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Job Number:  38190
LINC Team Lead Ref# 124-17
Job Posted: Friday, 15 September 2017
Closing Date: Thursday, 28 September 2017
(54 days ago)
COSTI Immigrant Services
Region: Toronto Metro area Type: Full time
Location: Toronto Salary: $36.99 per hour



COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, rehabilitation and language training services. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at www.costi.org


This position requires the incumbent to deliver PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) training to LINC instructors at the Centre while also providing LINC instruction to language learners

This is a union position scheduled to work 25 hours per week

 CLBs 2 to 3, Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 2:30 pm





  • Implement PBLA in own classroom
  • Draws on own implementation experience to provide PBLA training, guidance, mentoring and support to colleagues, program and students
  • Delivers workshops to colleagues related to PBLA implementation in their own classroom
  • Meets one-on-one with teachers to discuss PBLA-related topics (includes CLB, Task-Based Instruction and Task-based Assessment) strategies/activities.
  • Facilitates small group, informal discussions among instructors.  Share practices and strategizes solutions to issues raised.
  • Observes teachers and provides feedback and/or suggestions as a peer/colleague
  • Takes over a teacher’s class to free the teacher to undertake task-based language where necessary
  • Team-teaches and carries out demonstration lessons where necessary
  • Communicates with program manager to ensure effective co-ordination of the project, progress, implementation and any needs or concerns
  • Participates in meetings with other LTs as necessary






  • Design, implement, and instruct English as a Second Language classes in a LINC program
  • Design PBLA based module plans as well as daily lesson plans following the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks
  • Develop a diversity of course materials that are based on the Curriculum Guidelines in a task-based program for CLBs 2-3
  • Conduct on-going needs assessments with learners, assist them to set learning goals and develop lessons accordingly
  • Design assessment tasks for on-going evaluation of learners’ progress based on the Canadian Language Benchmarks and PBLA guidelines
  • Assist learners in organizing and updating the PBLA Language Companions (learner portfolios) as evidence of their learning progress
  • Prepare learners’ conference summary and progress reports. Conduct one-on-one interviews with learners to provide feedback on learning progress.
  • Provide computer-assisted instruction using language learning software and MS Office programs where appropriate.  Integrate online resources and delivery tools such as LearnIT2Teach in a blended training approach.
  • Maintain attendance records and other documentation as required
  • Organize special events to enhance learners’ participation and cultural experience
  • Assist in outreach activities to recruit LINC clients as required





  • Completion of PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) Lead training


  • TESL certificate from an accredited institution recognized by TESL Ontario
  • Valid certification by TESL Ontario


  • Minimum 3 years’ experience teaching English as a Second Language to adult newcomers


  • Demonstrated experience in providing train the trainer support, e.g. PD workshops, team lead, etc.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience teaching CLBs 2-3
  • In depth understanding of and experience using the Revised Canadian Language Benchmarks 2012 and the LINC Curriculum Guidelines
  • Experience integrating technology and online resources in lesson delivery


  • Preference will be given to candidates who have completed LearnIT2Teach Stage 2 training


  • Experience providing online training using an Online Learning Management System such as Moodle
  • Experience providing adult instruction using software associated with the LINC Program (i.e., Ellis, Clarity and Explore Canada) as well as Microsoft Word, Excel email and the Internet
  • Ability to adapt teaching methodology to the needs/skill levels of individual learners
  • Excellent English communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of adult immigrants and refugees.
  • Ability to work independently with excellent organizational and time management skills



Note: Successful incumbent must have completed PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) training.   Incumbent must complete LearnIT2Teach Stage 2 training by February 2018


LOCATION:                                      North York Centre    

START DATE:                                    October 16, 2017

SALARY:                                           $36.99 per hour

POSTING DATE:                               September 15, 2017

CLOSING DATE:                              September 28, 2017                                                    


If you are interested, please quote Reference #124-17

and send your resume with a cover letter to:


Mr. Michael Politi

Manager, Staffing and Orientation

COSTI Immigrant Services

1710 Dufferin Street

Toronto, M6E 3P2

Email: or Fax: 416- 658-8537


“We thank all applicants for their interest in COSTI.  However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.  No telephone inquiries please.”


COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.


How to Apply:
Please mention you saw this posting on WorkInNonProfits.ca.
Please quote Reference #124-17 and send your resume with a cover letter to:
Contact Details:
Sharon Swift
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, ON, M6E 3P2
Tel: (647) 827-1417
www:   www.costi.org

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