March 4th, 2021
Apply to this job through Apply to Education. Closing date: Ongoing.
The Waterloo Region District School Board is seeking qualified Elementary Occasional Teacher candidates (Primary/Junior/Intermediate 7/8) who provide evidence of meaningful experiences working with adolescents and/or youth. These experiences may include paid, volunteer, and practicum experience. Appointments will be effective upon receipt of OCT certification confirmation and required documentation from successful candidates.
Applications will be accepted from applicants in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.
NOTE that conditional offers will be made to successful applicants until such time as OCT qualifications are confirmed.
French and Math qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have (or will have upon graduation) a combination of 2 of the following qualifications: Primary, Junior or Intermediate. Candidates with Intermediate/Senior qualifications only are not eligible to apply.
Upon request, we will provide reasonable accommodations in the hiring process to support applicants with disabilities.
Recognizing the significant impact that COVID-19 is having on our world and our ways of doing business, the Board recognizes that the recruitment/selection process may need to be modified to ensure individual and community safety. We are all working through what is an unprecedented time for our schools and our communities. To that end, the Board will be engaging in a different method of interviewing candidates for vacancies. This may include but is not limited to a Google Hangout video-conference interview. Hiring Teams will provide further information to candidates upon request for an interview.
Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Communication to applicants selected for an interview will be via email. Please ensure your email address on your ApplytoEducation account is accurate. Human Resources staff will only respond to inquiries from applicants selected for an interview.
Application packages should include:
Covering Letter (covering letters may be addressed to Dear Sir or Madame)
Practice Teaching Reports or most recent Teacher Performance Appraisal
Reference Letters (optional)
Available to commit to an entire school year of Occasional Teaching
Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate as recognized by the Ontario College of Teachers
NOTE that interviews will be conducted, in part, in French for ALL applicants with French OCT qualifications.
If you are an existing Elementary Occasional Teacher with the WRDSB you DO NOT need to apply to this posting. Current WRDSB Secondary Occasional Teachers wishing to transfer to the Elementary Occasional Teacher Roster may apply, however if successful you will be removed from the WRDSB Secondary Occasional Teacher Roster.
In the event that the WRDSB makes an offer of employment, please be advised that it is the practice of the Board that your employment will not start until the Board has received a police check and the Board is satisfied that there are no criminal convictions which would preclude your employment.
In accordance with Section 29(2) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, this is to advise that the information you provide on this form is collected under legal authority of the Education Act, and will be used as necessary for the recruitment, selection and employment purposes of the Board.
The Waterloo Region District School Board is committed to hiring people who will assist us in implementing our strategic plan that consist of the following three strategic and operational priorities:
• Our students are first – each and every one;
• Our staff, families and caregivers are partners in every student’s learning journey; and
• Our culture of innovation builds students’ confidence and success as they face the future.
• Pathways to Graduation
• Student and Staff Well-Being
Our strategic priorities and operational goals are accompanied by a series of commitments to which our organization is dedicated.
We, as individuals who serve public education in Waterloo Region, are committed to:
• Service by embracing an attitude of care and support. We seek to understand and meet the needs of those we serve.
• Integrity by matching our actions to our words. We conduct ourselves in an open and transparent manner that inspires trust.
• Respect by honouring all stakeholders. We create an environment where people feel included, valued and treated with dignity.
• Innovation in a culture where new ideas are welcomed and considered. We build our capacity to think critically and problem-solve creatively.
• Collaboration through reaching out and listening to our stakeholders. We build collaborative relationships to achieve common goals and resolve differences.
Our commitments provide us with a value-based framework that will guide the work of providing Waterloo Region with a first class public education system.
The Board is committed to equity for all students and staff, and to delivering the highest quality education through a qualified workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. Upon request, we will provide reasonable accommodations in the hiring process to support applicants with disabilities.
I n order to ensure equitable representation in the hiring process, your responses to the Self-Identification job posting question would be of assistance. Your participation in responding to these questions is voluntary and is not required for the completion of this application. If you do not wish to provide this information, simply select the “Prefer not to answer” option.