DOT Positions

A Designated Occasional Teacher (DOT) is an occasional teacher designated to a specific school location for daily occasional teacher work.

Full Time, 5 Days Per Week


  1. Designated Occasional Teachers (DOTs) are assigned to specific schools (the “home” school) to fill absences as directed by the school’s administration each morning. DOTs do not get a continuing assignment unless the call system fails to fill the job. It must be reposted.
  2. In the event there is no assignment for a DOT on a given day at the “home” school, the DOT may be reassigned to another location for the home school’s hours. Every effort will be made to redeploy within 20 kilometers of the “home” school location.
  3. DOTs are eligible to claim mileage on a monthly basis for travel when redeployed from one school to another, in accordance with PR 529 FIN – Expense Procedure.
  4. DOTs are not required to work on professional development (PD) days.
  5. DOTs do not access student work or report to parents.
  6. DOTs are OTs under the Collective Agreement.


  1. Must be Primary, Junior and Intermediate qualified, or willing to teach all divisions and programs.
  2. Must have access to a vehicle for redeployment purposes.

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  • DOTs are Daily OTs and follow the OCEOTA Collective Agreement
  • Your DOT assignments are prioritized as: replace an absence that wasn’t filled by ATE, redeployed for same purpose, replacing a series of teachers to repay their missed prep, support students/small groups of a class.
  • You’re not an ECE, EA, lunchtime monitor, or Custodian.
  • You’ve no sick days but have the same work hours each day.


  • You always get one uninterrupted lunch period of 40 mins, no matter your schedule, during a regular lunch period.
  • In for one teacher who is away; follow their scheduled duty and preps.
  • Your only duty/prep is within the absent teacher’s schedule while you are covering for them. You are not on the Duty Schedule.
  • In for multiple teachers who are away; you cover the duty within their part of your schedule, notwithstanding a 40 min lunch.
  • During a day without a teacher absence that you are repaying lost prep, supporting teachers, or No-Teacher-Absent your default schedule is no prep + no duty.


  • Inform the dispatcher if arrival/departure coverage adjustments need to be made for the extra travel time you require.
  • If redeployed you still have your home school’s start/ending bell times.
  • If redeployed after reaching your home school you still only stay until your home school’s hours. Advise the dispatcher and confirm with the new Principal upon arrival the arranged coverage.
  • You’re only redeployed once per day, and travel time is during instructional time not your lunch.
  • Mileage is compensated when redeployed, but calculated from your home school to the new location.