Qualifications and Procedures

Job opportunities with the Public Schools Branch are posted online through Jobs PEI.  Go to Jobs PEI to access current employment opportunities.  For information on creating a Jobs PEI account and how to apply for posted positions, visit To Apply.  On-line applications are preferred, but alternate methods are available.

Note:  Access to some internal postings may only be available to current PSB employees.

Criminal Records Check Requirements – All Staff

New employees must provide a Criminal Record Check including the Vulnerable Sector inquiry completed no more than 90 days prior to beginning their employment with the Public Schools Branch (updated every two years for substitute employees who reactivate annually).  To obtain a Criminal Record Check, contact your local Police department or other organizations that provide this service to obtain a Criminal Record Check.  Review Procedure to Obtain a Criminal Record Check for additional information.

Information about AESOP (Substitute Booking System)

The Public Schools Branch is partnered with the AESOP substitute booking system.  For most of positions, once an applicant has been activated as a substitute, information on how to activate an AESOP account will be provided.

TEACHER, PSYCHOLOGIST, CONSULTANT, AND ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS (PEITF)

Teacher positions include classroom and specialist teachers, and school counsellors.  Administrative positions refer to principals, vice-principals, department heads, consultants, and other specialists.

Application Procedures

Current job postings, as well as an opportunity to apply for a substitute teacher position, are located on Jobs PEI.  Transfers and any other internal postings are only accessible to current permanent/probationary employees of the Public Schools Branch.

The staffing procedures for instructional positions before and after June 15 are outlined below.*

Qualifications

  • Teachers – Applicants for any instructional position must hold a valid PEI Teacher’s Certificate, issued by the Registrar at the PEI Department of Education, Early Childhood, and Culture.
  • Substitute Teachers –Require a Valid Authorization to Substitute Teacher issued by the Registrar at the PEI Department of Education, Early Learning, and Culture.

Supporting Documents

*Staffing Procedures for Instructional Positions before and after June 15

The majority of staffing for administrative and teaching positions occurs during the spring and summer months in preparation for the coming school year.  This staffing results primarily from pending retirements, leaves of absence, and similar situations.

Internal Transfer Postings

**NOTE:  Teacher transfer has been extended to Monday, June 26, 2017.

Prior to June 15**, as per the Memorandum of Agreement between the Employer and the PEI Teachers’ Federation, available positions are first posted internally to permanent and probationary employees.  There are two basic types of staffing activities:

  • Administrative Transfer Postings:  open only to those permanent and probationary employees currently holding an administrative position in the Public Schools Branch and who have been hired on the basis of a competition (this does not include acting appointments).
  • Teacher Transfer Postings:  open to teachers who are presently employed with the Public Schools Branch under a Probationary or a Permanent teaching contract.

Teachers who sign a fixed-term contract for the upcoming school year are able to apply for “permanent” postings, but are not able to apply for other fixed-term positions once they accepted a contract.

External Postings

All vacancies will be posted on Jobs PEI.  Prior to June 15, positions not filled through the Teacher Transfer process will be posted as external.  After June 15, all available positions will be posted external.  Postings will be open for a minimum of three days.

EDUCATIONAL ASSISTANTS, YOUTH SERVICE WORKERS, STUDENT ATTENDANTS, WORKPLACE ASSISTANTS (CUPE Local 3260)

Educational Assistants, Youth Service Workers, Student Attendants, and Workplace Assistants on Prince Edward Island work under the supervision of a classroom teacher, and provide support to students with various types of special learning needs.

»»  Educational Assistants

The Educational Assistant, working under the direction of a certified teacher, assists in the implementation of individual education plans and/or behaviour management plans of students with special educational needs.

Application Procedures

Current job postings,including substitutes, are located on Jobs PEI.

Qualifications

As per the Collective Agreement – CUPE Local 3260 – April 1, 2017 – March 31, 2018

Applicants for Regular Educational Assistant Authorization – Minimum Educational Requirements:

  • Authorization is required from the Registrar, Department of Education, Early Learning, and Culture.
  • All new hires shall have:
    • Two (2) years of formal training in education of persons with special educational needs (e.g., Human Services Program) or any equivalent program from a recognized institution (for a listing of equivalent programs, contact the Registrar’s office).

Substitute Educational Assistant – Authorization is required from the Registrar, Department of Education, Early Learning, and Culture.

Supporting Documents

  • Employee Information Form
  • TD1 and TD1PE
  • Recent Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Inquiry (updated every two years for substitute applicants who reactivate annually) (to be supplied once the applicant has successfully completed the process)
  • Authorization – Regular Educational Assistant authorization or Substitute Educational Assistant authorization(issued by the Registrar, PEI Department of Education, Early Learning, and Culture) (to be supplied once the applicant has successfully completed the process)
  • Special Note for Substitute applicants:  Applicants will be screened, interviewed, and referenced. If successful in this process then the applicant will be required to apply to the Registrar for Authorization and to supply a current CRC with Vulnerable Sector Inquiry. Once this process is completed and all supporting documents have been received, the applicant will set up in the substitute booking system.

»»  Youth Service Workers

The Youth Service Worker works under the direction of school counselors and teachers to assist in the development and implementation of specific behaviour management and social and life skill programs in the classroom, home, community, and the workplace based on a plan established by the school-based student services team.

Application Procedures

Current job postings, including substitute, are located on Jobs PEI.  Internal postings are only accessible to current permanent and probationary Local 3260 member employees of the Public Schools Branch.  Applicants must submit an individual application for each position being applied for.

Supporting Documents

Qualifications and Selection Criteria

  • Youth Service Worker Program from Holland College or a similar program from another recognized post-secondary institution.
  • At least 1 year experience in the last 5 years working as a Youth Service Worker, preferably in Education.
  • Current certification in CPR and First Aid.
  • Recent experience with the appropriate-age students in a group setting.
  • Training in proper physical restraint techniques.
  • Ability to apply non-violent crisis intervention and behaviour modification techniques in a variety of settings.
  • Ability to assist other groups/agencies in providing life skills programming which might include anger management and parent education.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with other groups which might include school staffs, staff of government and community agencies, and parents.
  • Ability to work independently outside the school setting.
  • Ability to work productively as part of a team.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, especially in situations of conflict.
  • Good previous work and attendance record.
  • Valid driver’s licence, have own car and liability insurance coverage to transport students, if necessary.

»»  Student Attendants

The Student Attendant works under the direction of the school administration and attends to the personal needs of students with special physical challenges by providing support related to mobility and physical care.

Application Procedures

Current job postings,including substitutes, are located on Jobs PEI.

Qualifications

  • Resident Care Worker course
  • Grade 12 or GED equivalent
  • Current First Aid and CPR training
  • Ability to work with physically or mentally challenged children
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Ability to follow written instructions, and write clearly
  • Good physical condition and the ability to lift and transfer a student

Supporting Documents

»»  Workplace Assistants

The Workplace Assistant works under the direction of ______________________ .  Based out of a high school, the workplace assistant works closely with the student student services team of teachers, Educational Assistants, etc. to provide a variety of direct and indirect supports to special needs students in the successful placement in the community for employment and community service opportunities as part of the transition from school to community.

Application Procedures

Current job postings,including substitutes, are located on Jobs PEI.

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 or GED, with relevant experience and/or training in working with physically or mentally handicapped children/youth
  • Good physical condition
  • Current First Aid and CPR training
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Ability to follow written instructions, and write clearly
  • Hold a valid driver’s license and access to a reliable vehicle

Supporting Documents

ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPORT STAFF POSITIONS (CUPE Local 1770)

Administrative support positions include school administrative assistants and various branch-based support staff positions.

The School Administrative Assistant provides various layers of administrative and clerical support to the school administration, teachers, students, and other staff within the school.

Branch-based Support Staff encompass a number of positions, including administrative assistants, financial assistants, and payroll officers.  Duties may vary, and specialized qualifications may exist.

Application Procedures

Current job postings, including substitutes for schools or branch offices, are located on Jobs PEI.

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 high school graduation or GED
  • Diploma in office studies from a recognized post secondary institution and 3-5 years recent and relevant working experience
  • Computer training and knowledge, and the ability to apply that to word and data processing
  • Knowledge and ability in basic accounting
  • Excellent communication skills (written and oral)
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience dealing with adults/children/youth
  • Other specific skills as may be required in a school/school board office

 Supporting Documents

  • Employee Information Form
  • TD1 and TD1PE
  • Recent Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Inquiry (updated every two years for substitute applicants who reactivate annually) (to be supplied once the applicant has successfully completed the process)
  • Family of Schools Form – Clerical/Property (substitutes only)
  • Special Note for Substitute applicants:  Applicants will be screened, interviewed, and referenced. If successful in this process then the applicant will be required to supply a current CRC with Vulnerable Sector Inquiry. Once this process is completed and all supporting documents have been received, the applicant will set up in the substitute booking system.

PROPERTY/MAINTENANCE STAFF  (CUPE Local 1775)

Property/Maintenance Staff include cleaners, custodians, tradesworkers, and utility workers.

Cleaner responsibilities include general cleaning duties within the school, and may involve general grounds maintenance; as assigned by the supervisor.

Custodian responsibilities may also include providing supervision, performing security checks, minor building maintenance, and maintaining inventory and other records

Tradesworker positions will require specific abilities, including Red Seal Certificate, as outlined in individual job postings.

Application Procedures

Current job postings, as well as an opportunity to apply as a substitute cleaner or custodian, are located on Jobs PEI.

Supporting Documents and Other Requirements

  • Employee Information Form
  • TD1 and TD1PE
  • Recent Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Inquiry (updated every two years for substitute applicants who reactivate annually) (to be supplied once the applicant has successfully completed the process)
  • Family of Schools Form – Clerical/Property (substitutes only)
  • CSA safety approved equipment IS required for all custodians/cleaners/tradesworkers (permanent, relief or substitutes).
  • Additional trade qualifications will be required for tradesworker positions.
  • Special Note for Substitute applicants:  Applicants will be screened, interviewed, and referenced. If successful in this process then the applicant will be required to supply a current CRC with Vulnerable Sector Inquiry. Once this process is completed and all supporting documents have been received, the applicant will set up in the substitute booking system.

 TRANSPORTATION STAFF CUPE Local 1145)

Transportation Staff are school bus drivers.

Application Procedures

Current job postings, as well as an opportunity to apply as a substitute school bus driver, are located on Jobs PEI.

Note regarding Substitute positions:  Applicants wishing to be considered for substitute Bus Driver openings should first contact the Transportation Coordinator, Catherine MacKinnon at 902.368.6836 to discuss the hiring and licensing process.

Qualifications

  • Grade 12 education or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license for at least five (5) years
  • Class 2A driver’s license
  • Completion of an Approved Bus Driver Training Program.  (IMPORTANT NOTE: Applicants who do not already have this training are encouraged to consult with the PSB Transportation Department BEFORE enrolling, to ensure they are eligible for employment.)
  • Meet medical fitness requirements
  • Valid CPR/First Aid Course
  • Experience dealing with adults/children/youth
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills

Note:  All bus routes are subject to change.

Supporting Documents and Other Information & Requirements

 EXCLUDED STAFF

Excluded Staff include supervisory, management and confidential positions, some of which may require instructional qualifications.

Application Procedures

Current job opportunities for excluded staff are located on Jobs PEI.

Application requirements and qualifications will be outlined in the individual job posting.

 

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