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)
I love to support students academically, socially and behaviourally. The staff and management work together to promote learning and personal growth.
Child and Youth Worker (Current Employee) – Keswick, Ontario – 6 August 2015
I work in a community class that - this coming year - will be supporting students in grades 1 - 4. All students have developmental delays as well as behavioral issues. No two students are at the same learning level. It is very busy and quite a challenge to provide each student with just what they need at any given time. My co-workers and I work well together and all follow the protocols that we have in place. We put our heads together constantly to come up with more effective strategies. The students are very impulsive and we are continuously trying to stay a few steps ahead of them. I enjoy my work very much.
Love supporting students who face developmental, behavioural and academic challenges.
Teachers Assistant (Current Employee) – Maple, ON – 13 June 2015
Report to work, assist students upon morning entry to school. Then assist implementing the required curriculum, by organizing materials, helping students with any difficulties they may have including all subject and social conflicts. Also attend debriefing meetings aat the end of each day and staff meeting during the school year. I attend various workshops and assist with light duties in the office.