Job Posting 65452

LINC Instructor
Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria
Vancouver Island & Coastal areas, Victoria
closes in 5 days (Fri, 30 Oct)
casual / on-call  •  $29.01 per hour

Vacancy Posting - Competition #2020-10-13 LI-C

 

Date posted: October 13, 2020

Closing date: Ongoing posting until suitable candidate/s are hired

Position: Casual LINC Instructors (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada)

Hours of work: On-call

Class times: Monday to Friday – 9:00 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 3:00 pm;  Monday to Thursday – 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm 

Location of work: 930 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC

Rate of pay: $29.01 per hour

 

The Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria (ICA) helps immigrants and refugees meet their social, cultural, and economic goals. Comprised of dedicated staff and volunteers, ICA provides language instruction, support finding housing and employment and a range of other services. In addition, ICA is actively engaged in the community to strengthen connections between immigrants and those born in Canada. Through our work, we are building a strong, diverse, and vibrant community. ICA is a welcoming, passionate, and energetic organization that has been having a positive impact in the Greater Victoria region for nearly 50 years.

 

Job Description

Deliver Language Instruction for Newcomers (LINC) and orient to facilitate the successful settlement and integration of newcomers (immigrants and refugees) to Canada and their local environment in Greater Victoria.

 

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate university degree and TESL Canada recognized TESL certification.
  • Knowledge and practical application of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and understanding of Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA).
  • Keen understanding of diversity issues to work with persons from diverse populations with different cultural, ethnic, religious, and linguistic or Indigenous backgrounds.
  • Minimum of three years’ work experience in LINC instruction in a settlement language-based LINC program (social services, nonprofit, multicultural organization).
  • An equivalent combination of education, training and experience will be considered.
  • Effective communication and teaching skills.
  • Proficiency in a language other than English is an
  • Experience working with immigrants and/or understanding immigration issues preferred.

Required skills and abilities

  • Understanding of the principles of adult learning as they relate to immigrant and refugee newcomers.
  • Understanding of the CLB and PBLA and their application within the English Language Training program.
  • Aware of relevant political, socio-cultural, economic, and educational issues which influence language teaching and learning contexts.
  • Ability to plan and deliver courses/lessons consistent with the language training program mandate.
  • Ability to incorporate content and to adapt methodology to accommodate diverse needs of immigrant and refugee newcomers.
  • Ability to create and sustain a safe and positive learning environment within the continuous intake system of the language training program.
  • Ability to use current and appropriate media technology as a tool for language and settlement education.
  • Ability to foster independent learning as an integral part of the settlement process.
  • Understanding of assessment, including Portfolio-Based Language Assessment (PBLA), within the language training program context.
  • Commitment and professionalism in the area of teaching settlement English language skills.
  • Ability to facilitate English language learner involvement in the local community.
  • Ability to identify when a learner is in need of learning assistance and know how to respond appropriately.
  • Understanding and ability to apply the basic principles of crisis management in the classroom.
  • Ability to work as a member of a team, including other instructors, settlement workers, care for newcomer children workers, and support workers, to address language and settlement needs of learners.
  • Ability to practice time and resource management techniques.
  • Ability to create and maintain professional boundaries.

Additional information

  • Some travel to community locations within Greater Victoria, especially for field trips, will be required. Occasional travel to locations in other parts of British Columbia and/or Canada for purposes like professional development, networking, or conferences may also be required.
  • Some work outside of regular office hours, including evenings and weekends, may be required. Flex time schedules will be made to accommodate non-regular work hours.
  • ICA compensates overtime hours with time in lieu.
  • As a condition of hire, a current, clear criminal record check, including vulnerable populations check, and proof of WHMIS training is required.

Please submit a cover letter and current resume via email in .pdf format, noting relevant language proficiency and experience addressed to the Inter-Cultural Association of Greater Victoria, 930 Balmoral Road, Victoria, BC, V8T 1A8, Attention: HR Manager, via .  This posting will remain open until suitable candidate/s are hired. Please quote Competition #2020-10-13 LI-C in the subject line.

Please note:  This is a unionized position subject to the terms and conditions of our Collective Agreement and of our funding agreements with various funders.  As per the Collective Agreement, internal applicants will be given consideration with respect to filling the position prior to external candidates being hired.  This position is open to applicants of all genders.  This position requires union membership.  Only short-listed applicants will be contacted.

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