Junior Application Developer (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 13 July 2017
A typical day for the position of a developer would involve programming tasks of varying nature based on the requirements from a client or another department. Management works on a hierarchy of individuals ranging from the junior to the seniors, followed by supervisor and eventually up to department lead.
During my time as a programmer I learned how to use Oracle applications and used PL/SQL extensively, although other employees would have different tasks such as being a DBA or coding in ColdFusion. Everyone here has a good positive vibe and are always friendly to each other.
However, workflow is somewhat slow given the small tasks that I am given, and the result of me leaving employement at this location, as my contract is expiring and am not being renewed due to a lack of workflow. No other contractors in programming at this location are staying either for the same reason.
Friendly staff, fantastic health benefits
Slow moments when workflow is slow. Job security for contractors is largely limited by workflow.
A fun place to interact with children of all ages.
Volunteer Work (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 8 July 2017
It's a lot of fun to interact and read with the younger children as well as helping them with their schoolwork. It helped me gain more experience interacting with children younger with me as I wish to become a teacher.
Lunchroom Supervisor (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 12 April 2017
I really enjoy being a lunchroom supervisor. It's only 1 hour but the pay is good. I also enjoy being able to see my kids :) You ensure kids are picking their healthy staples in their lunch before the rest of their lunch and then go outside for the last 20 minutes.
Secretary (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 January 2017
Never had any specific supervisor Very busy days with work and tons of phone calls As working in different school based on cal Many opportunity to learn new things.l Hardest part was to get ready asap as soon get call Fun to meet new staff and kids
Supply Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 29 August 2016
A big learning curve to work in a school, so never a dull moment. The hardest part of the job is to just keep up to constant volume of phone calls and visitors. The most enjoyable part of the job is seeing the kids and watching them learn and grow. I just find it hard to get on permanent.
Supply Staff/Administration (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 July 2016
A typical day would be to hope to get a call for an assignment, then drive over the school and assume my role. It has been wonderful thus far and I have gotten exposed to many different roles and tasks. Most schools I go to, there are people willing to share their knowledge with me and I take that to the next school.
I would say the reality is that supply people do get picked last in terms of being able to actually apply on permanent positions. Also, while visiting some schools, it is clear that not all persons understand that supply people learn as they go and can sometimes be mean. I think it would be fair if supply people were able to take the necessary training before going on assignment then looking incompetent. I hope I get to continue working with EPSB and make a career out of this.
Wonderful working with kids; pretty short day
People tend to be mean to supply; hard to get permanent position
Edmonton public schools pays well for a lunchroom supervisor but with very limited hours
Lunch room supervisor (Former Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 18 July 2016
Typically you eat your lunch before you supervise .Then you mark down your hours you supervise the children. After their lunch is over in your designated classroom ,you go outside with all the classes in division 1 and 2 and supervise there . Typically you work 3 - 2 hours a week rotating on and off with your coworkers
Supervisor (Former Employee) – Hazeldean Elementary School – 5 July 2016
I would supervise elementary school students during their lunch break. Heating up food and cleaning tables. Also interacting with the kids while they ate their lunches, then playing and supervising grades 1-6 outside and getting to know the kids better. I really enjoy working and being around children, however there are always lots of little disputes/arguments that need to be dealt with in an appropriate way without minimizing the children's feelings.
Lunchroom Aide (Current Employee) – Edmonton, AB – 21 June 2016
It may be for an hour a day, but there is so much activity in the small, bright minds of the kids. Sure I have to have eyes in the back of my head, but I get paid for it. What I learned from working for this long with this school, is more confidence in my abilities as an individual. Management is very cool, kind, patient, and obviously loves her job, because it was so easy to transition to that type of work. Co-workers are kind and communicative women, which is much needed in this work environment. Hardest part of the job is managing the tougher crowd. They don't all make the best decisions, but we work to smooth it over. Most enjoyable part is the kids and how vibrant they truly are. The bright smiles, kindnesses, and so smart.