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Ontario College of Teachers is an equal opportunity employer committed to inclusive, barrier-free recruitment and selection processes and work environment. We will accommodate the needs of applicants under the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA) throughout all stages of the recruitment and selection process. Please advise the Human Resources Department to ensure your accessibility needs are accommodated throughout this process. Information received relating to accommodation measures will be addressed confidentially.


The College supports flexibility work, if your role permits to give everyone the best of both worlds – a mix of home and in-office workdays. Schedules will be determined in partnership between individuals, managers, and the team.

The College has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy that requires all staff, including prospective new employees, be fully vaccinated by a Health Canada approved COVID-19 vaccine. Individuals with valid medical or other human rights-based exemptions will be considered for appropriate accommodation within the policy.


Posting 22-10
Senior Investigator

Investigations Unit, Investigations and Hearings Department

Permanent Position Category 5 - Hiring Range $98,388 - $111,334

To assist the Manager, Investigations in supporting the Investigation Committee and in providing direction to and supervision of Investigators. Responsibilities include providing Investigators with initial and ongoing training, supervision of investigation progress, and review of relevant documents including investigation plans and investigation reports for the Investigation Committee. Responsibilities also include providing support to the Investigation Committee and its panels.

A proven investigator in the regulatory field with experience in sensitive and sometimes complex cases, you will have a good knowledge of the applicable legislation regarding the regulation of the teaching profession in Ontario, interact professionally with members of the public, members of the profession, employers, College counsel and defence counsel, are able to review a high volume of information in a timely fashion, attentive to detail, bring excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, produce exceptional written work product and adhere to timelines. You have also demonstrated a high level of productivity in your current or former roles. The ability to be self-disciplined when working remotely.

Complaint investigations at the Ontario College of Teachers are generally document-based given that concerns have already been investigated by another organization, such as the member’s employer or local police services. College investigations consist of obtaining relevant documents, analyzing the information received, identifying evidentiary gaps in files and conducting additional investigation as required, such as following up with employers and child and family services, and interviewing witnesses. After an investigation is complete, Investigators also prepare investigation reports for panels of the Investigation Committee. Investigations generally do not require off-site attendance, although this may be necessary when interviewing public complainants and witnesses.

Professional regulatory organization experience is an asset in consideration for this role. A legal background with sound knowledge of administrative law and its application in the regulatory setting is an asset for this role. Supervisory experience is also an asset for this role.

Bilingualism is an asset for this position.

Responsibilities

Assistance to the Manager, Investigations

Training and development

  • Assist with preparation and updating of the resource manual for Investigation Committee and Roster members.
  • Support initial and ongoing training of Investigation Committee panel members.
  • Provide initial and ongoing training of Investigators.

Allocation of Cases

  • Assign cases to Investigators and balancing Investigator caseloads.

Supervision of Investigators and Administrative Assistants

  • Provide direction on the conduct of investigations, including analyzing initial information to detect evidentiary gaps in files, identifying persons to be interviewed, others (for example, child and family services) to be contacted for relevant information, substantiating documentation, determining if legal advice is required, and setting time frames for investigations.
  • Review investigation plans and proposed allegations of professional misconduct, competence or fitness to practise.
  • Conduct quarterly file reviews of investigation files to monitor file progress.
  • Review investigation reports with Investigators in advance of Investigation Committee panel meetings.

Investigation Committee

  • Attend Investigation Committee panel meetings providing procedural advice to members as required.
  • Provide background, legislative and policy information at Investigation Committee panel meetings as required.
  • Review draft decisions and reasons prepared by the Investigation Committee Officer for review by Investigation Committee panels.

Project management

  • Co-ordinate assigned Investigation unit projects such as the implementation of changes to the College’s governing legislation and the development and ongoing review of Investigation Unit policies and procedures.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager, Investigations.

Qualifications

  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Strong analytical abilities.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with staff, Investigation Committee and Roster members, external counsel, employers and members of the public.
  • Administrative law background is an asset.
  • Good working knowledge of the Ontario College of Teachers Act and its relevant Regulations, the Education Act and the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter no later than February 7, 2022.


Posting 22-09
Bilingual Investigator

Investigations Unit, Investigations and Hearings Department

Regular position, Category 6 - Hiring range $81,300 – $93,161

As a proven investigator with experience in sensitive and sometimes complex cases, you will investigate complaints of alleged teacher professional misconduct, incompetence and incapacity.

The successful candidate must be team-oriented yet also able to work independently. You have a good knowledge of the applicable legislation regarding the regulation of the teaching profession in Ontario, interact professionally with members of the public, members of the profession, employers and legal counsel, are able to review a high volume of information in a timely fashion, attentive to detail, bring excellent analytical and problem-solving skills, produce exceptional written work product and adhere to timelines. You have also demonstrated a high level of productivity in your current or former roles. Professional regulatory organization experience is an asset in consideration for this role. This position is suitable for telecommuting.

French language proficiency testing will be administered as part of the recruitment process for this position.

Responsibilities

  • Review and analyze information from public and employer complaints identifying gaps in the information provided and determining appropriate steps to take in the investigation.
  • Interview complainants, witnesses, and/or other individuals where appropriate.
  • Where required, obtain information from third parties (e.g., the courts, child and family services).
  • Prepare thorough, organized and accurate Investigation Plans.
  • Draft allegations of professional misconduct based on the information gathered in the course of an investigation.
  • Consult with the Manager, Investigations or Senior Investigator where required on the nature and the extent of an investigation, including witnesses to be interviewed, other persons to be contacted for information, substantiating documentation, and obtaining legal advice.
  • Prepare correspondence re: the investigation process for parties, counsel and witnesses.
  • Prepare comprehensive, organized and cogent Investigation Reports for review by panels of the Investigation Committee in accordance with established policies and procedures.
  • Prepare for and attend Investigation Committee panel meetings to provide background information and answer questions from the panel on assigned cases.
  • Have a thorough understanding of the relevant sections of the Ontario College of Teachers Act, 1996 and its relevant Regulations, the Education Act and the Child, Youth and Family Services Act, 2017.
  • Provide support to College prosecution counsel, as necessary.
  • Attend discipline, competence or fitness to practise hearings to give evidence, as necessary.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager, Investigations or Senior Investigator.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter no later than February 7, 2022.


Posting 22-08
Executive Assistant, Director of Investigations and Hearings

Administration Unit, Investigations and Hearings

Permanent Position, Category 11- Hiring Range $ - $65,279 - $72,394

To provide administrative support to the Director of the Investigations & Hearings Department.

Characteristics Required

  • Flexible, adaptable, reliable, consistent, and resilient. Highest degree of confidentiality, sound judgement and professionalism both in person and in writing.
  • Self-disciplined when working remotely.

Responsibilities

  • Required to be on site at least two days a week.
  • Coordinate the Director’s daily schedule. Anticipate the Director’s requirements for forthcoming meetings and presentations. Prioritize accordingly.
  • Maintain organizational systems to ensure timelines are met.
  • Coordinate external and internal meetings (on site and virtual) as required and follow-up on action items.
  • Set up audio visual equipment for onsite meetings.
  • Printing on site, as required.
  • Versatility with online tools and applications.
  • Draft agendas and minutes.
  • Draft department project charters and schedules for the I&H units.
  • Draft department submission to the Registrar’s Report and committee reports to Council. Circulate to department staff. Follow-up as needed to ensure the submission timeline is met.
  • Maintain list of instructions requested by prosecution counsel. Update Manager, Professional Conduct, regarding outstanding instructions.
  • Prepare correspondence and absorb the contents of correspondence received to maintain awareness of current College activities, including confidential and sensitive budgetary and personnel matters.
  • Draft responses to routine correspondence at the request of the Director.
  • Schedule travel and coordinate accommodation.
  • Reliably complete systematic routine tasks.
  • Receive and make telephone calls on behalf of the Director, providing information as required, sometimes involving sensitive issues.
  • Handle matters arising in the absence of the Director and route to appropriate staff.
  • Prepare routine business forms such as expense claims; attendance reports and invoices.
  • Maintain I&H related contact lists on the College’s stakeholder database.
  • Maintain a records management system for the Director and the I&H Leadership Team.
  • Provide back-up support for other administrative staff in the department, as required by the Director.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter no later than February 7, 2022.


Posting 22-07
Digital Media Specialist

Communications Unit, Corporate and Council Services Department

Limited term appointment – up to one-year
Category 11 – Hiring Range $65,279 - $72,394

You are an accomplished digital professional with a demonstrated ability to work with internal stakeholders: developing strong relationships with coworkers is second nature to you. You are adept at juggling multiple priorities, objectives and deadlines and have exceptional attention to detail. You bring web content management and social media skills, and have experience working with content management systems. You’re familiar with the basic functionality of intranets, accessibility best practices, and effective web design techniques.

Responsibilities

Web content

  • Maintain the College’s websites, in English and French, using the College’s CMS (Sitecore) and associated software.
  • Post stories and documents to the College’s intranet (SharePoint).
  • Ensure content (HTML, PDF, video, etc.) complies with the College’s visual style and with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disability Act (AODA) requirements.
  • Create basic graphics for the web.

Social media

  • Coordinate social media posting, maintaining the College’s publishing calendar.
  • Monitor mentions of and questions directed at the College, responding when appropriate, in consultation with the corporate communications team.
  • Work with the client services team to answer customer service inquiries.

Email communications

  • Create newsletters and emails based on existing templates in the College’s software (Listserv), with content supplied by internal stakeholders.
  • Test, troubleshoot and report delivery & clickthrough analytics.

Quality Assurance (QA)

  • Test and perform QA on all work to ensure accuracy and completeness, including coordinating French QA with the Translation team.
  • Gather all required review and sign-offs from internal stakeholders prior to publishing.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned.
  • Act as backup for the Senior Digital Media Strategist, as required.

Qualifications and experience

  • Successful completion of education in communications, marketing, web design or in a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills: demonstrates a flexible, adaptable approach to working with colleagues and stakeholders across units. Able to negotiate priorities constructively and assertively amid competing demands in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent attention to detail: able to QA own work and that of others, involving text, graphics, functionality of web pages, etc.
  • Able to establish and follow critical paths for a variety of deadlines and projects. Manages expectations and timelines and is self-accountable for accurate, timely results.
  • Good project management, organizational, interpersonal and problem-solving skills. Able to work and excel both independently with minimal supervision and in a team environment.
  • Good writing and editing skills.
  • Demonstrates initiative: critically examines processes and procedures and comes up with suggestions for how to improve them and make them more efficient. Able to advocate for new solutions and processes.
  • Flexibility to work outside normal business hours, as required.
  • Bilingualism is an asset.

Technical Skills

  • Excellent understanding of HTML and CSS.
  • Strong understanding of MS Office, specifically Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Extensive experience with the Adobe Suite, especially Dreamweaver, Illustrator and Photoshop. Experience with InDesign and Premiere Pro would be of benefit.
  • Experience with email management software, especially an enterprise level solution, would be of benefit. Maestro Listserv experience would be ideal.
  • Enterprise CMS experience, specifically Sitecore and SharePoint, would be of benefit.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter no later than February 7, 2022.


Posting 22-06
Bilingual Complaint Resolution Officer, Professional Conduct Unit

Investigations and Hearings Department

Limited term contract appointment – 12 months with potential for extension
Category 5A – Hiring Range $100,106 - $119,003

An experienced bilingual (Anglophone and Francophone) lawyer is sought to coordinate Complaint Resolution (“CR”) and prosecution activities for the Professional Conduct Unit of the Investigations and Hearings Department. The successful candidate will identify and take carriage of appropriate CR cases before the Investigation Committee and act as College Counsel before the Discipline Committee and Fitness to Practise Committee in professional misconduct, incompetence and/or incapacity proceedings. Further, the successful candidate will negotiate with members and counsel in the public interest, refine policies and procedures, review and redact sensitive materials and prepare reports for management.

Complaint Resolution Officers also assist the Manager, Professional Conduct, with process development, case management, file monitoring, quality assurance and reporting on the timely flow and disposition of CR and hearing files. Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario is required for this position. The ability to conduct legal proceedings in French and English is also required for this position.

Language proficiency testing may be administered as part of the recruitment process for this position.

Responsibilities

CR and Prosecution Activities

  • Review and identify matters that may be suitable for CR or prosecution.
  • Negotiate outcomes within the appropriate range that protects the public interest.
  • Attend Investigation Committee panel meetings to present Memoranda of Agreement reached through CR.
  • Attend meetings of the Investigation Committee to provide updates and procedural advice on the CR program.
  • Ensure that any necessary follow-up is completed in relation to decisions of Investigation Committee panels on CR matters.
  • Review, draft and edit legal documents including agreements with members, joint submissions on penalty, pre-hearing conference memoranda, affidavits, Disclosure Briefs, and Notices of Hearing.
  • Attend hearings as counsel representing the College to present agreements or conduct contested proceedings.
  • Develop and maintain procedures that maximize available resources to efficiently manage individual and unit case volumes.
  • Use legal knowledge and skills as a representative of the College to dispose of hearing matters in the public interest.
  • Develop best practices to reduce timelines for completion of hearing matters.
  • Ability to work on cases of a sensitive and sometimes-disturbing nature related to the abuse of children and/or criminal conduct.

Monitoring and Reporting

  • Keep the Manager and Director informed about the flow and disposition of CR matters and hearings, including timelines and outcomes of assigned matters.
  • Monitor and draw attention to unusual aspects and significant developments in CR and prosecution files.
  • Review redacted discipline decisions, Notices of Hearing and other documents for posting on the Public Register.
  • Review summaries of discipline decisions for the College’s official publication.

Unit Administration

  • Assist the Manager, Professional Conduct with establishing and maintaining efficient and effective policies and procedures for disposition of CR and hearing matters.
  • Prepare reports and data for the manager and director as requested.
  • Participate in department planning, program and priority setting exercises.
  • Where required, provide presentations to teachers, parents and other groups on complaint, investigation, CR and prosecution processes.
  • Provide information to employers, member representatives and other interested parties regarding CR and prosecution activities.
  • Provide legal advice on intake, investigations and hearings matters, as required.
  • Serve as Acting Manager, Professional Conduct, as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager, Professional Conduct.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter no later than January 26, 2022.


Posting 22-05
Law Clerk, Professional Conduct Unit

Investigations and Hearings Department

Limited-term contract appointment – 12 months
Category 11 – Hiring Range $63,687 - $68,894

The Ontario College of Teachers is seeking an experienced legal professional with meticulous attention to detail and accuracy to provide legal and administrative support to a team of lawyers at one of Canada’s largest professional regulators. Reporting to the Manager, Professional Conduct, the successful candidate will be responsible for facilitating complaint resolution proceedings and providing litigation support to College Counsel in proceedings before the College’s Discipline Committee and Fitness to Practise Committee.

The successful candidate will track case outcomes and maintain organizational systems to ensure deadlines are met, communicate with legal counsel and Investigation Committee members, coordinate hearing and panel dates with the Tribunals Office and the Investigations Unit, collect and organize supporting documents, and liaise with school boards, witnesses and provincial/federal institutions. They will also assist with the preparation and filing of legal documents and hearing materials. Bilingualism is an asset for this position. Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario is required for this position.

Responsibilities

Organizational Assistance

  • Draft pleadings and other legal documents, such as Notices of Hearings, Memoranda of Agreement, Agreed Statements of Facts, Joint Submissions on Penalty, Affidavits, Disclosure Briefs, and Books of Authority.
  • Assist College Counsel in preparing for examinations, pre-hearing conferences and hearings, including communication with the Tribunals Office, witnesses, counsel and others, as necessary.
  • Conduct legal research as required.
  • Monitor file progress and ensure deadlines are being met.
  • Coordinate service, filing, and posting of hearing documents.
  • Gather, assess and catalogue evidence (files, records, court documents, school board documents) obtained during College investigations or for production/disclosure in legal proceedings.
  • Update hearings and Complaint Resolution tracking data on electronic tracking systems.
  • Provide monthly reports, prepare statistics and trend summaries.
  • Coordinate Investigation Committee (“IC”) complaint resolution panel meetings, including scheduling, and preparing meeting agendas and materials.
  • Attend IC complaint resolution panel meetings to provide support to staff and IC panel.
  • Complete pre- and post-IC panel tasks, circulate case outcomes, update management system, prepare and send out letters/decisions.

File Management and Witness Assistance

  • Coordinate reviews of Discipline or Fitness to Practise referrals for assignment to College Counsel.
  • Assist with witness preparation, finalize affidavits, and assist with witness attendance at hearings, including coordinating expense claims.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Manager, Professional Conduct and/or the Director, Investigations and Hearings.

Skills/Knowledge

  • Proven written and oral communication skills.
  • Knowledge of legal procedures and format, relevant legislation, court and tribunal administration practices.
  • Experience in the preparation of legal documents.
  • Proven organization skills.
  • Proven/demonstrated research skills to locate and analyze relevant case law, citations, and applicable statutes for inclusion in legal documents.
  • Proven good judgment and ability to determine appropriate legal outcomes.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and handle competing tasks and deadlines.

Qualifications

  • Membership in good standing with the Law Society of Ontario is required for this position.
  • College diploma or university degree, or equivalent, with progress toward, or completion of Law Clerk or Paralegal diploma program(s).
  • Bilingualism (English-French) is an asset.
  • Results-oriented: the ability to work with others and demonstrate flexibility in balancing multiple projects.
  • Strong attention to detail and accuracy.
  • Ability to work on cases of a sensitive and sometimes-disturbing nature related to the abuse of children and/or criminal conduct.
  • Computer skills: Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, PowerPoint; familiarity with web-based applications and online video meeting software an asset.
  • Ability to work in a remote or hybrid environment.

To apply, please send your resume and cover letter no later than January 26, 2022. 

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