Summer Groundskeeper and Maintenance staff (Former Employee) – Newmarket, ON – 12 September 2017
The York Region District School Board was my summer employer for my first four years of post secondary school and I could not think of a better place to work as a student. Although the pay might have been low, the job itself and the life lessons that I learned from the people I worked with were well worth it.
Interactive, positive, insightful and occasionally challenging and demanding
Educational Assistant/Child & Youth Worker (Current Employee) – York Region – 23 August 2017
The job comprises of experiences that enables me to learn about different things and from different angles. I work across schools with the school board and i am exposed to experiences that fluctuate. I can have a positive, interactive, insightful and/or challenging and demanding experience(s)
Working with children and youths and learning from their strengths, endurance, and challenges etc
Junior Counselor, Summer Institute (Former Employee) – Markham, ON – 17 August 2017
Working with the York Region District School Board was an amazing first job experience because the campers and other counselors made it fun. I would recommend this job to everyone because it is an amazing opportunity.
Supply Early Childhood Educator (Current Employee) – Vaughan, ON – 18 July 2017
I love this job. it has always been my dream to work in the school board. I get to meet many different children and go to many different schools. I assist the teacher in any tasks that they ask me to do.
Teacher (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 8 July 2017
I love working for the YRDSB.
The job is to help bring our next generation to a place where they can find meaningful lives within their country and to make an impact globally. It's a huge responsibility and a privilege to be a part of it.
Each person is important, and we work together as a team. Support staff, admin and teachers all encourage and support one another.
Going into a new school where the environment is unfamiliar can be challenging at times.
The most enjoyable part of the job is being a part of an 'aha' moment with a student, when a concept finally makes sense to them or they master a skill they've been working so hard on.
-na (Former Employee) – Richmond Hill, ON – 30 June 2017
If you don't have an insider you wont get a permanent job. If you will notice most of them are relatives or family members of a manager or an existing employees.. The chance of getting a permanent job if you don't know anybody inside is close to none. I hope the board can address that issue when it comes to job opportunity equality.
School Assistant (Former Employee) – Sutton, ON – 30 May 2017
working here was alright. No direction with what to do and when. Nobody to really answer to besides people in office. Kids were so cute but there is a lot of classrooms that need an extra staff member to keep them all on track. unfair to the kids.
Educational Assistant/ Child and Youth Worker (Current Employee) – Markham, ON – 2 February 2017
Benefits- Daytime job Hardest Part- Not knowing where you will be working each school year Causal workers- not know when you will be working each day and waiting for a phone call every day at 6 am Enjoyable part- The children
Educational Assistant (Current Employee) – York Region, ON – 28 September 2016
Great work environment, but it isn't easy to acquire a fulltime position. I worked on call, as a casual educational Assistant. I would be called the night before or the morning of for an assignment. In this job, I learned so much about behavioural needs in the classroom setting. I hope to continue this kind of work either in a work setting or in a volunteer role.
Spanish Teacher (Current Employee) – Richmond Hill, On – 15 August 2016
My teaching experiences with the YRDSB have been nothing but fantastic - I have had the opportunity to continue pursuing my teaching career and have made friends with new teachers and students. Also, it has allowed me to continue developing my Spanish language skills, which is of great interest as I lived in Spain as a teenager.
Health Assistant (Current Employee) – Aurora, ON – 17 June 2016
Love my job and work! I feel so fortunate to have steady and reliable work. I love that my job has benefits and being involved with the union means great job security. All the staff and students I have encountered are friendly and well mannered. A great place to work!
A conservative employer where the milk rises to the top
High School Teacher (Current Employee) – Aurora, ON – 17 March 2016
The York Region District School Board is considered one of the most responsible boards in the Ontario family of school boards. Its policies are fair and equitable but the administration of those policies are not always so.
Good pay and good working conditions (hopefully)
Poor leadership usually and constant fear of reprisal and discipline (chirping)