The Ontario Ministry of Education has issued an order to close all publicly funded schools effective immediately with an anticipated return date of April 5, 2020 to interrupt the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. At this time, all hiring processes have been cancelled and will be rescheduled after the shutdown. Please monitor your email, as you may receive a rescheduled date and invitation after April 5, 2020. There will be no new job postings posted during the shutdown period. The only jobs that will remain posted on the Careers page are the “ongoing” postings (these include positions in the identified high needs areas that are posted all year) and summer positions/opportunities. Any postings that were closing during the weeks of March 14, 2020 - April 5, 2020 were cancelled and will be re-posted after April 5, 2020. If you applied for a posting prior to the shutdown, please be patient as we will be communicating with everyone via email once board offices re-open.
Position: Elementary Occasional Teacher
Work Location: Various locations
Application Deadline: April 6, 2020
By completing our Elementary Occasional Teacher (Primary/Junior/Intermediate) on-line application, you are taking the first step towards joining an educational community that is committed to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to experience success. We anticipate interviews to be scheduled throughout the coming months. These Elementary Occasional Teaching opportunities will be effective this school year (2019/2020). Please note that you must be available to work immediately in order to be placed onto the Elementary Occasional Teaching Roster.
All applications will be screened based on the required education, experience and qualifications as noted in the posting and as reflected in their application. Only those candidates meeting these criteria will be eligible to participate in the selection process and only qualified candidates will be contacted.
At the York Region District School Board we can offer you a challenging and rewarding career in public education. We support our teachers in their commitment to ensuring student success. We recognize the key difference that teachers make in the lives of our learners. We are looking for strong, capable teachers who have the desire "to advance student achievement and well-being through public education, which motivates learners, fosters inclusion, inspires innovation and builds community". The skills, talents and dedication that you bring will make our system stronger in its ability to meet the learning needs of students today and well into the future.
- In order to be considered for Elementary Occasional Teaching, you must have qualifications in Primary, Junior, and/or Intermediate. If you are Intermediate/Senior qualified only, please do not submit an application to Elementary Occasional Teaching. We would encourage you to review and apply to active job postings, including the Secondary Occasional Teaching job posting.
- If you are interested and/or qualified to teach French, please complete the separate Elementary French Teacher (Core/Immersion) application posted on the YRDSB Careers page.
- If you are a current YRDSB employee (permanent or temporary/term) and are successful through the OT selection process, you will be required to remain in your current position until the next approved natural break (i.e. Winter Break, March Break, End of Term One, End of Semester).
- If you are not currently a member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers (OCT), your application may still be considered although you would not be eligible to be added to the Occasional Teacher Roster until membership is confirmed.
- If you are applying to both Elementary and Secondary Occasional Teaching at YRDSB, you will only be eligible to be on one (1) of the two (2) Occasional Teaching Rosters. Therefore, it is important that you prioritize which list you prefer (Elementary or Secondary) as once you accept a position on the Occasional Teacher Roster, your application will be inactivated from the other teacher job posting(s).
In the application process you will be prompted to provide at least three (3) professional, supervisory teaching references (including full name, position title, work location/organization, and email address) in the job posting screening section of the online application. We do not contact references prior to practicum/interview.
Examples of referees could include the following:
- Principal/Vice-Principal that has supervised you and can speak to your teaching practice in the panel to which you are applying;
- Faculty Advisor/Coordinator or Practicum Advisor that has observed and evaluated your teaching practice in a classroom setting;
- Host/Mentor Teacher that has supervised you and can speak to your teaching practice in an elementary/secondary setting; and/or
- Professional reference who can speak to your teaching practice.
Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement
The York Region District School Board (YRDSB)
believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on
their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse
perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our
communities. We remain committed to upholding the values of equity,
diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments.
We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share
responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive
Board-community. Therefore, in pursuit of our values, we seek members who
will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the
organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and
principles outlined in the Director’s
We actively encourage applications from members
of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not
- First Nations, Métis and Inuit
peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;
- members of groups that commonly
experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or
spiritual beliefs, or place of origin;
- persons with visible and/or
invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities;
- persons who identify as women;
- persons of marginalized sexual
orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.
At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these
identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be
complex. We value and respect the contributions that each person brings
to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal
participation for all in communities that we serve.
Accessibility and Accommodation Statement
We also recognize our duty to accommodate and
foster a culture of inclusion. Consistent with the principles
of dignity, individualization and inclusion,
we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected
grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in
the hiring process. When contacted, candidates will be provided with an
overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills
assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc. We will
provide accommodations during the hiring process. If an accommodation is
required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any
part of the process. All information received relating to a candidate’s
required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and
As a condition
of employment, successful candidates will be required to submit a current
original Police Vulnerable Sector Check from the police jurisdiction in which
they reside prior to commencing employment with the Board. Police
Vulnerable Sector Check documents are only valid if issued within the last six
months. Candidates are not advised to obtain this document prior to an
offer of employment.
applications are collected centrally at the Education Centre - Aurora and are
monitored by Human Resource Services. Only candidates selected to
participate in our selection process will be contacted. All other
applicants are thanked for their interest.