
  4. Ability to stand/walk for extended periods and move/carry equipment for program; and must be able to physically assist children as required (e.g. lifting)
  5. Basic computer competency

*See “Application section” regarding Catholicity requirements.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to communicate (both oral and written) in a professional manner with children, parents, staff and the general public
  • Proven ability to follow organizational policies and procedures in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Strong organization and time management skills
  • Demonstrate knowledge of classroom managementDesirable Assets:
  • One year experience as an ECE in an Early Learning or Childcare setting is preferred however new graduates or current ECE students on track to graduate this spring are welcome to apply
  • Current certificate in First Aid and CPR

Responsibilities for Both Kindergarten and Extended Day programs:

  1. Partner with classroom educators and other designated staff to plan and implement the Early Learning Kindergarten and Extended Day Program(s) through developmentally appropriate curriculum-based activities
  2. Collaborate with classroom educators and other designated staff to support individual student’s identified needs, strengths, interests and stages of development
  3. Observe, monitor and assess the development of pupils in Kindergarten and/or Extended Day Program
  4. Collaborate with classroom educators and special education teacher to carry out specialized activities to support learning for children requiring an Individual Education Plan (IEP)
  5. Collaborate with extended day team to implement a developmentally appropriate curriculum based on the Extended Day Program expectations
  6. Maintain a healthy, physical, emotional and social learning context for students
  7. Provide a variety of experiences to strengthen pro-social skills such as sharing, problem solving and cooperation
  8. Provide guidance in washroom routines, dressing and lunchtime activities
  9. Maintain appropriate records for students (e.g. health, attendance, etc.) respecting confidentiality and adhering to all privacy legislation
  10. Collaborate and maintain set-up of classroom (e.g. display, organization of materials etc.)
  11. Where applicable, attend staff meetings, appropriate school-level meetings and professional development activities
  12. Perform related administrative functions as required such as attendance and billing in the extended day program
  13. Complete any duties as assigned by principal or ECE Supervisor

Additional Responsibilities for Extended day program:

  • Provide supervision and age-appropriate programming for children aged 4 to 12 years
  • Perform related administrative functions as required
  • Communicate with parents and school staff as appropriate
  • Facilitate nutrition breaks
  • Complete other related duties as assigned by the principal or ECE Supervisor

Rate of Pay for Daily Occasional Supply: $21.87 per hour

Rate of Pay (Grid) for Permanent & Long Term in an Assignment 40 consecutive days or more:

$21.87- $28.59 per hour**

*based on years of experience while being a member of the College of Early Childhood Educators*

**A shift allowance is provided to qualified RECEs in a permanent or long term 10:30 am to 6:00 pm assignment.

Schedule and Hours of Work:

Full-time positions:     7 hours/day plus ½ to 1 hour per day unpaid lunch

Part time positions:    3.5 hours/day             

Schedules will vary from school to school and will range from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

RECEs are normally called for assignments that range from a start at 8:00 am to those that end at 6:00 pm

Long Term assignments may include schedules that commence at 7:00 am to 2:30 pm or 10:30 am to 6:00 pm

 

Minimum Application Requirements to be considered for daily occasional and long-term occasional assignments:

  1. Copy of Roman Catholic Baptismal certificate. A Catholic Confirmation certificate is necessary ONLY if you were baptized in affiliation with a Christian denomination other than Roman Catholic.
  2. A complete Declaration of Commitment available on our website: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  3. Member in Good Standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators
  4. Copy of Early Childhood Education diploma
  5. Current cover letter and resume
  6. Two (2) professional references (one reference must be immediate supervisor)

Minimum Application Requirements to be considered for permanent assignments:

 

  1. Catholic Pastoral Reference form: please complete priest reference form for Designated Early Childhood Educators available on our website https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  2. Copy of Roman Catholic Baptismal certificate. A Catholic Confirmation certificate is necessary ONLY if you were baptized in affiliation with a Christian denomination other than Roman Catholic.
  3. A complete Declaration of Commitment available on our website: https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  4. Member in Good Standing with the College of Early Childhood Educators
  5. Copy of Early Childhood Education diploma
  6. Current cover letter and resume
  7. Two (2) professional references (one reference must be immediate supervisor)

 

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

A Complete Application Checklist for Designated Early Childhood Educators can be found at:
https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/wcdsb-complete-application-checklist-designated-early-childhood-educator/

Please ensure all documentation required in the checklist is submitted – “incomplete applications are not considered”.

Applications will be accepted until 4:00pm on November 29,2021.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.

Virtual (video) interview dates TBD

Orientation session: TBD.

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.

November 4th, 2021|
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