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EAL : Job Skills Co-Facilitator

Organization: The Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative
Location: Edmonton
Compensation: Hourly $30 - $50
End Date: June 5, 2018

Who are we?

The Multicultural Health Brokers Cooperative is a registered community Workers Co-operative with a mandate to

provide culturally and linguistically appropriate support to immigrant and refugee families from around the world.

We are currently in the 5th intake of an innovative English for Employment program, funded through Alberta Labour. The objective of this program is to provide language and cultural supports and skills training for refugees and immigrants with low language skills and complex barriers to work readiness. We have a part-time temporary summer position and are seeking…

EAL instructor for a unique teaching experience in the position of Job Skills Co-Facilitator

Who are you?

This unique teaching opportunity requires an experienced EAL teacher who is highly flexible, able to move with an emergent curriculum, and thrives in a team approach to teaching and learning. These are some of the qualities that would make you the perfect candidate:

  • You are able to relate to and honour multiple perspectives and ways of seeing the world and you are not afraid of having your own beliefs and values challenged.
  • You employ the principles of adult education including a commitment to respectful, learner-centred, experiential, and task-based learning experiences.
  • You approach teaching and learning through an intercultural lens.
  • You have a maturity and ease that enables you to relate to many different kinds of people without forming quick judgments or needing instant solutions. When you work with individuals, you are able to be empathetic without taking sides.
  • You are able to think creatively and find solutions that are sometimes out of the box. You’re able to trust yourself to work without rigid guidelines. You value the spirit of a guideline rather than applying guidelines rigidly.

We also value your having the following experiences and abilities:

  • demonstrated experience/training in teaching English to immigrant and refugee adults
  • minimum of 3 years’ experience working in Canada
  • skilled in task-based teaching and learning
  • familiarity with pre-migration and post-migration experiences of immigrants and refugees
  • ATESL or TESL Canada certification is an asset

What will you do?

The Job Skills Co-Facilitator will work as part of a team in the First Steps to Employment Program. You will be the lead teacher in the 6-week, part-time Job Skills program which is delivered on-site at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Suites. You will spend approximately half your time co-facilitating with hotel staff trainers and supervising job shadow opportunities for the learners and the other half developing and delivering classroom lessons that reinforce the language skills, workplace skills and cultural understandings that support successful learning of the various workplace tasks. You will have a curriculum to work from, but because this is a collaborative project, you can expect to be called upon to use your own dynamic and creative skills to make the most of the “just-in-time” teaching moments that will undoubtedly occur.

Schedule: July 9 –August 17, 2018; Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays, 9:00am- 2:30pm.

15 hours/week instructional time; plus 3 hours/week prep time

Pay: $35/hour

You will also be responsible for:

  • Lesson planning and adapting material provided by the Hotel for use in language lessons
  • Liaising with the project coordinator and hotel training staff
  • Attending the graduation ceremony
  • Taking digital photos during the job shadow experiences and using them as teaching tools.
  • Keeping attendance records and brief daily lesson plans

What will we do for you?

A few of the most common things that people who work for the Co-op 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 together in ways that fosters support and learning from each other.

What are the next steps?

Please send us a resume and cover letter that tells us about you and how your experience fits in with the position.

Submit your resume and cover letter to Judy Sillito (judy@mchb.org). She can also be reached by phone at (780)915-0671 if you have any questions.

Closing Date: June 5th, 2018.

Apply to: judy@mchb.org