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EAL Instructor: Part-time Contract Position

Organization: The Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative (MCHB)
Location: Edmonton
Compensation: Commensurate with skills
Closing Date: Dec. 7, 2020

Title: English as an Additional Language (EAL) Instructor

Salary: Hourly; $35/hr; 20 hrs/week; January 4 – March 31, 2021

Job Description: MCHB is currently seeking a dynamic EAL instructor to teach in an innovative English for Employment program using a blended delivery model which is primarily in-person but has one day per week for on-line learning. This specialized program is designed for low level and/or literacy learners who face multiple barriers to employment.

Who are you?
Working as an EAL Instructor in a multidimensional English for Employment program is both challenging and rewarding work. It requires a warm heart, a clear mind, and a deep willingness to learn not just new skills, but about yourself and others.

To be able to flourish in the work, you will need to be able to tolerate uncertainty, ambiguity, and what might feel like chaos at times.

These are some of the qualities you need to have:
• Commitment to the mission, vision, values of MCHB
• Excellent facilitation skills and experience in participatory educational approaches
• Sensitivity to the migration and pre-migration realities of newcomers
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Understanding of the Canadian Language Benchmarks
• Experience with English in the workplace, Essential Skills, and workplace culture
• Strong organizational and problem-solving skills and high degree of initiative and resourcefulness
• Ability to build effective relationships with people

• NOTE: preference will be given to individuals with ATESL or TESL Canada certification, or equivalent.

What will you do?
Responsibilities include:
• Provide instruction for a group of 10 learners for a 12-week English for Employment program
• Conduct individual and classroom needs assessments
• Employ a task-based methodology in the classroom
• Develop EAL lessons and themes that relate to the hospitality and food industry
• Deliver lessons and activities that respond to identified student needs, improve English language skills, develop workplace competencies, and build confidence within immigrant and refugee language learners
• Coordinate field trips and guest speakers
• Track attendance, monitor learner progress, and provide narrative and statistical reports.
• Participate in the life of the cooperative by attending monthly meetings, working with other Brokers as a valued team member, and growing professionally with the learning opportunities that will be provided.

What will we do for you?
A few of the most common things that people who work for MCHB say is that they feel accepted for who they are, that they feel trusted and able to find their own way to work creatively and that they love the sense of personal growth in the work.
We actively foster a work environment that is caring, egalitarian in tone, and respectful of your creative energy. We also believe in on-going professional development and gathering in ways that foster support and learning from each other.

What are the next steps?
If this is the kind of teaching challenge that appeals to you, please submit your resume and cover letter, or direct any questions to:
Judy Sillito at judy@mchb.org or 780-915-0671.
Application Deadline: December 7, 2020

Apply to: judy@mchb.org