The Burnaby Neighbourhood House is a volunteer-driven community based social service agency that provides programs and services in response to identified community needs. We are currently seeking an Adult Literacy Practitioner to work with our Community Adult Literacy Program (CALP). We offer the CALP in partnership with SFU Faculty of Education, Burnaby School District and the Burnaby Public Library with support from the Burnaby Literacy Now committee. The Adult Literacy Practitioner position is a contracted position that is self-directed and works directly with the CALP Coordinator.
General Duties and Responsibilities:
In consultation with the CALP Coordinator, the Adult Literacy Practitioner:
1. Attends and contributes to project review and evaluation meetings of CALP
2. Plans and prepares materials for tutor training
3. Delivers tutor training and consults re in-service workshops (in-person & online)
4. Develops/ maintains assessment materials
5. Carries out intake assessments including both print and digital literacy
6. Creates individualized learning plans
7. Reassesses learners as needed and for reporting to funders
8. Maintains careful records of learner assessments
9. Provides support to CALP Coordinator re tutor-learner matching process
10. Provides on-going instructional support to learner- tutor pairs
1. Demonstrated training/certification in Adult Literacy tutoring in one-to-one and group settings
2. Understanding of trauma informed practices
3. Classroom experience teaching adults
4. Knowledge and experience working with learners with learning disabilities and those
new to reading and writing
5. Proficient digital literacy skills
6. Experience teaching or training in online platforms
7. Reflect a broad and inclusive view of literacy and an asset-based orientation to supporting people's learning needs
8. Experience working with adults of diverse cultures and backgrounds
9. Ability to work flexible hours and Saturdays when required
Terms of contract:
Start date: As soon as possible
End date: September 30, 2022 (possibility of renewal depending on funding)
$8,000 for approximately 230 hours (flexible, and according to program needs). Contractor is responsible for their own mandatory benefits.
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