Personal Support Worker Supply List                                                                           April 10, 2019

Posting #C-2019-15


The Personal Support Worker (PSW) will enhance support and provide care to students with health-related, physical, mobility, and toileting needs in all schools in the Waterloo Catholic DSB.    In addition, a PSW will support students with alternative expectations and occupational, physical and communication goals. The PSW will assist with the understanding and management of challenging behavior associated with cognitive impairment. The Senior Manager of Learning Services will work with school Administrators to identify where the role of a PSW may enhance the support to students with special needs at a school


General Description of Duties:

  • Provide identified students with support such as recommended by occupational, physical, and communication therapists.
  • Transfer and lift students, using appropriate and safe techniques and devices to allow for toileting, changing, repositioning and dressing
  • Assist students with mobility as required
  • Assist in the operation of specialized equipment.
  • Assist in occupational and physiotherapy strategies as directed by school personnel in consultation with School Health Services.
  • Assist with the implementation of Behaviour Support Plans under the direction of the Classroom teacher, Special Education teacher or School Administrator


Job Requirements:

  • Personal Support Worker (PSW) certificate.
  • Developmental Services Worker diploma will be accepted.
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant diploma will be considered.
  • Related work experience with children with special needs.
  • BMS (Behaviour Management System) training is an asset.
  • A reliable vehicle and a valid Ontario driver’s license as travel throughout the Waterloo Region will be required.


Hourly Rate:  $23.69 per hour


Applications will be accepted up until 4:00 pm on April 23, 2019.

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.


All successful candidates will be required to pass a physical prescreening test as a condition of employment.


For external applicants: applications will be received via email at while the internal applicants must apply via internalrecruiting@wcdsb.caThis posting is for consideration for the Supply List.


Please include your first and last name and the posting number (provided above) in the subject line. Further information on the application process can be found at:


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.

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.