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Child and Youth Worker (Current Employee) –  leaside highschool16 January 2018
well educated on mental health and training's. staff are not treated fairly. week supervision would be helpful to help reduce burn out. Staff are very burnt out as an example .
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Fun and Productive workplace
Youth Mentor, Focus on Youth (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 January 2018
Gives the opportunity to meet others and create resources
supervised children while preparing activities
took care of children when injured
CPR was taught
summer job
Pros
Free CPR class
Cons
long hours in the sun
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Fun Yet Tiresome
Teacher's Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON24 December 2017
Working with the teachers and students can be a lot of fun and rewarding but the level that some teachers are educated at may not be high enough. They are surprisingly stupid for teachers.
Pros
Everyone is nice.
Cons
Stupid people
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Feels like your back in High School all over again.
Teachers Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toronto16 December 2017
I enjoy working for TDSB as. a supply support staff due to its flexible schedule and variety in working with a host of children across the board. Wonderful experience and well worth a career choice.
Pros
flexible schedule
Cons
no stability
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Steady work
Office Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toronto ON12 December 2017
Pleasant
Clean
Repetitive - not a lot of variety

in this present position I have learned many skills to take me to different positions.

thank you.
Pros
Permanent
Cons
Little movement
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Good place to work
Caretaker/Maintenance Person (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 December 2017
Learned to deal with the public
Summer cleanup is the hardest part of the job
Meeting new coworkers is the most enjoyable part of the job
Typical day - cleaning and ensuring that the areas are clean and safe for all students
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Painting school walls can be exciting!
Maintenance crew - Painting (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON6 December 2017
Sanding doors at the same time helping with dumping garbages as well as a bit of painting! Drove around with supervisor to pick up paint! Good environment to make new friends!
Pros
Good Pay!
Cons
Paint Smell!
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Severe Needs Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON21 November 2017
Great place to grow and learn. Staff and students are amazing. The people are friendly and treat you like family. It is a caring environment. The hardest part of the job is not knowing if you will return and watch they children to continue to grow.
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The school board treats its employee fairly most ofv the time
Subject Teacher (Former Employee) –  Scarborough, ON20 November 2017
you teach 3 subjects with some on-calls
you learned to deal with different students and class room management
the work culture at Churchill was very welcoming
the hardest part of the job was dealing with the admin.
the most enjoyable part was dealing with the students
Pros
some free lunches
Cons
job could be very stressful
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Every day there is something new.
Emergency Position Person (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON14 November 2017
I like when every day there is something new. It's interesting to meet new people, new students every day. It' s never boring. Different location every day...you drive to this school in the morning and you are already expecting that something new and exciting waiting for you today!
Pros
never boring
Cons
Sitting and waiting every morning for the call
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friendly environment
Atypical Youth Counselor (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON9 November 2017
the hardest part of the job is: if you're not there full time, you definitely feel disconnected.
Overall you are there for the children, highly rewarding.
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Teacher (Former Employee) –  Toronto8 November 2017
Typical large city school board with a wide variety of schools, administrations and students. A strong union culture is present. The major problem is that many initiatives are started but not always completed.
Pros
Diverse culture
Cons
Difficult to advance
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Productive and fun environment
Task Force and Caretaking (Former Employee) –  East York, ON31 October 2017
As a summer student for the TDSB I was able to work within various environments with a diverse community of people, while at the same time remaining with my assigned group of coworkers on a daily basis. While the job was quite demanding on occasion, my coworkers made my job at the TDSB feel like home. During my 5 years at the board, management switched over every year, and each new manager was always welcoming and easy to talk to. If my workplace environment ever got uncomfortable on a rare occasion, I was treated with the utmost respect by management. The hardest part of this job was the demanding physical labour and problem solving skills. This job really required me to be able to move large pieces of furniture across schools, and work at a fast pace. While some days were quite demanding, I always felt respected and appreciated for the jobs I was assigned to do. The most enjoyable part of the job were the friendships I have made and continue to keep. This position really did go to show that the people around you and their positive attitudes really are a key role in a workplace environment and can positively impact the efficiency and happiness of a company's employees.
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Coop Student (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON30 October 2017
Worked toward developing the abilities to self-manage within a team environment the operation, maintaining, and improvement of all operating engineering areas to supply uninterrupted services (compressed air, water, steam, electricity, etc.) to the school building.
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Great place to work.
Teacher (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON25 October 2017
Great place to work. Working every day was a pleasure. I enjoyed the students and my colleagues.

I taught ESO most of the time. That was great. I met a lot of people from different countries.
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Welcoming environment
Early Childhood Educator (Current Employee) –  5050 yonge street23 October 2017
As a supply you get to work in at a lot of different schools. Therefore, you experience plenty of different types of classes and how they work. The hardest part is going into the school not knowing what kind of day you'll have. The most enjoyable part is building relationship with both the children and teachers you work with frequently.
Pros
Hours (usually 8:30-3:30)
Cons
Lunch breaks are different at every school
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Poor organization if you're aspirational
Employee (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON18 October 2017
This organization is ancient in every aspect. Leadership at all levels is really poor. Managers are over paid and given the right to harass others.

Leaders do not walk the talk in any sense. Highly bureaucratic and hierarchical organization that only talks about equity for all. The irony is that the ones talking about it are practicing inequity and harassment at their own levels and find it okay when it comes to them.

Organization only looks good from the outside. It is highly ancient in everything inside. They do not even follow simple performance management procedures.

If someone wants to take their career back to square - go for it! Beware of losing your mental and physical well being. You will also realize that you are losing confidence in yourself and your own skills. Toxic environment!
Pros
Benefits
Cons
Poor leaders - who only talk and fail to walk the talk
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good
Library & Teaching Assistant (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON15 October 2017
organizing books at school library
helping kids pick out books
signing books out/in
volunteering in classrooms as TA
going on trips with classes, helping teacher out with keeping kids together etc
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Occasional Teacher (Former Employee) –  Toronto, ON7 October 2017
As an occasional teacher for the TDSB you have the opportunity to travel around the GTA and teach a diverse group of students in which you follow the daily plans left by the full time teacher.
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Great diversified environment for children and staff
Educational Teacher/Special Needs Assistant (Current Employee) –  Toronto, ON2 October 2017
The most enjoyable part of my job is being able to make a positive impact in the children lives regardless if they are typically developing or not. Having the opportunity to utilize my skills and ABA knowledge to create an environment that fosters a growth mindset.
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