Job Posting Number   PASS 2020-06


General Description of Duties

This position will provide leadership within the board’s Special Education Department. The individual will report to the Supervisory Officer responsible for Special Education.



  • Manage and supervise all Waterloo Catholic District School Board social workers and psychoeducational consultants
  • Plan, coordinate, direct and when necessary, evaluate the work of the of the social workers and psychoeducational consultants within the Student Services Department to assure quality and quantity of work performed
  • Identify training opportunities and consultation to enhance and develop staff skills and knowledge
  • Input into the development of the departmental operating budget
  • Hire and assign staff within the Student Services department
  • Monitor responses and protocols with respect to suicide prevention/intervention
  • Oversee and coordinate the response to threat risk assessment involving identified social workers, administrators, and staff
  • Consult with the Superintendent of Special Education and the Principal Section 23 Schools
  • Consult with Superintendent of Safe Schools
  • Inform the Director of Education and liaise with senior administration when a significant response to a traumatic situation is required
  • Liaise with community agencies and supports
  • Lead contact with Family and Children’s Services of the Waterloo Region and Waterloo Regional Police Service
  • Use data effectively to plan, implement, review and report on actions to address the Compassionate Care Response and Threat Risk Assessment processes in the WCDSB
  • Review, develop and monitor procedures and guidelines as related to Compassionate Care Response and Violent Threat Risk Assessment
  • Provide leadership and direction in system projects, liaising with the WCDSB Mental Health Leader
  • Other duties as assigned



  • Master’s degree in social work or equivalent
  • Minimum of five (5) years’ experience supervisory and management experience preferably at a senior level and include training and/or related experience in dealing with death, dying and grief and training and/or related experience in Compassionate Care Response and Threat Risk Assessment
  • Proven leadership abilities
  • Experience in team building and coordination
  • Ability to handle stressful, highly confidential situations within short timelines
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proven ability to work with community partners
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Prior work within an educational setting is an asset

Salary Level and Salary Range: PASS Level 12, $105,394 – $124,110 per year in accordance with the PASS Terms of Employment

Hours of Work:  Permanent full time:   35 hours per week/12 months per year

Location(s):  Catholic Education Centre – 35 Weber Street West, Unit A, Kitchener, Ontario


Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.

Applicants must attach all required documentation required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

For external applicants: applications will be received via email at  while the internal applicants must apply via  Please include your first name, last name and posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at:

Applications will be accepted until June 17, 2020


Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.


The Waterloo Catholic District School Board is welcoming of candidates from diverse communities, backgrounds and identities and encourages applications from qualified members of these groups.

Applicants are invited to self-identify if you are First Nations, Metis, Inuit, a member of a visible minority group(s) or a person with disabilities. This information is collected under the authority of the Ontario Human Rights Code and will be used to keep track of recruitment information. No personal information will be included.


At WCDSB, we are committed to respecting your privacy, and will take appropriate measures to protect any personal information you may share with us through the job application process. All personal information is collected under the authority of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act and will be used to determine qualifications for employment. For more information about the Board’s Privacy Policy, please contact our Privacy Officer at 519-578-3660 Ext. 2381.


To request this file in large print, please email  If you require a disability related accommodation to participate the recruitment process, please contact us at (519) 578-3677, extension 2368 to discuss your needs under the Human Rights Code.  Responses to inquiries will be provided within 72 hours. Please use one method of application only.

This is a non-denominational equal opportunity position.