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LINC Instructors (CLB 1 to CLB 5)

Organization: ASSIST Community Services Centre
Location: Edmonton - Southwest/Downtown Office
Compensation: Hourly $30 - $50
Start Date: April 9, 2018

Full‐Time Days (25 hours/week); Part‐Time Days (15 hours/week)

Part‐Time Evenings (7.5 hours/week); Saturdays (5 hours/week)

Rate of Pay: $34.00 per hour

Work Location: 810 Saddleback Road, Edmonton AB

9649 105A Avenue, Edmonton AB

Closing Date: Open until filled

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 Canadian Language Benchmarks

(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


 Manage the classroom to ensure an optimum learning environment working with culturally diverse


 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 when applying, and indicate Job #SWT01 in the email. We thank

all applicants for their interest, however, only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted.

Job ID: #SWT01
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