//December

Special Christmas Message from the Director of Education

Behold, a virgin shall be with child, and shall bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us.” – Matthew 1:23

As we prepare to go our separate ways, we anticipate all the moments which so characterize this season and which make us feel more in relationship with those we love.  As we journey to Bethlehem, I offer thanks for the year we have had, and in particular, for opening months of our 2018-19 school year.  There is so much that makes the various people who make up our board unique, and yet we are all held together by one remarkable thread – our support and advocacy for the children and schools we serve, and our faith which guides us.

As Director I have a privileged position to see a wide breadth of the goodness that happens in our board.  Consistently I am amazed by the gestures large and small that make such a difference to so many.  Whether it be through a thoughtful act for just one child in a challenging spot, to a school-wide charitable event, to dedication to extra-curriculars or support of our fellow colleagues.  You live out our vision, acting as the hands, feet and heart of Jesus in our various WCDSB communities.

A true highlight of the past year was our grounding in the new pastoral letter Renewing the Promise which has become a foundational cornerstone for our work in Catholic education, and specifically here at WCDSB.  As I reflected upon that I took pride in how strongly we reflect “a community that builds relationships”.  There are those we know who are suffering due to loss or personal circumstance, but we find ways to hold these people “in the palm of our hand”.  We create moments for families, empower children and youth, find the face of Jesus in those we serve and we make a difference.  Many will know a happy Christmas because of your efforts.

In the New Year we will transition from our current Pastoral Plan and Year of Faith to our new Pastoral Plan and The Year of Belonging.  The journey of the cross, which has been exemplified by the Pilgrimage Cross these past 14 months, begins with the nativity and now we slow our pace to remember the greatest gift ever given.  The promise of new hope and all that is possible.  We are called to belong to a community that forms joyful disciples – called to bear witness to the Good News.

So as we embark on this time with family and friends, let us not forget the reason for this season. Inundated with visits to make, gifts to wrap, parking spots to be had, decorations to perfect, dishes to prepare, then wash, and credit card balances that often leave an imbalance in our own lives, let us do our best to remember the hope, peace, joy and love that the season is really all about.

We are a system with a difference and as we hasten toward the manger, let us quiet our hearts and open our minds to the joy that is Christmas, to the simple pleasures that delight and to the miracles of the season.  If we do so, perhaps we will be fortunate to return in 2019 with a renewed spirit, called to our vocation of service and faith formation.

May we look to forward to 2019 with anticipation and hope.  May it bring a year of health, happiness, wisdom and  peace.   On behalf of the senior team, may each of you encounter the love of the Christ Child now and throughout the coming year.

Sincerely,

Loretta Notten
Director of Education

2018-12-21T11:01:13+00:00December 21st, 2018|

Construction Coordinator

Construction Coordinator          

Job Posting #:   PASS 2018-33

 

General Description of Duties:

  • Oversee and coordinate major capital projects ensuring that each project is completed in accordance with project timelines, budgets and WCDSB standards.
  • Assist in the maintenance of the capital asset management database (VFA/TCPS) including the completion of annual updates and Ministry of Education reporting
  • Determine deficiencies and execute maintenance projects to meet needs of the Schools/Board offices.
  • Review contract documents and specifications for the procurement of professional and contract services
  • Responsible for the progress of assigned construction/maintenance projects and attend job site meetings
  • Review and monitor progress draws, change notices, schedules
  • Liaise and determine resolutions between school staff, project consultants, contractors and municipal building officials
  • Review and prepare tender documents for a variety of building and site related projects
  • Assist in the development of and updating of building construction standards
  • Ensure asset and drawing database information is updated at completion of projects
  • Develop construction estimates for proposed projects
  • Serve as Facility Services On Call emergency response contact on a rotation basis

 

 

Minimum Requirements:

  • 3 year Diploma in Architectural Technology, Civil Engineering Technology or Construction Engineering Technology program
  • Minimum three years experience in a related position preferably in an institutional environment or a combination of construction and facility management experience
  • An applied knowledge of building systems with particular emphasis on mechanical, electrical and structural components and energy management within institutional or commercial buildings
  • Working knowledge of the Ontario Building Code
  • Knowledge of Autocad (version 2008 or higher) and Microsoft Office software is essential.
  • Ability to read & understand construction drawings & specifications as well as familiarity with the construction tender process
  • Excellent written, verbal communication, analytical and organizational skills;ability to work within firm time schedules and budgets
  • Valid drivers license and personal vehicle

 

 

Salary Range: $56,842 – $66,870 plus an allowance ($3,978-$4,681) per year    

Hours of Work:   Permanent Full-time. 35 hours per week

                          

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

Applicants must attach diplomas/certificates required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

 

Applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca.  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: https://wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

 

Applications will be accepted until 4pm on January 11, 2019.

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 in your submission.

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.

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.

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.

2018-12-19T11:25:02+00:00December 19th, 2018|

12 Days of Christmas

‘Tis the season – and the Resurrection C.S.S. Grade 9 Vocal Music Class and some very excited and #WCDSBAwesome WCDSB Principals wish to spread their Christmas joy in their special rendition of the “12 Days of Christmas”. Merry Christmas everyone…!

2018-12-20T21:29:06+00:00December 19th, 2018|

Temporary Custodian

Job Posting

Temporary Custodian

Job Posting Number: UNIFOR 2018-07

 

Background:

The WCDSB maintains a pool of Temporary (Casual) Custodians who are called to replace permanent custodians who are absent from work.  A Temporary Custodian will work approximately 20 to 40 hours per week   Temporary Custodians are not assigned to one specific location and can be asked to work anywhere within Waterloo Region which includes Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge, Ayr, St. Clement, Maryhill, New Hamburg and Elmira, St. Agatha.  A temporary custodian position could lead to a permanent custodian position with the Board.

 

Responsibilities:

General Housekeeping Duties

  • Dusting and Sanitizing surfaces
  • Wet and dry mopping
  • Polishing and scrubbing floors, operating auto scrubbers and buffers
  • Stripping and re-finishing floor surfaces
  • Garbage and recycle collection and removal (inside and outside)
  • Snow removal, salting and sanding as required for safety
  • May include operating of equipment such as snow blowers and riding lawnmowers.

 

General Responsibilities

  • Maintain cleanliness of the building and grounds in all respects
  • Perform related duties as required for the daily operations of the site.
  • Assist with arranging physical set up for site rentals, in-school dances and activities
  • Maintenance of Logs and Files
  • Follow proper cleaning schedules to maintain expected standards of cleanliness
  • Follow Board practices, procedures in relation to attendance, health and safety
  • Co-operates with colleagues, staff and students to assist in creating positive working relationships.

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • High school (grade 12) diploma or GED – (Must provide proof of qualifications)
  • Previous commercial/industrial cleaning experience preferred
  • Basic computer knowledge (Word, Outlook, Excel)
  • Valid driver’s license and access to a vehicle
  • Able to communicate effectively
  • Good attendance record preferred
  • Must be physically capable to meet the physical demands of the job.
  • The Successful Candidate will be required to produce a satisfactory Criminal Background Check.

 

Salary: $19.26 per hour plus shift premium

Qualified applicants are invited to submit a resume and covering letter.  Applicants must attach diplomas/certificates required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

Applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca  for external applicants and internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca  for internal applicants.  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:

https://wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

 

Applications will be accepted until January 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm

 

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 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.

 

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.

 

2018-12-19T09:10:23+00:00December 19th, 2018|

Experiential Learning Officer -Specialist High Skills Major

Job Posting

EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING OFFICER – Specialist High Skills Major- Full time permanent

Job Posting Number: PASS 2018-32

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Primary focus: coordination of sign up for the Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) program, coordination of visits to local business, industry and institutions; sourcing and co-ordination of training certifications for students in the SHSM
  • Budget planning and tracking
  • Database Maintenance
  • Provide support for Skills Canada competitions
  • Network and promote experiential learning initiatives to the community
  • Ability to manage content updates for various websites
  • Some travel required to schools and various community placements

 

Basic Qualifications and Requirements:

  • A college diploma or university degree in a related area or a trades journeyman certificate and related work experience or equivalent
  • Have excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Have excellent communication, interpersonal and presentation skills
  • Be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, Publisher, Adobe Dreamweaver, Techsmith Camtasia/Snagit and email software
  • G Driver’s License, clean driving record and access to a reliable vehicle

 

Desirable Assets:

  • Knowledge of related Ministry of Education policies and procedures
  • Experience in an educational setting
  • Experience in event management
  • Ability to coordinate with external contacts in schools, businesses and independent service providers
  • Be knowledgeable about Workplace Safety and related safety training

 

Salary Range: PASS Level 3, 56,842-66,870 per year in accordance with the PASS Terms of Employment

Hours of Work:  Full time:   35 hours per week

Location(s):   Catholic Education Centre, 35 Weber St., Kitchener

 

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

Applicants must attach diplomas/certificates required for this position to the resume in order to be considered a candidate for the position.

Applications will be received via email at recruiting@wcdsb.ca   for external applicants and internalrecruiting@wcdsb.ca   for internal applicants.  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:

https://wcdsb.ca/careers/how-to-apply/

 

Applications will be accepted until January 4, 2019 at 4:00 pm

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 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.

 

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.

 

2018-12-19T08:52:12+00:00December 19th, 2018|
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