Language Training Instructor

Job Detail


Company: World Skills Employment Centre
Industry: Non-profit Sector
Job Type: Contract
Salary Level ($):
Job Location: Ottawa, ON, Canada
Highest Level Of Education: Bachelor
Job Posting Date: 13-Jul-2017
Apply by: 29-Jul-2017

Job Description:


Project Name: Enhanced Language Training


Job Title: Language Training Instructor
Status: Contract work (Evening Program)
Salary: $34.50 / hr
Open to: Internal / External
Reports to: Manager, Workplace Language Training
Deadline: 1 p.m. Friday, July 29, 2017
Application process: Submit your online application (cover letter and resume) saved as one file with Your Name_ Language Instructor as the subject heading to giselle@ottawa-worldskills.org
Thank you for your interest in this position; only candidates invited for an interview will be contacted
As part of World Skills, a not-for-profit employment service for New Canadians, the Enhanced Language Training Program provides essential and effective English workplace communication strategies to internationally trained professionals. This program aims to increase the potential for successful integration and retention of skilled newcomers into the local workforce, support bridge-to-work activities and provide guidance in English as a second language acquisition.
Duties and Responsibilities: Instruction and Planning
  • Plan, develop and deliver relevant language lessons
  • Work closely with the Manager, Workplace Language Training (WLT), to modify, edit and update ELT curricula on ongoing basis
  • Organize and facilitate individual and group activities in the classroom using adult learning principles
  • Create teaching materials that will augment lessons; make creative and practical use of in-house resources
  • Maintain and facilitate a collaborative and productive relationship with the World Skills staff and the WLT team
  • Develop and maintain an anti-bias, comfortable and stimulating atmosphere in the classroom
  • Participate and/or support the exit language proficiency testing at the completion of the course
  • Keep abreast of up-to-date labour market trends and information

Administration
  • Maintain an accurate attendance record and report any absences
  • Maintain accurate records of participants’ individual progress
  • Provide relevant participant information to WLT Manager for bridge-to-work purposes
  • Notify WLT Manager of sick leave or other absences and arrange for a supply instructor
  • Attend scheduled WLT staff meetings
  • Participate in the on-going evaluation of the ELT Program and World Skills Employment Centre
  • Participate in World Skills Employment Centre Performance Management Evaluation
  • Any other duties and responsibilities as may be assigned by the WLT Manager

Enhanced Language Training Evening Program The Enhanced Language Training evening program includes the following courses which are offered on a contract basis. Courses take place on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 5:30pm to 9:30pm for a period of 13 weeks.
  • Office Administration (CLB 6-10)
  • Writing and Oral Communication Skills for Professionals (CLB 6-10)
  • Advanced Writing and Oral Communication Skills for Leaders (CLB 7-10)

QUALIFICATIONS and COMPETENCIES: Education
  • TESL Ontario Certificate (Mandatory)
  • Post-secondary education in a related field

Experience:
  • Experience teaching English to adults with diverse cultural backgrounds
  • Experience teaching CLB levels 6-10
  • Business/employment related experience that is relevant to the courses offered
  • Experience using a Course management system such as Blackboard or Moodle, and/or with collaborative interactive teaching tools will be considered an asset

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent command of both oral and written English skills, public speaking, and report writing
  • Knowledge of Canadian Language Benchmarks
  • Knowledge of the personal and systematic barriers to employment for newcomers to Canada
  • Demonstrated familiarity with a broad range of workplace cultures, environments and requirements within Canada
  • Demonstrated ability to motivate students to apply their knowledge in and outside of the classroom
  • Demonstrated familiarity with Essential Skills and employability skills
  • Cross-cultural competency and communication skills
  • Knowledge and commitment to anti-racism and ethno-cultural equity principles
  • Computer proficiency (MS Office, Google Documents, and familiarity with Moodle)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to adapt to a variety of student needs with diplomacy and tact
  • Ability to create a dynamic, challenging and motivated learning environment
  • Ability to apply theoretical concepts to current workplace needs and skill requirements