Designated Early Childhood Educator Application
How do I apply for Designated Early Childhood Educator positions?
You are required to submit an on-line application at no charge to you. Applications may be found on our website under careers, and then opportunities at our board. The Designated Early Childhood Educator applications will be available under the “Early Learning Program” located under the “Other” heading when we are accepting applications.
What are the education/qualification requirements for the Designated Early Childhood Educator position?
- Secondary School Graduation Diploma with a recognized post-secondary diploma/degree (2 years) in Early Childhood Education is required.
- Registration with the College of Early Childhood Educators (CECE) is a requirement of this position.
- Minimum related experience of one year.
- Current First Aid and CPR certification in locations where there is an extended day program offered by the YRDSB.
Which First Aid and CPR certifications are accepted by the YRDSB?
We require Standard First Aid and B or C CPR certifications.
My diploma(s) are outside of Canada, what should I do?
You will need to have your education evaluated in Canada. You may contact the World Education Services at 416-972-0070 (www.wes.org/ca) or the University of Toronto Comparative Education Service at 416-978-2400 (http://learn.utoronto.ca/ces.htm) or International Credential Assessment Service of Canada at 519-763-7282 (www.icascanada.ca).
Who should I address my cover letter to?
Cover letters should be addressed to Hiring Committee, Human Resource Services, York Region District School Board.
Should I send in hard copies?
No. We do not accept hard copies of any documentation sent via fax/e-mail/mail as you must submit an online application. Please note that copies of letters of reference, transcripts, diplomas, résumés and evaluations may be provided at the time of interview or provided as attachments in the online application.
I submitted an online application last year. Do I have to re-apply every year?
Yes. Each year is a new hiring year and all applicants will need to re-apply as your application will expire at the end of each school year.
How many references do I need?
You are required to submit the names of 3 professional business references including their current address, telephone number, e-mail address and position title. Also, please ensure that one of your references is your most current employer, if applicable.
What do I do if I need to make changes to my on-line application?
Please e-mail Recruitment and Retention Services at email@example.com and request a link(s) to your application(s).
What two attachments should I include as part of my online application?
Applicants may include any documents you feel would be relevant to your application or the position you are applying for. Common attachments include formatted versions of the cover letter and résumé, and reference letters. Only files with the following extensions are accepted and accessible by the York Region District School Board: jpg, rtf, doc, gif, jpeg, pdf, txt, zip, wpd, wpe.
What does the “SKILLS” section on the application mean?
The “SKILLS” section is the area for you to tell us about your additional skills or qualifications that may not have been identified in the application’s screening questions. It also gives you the ability to rate yourself on those skills/qualifications.
I submitted my application, how do I know if it went through?
When you submit your application, an acknowledgement message will be sent to your e-mail account indicating that we have received your application.
How do I add/delete attachments?
You first need to request a link to access your application, and then when you open up the link, you will be on page 1 of your application. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and type in a reason for updating your application, click update and you will be directed to the next page where you may add/delete attachments as needed.
I was not successful in the interview; could you please tell me why?
Unfortunately, due to the volume of applications received we are not able to provide feedback to any candidates. We thank all candidates for their interest in the York Region District School Board and encourage you to apply again next school year.
I am a casual Designated Early Childhood Educator, how do I become permanent?
As a casual Designated Early Childhood Educator, you do not have access to the Board Wide Web (BWW) where all internal positions are posted. If no one applies to an internal position, the recruitment officer would look at a list of all those casual employees who are interested in full-time permanent positions and could ask you to attend an interview for a certain position.