Elementary French Teacher (French Immersion & French Core)

Job Code: 3336313

Job Description

Position: Elementary French Teacher (French Immersion & French Core)

Work Location: Various locations (YRDSB Schools)

Application Deadline: This posting is ongoing, up until and including May 31, 2023

Please note – This posting may be reactivated at any time throughout the 2022/2023 school year, as hiring is determined by system needs.

By completing the Elementary French Teacher online application, you are taking the first step towards joining an educational community that is committed to ensuring everyone has the opportunity to experience success.

Elementary French Teacher Hiring will be ongoing and positions may be available immediately and/or throughout the 2022/2023 school year, while other positions may begin in September 2023. This application is for Elementary French Teaching opportunities at York Region District School Board, both French Immersion and French Core. This includes Occasional Teacher (OT), and/or Long Term Occasional (LTO), and/or Contract/Permanent.

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.

Important Note: If you are currently in the process of becoming Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) qualified (i.e. New Graduate, Internationally Trained Educator, etc.) we welcome you to apply to this posting prior to qualifications being confirmed on the OCT website.

At the York Region District School Board we can offer you a challenging and rewarding career in public education. We support teachers in their commitment to ensuring student success. We recognize the key difference that teachers make in the lives of all 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 the system stronger in its ability to meet the learning needs of students today and well into the future.

Candidates are encouraged to review the French Teaching Selection Process page on the Board website for additional information regarding Hiring Process, Resources, and Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

The following is an overview of what to expect once you have applied:

French Language Assessment (FLA):

  • This is the first stage of the selection process for all teachers interested in teaching French as a Second Language (FSL) with the YRDSB;
  • This assessment is used to assess the four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing and is completed by YRDSB French Language Assessors; and,
  • Candidates must complete or currently have a successful FLA and be deemed to have language skills appropriate for our French program.

English Interview & Practicum (Written Submission):

  • If successful through the FLA, this is the second stage of the selection process for all teachers interested in teaching FSL with the YRDSB.
  • The YRDSB is an English speaking board, and the teaching role will require fluency in both French and English (oral and written).

Additional Information:

  • This application allows you to be considered for Elementary French Teaching opportunities;
  • To be considered for Elementary French Teaching, you must have qualifications in Primary, Junior, and/or Intermediate (or plan to obtain qualifications in either Primary or Junior within the current school year).
    • If you are Intermediate/Senior qualified only and do not plan to obtain any additional division qualifications, we would encourage you to review and apply to active job postings, including the Secondary Occasional Teaching job posting (if posted).
  • Candidates must be members in Good Standing or in the process of becoming Ontario College of Teachers (OCT) qualified with the OCT prior to the start date, and be enrolled or have completed their FSL, or equivalent, based on OCT qualifications.
    • 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.
  • Elementary French teachers hired externally to the Board into LTO positions for the 2022/2023 school year that are not on the OT Roster are encouraged to apply to this posting to be considered for vacancies for the current school year and 2023/2024 school year.
  • 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). Note - this does not apply to LTO teachers being hired into permanent roles.
  • If you are also applying to the Secondary Occasional Teaching position at YRDSB, you will only be eligible to be on one (1) of the two (2) panels. Therefore, it is important that you prioritize which list you prefer (Elementary or Secondary) as once you accept a position in one panel, your application for the other panel will be inactivated.
  • 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 (written submission)/interview.
  • For current YRDSB employees, you must provide your current YRDSB supervisor as a reference.

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; and/or,
  • Faculty Advisor/Coordinator or Practicum Advisor that has observed and evaluated your teaching practice in a classroom setting; and/or,
  • 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.

YRDSB Teachers (OT & LTO):

  • Interested YRDSB teachers (Occasional (OT) & Long Term Occasional (LTO)), are required to complete this application to be considered for French Pool Hiring (September 2023).
  • Applicants are required to submit an application to this job posting by May 5, 2023 to be considered for the French Pool Hiring process. Applications submitted and processed after May 5, 2023 may be considered for French positions as they arise.
  • The purpose of the French Hiring Pool is to determine eligibility of candidates for French Immersion and Core vacancies that are effective September 2023.
  • Availability of French Immersion and Core vacancies are based on system needs and eligible candidates will be considered for opportunities effective September 2023 and throughout the 2023/2024 school year.
  • Should there be no permanent/contract positions available, candidates will be considered for any LTO opportunities that arise.
  • In addition to submitting an application to the Elementary French Teacher position, we encourage candidates to apply for any positions posted with the YRDSB on Apply to Education.
  • If you are permanent/contract teacher and are interested in teaching French, please refer to the Regional Staffing Timelines on the internal portal/BWW.

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 students and 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 the Board’s 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 sovereignty, equity, including, but not limited to:

  • First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples;

  • African, Black and Black Caribbean peoples (in alignment with Anti-Black Racism Strategy);

  • South Asian, East Asian, Southeast Asian, Middle East/West Asian, Latino/Hispanic (in alignment with YRDSB Workforce Census to address disproportionalities identified).

  • 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; and

  • 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 the communities that we serve.

Accessibility and Accommodation Statement

We also recognize the 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. 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.

Important Note for YRDSB Employees: If you have a current accommodation in place through Disability Management, please inform your Disability Management Case Manager to ensure that your accommodation needs can be met in the new role that you are pursuing. If invited to participate in the hiring process, and you are unable to perform the essential/bona fide requirements (e.g. physical, cognitive requirements), please notify the Recruitment Team by emailing careers@yrdsb.ca to review next steps (in the email please reference the job title you are applying to).

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.

Posted On
March 31, 2023
Closing Date & Time
May 31, 2023 11:30 PM EST/EDT

Job Type
Full Time, Part Time, Contract, Occasional
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Job Open To
ECE, EA and Support Staff, Management & Professionals
Multiple locations
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter