Job Posting Number: APSSP 2021-16


The Waterloo Catholic District School Board serves over 30,000 learners and provides services to students in 50 schools (Kindergarten to Grade 12 and adult learners) across the Waterloo Region.

The Board conducts intentional recruitment and selection as it seeks to achieve a state of greater equity for employees and students and to diversify its workforce.

All qualified applicants are welcome and encouraged to apply and applicants may choose to indicate if they are from a group who has experienced racial or social discrimination.  Self-identification data will be used as a consideration in this posting.  Aggregate data will be stored anonymously to support improvements to the Board’s hiring processes.


General Description of Duties:

As the Supervised Alternative Learning Program Counselor, you will be the conduit between a student’s home school and our two alternative learning school sites, St. Don Bosco in Cambridge and Kitchener.  The position involves developing educational plans for at risk students and for the management, operation, and evaluation of the program. In this role you will be responsible for establishing and leading the Supervised Alternative Learning Committee meetings and ongoing consultation with students, principals, teachers, parents and community agencies regarding attendance and SAL policies. The SAL Counselor is responsible for tracking attendance and coding of all SAL students. Additionally, there will be responsibility for other duties as assigned by the Principal of Safe Schools, the Superintendent responsible for SAL Programming and the Chief Social Worker for WCDSB.



Minimum Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in Social Work
  • Skill in Risk assessment
  • Clinical experience in brief counseling and related therapy
  • Ability to be a positive, contributing member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Member in good standing with the College of Social Workers / Social Service Workers
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and have access to a reliable vehicle
  • The successful candidate must provide a satisfactory criminal background check



Desirable Assets:

  • Experience in an educational setting
  • Knowledgeable in another language
  • Presentation skills in professional / leadership development activities
  • Familiarity with a wide range of special education programs and services



Salary Range:

APSSP-$60 947-$93 719 (per the APSSP Collective agreement based on 194 school days)

Hours of Work:  Full-time permanent Monday to Friday.

Location(s): St. Don Bosco Secondary School, 1425 Bishop St. N. Unit #16 Cambridge, Ontario

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


Application Process:

Applicants are required to apply directly through Apply to Education at:

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:


Applications will be accepted until October 1 at 4 p.m..

Only those candidates selected for an interview will be notified.


To request this file in large print, please email  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.