The District School Board of Niagara (DSBN) proudly serves 37,500 students with 4,500 staff in 79 elementary and 18 secondary schools across the Niagara Region. Located between Lake Erie in the south and Lake Ontario to the north, the DSBN serves 12 municipalities from Fort Erie to Grimsby. Our schools provide innovative learning environments, diverse programming and the resources for every student to achieve success.

POSITION: French Elementary Occasional Teacher

LOCATION: DSBN Elementary Schools in Niagara Region

RATE OF PAY: $245.77 daily rate of pay (includes 4% vacation pay)

SCHEDULE: 10 months per year (September – June) on an as needed basis

Position Summary:

The DSBN is seeking FSL qualified, and soon-to-be qualified, Elementary Occasional Teacher candidates who provide evidence of meaningful experiences working with children and/or youth. These experiences may include paid, volunteer, and practicum experience. Occasional Teachers work in a variety of schools throughout the Niagara region gaining valuable teaching experience and supporting the needs of students across the system. Occasional Teachers are eligible to work daily assignments, apply to long term assignments or contract positions with the DSBN.

Benefits of working with the DBSN:

Gain valuable teaching experience working with students from Grade 1 to Grade 8 with a variety of academic needs;

Flexibility to work at multiple locations;

Strong mentorship network;

Resources available to support your teaching practices;

Professional learning and collaboration;

Opportunities for professional growth and career advancement.


Good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers;

FSL part 1 or currently enrolled.

Conditions of Employment:

Maintain good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers;

Upon hire, provide a Criminal Background Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening (dated within six months);

Agreement to comply with the Board’s policies, procedures and code of conduct;

Successful completion of a probationary period in accordance with the Collective Agreement;

Work a minimum of fifteen (15) teaching days in an academic school year;

Complete an annual offence declaration process.

Application Process:

All applications are accepted through ApplyToEducation;

Applications packages should include:

Covering Letter


Practice Teaching Reports or most recent Teacher Performance Appraisal

Reference Letters

Selection Process:

Preference will be given to the following applicants:

Applicants who possess the following qualifications

French as a Second Language, Part 1 or equivalent and native-like French fluency

Applicants who have lived experience working with a variety of diverse backgrounds

Interview Process:

Interviews will occur virtually via Microsoft Teams with a panel of Elementary Principals/Vice-Principals;

Traditional question and answer format interviews will occur.

Application Information:

NOTE: all offers of employment made to successful applicants are conditional until such time as OCT qualifications and Criminal Background Check with vulnerable sector screening have been verified. Please be advised that it is the practice of the Board that your employment will not start until the Board has received a current police check (within the last 6 months ) and the Board is satisfied that there are no criminal convictions which would preclude your employment.

Only those applicants selected for an interview will be contacted. Communication to applicants selected for an interview will be via email. Please ensure your email address on your ApplytoEducation account is accurate. Human Resources staff will only respond to inquiries from applicants selected for an interview.

If you are currently on the Occasional Teacher Roster with the DSBN you do not need to apply to this posting.

In accordance with Section 29(2) of the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, this is to advise that the information you provide on this form is collected under legal authority of the Education Act, and will be used as necessary for the recruitment, selection and employment purposes of the Board.

The DSBN is committed to equity for all students and staff, and to deliver quality education through a qualified workforce that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. Upon request, we will provide reasonable accommodations in the hiring process to support applicants with disabilities.

Applicants are thanked for making known their interest in working for the DSBN. We encourage applicants from all qualified individuals; however, only those under consideration will be contacted.

Job Category:
Teachers, Principals & Superintendents
District School Board of Niagara
Posting Date:
10/15/2022 8:00:00 PM
St. Catharines, Ontario