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A Statement from Director of Education Loretta Notten

Findings of Independent Investigation “a Blueprint for Further Action” 

Says Director of Waterloo Catholic District School Board

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Board calls on province to address “critical support gap” for students in crisis

Waterloo Region, ON — Yesterday, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board received the results of the independent investigation into police involvement at a school.  Loretta Notten, Director of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board says, “We deeply regret the obvious hurt and distress caused to this young child in our care, and to his family, and indeed the Black community.  I want to assure the family, and the community, that we are committed to doing better.  We will do what needs to be done locally.  We will also highlight the changes that need to happen provincially to support students in crisis.

Says Notten, “With this investigation complete we now need to work at the changes that need to happen to ensure the best possible experiences for the students in our care. The report is a blueprint for further action for us — on anti-Black racism, on how we support a student in crisis, and on our relationships with parents. “

Notten stresses, “There is a significant issue highlighted in this report — and it requires both a response from the Ministry of Education and our local school board.  There is a critical support gap for students in crisis — one that must be solved in our protection of students and school staff safely moving forward.”

Explains Notten, “Everyone in education knows that there are more students than ever presenting with violent behaviors that risk and cause physical injuries to the student themself, as well as other students and staff.  It is likely quite challenging for someone outside of the education realm who has not experienced such a situation, to imagine a scenario with a child so young, yet this is a reality in schools across the province.

As boards, we put every single measure in place to support that student, and that can include a comprehensive safety plan.  Unfortunately, when every educational strategy is exhausted, by our expert, caring staff and the student remains in crisis with an on-going risk of self-harm, or harm to others, the final option for school boards is to call 911 and emergency services.

That is not a choice any educator ever wants to make.  We care deeply for the children entrusted to us. We also know these choices are not neutral, even if the policy is. That a call to police for a Black student has an impact that is different, that it is more significant as a result of a history of systemic racism.  We need provincial assistance in knowing who to call when in the discretion of the principal, under their duty of care, they decide that an emergency call is necessary.

The school system needs to be able to work with its community partners to provide a variety of options for interventions that are culturally responsive and can meet the needs of our diverse community.  This is not a unique or rare circumstance.  It is common across the province.  It needs a provincial response.  One that better support the student in crisis, and also the staff and other students at the school.”

At the same time, Notten explains there is more need for work at the local level, specifically around anti-Black racism. Says Notten, “Waterloo Catholic prides itself on being Heart of the Community, providing Success for Each and A Place for All. It is clear we have more to do when it comes to Black students and families feeling that vision is equally true for them. We are engaged in this work — which we have undertaken over the course of the last number of years — with renewed energy and commitment. I will share at the April 4th Committee of the Whole Board meeting a more fulsome response to the review and some of the progress to date and the plans moving forward. We know we need to hear with open hearts and minds the genuine concerns of parents of Black students. That we also need to support Black parents as they navigate our systems and processes – and to change systems and processes that are systemically racist. We will do this critical work.”

Concludes Notten, “We are an organization that places the care of children at the centre of all we do. Our staff care deeply about the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual well-being of each and every child.  We will do whatever it takes to make that care felt by each child we serve.  That’s a promise.”

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March 31st, 2022|

Updated WCDSB Inclement Weather Day Procedures

With the provincially mandated end of school COVID-19 restrictions, the Waterloo Catholic District School Board is returning to pre-COVID bus cancellation and school closure procedures.

Winter weather can be very unpredictable. So, it’s best to be prepared. Here are some key things to remember – because not every day with snow is a “snow day”:

During bad weather, schools and school board administrative sites may still be open, even if school buses are cancelled.

Between 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on mornings when inclement weather has been forecast for Waterloo Region, Student Transportation Services of Waterloo Region (STSWR) — the arm’s length body that coordinates and operates student transportation for the school boards — assesses the current weather conditions, in consultation with local bus companies, if necessary.

If a recommendation to cancel transportation (including potential closure of schools) is to be made, the local school boards are contacted, and a joint decision is made between STSWR and the boards.

All reasonable efforts are made to announce any cancellation of buses or school closures by 6:00 a.m.

Please note that public announcements will only be made if buses are cancelled and / or schools are closed.

It is recommended that parents, guardians, staff and students tune in a local Waterloo Region radio station and also monitor the following online information sources for information about potential closures or cancellations:

STSWR Websitewww.stswr.ca/

STSWR Twitter Feed: @STSWR

WCDSB Websitewww.wcdsb.ca/

WCDSB Twitter Feed: @WCDSBNewswire

March 29th, 2022|

WCDSB Board Meeting Bulletin — March 2022

Meetings

Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, March 7, 2022 – Meeting Agenda Package

Special Public Board Meeting

Monday, March 21, 2022 — Meeting Agenda Package

Public Board Meeting

Monday, March 28, 2022 — Meeting Agenda Package

Highlights

St. Louis Adult Learning Update

St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres continues to embody the Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s (WCDSB) vision as ‘Heart of the Community’ by continuing to be a welcoming place of hope for a large and widely diverse range of children, youth and adult learners, as they strive to achieve their goals.

Highlights of 2020-21 – presented to the Bord of Trustees on March 7, 2022 — demonstrate the 20/21 school year was a time of continued growth and focus for St. Louis. This growth is evidenced by success in several key areas of the WCDSB’s Multi-Year Strategic Plan, specifically:

  • Nurturing our Catholic Community: Promote a culture of belonging and respect, that supports success for all.
  • Student Engagement, Achievement & Innovation: Nurture a culture of Innovation; Foster maximum opportunity for success for all
  • Building Capacity to Lead, Learn & Live Authentically: Investment in global competency development and leading technology; Nurture the well-being of all students and staff

Intentional, focused efforts were keenly directed to professional development, partnership activities and facility upgrades.

As St. Louis ‘gathered to become’ in ways hard to have imagined just a year earlier, St. Louis is poised to build a better future for its students.

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

Assessment & Evaluation Practices at the WCDSB

Assessment and evaluation in the context of the ongoing pandemic and varying learning scenarios continues to be a topic of importance for educators, students, and families alike.

There continues to be concern regarding potential learning loss. Educators are using rich and authentic tasks, respecting the uniqueness and diversity of the individual student, to re-engage students in deeper learning, while also supporting students in meeting learning expectations through a variety of appropriately challenging assessment opportunities.

Additionally, this year has also brought a greater focus on differentiated assessment in de-streamed Grade 9 Math classes. This emphasis on differentiation will be expanded in the coming school year, as all Grade 9 courses will be de-streamed.

All assessment and evaluation should lead to hope, as educators encourage a growth mindset in all students. The report presented to the Board of Trustees on March 7, 2022, captures some of the most significant developments related to assessment and evaluation, responsive strategies implemented to support educators and students, and next steps to be taken during the remainder of the school year and into 2022-23.

Key sections of the report focus on the following:

  • Literacy Highlights Related to Assessment and Evaluation
  • Ongoing Observations to Support Early Literacy Instruction
  • Reading Assessments in The Virtual Classroom
  • Mathematics: Elementary Highlights Related to Assessment and Evaluation
  • Mathematics Secondary Highlights Related to Assessment and Evaluation
  • Hybrid Secondary and Fully Remote (St. Isidore)
  • Evaluation and Reporting

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

Update on Health & Safety Measures in Schools

On Wednesday March 9, 2022 the Ministry of Education provided all school boards with an update on the lifting of health and safety measures in schools. We continue to receive direction through the Ministry of Education, as well as our local Public Health department. We are continuing meetings with Region of Waterloo Public Health and the Waterloo Region District School Board to attain a measure of understanding and alignment regarding the most prudent courses of action.

On Wednesday March 16, 2022, Waterloo Region Council – supported by a recommendation from Public Health, followed the province in revoking the mask mandate in Waterloo Region.

The WCDSB consulted with Public Health proactively and had an indication that they would support the provincial direction.

All staff and students who wish to wear masks still have that option available to them. In the Director’s letter to parents and the system, this was highly encouraged…as was tolerance for those who may have differing views or practices in relation to masking.

Legal counsel was also sought, and the Board was provided with an opinion that articulated that “boards are not empowered to prescribe public health and safety policies, such as imposing a masking or vaccine disclosure requirement in response to a pandemic.” Further it articulated that in the opinion of legal counsel – “boards of trustees do not have authority to impose restrictions that the Ministry has directed must be revoked. Further, any previous resolutions relating to the imposition of local measures which were contingent on but exceeded the Ministry’s minimum standards must be reconsidered and revoked.”

The report is available beginning on page 3 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Student Success Update/Plan

While the COVID-19 pandemic has introduced challenges to overall student success, achievement, and wellbeing, it has also presented opportunities for renewal and reengagement in our schools.

The pandemic has stimulated innovative and creative ways of teaching and learning. We have been able to adapt, pivot and continue to move our student success and experiential learning initiatives forward despite the following challenges:

  • Reduced overall co-op placements due to pandemic protocols
  • Significant program modifications or cancellations due to COVID constraints
  • Technology supply/support issues
  • Online fatigue
  • Ongoing challenges as we adapt to a new student information system (SIS) that has on occasion temporarily reduced our ability to retrieve data, therefore inhibiting responsive, evidence-based decision making
  • Temporary reassignment of student success consultants, teachers and officers due to teacher shortage

On March 28, 2022, the Board of Trustees received a comprehensive staff report detailing activities, successes and challenges in the following key areas:

  • Student Success Consultants – Grades 7 to 12
  • Program & Pathways
  • Graduation Rates
  • Student Reengagement Strategy

The Program & Pathways section provides a large amount of information regarding the following programs:

  • Specialist High Skills Major Program (SHSM)
  • School College Work Initiative (SCWI) and Dual Credits
  • Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP)
  • Co-operative Education
  • Active Living and Community Living Co-operative Education

The report is available beginning on page 19 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

2022 Catholic Trustee Determination and Distribution

By March 31, 2022, school boards are required to complete a Trustee Determination and Distribution Report. This report will be used by local municipalities to fulfil their administrative duties as relates to the 2022 municipal elections. The report also provides information to candidates who are interested in running for the position of school board trustee on the number of positions to be elected in their area.

On March 28, 2022, the Board of Trustees approved a staff recommendation to maintain the number of Trustees at nine, distributed as follows:

Kitchener / Wilmot – 4 Trustees

Cambridge / North Dumfries – 3 Trustees

Waterloo / Woolwich / Wellesley – 2 Trustees

The next Ontario municipal and school board elections are October 24, 2022. If you are a resident, owner or tenant of property in Ontario, a Canadian citizen and 18 years of age or older election day, you can vote.

We all play a role in ensuring a fair electoral system, and it is the responsibility of every elector to make sure their information is up-to-date and accurately reflected for electoral purposes. By logging into voterlookup.ca, eligible electors can:

  • confirm or update their electoral information;
  • add an elector name to an address; and,
  • change school support for the purpose of voting in a school board election.

When you designate yourself as an English Separate school supporter, you help promote a strong political voice through your elected representative (Trustee) in ensuring your rights to a Catholic education for your children. In Municipal School Board elections, only Roman Catholic school supporters may vote for Catholic School Trustees.

 

Additionally, By October 1, 2022, the Board is required to appoint members to its Election Expense Audit Committee for the next 4-year term. The Committee only sits if there is a challenge to a future Trustee’s election campaign expenses.

The Municipal Elections Act requires that members cannot be:

  • An employee of the Board
  • A Trustee of the Board
  • A candidate in the upcoming election

An Election Expense Audit Committee can be shared between municipalities and or school boards. The WCDSB currently shares a committee with the Waterloo Region District School Board. Membership consists of four community members who currently sit on each board’s Audit Committee. This arrangement will continue.

The report is available beginning on page 50 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 56 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 Jeanne Gravelle’s report for March 2022 is available on page 59 via this link: Meeting Agenda Package

Upcoming Board Meetings

Committee of the Whole Board Meeting

Monday, April 4, 2022

Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre

Regular Public Board Meeting

Monday, April 25, 2022

Waterloo Region Catholic Education Centre

The Waterloo Catholic District School Board, representing more than 96,000 Catholic school supporters, operates 48 schools and four adult education facilities, serving more than 40,000 elementary, secondary, and continuing education students in Waterloo Region – continuing a 186-year tradition of quality, inclusive, faith-based education. Follow us on Twitter: @WCDSBNewswire – #WCDSBAwesome.

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March 29th, 2022|

International Languages – Russian Supply Instructor

International Languages – Russian Supply Instructor                                                             

St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centre             

 Posting # CE-2022-06

Applications for the position of a Supply Instructor – Russian Language are being accepted by the International Languages Program – Elementary for St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres.

IL Supply Instructors support the language learning of each student in a physical in person or a remote teacher led environment.  They will work when regular Instructors are absent. 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 learning and in person 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 (for longer term assignments), 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 when in a long term temporary assignment
  8. Using the target language as the language of instruction and communication whenever possible
  9. Collaborate with the school community, parents and other teachers to improve teaching methods, explore new and safe platforms and improve student wellbeing when in a long term temporary assignment

Requirements:

  1. Fluent in oral and written English and the language of instruction (Russian)
  2. Relevant teaching experience or appropriate related experience with elementary school-age children
  3. Ability to manage lessons with classes containing students of several ability levels
  4. Commitment to work effectively as a part of a team
  5. Demonstrated willingness and ability to work in a multicultural environment
  6. Ability to deliver lessons in a fun and dynamic approach
  7. Must be eligible to work in Canada

Assets:

  • Degree in child development, elementary education, foreign language education strongly preferred
  • Teaching experience from other countries will be considered

Salary Range:           

  • $27.47 per hour (plus vacation pay)

Location and Hours:

  • Initially Remote Learning
  • When needed on Saturday – 9:00 am to 11:30 am
  • Position is effective March 2022
  • Moving to In-Person Learning – Date TBD
  • In-Person Location: Main Campus, 80 Young St. Kitchener

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: April 11, 2022 at 9 AM

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.

 

 

March 29th, 2022|

Temporary HRS Assistant (contract: As soon as possible to approximately July 2023)

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Job Posting

Temporary HRS Assistant (contract:  As soon as possible to approximately July 2023)

PASS 2022-20

 

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:

Reporting to the Human Resource Services Officer accountable for Teaching Staff, the incumbent will be responsible for the following: 

Responsibilities: 

  • Responsible for assisting in the processing of collective agreements, HR information maintenance, and staffing for teaching staff as instructed by the Human Resource Services Officer;
  • Assist, monitor and maintain the posting process under the OECTA collective agreement;
  • Collaborate with the academic team in managing the supply teachers through the attendance and dispatch program, Smartfind;
  • Respond to inquiries and requests for leaves identified in the collective agreement;
  • 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;
  • Assist with the onboarding, orientation, and training process of new teaching staff
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Minimum Requirements:

Two-year College level diploma in Human Resource Administration, Business/Secretarial or equivalency of Human Resource Certificate with related experience or experience in a related field;

Superior organizational skills;

Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite programs and relational databases;

Knowledge of the principles of human resource practices and administration;

Working knowledge of relevant legislation, the Employment Standards Act, Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) and the Human Rights Code;

Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills (both written and verbal);

Demonstrated problem solving skills and analytical thinking and customer service commitment;

 

Salary Range: PASS Level 1, $51,921 – $61,085 pursuant to the PASS Terms of Employment

Hours of Work:  Full time, 35 hours/week Monday – Friday

Location(s):  Catholic Education Centre

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 April 4, 2022 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.

March 28th, 2022|

Plumber – Licensed

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Job Posting

Plumber – Licensed

UNIFOR 2022-03 – Plumber (Licensed)

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:

  • Maintenance of all systems related to plumbing – fixtures and components, e.g., hot water heating, cooling, and domestic water systems.
  • Installation of new equipment and alterations to existing equipment and systems.
  • Locate and mark positions for connections and fixtures.
  • Repair and maintain water treatment equipment, piping, and controls.
  • Install, repair, and maintain sinks and toilets.
  • Test pipe systems and fixtures for leaks.
  • Perform scheduled maintenance service on plumbing systems and fixtures.
  • Complete and submit regulation paperwork, e.g., backflow testing.
  • Review building plans and specifications to determine the layout for plumbing and related materials.
  • Maintain all building codes, installation requirements and relevant legislation.
  • Ensure all installations, repairs and maintenance meet environmental protection requirements.
  • Provide emergency service as required during or after regular working hours.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must be a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Trades
  • Certification of Qualifications as Plumber (Gas Technician II certification an asset)
  • Must demonstrate ability to troubleshoot plumbing issues.
  • Physically capable of performing the duties as outlined above while working with regulated substances and confined space situations.
  • Minimum three (3) years related experience as journeyman plumber.
  • Demonstrated ability to read plans, specifications, blueprints, and manufacturers’ literature.
  • Must have working knowledge of W.H.M.I.S. 2015 system and safe handling of hazardous materials.
  • Hold and provide proof of a valid MTO Class G driver license with a safe driving record.
  • Must be self-motivated, safety conscious, have excellent interpersonal and strong organizational skills, verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment with minimum supervision.
  • Good computer skills required.

Salary Range: $32.68 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): Facility Services (480 Dutton Dr) Service to schools in Waterloo Region

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

Application Process:

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

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.

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 April 15 at Noon.

 

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.

March 28th, 2022|

Secondary Vice-Principal Pool

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Secondary Vice-Principal Pool

ADMIN 2022-07

 

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.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving greater equity for all students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering innovation to improve student engagement and achievement.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • Lived experience as a member of an equity-seeking group.
  • Hold a current Certificate of Qualification with the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • Completion of Part 1 of the Ontario Principal’s Qualification Program (PQP) and completion of Part 2 of the PQP or commitment to complete by September 1, 2023.Please note that successful applicants to the pool will not be assigned to a position without successful completion of Part 1.
  • Hold Religious Education Certificate, Part I or a Letter of Equivalency from OECTA Provincial/OCSTA.
  • Demonstrated successful experience as a teacher.
  • Have developed a professional portfolio tied to the Catholic School Level Leadership Framework that demonstrates a transformation of lifelong learning experience(s) to teaching and learning practices.

Desirable Assets:

  • Master’s degree
  • Evidence of a clear understanding of the purpose and nature of leadership experiences in a Catholic School and in a variety of other settings

Have a good knowledge of special education policies and procedures

Application Process:

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.)

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.

 

Applications must include:

  • A letter of application quoting the above posting number
  • A complete and up-to-date personal resume or curriculum vitae
  • A copy of the candidate’s most recent Teacher Performance Appraisal or Principal Performance Appraisal.
  • Letters of reference from a minimum of two individuals who can provide a current professional reference (one must be the candidate’s current supervisor/principal).If a current supervisor cannot be provided, please indicate why. Additional references are welcome, including from community work.
  • A Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate.
  • A current satisfactory pastoral reference dated within the last 12 months. The form can be found at https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Documentation to support the qualifications and assets identified above including a copy of your current Certification of Qualification

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 May 26, 2022 at 4 PM. Contact Jason.connolly@wcdsb.ca with any questions.

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.

March 26th, 2022|

Secondary Principal Pool

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Job Posting

Secondary Principal Pool

ADMIN-2022-06

 

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.

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving greater equity for all students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering innovation to improve student engagement and achievement.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • Lived experience as a member of an equity-seeking group.
  • Hold a current Certificate of Qualification with the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • Completion of Part 1 of the Ontario Principal’s Qualification Program (PQP) and completion of Part 2 of the PQP or commitment to complete Part 2 by September 1, 2023.
  • Hold Religious Education Certificate, Part I or a Letter of Equivalency from OECTA Provincial/OCSTA.
  • Demonstrated successful experience as a vice-principal.
  • Have developed a professional portfolio tied to the Catholic School Level Leadership Framework that demonstrates a transformation of lifelong learning experience(s) to teaching and learning practices.

Desirable Assets:

  • Master’s degree
  • Evidence of a clear understanding of the purpose and nature of leadership experiences in a Catholic School and in a variety of other settings
  • Have a good knowledge of special education policies and procedures

Application Process:

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.)

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.

Applications must include:

  • A letter of application quoting the above posting number
  • A complete and up-to-date personal resume or curriculum vitae
  • A copy of the candidate’s most recent Teacher Performance Appraisal or Principal Performance Appraisal.
  • Letters of reference from a minimum of two individuals who can provide a current professional reference (one must be the candidate’s current supervisor/principal).  If a current supervisor cannot be provided, please indicate why.  Additional references are welcome, including from community work.
  • A Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate.
  • A current satisfactory pastoral reference dated within the last 12 months. The form can be found at https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Documentation to support the qualifications and assets identified above including a copy of your current Certification of Qualification

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 May 26, 2022 at 4 PM.  Contact Jason.connolly@wcdsb.ca with any questions.

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.

March 26th, 2022|

Elementary Vice-Principal Pool

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Elementary Vice-Principal Pool

ADMIN-2022-05

 

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.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving greater equity for all students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering innovation to improve student engagement and achievement.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • Lived experience as a member of an equity-seeking group.
  • Hold a current Certificate of Qualification with the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • Completion of Part 1 of the Ontario Principal’s Qualification Program (PQP) and completion of Part 2 of the PQP or commitment to complete by September 1, 2023.Please note that successful applicants to the pool will not be assigned to a position without successful completion of Part 1.
  • Hold Religious Education Certificate, Part I or a Letter of Equivalency from OECTA Provincial/OCSTA.
  • Demonstrated successful experience as a teacher.
  • Have developed a professional portfolio tied to the Catholic School Level Leadership Framework that demonstrates a transformation of lifelong learning experience(s) to teaching and learning practices.

Desirable Assets:

  • Master’s degree
  • Evidence of a clear understanding of the purpose and nature of leadership experiences in a Catholic School and in a variety of other settings
  • Have a good knowledge of special education policies and procedures

Application Process:

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.)

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.

 

Applications must include:

  • A letter of application quoting the above posting number
  • A complete and up-to-date personal resume or curriculum vitae
  • A copy of the candidate’s most recent Teacher Performance Appraisal or Principal Performance Appraisal.
  • Letters of reference from a minimum of two individuals who can provide a current professional reference (one must be the candidate’s current supervisor/principal).If a current supervisor cannot be provided, please indicate why.Additional references are welcome, including from community work.
  • A Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate.
  • A current satisfactory pastoral reference dated within the last 12 months. The form can be found at https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Documentation to support the qualifications and assets identified above including a copy of your current Certification of Qualification

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 May 26, 2022 at 4 PM. Contact Jason.connolly@wcdsb.ca with any questions.

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.

March 26th, 2022|

Elementary Principal Pool

APPLY ONLINE

Elementary Principal Pool

ADMIN-2022-04

 

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.

Minimum Requirements:

 

  • Demonstrated commitment to achieving greater equity for all students.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering innovation to improve student engagement and achievement.
  • Demonstrated commitment to valuing diversity and contributing to an inclusive working environment.
  • Lived experience as a member of an equity-seeking group.
  • Hold a current Certificate of Qualification with the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • Completion of Part 1 of the Ontario Principal’s Qualification Program (PQP) and completion of Part 2 of the PQP or commitment to complete Part 2 by September 1, 2023.
  • Hold Religious Education Certificate, Part I or a Letter of Equivalency from OECTA Provincial/OCSTA.
  • Demonstrated successful experience as a vice-principal.
  • Have developed a professional portfolio tied to the Catholic School Level Leadership Framework that demonstrates a transformation of lifelong learning experience(s) to teaching and learning practices.

Desirable Assets:

  • Master’s degree
  • Evidence of a clear understanding of the purpose and nature of leadership experiences in a Catholic School and in a variety of other settings
  • Have a good knowledge of special education policies and procedures

Application Process:

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.)

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.

Applications must include:

  • A letter of application quoting the above posting number
  • A complete and up-to-date personal resume or curriculum vitae
  • A copy of the candidate’s most recent Teacher Performance Appraisal or Principal Performance Appraisal.
  • Letters of reference from a minimum of two individuals who can provide a current professional reference (one must be the candidate’s current supervisor/principal).  If a current supervisor cannot be provided, please indicate why.  Additional references are welcome, including from community work.
  • A Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate.
  • A current satisfactory pastoral reference dated within the last 12 months. The form can be found at https://www.wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/
  • Documentation to support the qualifications and assets identified above including a copy of your current Certification of Qualification

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 May 26, 2022 at 4 PM.  Contact Jason.connolly@wcdsb.ca with any questions.

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.

March 26th, 2022|
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