Secondary Occasional Teacher - All Qualifications

Job Code: 3582110

Job Details

Secondary Occasional Teachers

Job Details

We are adding Intermediate / Senior teachers to our occasional teacher roster! Candidates may be also be considered for Long Term assignments.

Successful applicants hired to the secondary occasional roster can immediately apply to long-term occasional assignments!

At HWDSB, we have a mission: we empower students to learn and grow to their full potential in a diverse world. HWDSB is committed to learning, equity, engagement, and innovation. We have more than 7,000 employees and every one of them contributes to our student achievement in their own way.

We are proud of our staff and we celebrate their work as well as their outside accomplishments. We encourage staff to grow as professionals and as leaders. Our Human Resource Services Department offers tremendous supports such as training, in-services and mentoring. HWDSB also believes in a healthy workplace, and is always looking for ways to create a positive, supportive workplace.

We encourage you to review our website and HWDSB Strategic Directions to see our directives and what we wish to accomplish in the coming years.

Hourly Rate:

Daily rate of pay start at $248.50 (includes 4% vacation pay)

Individual wage for Long-Term Occasional work is based on QECO Rating Statement and Grid Placement.


Hamilton and surrounding Region (Ancaster, Binbrook, Dundas, Flamborough, Waterdown, Stoney Creek/Winona)


  • Candidates must be registered and in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • New graduates pending OCT certification are welcome to apply!
  • Secondary Teachers must hold qualifications in Intermediate and/or Senior divisions
  • Availability and commitment to work a minimum of 10 full days per school year

During the shortlisting of applicants, consideration will be given to:

  • diversity and equity;
  • merit and additional qualifications and experience; and
  • early career educators

How to Apply

Please apply directly on ApplyToEducation. Mail-in applications will not be processed.

When applying to HWDSB through ApplyToEducation, your application package must include:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Copy of Ontario College of Teachers Certificate of Qualification (where possible).

Method of interview: Panel interviews via MS Teams platform.

Posting close date: December 6, 2023

Expectation of interview dates: Interviews will be held on December 14, 15, 18, 19 2023.

We thank all applicants for their interest in Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Employment Equity Statement

Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) is committed to building inclusive learning and working environments where students see themselves reflected in the curriculum, staff population, physical surroundings and the broader community.

HWDSB’s mission is to empower students to learn and grow to their full potential in a diverse world. Guided by this mission, HWDSB strives to build a workforce that embodies the values of human rights, equity, diversity and inclusion, while reflecting and welcoming the diverse and distinct identities, experiences and needs of our students and our communities.

HWDSB seeks qualified candidates who share our commitment to equity and inclusion, and who will contribute to the vision of creating inclusive and equitable outcomes. HWDSB especially invites and welcomes applications from:

  • Indigenous Peoples (e.g. First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples;)

  • Members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin; (e.g. Black and racialized communities, immigrant communities, etc.)

  • 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. (i.e. Two Spirit and LGBTQIA+)

As part of HWDSB’s commitment to employment equity and removing barriers to groups that have faced and continue to face barriers in employment, we invite all applicants to complete a voluntary question(s) that collects identity-based information. The voluntary question(s) is on the Apply to Education application page for this position.

HWDSB is committed to providing accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, based on any human rights protected grounds. If you require accommodation, please notify us in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.

Land Acknowledgement

HWDSB is located on ancestral Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee Confederacy land as determined by the Dish with One Spoon treaty. The Dish with One Spoon wampum belt represents the treaty relationship between the Haudenosaunee Confederacy and Anishinaabe with respect to sharing the land and resources thereon. The intent of this agreement is for all nations sharing this territory to do so responsibly, respectfully and sustainably in perpetuity. We respect the longstanding relationships with the local Indigenous communities, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Six Nations of the Grand River.

Applicant Self-Identification Form

The information collected on this form is used to monitor HWDSB’s progress toward our equity goals including our commitment to diversity in HWDSB recruitment and hiring practices.

We are committed to the security and confidentiality of information under our control, and to the protection of privacy with respect to personal and confidential information that is collected, used, disclosed and retained in the system (Policy 1.6 - Privacy). Information on this form is collected pursuant to Ontario’s Education Equity Action Plan (Ministry of Education) and in accordance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act (MFIPPA). Access to this form is restricted to specific individuals in Human Resources. The Research and Analytics Department will use aggregate data from all the forms (not individual data) for internal reporting. Their access and use of the data is governed by MFIPPA and ethical research practices. Applicant Self-Identification Forms will be maintained in the Human Resources job competition file and securely destroyed 1 year after the job posting for candidates not selected for an interview and 6 years after the job posting for candidates interviewed, in accordance with general records retention principles.

If you prefer not to answer any of the questions, you can select “prefer not to answer”. This in no way affects your application or the applicant selection process. If you have questions or concerns about this form please contact


Posted On
December 04, 2023
Closing Date & Time
December 06, 2023 11:59 PM EST/EDT

Job Type
Job Category
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
Multiple locations
Employment Start Date
Start Immediately
Mandatory Document
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter