Position: School Social Worker (Temporary and Term Positions that may become available throughout the school year)


Work Location:  Regional Student Services (300 Harry Walker Parkway South, Newmarket, ON L3Y 8E2)


Salary Rate: $68,888 - $99,944


Work Schedule: 35 hours/week (full-time hours)


Please Note: Travel from site to site will be required.


Application Deadline: June 30, 2023


Important:  Internal YRDSB staff must apply to internal job postings posted through the BWW.

Thank you for your interest in a School Social Worker position with the York Region District School Board. This application is for temporary/term opportunities that may arise throughout the school year. Interested candidates are required to complete the following on-line application to the attention of: The Recruitment Team.  This position is responsible for supporting and improving the social and emotional well being of students as well as by carrying out the duties of the attendance counsellor in accordance with The Education Act and other provincial acts and regulations.

Temporary Positions: This is a position that is available for a period in excess of 30 consecutive working days to replace a permanent employee who is absent on an approved leave of absence (e.g. pregnancy, parental, educational or medical leave).

Term Positions: This is a position that is available for a period in excess of 30 consecutive working days due to additional funding. 

Position Summary:

The School Social Worker is a regulated and supervised member of the Ontario College of Social Workers and Social Services Workers. The Social Worker will provide individual and group interventions to YRDSB students who are struggling with social, emotional, or mental health challenges that are impacting their ability to function in school. Additionally, School Social Workers act in the capacity of providing attendance counsellor duties and intervention in accordance with the Education Act. 

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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 Action Plan.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to:

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 Retention Team.

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 or an Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) through Sterling Backcheck prior to commencing employment with the Board. The Police Vulnerable Sector Check and Enhanced Police Information Check (E-PIC) 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.

On-line 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.