Job Posting 67693

Instructor, Linc (Language Instruction For Newcomers To Canada)
Caledon Community Services
Halton / Peel area, Caledon ON
closes in 4 days (Mon, 25 Jan)
part time - term / contract

Position Type: Temporary Contract, Part-Time, 15 hours per week

(5 hours/day, 3 days a week – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:00 AM – 2:30 PM with ½ hour unpaid lunch break)


Estimated Start Date: ASAP          Estimated Duration: Up to 1 Year (possibility of extension)


Location: 218 Dougall Avenue, Caledon ON

(location in the Southfields Community Centre & Library)                                                                                                        


Deadline to Apply: January 25, 2021


Agency Overview: Within our own five community service locations, six Peel Living buildings, and throughout the entirety of the Town of Caledon, Caledon Community Services (CCS) is helping shape the future of a caring and engaged Caledon community. We turn 50 this year! Our programs address community needs in a uniquely challenging and increasingly diverse GTA community. CCS is home to Caledon’s only accessible transportation program, the Exchange Community Hub that includes food supports and a range of activities, the Caledon Specialist Clinic, and personal support services for seniors. We offer settlement services and language classes for newcomers and comprehensive employment services for job seekers and local businesses. We provide paid training programs for Caledon youth as well as exciting internships and volunteer opportunities. Finally, we open our doors to the community daily within our two fabulous retail shopping destinations that support all of our programs. The breadth of our services makes for compelling opportunities to attract new friends and raise support for our work.   Learn more at


Position Overview:

LINC is a federally funded program open to all adult immigrants, 18 years of age and over, who are Landed Immigrants or Convention Refugees. The LINC Instructor provides language instruction in one of Canada's official languages to allow participants to acquire the necessary language skills to integrate into Canadian society. This position is responsible for creating and delivering lesson plans and rubrics for the LINC Program as outlined in the LINC Curriculum and Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) Guidelines, in accordance and compliance with Immigration, Refugees and Citizenship Canada (IRCC) program funding requirements and guidelines. The incumbent must be able to relate and respond to participants’ needs and tailor classroom activities around these needs in a timely manner, while also providing timely information to the LINC Manager in order to manage participants’ needs, attendance and Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) advancement.


Summary of Responsibilities: Reporting to the Manager, Newcomers Program, the LINC Instructor:

  • Sets up the classroom and appropriately plans, organizes and prepares in advance of the class (lesson plan, photocopies, etc.); Maintains a neat, clean and organized classroom;
  • Teaches LINC class applying LINC Curriculum Guidelines, CLB documents and PBLA principles;
  • Effectively teaches language and learning skills to participants using a variety of instructional techniques, methods, media and materials;
  • Takes initiative and lead for classroom activities (including outside agency activities, eg. External contests, “Change Day”, “Purple Day”, etc.);
  • Designs and provides professional, appropriate and motivational lesson plans consistent with accepted teaching methods and level(s) of the class, while using a variety of delivery methods, tools and media;
  • Checks in regularly with clients regarding topic interests and updating long range lesson plans, to reflect client interest and feedback;
  • Develops student interest in learning by incorporating new materials and lesson plans, using various media outlets, to keep client retention, clients interested and motivated and in keeping with client retention in mind;
  • Provides daily opportunities for movement for students who are sitting for extended periods of time in the classroom;
  • Creates an effective learning environment where participants feel welcome and interested in learning;
  • Holds self and others accountable for making principled decisions, addresses unethical behaviours appropriately, including (but not limited to) correcting client misbehaviour, swiftly and appropriately;
  • Provides client-centered, task-based, communicative classroom and programming where the lessons emphasize student-to-student interaction;
  • Functions as the daily in-class client contact;
  • Working with volunteer instructors and placement participants;
  • Conducts initial and on-going assessments of learners’ needs and progress, including PBLA; Assigns appropriate Benchmarks and providing client feedback;
  • Completes and maintains clear and accurate required documentation in a proficient and timely manner, including (but not limited to) preparing and keeping accurate and timely students’ progress reports, report cards, instructor reports, client attendance, childcare attendance, instructor reports, daily lesson plans, instructor reflections, etc;
  • Ensures confidentiality of all client information and adherence to Agency Privacy Policy;
  • Represents CCS, participates in LINC and agency events, and dresses appropriately in order to conduct duties in a safe manner and show a professional image relevant to the work setting;
  • Treats all students equally and with the same respect for all;
  • Makes appropriate recommendations to enhance the level of service to learners;
  • Participates in professional development sessions such as the annual TESL Conference and agency events whenever possible;
  • Communicates feedback to participants in an appropriate and sensitive manner also accommodating special learning needs as required;
  • Works in collaboration with the LINC Manager to ensure that the individual needs of the participants are being met, including referrals to other settlement agencies as deemed appropriate;
  • Follows program procedures/rules (locking doors, laptop cabinet, locking cabinet, etc);
  • Completes tidying tasks of their work area (i.e. classrooms, common work spaces, etc) contributing to a healthy, safe and sanitary workplace;
  • Effectively adapts lessons based on the analysis of student feedback and manager’s suggestions; implementing and sustaining changes to reflect feedback in an efficient and effective manor;
  • Seeks and welcomes feedback from clients/manager/community in a friendly, professional manner and develops and delivers new lesson plans with this feedback in mind and consistently maintains these implementations.
  • Summary of Qualifications:
  • TESL Ontario Certification;
  • Minimum 3 year bachelor’s degree in: Education, Social Science, Arts or related field (this is required for TESL certification);
  • Teaching experience;
  • 2 to 5 years’ experience, directly working with the newcomer population;
  • Experience with the following guides: Canadian Language Benchmarks, Canadian Language Benchmark Sample Tasks, Canadian Language Benchmarks Companion Tables, Canadian Language Benchmarks-A Guide to Implementation, LINC Curriculum Guidelines, and the Summative Assessment Manual;
  • Experience working with clients from a variety of cultures;
  • Knowledge of the LINC language skills assessment, CLBA and CLB benchmarks;
  • Knowledge of diversity policies and practices and demonstrated ability to apply these;
  • Knowledge of immigrant and/or settlement services and the needs of immigrants;
  • Understanding the principles of adult education;
  • Demonstrated understanding and application of CLB, LINC Curriculum Guidelines and Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA);
  • Experience using the History of Assessment, Referral and Training Systems (HARTs) for recording course data, learner data, ESL/CL/SLT course registration and attendance on the client registration;
  • Assess learners’ language skill gain and progress in language proficiency gain according to the Canadian Language Benchmarks using Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) in all Adult Language Training courses;
  • Knowledge of database applications, iCARE and other settlement services systems;
  • Working knowledge of MS Office, with ability to teach computer sessions;
  • Punctual, reliable and disciplined;
  • Strong English language skills (verbal and written);
  • Ability to work independently with solid time management, leadership and organizational skills with a strong command of the classroom;
  • Strong pedagogical skills and creative abilities;
  • Previous experience facilitating ESL/LINC learning and excellent lesson planning skills;
  • Strong computer skills with ability to work virtually on Google classroom, Google Meet and other video meeting application including Zoom;                 
  • Fluency in a second language is an asset;
  • Strong interpersonal skills;
  • Satisfactory Criminal Reference Check.


We thank all applicants for their interest but will only be contacting those selected to attend an interview. CCS is an equal opportunity employer encouraging applications from qualified individuals from diverse groups including Indigenous peoples, visible minorities, persons with disabilities, persons of all sexual orientation or gender identity and other grounds identified under the Ontario Human Rights Code. CCS will provide information and/or accommodation pertaining to this job posting and/or the recruitment process in an accessible manner upon request.

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