Applying to LTO Positions

Applying for Positions

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.

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.

 

Links

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

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

2017/2018 WROTL Executive

The school year is well underway and the local executive has been hard at work getting the committees up and running!  We are excited to have regular office hours again this year.  Our regular office hours:

Monday – Thursday 8:30am to 5:00pm

Friday 8:30am to 4:00pm

Feel free to drop by the office, 130 Highland Road East, Kitchener, any time!  We look forward to seeing you!

 

SCHOOL OF THE YEAR WINNER

 

Congratulations to FOREST HILL PUBLIC SCHOOL!  They are this year’s recipient for School of the Year. They have shown an outstanding effort to support the work of Occasional Teachers and to make them feel welcome in the school.

Thank you to all those that took the time to nominate a school.  We always appreciate your feedback.

SPRING/SUMMER STAFFING FOR 2016/2017

Tentative Dates:

June 14                 External Contract & LTO Posting Opens

June 20                 External Contract Posting Closes (4:30pm)

June 26-28            Central Placement of Contracts/LTOs

August 14              Remaining LTOs Posted

 

Please read the following carefully:

The June 14th posting will consist of all contract positions as well as LTOs of significance (Full year/full time LTO’s as well as LTO’s of 0.6 FTE or greater that are both full and partial school year) and will be posted only to those who are currently on the LTO List.

 
Principals will interview for Specialty Contract & Specialty LTO positions (French Immersion & Congregated Spec Ed). The Contracts and Full Year/Full Time LTOs that are not specialty positions will be centrally placed by Human Resources, based on Seniority of applicants from the LTO list in accordance with Regulation 274.

 
Similar to last year, OTs will be able to provide preference to the board. A short survey will be emailed to your waterworks email account (from Brian Driver).  Please have this survey filled out by the closing date of the LTO postings (June 20th).

 
Please note that there is a possibility of an OT on the LTO list being successful to an LTO specialty position and, being eligible for a contract they have also applied to. The Board will not stand in the way of someone being successful to a contract position, and therefore if an Occasional Teacher from the LTO list accepts a full year LTO Specialty position and also applies to Contract postings, and based on seniority is successful to a contract position they will allow the Occasional Teacher to abandon the LTO position for the contract. Should this happen, they will re-post the specialty LTO position in a subsequent posting in August .

 
In the event the first posting does not deplete the LTO list the second postings will be open to both LTO List and OT Roster Occasional Teachers with the understanding that the Occasional Teachers on the LTO List will receive preference to the position in accordance with Regulation 274. With the exception of the Specialty Positions it is the expectation that qualified
applicants will accept a position for which they have applied to. Once an Occasional Teacher has accepted a Long Term Assignment they may not abandon one Long Term Occasional assignment for another, even if it results in an increase in FTE.

 

For more information on the hiring process, visit the local’s website

 

https://etfowrotl.com/2015/09/29/hiring-information/