Literacy and Basic Skills (LBS) Instructor
CASUAL POSITION - $30.34-$34.52 per hour
Start Date: September 2021
Reporting to the Principal of Continuing Education and the LBS Program Manager, the incumbent is responsible for providing program to develop literacy, numeracy and Essential Skills that help individuals achieve goals related to further education or training, employment or increased independence. Instructors provide support in clarifying goals and developing Learning Plans to achieve them. The LBS Academic & Essential Skills Program is for adults 19 years of age and older.
Have working knowledge of literacy, numeracy, and basic skills; knowledge of Essential Skills/Ontario Adult Literacy Curriculum Framework (OALCF) is an asset.
Commit to Continuous Learning.
Differentiate instruction based on learner need.
Utilize skill-based to a task-based approach to literacy service delivery with increased focus on the transition-oriented nature of programming.
Use computer technology as a creative means to teach adults to facilitate learning through technology
Utilize online EOIS-CaMS system
Track and document learner progress with greater and more detailed documentation of learner activity:
increased expertise required for goal-related counselling and task-based assessment
increased responsibility and accountability for referrals to coordinated programs and services
increased focus on program tracking and case management documentation
Work effectively with diverse populations including people with multiple barriers to learning.
Develop and deliver targeted training programs for specific, short term training. For example, 6 weeks of apprenticeship math, Food Safety Training, Computer Skills, Soft Skills. Targeted training may be for specific audiences, for example, OW clients, youth, or older workers.
Develop knowledge and understanding of Employment Ontario and local community programs and services.
Develop and maintain strong working relationships through effective communications with administration, staff, Learners and the public working with a team.
Other duties as assigned.
Teaching experience with adults who have learning disabilities an asset.
Preferred: Bachelor of Education degree or Diploma in Education; Special Education qualifications preferred; Minimum three (3) years of successful teaching experience; member in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.
Will consider Certificate in Adult Education or other equivalent; minimum of three (3) years’ teaching experience in an adult learning environment.
Seeking those with a background in mathematics and able to teach up to Grade 12 level concepts and content.
Also seeking those who do not have a background in mathematics but have a background in Literacy and English concepts.
Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board is committed to equity in employment. We are committed to creating a qualified workforce that is reflective of the diverse population we serve. We value employees with an equity-mindset and also international experience. HWDSB is committed to providing accommodation throughout the recruitment and selection process, based on any human rights protected grounds. If you require accommodation, please notify us in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs.
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learning and working environments where students see themselves
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mission is to empower students to learn and grow to their full
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is committed to providing accommodation throughout the recruitment and
selection process, based on any human rights protected grounds. If you
require accommodation, please notify us in advance and we will work with
you to meet your needs.
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