Elementary Occasional Teaching

  • 2-5 Year
  • Waterloo
  •   Posted On: May 24, 2018
  •   Skills:  Communication, Teaching

Job Overview

Roles & Responsibilities

The Waterloo Region District School Board is now accepting applications for those interested in a position on the Elementary (Primary/Junior/Intermediate 7/8) Occasional Teacher Roster. Appointments will be effective upon receipt of required documentation from successful candidates.

Only applicants in Good Standing with the Ontario College of Teachers are permitted to apply. Candidates must be available to begin occasional teaching immediately upon successful placement on the Elementary Occasional Teacher Roster.

French and Math qualified candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must have a combination of 2 of the following qualifications: Primary, Junior, or Intermediate. Candidates with Intermediate/Senior qualifications only are not eligible to apply.

Selected candidates must be available to attend an interview at the Board office in Kitchener, Ontario. There will be no phone or web based interviews.

Please note, for candidates with French or FSL qualifications, a portion of your interview will be in French.

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)
  • Resume
  • Practice Teaching Reports or most recent Teacher Performance Appraisal
  • Reference Letters



  •  Available to commit to an entire school year of Occasional Teaching
  • Primary/Junior or Junior/Intermediate as recognized by the Ontario College of Teachers (or a combination of any 2 listed)

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.

Social Insurance Number (SIN), date of birth, and proof of educational qualifications will be required at the time of an offer of employment.

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:

Strategic 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.

Operational Priorities for 2016-2019

  • Mathematics
  • Graduation Rates
  • Student and Staff Wellness

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.

About Waterloo Region District School Board

Waterloo Region District School Board is the public school board for the Region of Waterloo in Ontario, Canada. It operates 103 elementary schools, 16 secondary schools, and other facilities, serving almost 63,000 students in the Region of Waterloo

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