On-call positions starting immediately.

Summary

Reporting to the site Manager, LINC and under the direction of the Lead Teacher instructs level appropriate Literacy – CLB 8 English skills to adult immigrant and refugee newcomers while increasing their understanding of Canadian local, social, workplace and cultural norms. Connects immigrants to the community through field trips and guest speakers. Monitors student progress through the components of portfolio-based language assessments and provides feedback to students informally on an ongoing basis and formally through student progress reports and conferencing.

Responsibilities

  • Guided by current CLB document(s), provides CLB skill building language and settlement lessons to adult immigrant and newcomer refugees in order to facilitate their social, cultural, economic and political integration into Canadian society. 

When filling-in for 5 consecutive days or less:

  • Teaches lesson(s) prepared by the classroom teacher utilizing the computer lab and other technologies as required.
  • In the absence of a prepared lesson, provides the class with skill building language and settlement lessons informed by the current CLB document.
  • For teaching assignments lasting more than one day, may be required to create daily lesson plans, prepare materials to support the lesson plan and deliver task-based lessons consistent with established LINC program monthly teaching goals and overall objectives re: CLB speaking, listening, reading and writing skills.
  • Maintains current and accurate class records. Enters attendance records into computerized database daily.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

When filling long-term on-call assignments (in excess of one weekly shift – 3 evenings, 4 afternoons or 4 or 5 morning) in addition to the above-noted duties may be required to:

  • Develops daily and long-term lesson plans to achieve identified CLB objectives. Prepares lesson materials and delivers CLB task-based lessons consistent with the LINC program and monthly teaching goals.
  • Organizes field trips, arranges for guest speakers and other socio-cultural activities that connect learners with the community consistent with monthly teaching goals and overall LINC program objectives.
  • Conducts on-going and monthly needs assessment with students to determine which themes, topics and outcomes to include in lesson planning.
  • Maintains up-to-date, accurate class records in the classroom daybook. Enters attendance records into computerized database daily. Submits required monthly reporting documents in a timely manner.
  • Collaborates proactively with LINC administration when making referrals for students and assists in resolving any student issues.
  • As required, collaborates with students on individual portfolio-based progress reports by performing such activities as providing input and feedback. Conducts individual student progress conferences either twice or four times per year (depending on level) or more frequently if required.
  • Keeps abreast of current ESL and online teaching techniques and LINC program developments if pre-approval has been received by attending staff meetings, share sessions and internal PD (professional development) events.

Qualifications

Degree from a recognized university and a certificate or diploma from a TESL Canada recognized training institution; minimum of two (2) years’ experience teaching ESL to adults and knowledge of Canadian Language Benchmark competencies and associated resources OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience acceptable to the employer. Experience teaching settlement English an asset.

Skills and Abilities

  • Ability to communicate fluently and accurately in both written and oral English.
  • Demonstrated to deal effectively and courteously with students, staff and the public who may come from differing cultural and linguistic backgrounds.
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize, organize and complete tasks with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to remain current CLB competencies and associated resources.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with current technology tools, online learning platforms and social media resources.
  • Ability to set and maintain boundaries with staff and students and manage self-care.
  • Ability to carry out the duties of the position.

Email applications must include “2018-LINC-23” and can be sent to: jobs@issbc.org

Closing Date: Until filled (A review of applications will be on a continual basis while the posting is open)

Salary Rate: $23.69 per hour

Applicants must be eligible to work in Canada. We thank all applicants; however, only those shortlisted will be contacted for an interview.  ISSofBC offers eligible staff outstanding medical and employer-matched RRSP benefits.

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