Event Coordinator/ Administrative Assistant (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 17 June 2017
I began at TCDSB as a teenager and quickly worked my way up. They were also very accommodating when I was accepted to a school out of town and allowed for me to work there on my summers off. It is a great job for students to get into the work force.
Supervisor (Current Employee) – Scarborough, ON – 19 December 2016
A learning institution that cares about the students, teachers and staff to which I am proud to be a part of. I am confident that if this school continues to trend in the right direction, we will continue to help students grow academically and spiritually.
Serving as an Occasional Early Childhood Educator (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 June 2016
I very much enjoy working for the TCDSB. Working with a team of individuals that manage, care for, and teach young children is very rewarding for me. I have learned how to communicate and resolve problems, taking in and understanding the perspectives of others, organizing and planning the classroom and daily activities, and the ability to work as a leader and also within a team.
Summer Camp Counsellor (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 6 May 2016
A typical day at work would include supervising and children with the activities designed for them. Taking turns on lunch shift and looking after the children. Leading the children to the park and supervising during field trips. The most enjoyable part was interacting with the children.
Fun place to volunteer and practice the French language
Presenter (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 7 January 2016
This job consisted of creating a group presentation with peers to persuade incoming elementary school students to attend St. Joseph's College School as well as to promote the schools amazing French Department. As a grade 12 student, I had been part of the Catholic High School program for four years. Throughout my years in high school, I have been given the opportunity to represent the French Department four times. The best part of this experience was creating a presentation based on the experiences of both me and my peers and being given the opportunity to share my positive experience with others. The most difficult part was overcoming the language barrier and attempting to speak and maintain the French language throughout the course of the presentation
Lunch Time Supervisor (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 5 November 2015
A typical day would be assisting the children with lunch and interacting with them in a fun and enjoyable way. I learned to resolve conflicts between students. The management is very helpful, my coworkers are all nice and helpful people. The hardest part of my job would be trying to get 200 kids in a line for recess without anyone getting hurt. The most enjoyable part are the children there and the stories they tell you, they make you feel like a child again I love interacting with them.
Education Assistant (Current Employee) – Toronto, ON – 30 July 2015
A typical day at work is different everyday , working in different school each day. It can be challenging but fulfilling. I learnt a lot of social skills , talking to different people and manage kids behaviour, which could be very bad and sometimes very rewarding in some ways. I have dealt with many management, and I feel that management works with the establishment objectives and visions, which is always different from each other. Co-workers, sometimes have no idea of who you are but you have conditioned your mind to work well with all regardless. Its fun meeting new people at work. The hardest part of the work is when situation presents itself and you cannot act but to carryon as if its not part of the job description. The most enjoyable ^part of the job it the fact that the times is workable for me and my kids. When my kids are in school, am at work but when they at home , am at home as well. So its good for me.
Office Administrator (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 18 June 2015
Focus on Youth was a great company to work at during the summer. It was extremely fun because I got the opportunity of being an office administrator and at the same time, I spent time with the camp students.
At this job, I learned about the importance of team work and most importantly, how effective having patience is. The hardest part of the job was leaving the camp for the summer and saying bye to everyone there, including the staff members I created a great bond with.
A typical day at FOY, included: filing documents, making records and phone calls. Also, sometimes I would attend any one of the camps included in the program to take pictures and interact with the campers.
Teacher (Former Employee) – Toronto, ON – 10 December 2014
I was grateful to the Toronto Catholic District School Board for giving me a job as a substitute teacher but I became very frustrated that it was so hard to get a contract position and I was very disappointed about the many stories of those who had less experience but they had personal contacts with the board who were hired to full-time permanent and unadvertised contract positions over those who had much more experience and qualifications. The union claimed there was nothing they could do.