Job Posting 101392

English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teacher
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society
Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Surrey & lower Mainland
closes in 36 days (Sun, 30 Jun)
part time  •  $30.00/hour

Position: English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teacher
Program: Pathways to Childcare Careers
Work schedule: Average 20 hours a week, tentatively during the summer, Hybrid
Location: Virtual and in-person at Surrey
Compensation: $30.00/hour
Effective date: As soon as possible
Closing date: Until the position is filled

Job Purpose
Pacific Immigrant Resources Society (PIRS) delivers training for immigrant and refugee women who are exploring career pathways in the childcare field. The EAL teacher will perform student language assessments, plan, and teach English classes at relevant CLB levels (5/6) that will prepare them for working in the childcare sector in Canada.

Duties and Responsibilities
1) Teaching:

  • In collaboration with the program team, assesses the participants' language learning, career and other needs.
  • Designs, implements and delivers English classes to groups of immigrant and refugee women based on the PIRS curriculum framework (up to 16 students per class).
  • Evaluates and documents the participants’ needs and progress on an ongoing basis and adjusts the teaching plan accordingly.
  • Creates a safe, supportive, positive and motivating learning environment grounded in trauma-informed practice.
  • Collaborates with the program team to meet participants’ needs and address issues.
  • Manages all teaching materials and learning progress in the digital program library.
  • Meets with the Instructional Coordinator when needed to contribute to the program curricula and share resources through teacher-share sessions.
  • Meets with the Instructional Coordinator as needed to contribute to program curricula and facilitate teacher-share sessions to share resources.
  • Collaborates with team members on-site, including children's programs staff, who provide childcare while the participants attend the class.

2) Administrative:

  • Participates in regular team meetings, orientation and training sessions as required.
  • Prepares and submits narrative and assessment reports as required.
  • Maintains up-to-date, accurate class records and enters attendance records into a database.
  • Submits all required documents, expenses and timesheets in a timely manner.
  • Liaises with PIRS administrative staff.


  • University degree in a related field.
  • Certification in teaching English as a second language to adults (from a TESL Canada-recognized training program).
  • Excellent oral and written English language skills; additional language skills are an asset.
  • Minimum 1-3 years of experience teaching ESL/EAL to adult newcomers.
  • In-depth understanding of and experience using Canadian Language Benchmarks.
  • Experience working in the childcare field or knowledge about childcare is a vital asset.
  • Strong digital literacy skills; proficient in using various software and digital tools.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of trauma-informed approaches.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and independently.
  • Ability to adapt and learn quickly; growth mindset.
  • Experience working with immigrant and refugee women and understanding of women's issues.
  • Understanding of the intersecting barriers and unique needs of immigrant and refugee women.
  • Possession of non-judgmental and genuinely positive attitudes (culture, religion, race, gender, sexuality, special needs, etc.) and freedom from stereotypes.
  • Passion for inclusivity and diversity and interest in being part of a multicultural team is an asset.
  • Attitudes and values aligned with the goals and philosophy of PIRS.
  • Commitment to continuous professional development and ongoing learning.

Application Details
Please send a resume and cover letter quoting the “EAL Teacher - Pathway” position in the subject line to

This position requires a criminal background check. With respect, diversity, and collaboration at the core of PIRS, we are an organization that knows the value of talented people. A career with us is an opportunity to be part of a team that is focused on supporting and creating inclusive environments and developing skills in those we serve. You can expect a competitive salary, flexibility and challenging work. We recognize the importance of a diverse workforce and encourage applications from First Nations peoples, women, LGBTQ-identified people, people of colour, and people with disabilities.


We thank everyone for their interest. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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