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):
English Interview & Practicum (Written Submission):
Examples of referees could include the following:
YRDSB Teachers (OT & LTO):
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.