Child Care Worker (CCW) (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 12 May 2017
lots of support from teachers and other colleagues. I learned a lot from working with both students and teachers. I would definitely recommend this job for those who truly want to make a difference in people's lives
I work with the best colleagues and truly great students. I am excited to go into work every day because the job is challenging but in the best way. I am forced to be flexible and ready for anything, which is great - it helps to build character and confidence.
The EMSB is one of the leading school boards in the province, and have worked there as a substitute teacher. Early in the morning i would get phone calls from them asking me if i would be available to substitute for them and i would pick and choose the placements if i wanted. The management was great with me and i never had any problems with them.
It's a good place to work but needs a lot of improvement
Special Education Technician (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 1 November 2016
My place of work is a good school board but like every other company or organization there is room for improvement. You have the opportunity of working in a variety of schools with a diverse population. You also have the opportunity to enhance your skills through workshops and job training seminars. Working with the my school board encourages you to improve your knowledge by paying 80% of your post education tuition. Working with students with special needs is a challenge but the results are rewarding. A typical day can be emotional draining when completing Math with a kid who is in grade 5 and working at a grade 2 level.The staff work together as a team to help each other and to help the students reach their full potential.
Always have a job with benefits.
Never know whither your position will be abolished or not.
SPECIAL EDUCATION TECHNICIAN (Former Employee) – Montreal Canada – 10 January 2016
The cliental I work with often come in with fear, confusion, anger and despair. but most of all lack of trust for outsiders.
My day-to-day interaction was spend as the lead front line worker for children / youth with significant behavioral challenges I learned quickly no two situation are alike and no two individuals respond in the same way.
Most of the student had no intention of following the rules and or expectations of the teaches / schools. It was my job respond to the crisis, and to help find solutions for all involved .
In a school with 300 and 400 students and lack of resource and teacher training etc. it is difficult at times to keep a balance and find ways of providing support and growth opportunities .
Establishing a warm, nurturing but firm relationship, with my students and families was often a major challenge but was also the most rewording part of my job.
Being able to see the changes take place with some of the most difficult students that would otherwise have being transferred were some of my greatest success, and made going to work enjoyable
my references with back up my dedication and skills .
Primary Core French and Music Teacher (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 22 April 2015
Although staff at the board are friendly in person, they are difficult to get a hold of otherwise. You can expect to wait months (once hired) until you receive a contract and are paid according to the paltry pay scale. You may earn a better salary as a supply teacher. Quality of schools is very uneven, as well as professional development opportunities. Equity and gender violence education appears to be nearly non-existent. Supply teaching opportunities limited and the online system is rarely used. Supply teachers must approach school individually and then cross their fingers.
poor pay, resources, uneven quality of schools, paper work
Teacher in the tourism department (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 26 March 2015
If you like meeting people of different background , this is a great place. Students in vocational programs are usually older and often it is a career change that spurs them in choosing a vocational program such as TRAVEL AND TOURISM
Child Care Worker (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 3 December 2014
I worked as a childcare worker for a year and a half part time. I was doing substitution at several different schools. There were a lot of hours to be given out and I often worked for the same people, because I worked well with their student. The more hours you accumulate the more hours you'll be given because you go to the top of the list. Some teachers would try and off load students with behaviour problems that weren't coded and weren't regularly under the child care workers care.
Child Care/Daycare Worker/ Special Educator (Former Employee) – Montreal, QC – 11 June 2014
* I first started working there as a substitute child care worker or special ed. technician. My schedule would vary from day to day and from week to week. Mostly working in high schools, I had to follow the child's schedule.
* As we all know, everyone is different, therefore I had to have different approaches with different children. It was my responsability to get to know them and have them trust me.
* I have learned to treat everyone with respect, regardless of their age group and to never under estimate one's intelligence.
* The management/school principal(s) and my co-workers were helpful and great. I never had any problems with them. There was a mutual respect, I did what was expected of me and made sure I learned from my mistakes.
*The Hardest part of the job was not having a stabl eplace to work from. The uncertainty of my schedule and of where I would be working the next day or week.
*The most enjoyable part is when being appreciated and recognized for my hard workk
High School Laboratory technician (Former Employee) – OptionsII, Royal West Academy, Laurenhill Academy – 30 August 2013
Preparing experiments for students in grade 9 and 10. Always fun working with students on a daily basis.The hardest part of my job were the long hours preparing for exams which became all worthwhile with vacation to follow. The most enjoyable part was when the students experiments were successful. Never had problems working with teachers and management. The atmosphere I created for myself was maintained with my co-workers once they entered my space. Outside of my space I adjusted to suit. Overall my experience was wonderful.
Contracted Social Studies/Math Teacher (Former Employee) – Montréal, QC – 8 May 2013
Implemented stimulating lessons to capture student’s attention and interest. Utilized discussion-based lessons in order to promote a deeper understanding of the concepts. Created and administered weekly quizzes and monthly tests to track student progress. Offered after-school tutoring to help struggling students improve their critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Participated in various extracurricular activities. Attended all staff meetings and professional development workshops.
Having to deal with thousands of students in both jobs has not only given me confidence, patience, and ambition for excellence, but it has also thought me how unwavering support can really make all the difference in someone’s life. That is the ultimate goal.
Great co-workers very friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
Keeping on motivating the students was sometimes the hardest part of my job. It has taught me how to persevere and to effectively problem solve by approaching the situation with an open mind while developing different strategies to resolve and take charge.
The most enjoyable/rewarding part of my job was to make a difference is someone's life.