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LINC Instructor, CLB 3 Morning

Organization: ASSIST Community Services Centre
Location: 810 Saddleback Road, Edmonton AB
Compensation: Hourly $30 - $50
Closing Date: July 15, 2019

Monday-Friday 9:00 AM-12:00 PM (15 hours per week)

About ASSIST: ASSIST Community Services Centre has provided settlement support to newcomers since 1977. Our Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC) program is a federally funded program providing immigrants and refugees with the English language and cultural skills necessary for life in Canada. We offer a variety of full-time and part-time classes in downtown and southwest Edmonton. We strongly value a diverse and multilingual workforce. This position reports to the LINC Program Coordinator.

Position Summary: The LINC Instructor is responsible for the planning, delivery, and assessment of language instruction to adult newcomer students in the LINC program, as well as providing required reports and documentation to the Program Manager.

  • Conduct needs assessment with students and create course outlines for each semester based on students’ identified needs
  • Plan theme-based lessons and modules that are aligned with the CLBs and meet the expectations of Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA)
  • Develop and administer level-appropriate, real-world assessment tasks in Listening, Speaking, Reading, and Writing
  • Deliver appropriate and creative instruction in language development while also teaching about Canada and Canadian culture
  • Ensure task-based delivery of lessons, using a variety of materials, strategies, and techniques to keep students engaged
  • Assess student performance on daily class work and assessment tasks, provide ongoing feedback to students, and help students maintain a portfolio of their class work
  • Collaborate with members of the LINC instructional and administrative team to share experience, ideas, initiatives, and to support each other in creating a cohesive team environment for all staff and students
  • Manage the classroom to ensure an optimum learning environment working with culturally diverse populations
  • Attend and participate in regular staff meetings and relevant professional development opportunities, including conferences
  • Maintain accurate daily attendance registers, and submit all required documents including final grades, course outlines, and semester reports as required
  • Adhere to all LINC, ASSIST, PBLA, and funder policies and expectations

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Certificate, Diploma, or Degree in Teaching English recognized by TESL Canada
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent oral and written English communication skills
  • Previous teaching experience preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and familiarity of Canadian Language Benchmarks, Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA), and Task-Based Language Teaching (TBLT)
  • Good knowledge of Canada and Canadian culture, experience living and working in Canada
  • Experience with multi-cultural clientele, especially those with limited English skills
  • Able to work independently without supervision and contribute to a team
  • Highly organized, with exceptional time-management, decision-making, and prioritization skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • First-aid training an asset

Note: Candidates selected for an interview will be asked to provide samples of lesson plans. ASSIST offers flexibility and a supportive working environment. Police Information Check including vulnerable sector search and Intervention Record Check are conditions of employment.

Please submit resume and cover letter as one document to hr@assistcsc.org when applying, and indicate Job #SWT03 in the email. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Job ID: #SWT03
Apply to: hr@assistcsc.org