Job Posting 94068

Language Instructor for Newcomers
YWCA Toronto
Toronto Metro area
222 Dixon Road, Etobicoke, ON M9P 3S5
closes in 16 days (Fri, 16 Jun)
on-call / relief / casual  •  $27.10 per hour (Level 5)

Employment Type:  Relief

Work Hours:  Varied as needed

Salary:  $27.10 per hour (L5)

Location:  222 Dixon Road, Suite 205, Etobicoke, ON M9P 3S5

Application Deadline:   Tuesday, May 16 2023




YWCA Toronto strives to uphold anti-discrimination practices and anti-oppression principles to ensure that the rights of all individuals are respected and protected. We work to promote a climate that is welcoming of all women and individuals who identify as Trans, intersex, non-binary, agender, and/or Two-Spirit. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people from all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.


The Relief Supply Language Instructor for Newcomers position provides language instruction for women and gender diverse people who are new to Canada and assists them in integrating in the society. The responsibilities are to be carried out in accordance with the mission and policies of the YWCA Toronto and in the absence of the regular instructor.



The English Language Skills and Development Program is a federally funded English language program for newcomer women and gender diverse people. It offers day language instruction classes from levels 0 through 6.



  • Delivers English language instruction to adult learners in accordance with the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) principles and the Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) guidelines;
  • Designs level-appropriate lesson plans following the CLB and the LINC curriculum guidelines;
  • Integrates a variety of learning tasks into lesson plans to meet different learning styles;
  • Designs assessments for on-going evaluation of learners’ progress based on the CLB and PBLA guidelines;
  • Uses language learning software and other appropriate applications in classroom teaching;
  • May teach online as required.



  • In-depth knowledge of an academic discipline normally acquired through courses leading to an undergraduate degree (e.g. social sciences, adult education, and psychology). Work involves application of theoretical knowledge to job-related problems (Cases for Equivalency will be considered);
  • Current TESL Ontario Certificate (Mandatory);
  • 3-5 years’ recent experience in Teaching English as a Second Language to adult learners;
  • Knowledge of Canadian Language Benchmarks and LINC Curriculum guidelines;
  • Training in and experience with Portfolio Based Language Assessment;
  • Awareness of diversity and sensitivity, anti-racism and anti-oppression theory;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills;
  • Experience teaching multi-level learners preferred;
  • Proficient in the use of digital technologies for teaching and communication;
  • Ability to problem-solve and take action independently except where supervisor’s authority is required;
  • Ability to think strategically, problem solve creatively and to prioritize on an on-going basis;
  • Knowledge of settlement issues an asset.


Vaccination Policy: - In accordance with YWCA Toronto’s COVID-19 Vaccination Policy, all YWCA Toronto employees, students and volunteers are strongly encouraged to obtain all COVID-19 vaccinations and booster doses as recommended by Toronto Public Health.



Please submit your cover letter and résumé to Maria Yonzon, Manager of English Language Skills and Development at Please quote JOB ID number ELSD838-Repost and your name in the subject line.


Please note: A vulnerable sector police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA Toronto is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. This position is not within the Bargaining Unit.


YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.


YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 


YWCA Toronto is a Scent-Sensitive Workplace


Posting Date: May 5, 2023

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