LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) instructor
$23.23/hr, approximately 23 hrs a week
Valley Community Learning Association VCLA (Kentville Location)
We are looking for highly organized, dynamic and self-directed Language Instructors to join our busy and growing local settlement team in Kentville!
The YMCA and the VCLA are partners in working collaboratively around settlement and language need in the valley area. The LINC Instructor position is a co-managed position between the two organizations.
This position will provide language instruction, following a task-based approach aligned to the Canadian Language Benchmarks, to adult newcomers to Canada living in smaller Centres across Nova Scotia. This position is based in Kentville, NS.
LINC Instructors will be responsible for:
Developing and delivering task based language instruction
Designing language instruction plans that correspond to Canadian Language Benchmarks and support achievement of students’ learning targets
Conducting on going needs assessments and language assessments using Canadian Language Benchmarks
Using Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) to track learners’ progress and schedule conference summaries or progress reports upon learner development or promotion
Remaining current on EAL and settlement issues that could impact and benefit program and students
Conducting client surveys and program evaluation
Maintaining up to date records of lesson plans, teaching activities and student attendance
Qualifications & Competencies
Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted
TESL qualification for adult learners as recognized by TESL Canada
2 years teaching experience within English as an additional language setting
An understanding of, and ability to apply, the principles of adult education
An understanding of, and experience with, cross-cultural issues and how they relate to learning and integration for newcomers to Canada
Experience working with Canadian Language Benchmarks
Completion of the CLB Bootcamp online training an asset (http://learning.language.ca/)
The ability to demonstrate positive and effective interpersonal skills
Proficient with MS office applications and online communication tools
Strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple, competing deadlines and tasks
Demonstrated discretion and sound judgement in the handling of confidential information
Strong time management and organization skills
Ability to work flexible hours and work independently
Valid NS Driver's License and reliable vehicle essential
- Note: Successful candidates will be required to provide a current and satisfactory Criminal Record Check/Vulnerable Sector Check, Child Abuse Registry Check, and proof of valid Standard First Aid and CPR training. Employees will be required to attend YMCA Child Protection Training.
Participation in Comprehensive Group Benefits
Strong Work Life Balance Programs (i.e. Paid Personal and Vacation Days)
Applications will be accepted on or before August 19th, 2020 at 4:30pm, thank you for sharing your story!