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Human Resource Services Report: October, 2008
Published by Mary MacNeil [MaryM] on 10/28/2008 (2735 reads)
Human Resource Services Report: October, 2008



Substitute Placement System (AESOP)

The new substitute placement system has been operating for the past two weeks. School administration are generally pleased although there have been the expected difficulties that come with learning a new system. Michelle Gouthro has been fielding calls from substitutes and administration and has done a terrific job as we move forward. In addition, Jim MacNeil has been working on some of the technical issues related to the system and has clarified numerous issues for us.

We will be meeting with school administration at their November meeting and should be in a position to receive additional feedback from them at that time.


Teacher Assistants

On Friday, October 24th , Teacher Assistant training was provided on two sites: Shipyard Elementary School and Glace Bay High. The keynote address at both locations was delivered by Dr. Judith Rolls from CBU. Her topic was ‘Communication in the Workplace’. Other topics covered included wellness, nutrition, assistive technology, diabetes education, bullying, etc.

As well, another 50 of our Teacher Assistants received certification in Non-Violent Crisis Intervention. This two day program (October 23rd & 24th ) was offered at two sites: the Cape Breton Business College, conducted by Ms. Monica Matheson and the Northside Staff Development Center conducted by Mr. Trevor LeBlanc. We continue to work towards having all of our Teacher Assistants trained and certified in this important area.

Lunch/Bus/Ground Supervisors and Secretaries

On October 24th , First Aid/CPR Training was provided for these classifications at Glace Bay Elementary - 17 (employees from the Glace Bay family of schools) and at Greenfield Elementary School – 17 (employees from the New Waterford family of schools). It is our goal to provide this valuable training for the remaining individuals in these classifications during the February 3rd, 2009, professional development day.

Bus Drivers

On October 24th , bus drivers received First Aid/CPR Training at the following sites: Dr. T.L. Sullivan Jr. High – 30; Malcolm Munroe Jr. High – 51; and at Glace Bay Elementary – 30.

School Staffs

The following school staffs were trained in First Aid/CPR on October the 24th : Glace Bay Elementary (20); Greenfield Elementary (10) and Shipyard Elementary/Malcolm Munroe (18).

Operational Services

In-service training for employees of Operations was held at Malcolm Munroe Junior High on October 24th . Topics presented included: ‘Return to Work’ (Kathy Coleman & Denise Lewis); ‘Asbestos’ (Helen Mersereaul, CBU); ‘Security/Violence in the Workplace’ (Paul Wilton & Sharon Johnston); and ‘Safety Awareness – Respirators and Fall Arrest Harness’ (Glenn Piccott, Seaboard Industrial). General discussions included such areas as building checks, playground inspections, departmental procedures, storm days, etc.

First Aid Programs

October 24, 2008

Emergency First Aid/CPR

Bus Drivers
Dr. T.L. Sullivan Jr. High 30
Malcolm Munroe Jr. High 51
Glace Bay Elementary 30

School Staffs

Shipyard Elementary & Malcolm Munroe Jr. High

Glace Bay Elementary 20
Greenfield Elementary 10
LBG′s/School Secretaries

Glace Bay Family of Schools - Glace Bay Elementary


New Waterford Family of Schools - Greenfield


Operational Services

In-service - October 24, 2008

Topics of Discussion

Return to Work - Kathy Coleman; Denise Lewis

Asbestos - Helen Mersereau, C.B.U.

Security/Violence in the Workplace Regulations

- Paul Wilton; Sharon Johnston

Safety Awareness - Respirators and Fall Arrest Harnesses

General discussion : Building checks; Playground Inspections; Departmental procedures; storm days, etc.

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