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International Indigenous Languages Teachers (OCT) Instructors (Non-OCT) – Various Languages

York Region District School Board

This is a Contract position in Toronto, ON posted June 8, 2021.

Position: 2021/2022 International & Indigenous Languages Teachers (OCT) & Instructors (Non-OCT)
– Mandarin (Traditional), Japanese, Spanish, German, Cantonese, Hebrew, Turkish, Greek, Italian, Macedonian, Vietnamese, Filipino, Creole and Yoruba.

Work Location: Community and International Education Services, Various Sites Please Note: Candidates will be contacted as vacancies arise.

These positions are effective September 2021 ending on or about June 2022 (and possibility of renewal).

If you are already a York Region District School Board International & Indigenous Languages Teacher or Instructor on the supply list or working at one of our sites, please do not re-apply; however, if you are interested in working at an additional site, please e-mail

Also, all applications must be submitted in the English language.

Thank you for your interest in International & Indigenous Languages teaching positions.

Elementary Program The successful candidate will work for 2.5 hours per week for 30 weeks, from September 2021 to June 2022.

The rate of pay for a teacher is $41.41/hour if you are an Ontario Certified Teacher (OCT); for an instructor the rate of pay is $38.99 per hour if you are not an OCT.

If you require more information about the International & Indigenous Languages Program, visit our website at, International & Indigenous Languages.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES: Plan, deliver, and coordinate a program that is optimal for the language learning and that reflects current teaching practices in Ontario; Ensure the safety and well-being of students; Develop and maintain an equitable and inclusive learning environment; Communicate about student progress to administrators, parents, and students; Encourage parent involvement in student learning at home and at school; Supervision of students as assigned; and Other duties as assigned.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & QUALIFICATIONS: Candidate selection will be based on the results of interview, experience and qualifications and reference checks.

Preference will be given to candidates who have some of the following qualifications and/or experiences: Fluency in the language is an asset (with the ability to pass a conversational fluency test with community partners); Some teaching experience (preferably language teaching); Ontario College of Teachers Certification for credit courses.

Teaching Certificate from another province or country.

Language teaching certification from another school board.

TESL/TEFL/TOEFL/ESL or similar certifications.

ECE/EA qualifications and/or experiences.

Related degree or diploma.

All information received relating to a candidate’s required accommodation will be addressed confidentially by the Recruitment and Retention Team.

The Community and International Education Services (CIES) hiring protocol allows teachers to teach and/or administrate for two CIES sessions per school year and/or administrate one term/session at a time.

Candidates will only be allowed to teach and/or administrate a third session on an emergency basis in consideration of demand in a particular subject area, course or administrative position.

A session is defined as the time needed to deliver a program of approximately 110 hours or the equivalent.

CIES sessions include positions at e-Learning, Night School, Summer School, International & Indigenous Languages Secondary Credit and Elementary Non-Credit Programs, and Summer Institute.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Statement The York Region District School Board (YRDSB) believes in giving each and every applicant an equal opportunity to succeed on their own merit and we strive to hire staff that reflect and support the diverse perspectives, experiences and needs of our students and our communities.

We remain committed to upholding the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion in our living, learning and work environments.

We know that diversity underpins excellence, and that we all share responsibility for creating an equitable, diverse and inclusive Board-community.

Therefore, in pursuit of our values, we seek members who will work respectfully and constructively with differences and across the organizational hierarchy in actualizing the Board’s priorities, goals and principles outlined in the Director’s Action Plan.

We actively encourage applications from members of groups with historical and/or current barriers to equity, including, but not limited to: First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, and all other Indigenous peoples; members of groups that commonly experience discrimination due to race, ancestry, colour, religion and/or spiritual beliefs, or place of origin; persons with visible and/or invisible (physical and/or mental) disabilities; persons who identify as women; and persons of marginalized sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender expressions.

At YRDSB, we recognize that many of these identities intersect and therefore, equity, diversity and inclusion can be complex.

We value and respect the contributions that each person brings to enriching the Board and are committed to ensuring full and equal participation for all in communities that we serve.

Accessibility and Accommodation Statement We also recognize our duty to accommodate and foster a culture of inclusion.

Consistent with the principles of dignity, individualization and inclusion, we will make any appropriate accommodation based on any of the protected grounds in the Human Rights Code to support candidate participation in the hiring process.

When contacted, candidates will be provided with an overview of the various elements of the hiring process, such as skills assessments, written practicum, presentation, interview, etc.

We will provide accommodations during the hiring process.

If an accommodation is required, please inform the Recruitment and Retention Team in advance of any part of the process.

As a condition of employment, successful candidates will be required to submit a current original Police Vulnerable Sector Check from the police jurisdiction in which they reside prior to commencing employment with the Board.

Police Vulnerable Sector Check documents are only valid if issued within the last six months.

Candidates are not advised to obtain this document prior to an offer of employment.

On-line applications are collected centrally at the Education Centre
– Aurora and are monitored by Human Resource Services.

Only candidates selected to participate in our selection process will be contacted.

All other applicants are thanked for their interest.