Hiring Information

The Hiring Process with the WRDSB   untitled

 

Applying for Postions

It is very important that you apply to LTOs through the internal process. If you do not apply through the internal process, you may be waiving your rights as an employee of the WRDSB. As such, your application might be overlooked. For clarification, when applying to LTOs through ApplytoEdcucation click on “Occasional Employees” and “View Openings”

The rule of thumb is, if you are qualified for it, and can see it… apply to it!

Education Act

The hiring process was imposed by the government and is available online for review.https://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/120274

Seniority

Your start date as an Occasional Teacher with the WRDSB determines your seniority.

If two or more teachers have the same seniority, ranking among them shall be based on the number of full days of teaching in schools of the board. This includes daily and LTO work.

If two or more teachers have the same ranking under paragraph 2, ranking among them shall be based on the number of years of experience teaching.

If two or more teachers have the same ranking under paragraph 3, ranking among them shall be determined by drawing lots, witnessed by the president of the teachers’ bargaining unit or a person designated in writing by the president.

LTOs and Permanent Positions

The board shall interview the five teachers from the long-term occasional teachers list who apply and,

  •  have the required qualifications for the position;
  •  have the highest ranking
  •  have agreed to be interviewed.

If fewer than five teachers on the list satisfy the criteria the board is required under  to interview only those teachers.

If the position is not filled by a teacher interviewed, the board shall not interview or make an offer to any other person to fill it before,

  • advertising the position to teachers on the board’s long-term occasional teachers list; and
  •  interviewing a selection of the teachers from the list who apply for the position and have the required qualifications for the position, and making an offer.

If the position is not filled by a teacher interviewed, the board shall not interview or make an offer to any other person to fill it before,

  • advertising the position to teachers on the board’s roster of occasional teachers; and
  •  interviewing a selection of the teachers from the roster who apply for the position and have the required qualifications for the position, and making an offer.

Rights of Unsuccessful Candidates

If following an interview a teacher is not placed on the long-term occasional teachers list or appointed or assigned to a long-term assignment or permanent position the teacher may request feedback on

  • his or her performance during the interview;
  • measures he or she could take to enhance his or her professional qualifications; and
  • other ways to improve his or her chance of being successful in a similar interview in the future.

June Centralize Hiring

In the past, the June postings were completed in 2 rounds. During the first round the board hired centrally. Any available contracts and any full-time, full-year LTO’s were posted. Only those people on the LTO List may apply. The board then placed people into positions based on seniority. No interviews were conducted. Principals then contacted people to let them know which position they were placed into.

During the second round, any left-over jobs from the first round, plus any partial LTO’s (less than 1.0 FTE or not all year) were posted. These jobs were open to anyone on the OT Roster to apply for, however, if there was anyone left on the LTO List (not everyone wants a full-time LTO) they were given first priority. If there was no one left on the LTO List, it was at the discretion of the Principal who was interviewed.

Hiring and Staffing during the year

When LTO’s become available throughout the year, if there is anyone on the LTO List who applies, and are not in an LTO, they will be given first priority. If there are people left on the LTO List, the top 5 (by seniority) candidates will be interviewed. If there is no one left on the LTO List, it is at the discretion of the Principal who they choose to interview.

Once the LTO list is exhausted

Once everyone on the LTO List is in an LTO, and the List is essentially exhausted, any LTO’s posted will be open for anyone on the OT Roster to apply for. Principals have access to the posting as people apply for the position. It is at the Principal’s discretion who they then choose to interview.

French LTOs

Due to the lack of people working with our board with French qualifications, the board often finds that there are no French qualified people on the OT Roster not already working in an LTO. If this happens, these specialized French positions are posted externally, meaning that the jobs are posted to people with a French qualification that are not currently employed by the WRDSB.

Links

http://www.ontario.ca/laws/regulation/120274

http://www.etfo.ca/Resources/ForTeachers/Documents/Understanding%20Ontario%20Regulation%20274-12.pdf

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