Job Posting 100935

Supply Instructor
Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services
Toronto Metro area
Scarborough, ON
closing tomorrow (Fri, 31 May)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $35.59/hour

Position Title: Supply Instructor
Organization Structure: Reports to the Programs Manager
Job Classification: Instructor
Job Status: Supply
Location: Scarborough
Wages: $35.59/hour

 

This is a bargaining unit position.

 

About Polycultural

Be a part of Polycultural Immigrant and Community services! Founded in 1993, Polycultural is dedicated to hosting an open and inclusive environment for all. We are a multicultural melting-pot perfectly reflecting Canada’s diversity. We are like a family, have a culture filled with care and genuine connection with a very inclusive environment for all. With a diverse range of programs and services, we help individuals and families build a brighter future in Canada. Serving clients from over eight different locations across the GTA and Orangeville in more than 20 languages.

 

Scope
To provide language instruction to newcomers to Canada; to develop a program based on LINC curriculum and CLB Benchmarks; to assist the intake/administrative and settlement staff in implementing the settlement component to the program.

 

Responsibilities

  • To assess students in each class to determinate their needs and goals
  • To consider the needs and goals of the students in developing the curriculum implementation
  • To develop lesson and long range plans that consist of appropriate themes, goals, and objectives to be covered in each instructional session
  • To incorporate speaking, listening, reading, and writing into daily activities
  • To specify the learning outcomes expected by the end of each instructional session
  • To organize suitable instructional materials, visual aids, and books
  • To assess student progress according to Canadian Language Benchmarks and Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) on an ongoing basis
  • To participate in communicating the attendance/participation guidelines and expectations for students
  • To plan and organize local field trips
  • To create a comfortable, non-threatening, and engaging environment for the students
  • To be aware of cultural differences and ensure that the rights of all students are respected
  • To develop students’ understanding and appreciation for Canadian society, culture, and traditions
  • To carry out administrative, record-keeping, and reporting duties as required (e.g. collect and provide daily attendance and other statistical information)
  • To participate in required professional development activities (e.g. workshops, conferences, and staff meetings)
  • To assist in training and supervision of placement students/volunteers

 

Competencies

Adaptability

Changes behavioral style or method of approach when necessary to achieve a goal; adjusts style as appropriate to the needs of the situation. Responds to change with a positive attitude and a willingness to learn new ways to accomplish work activities and objectives.

Communication

Using a variety of communication styles and strategies to foster open communication, the exchange of information and discussion on an ongoing basis.

Planning & Organizing/Time Management

Establishes a systematic course of action for self or others to ensure accomplishment of a specific objective; Sets priorities, goals, and timetables to achieve maximum productivity.

Service

Demonstrates strong commitment to meeting the needs of co-workers, managers, clients, or community members, striving to ensure their full satisfaction.

Continuous Learning

Demonstrates eagerness to acquire necessary technical knowledge, skills, and judgment to accomplish a result or to serve clients’ needs effectively; Has desire and drive to acquire knowledge and skills necessary to perform job more effectively.

 

Qualifications

  • TESL Ontario certificate and TESL Ontario membership in good standing; OCT is a definite asset
  • University degree in adult education
  • Strong background and abilities to plan and organize the instruction for adult learners
  • Solid knowledge of Canadian Language Benchmarks and experience in assessing students’ progress according to CLB
  • Completed online or in-class training in Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA). Experience is a definite asset.
  • Ability to deliver online and in-person instruction simultaneously
  • Ability to use Zoom, MS Teams, Avenue, and any other tools and Learning Management System(s) as needed
  • Experience in English language instruction
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion to effectively interact/work with diverse students and staff
  • Effective communication within a team environment, with staff, students, community, and agency stakeholders
  • Demonstrated ethical judgment and professional boundaries
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to the needs of diverse newcomers
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong computer skills and excellent writing skills
  • Ability to be creative and flexible in planning
  • Availability to teach in person is required 

 

Other requirements

  • A satisfactory Vulnerable Sector Police Check (completed when offer is made)

 

In support of persons with disabilities, Polycultural asks that job applicants with disabilities who require accommodation in the recruitment and selection process, to please advise Human Resources if contacted for an interview/testing so that suitable accommodation can be arranged. (In compliance with AODA, 2005, Integrated Accessibility Standards). If you require assistance in sending your resume due to a disability, please contact Human Resources directly.

We thank everyone for their interest in Polycultural; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Polycultural Immigrant & Community Services hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity.

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