Digital Literacy Instructor (Dari or Arabic-speaking)

Job city: 
Mississauga & Virtual
Job region: 
Central West Ontario
Application Deadline: 
Friday, May 5, 2023 - 2:45pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract

Summary

Position Title: Digital Literacy Instructor (Dari or Arabic-speaking)
Working Hours: 20 hours per week – Monday to Friday (with possibility of evenings and weekends)
Short-term Contract: 15 May to 31 December 2023
Location: Mississauga & Virtual
Rate of Pay: $25.00/hour
Reporting to: Manager, Settlement Peel
Deadline to apply: Wednesday, May 12, 2023

About Us

The Afghan Women’s Organization Refugee and Immigrant Services is a settlement agency providing a wide range of services to immigrants and a SAH (sponsorship agreement holder). Our vision is of refugees and immigrants, especially those who have experienced wars and persecution and those who are marginalized, leading self-sufficient and dignified lives in a socially inclusive society. AWO works with refugees and immigrants, with a special focus on women and their families. Our mission is to improve immigrant and refugees' quality of life and to promote their social and economic inclusion in order to assist them to become contributing members of society and to live in dignity.

Position:

This position is responsible for teaching essential digital and computer literacy skills to newcomer adult learners on social assistance at AWO’s Peel location. The candidate must be an experienced digital literacy instructor and have experience working with immigrants and refugees. We are looking for two instructors, one with Dari language skills and one with Arabic language skills. The digital literacy instruction itself will be in English, however some participants may need translation assistance. Each instructor will be responsible for teaching 8 sessions a week, 2.5 hours in length (1.5 instruction and 1 hour of supervising lab time), 4 sessions will be in person at the Mississauga site and 4 will be virtual using a Zoom platform. Most classes will be held during the week in day time hours, however some evenings and/or weekend hours may be required.

Responsibilities:

• Teach digital and computer literacy classes in person at AWO’s Mississauga location and virtually.
• Prepare and execute lessons, lectures, activities, and exercises for both in-person and/or online settings.
• Plan, organize, and develop digital and computer literacy lessons according to the curriculum guidelines set out by Region of Peel.
• Prepare learners for and administer regional tests for Beginner and Intermediate modules.
• Develop and prepare tests to evaluate learners’ performance. Keep necessary class records to document attendance and progress.
• Ensure coursework supports acquisition of basic skills such as typing and mouse skills, utilizing diverse technology platforms including computers, tablets, and educational software.
• Digital literacy classes must cover introductory use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher and PowerPoint), Windows, Google Apps, Internet, and E-mail.
• Incorporate a variety of technologies into instruction including technologies used in work settings, such as photocopiers, scanners, and fax machines; and technologies used in personal settings such as tablets, cell phone/telephone applications (e.g., voicemail, texting, camera, and videos), and digital/video cameras.
• Design authentic learning experiences that develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be effective in the digital economy.
• Grade and return assignments and post grades in a prompt manner.
• Be responsive to learner needs and questions throughout the course including during lab practice hours
• Provide prompt and appropriate professional correspondence to learners and colleagues.

Qualifications:

• Strong digital literacy and technology skills.
• Post-secondary education or a combination of education and digital literacy work experience.
• Experience in designing and delivering workshops and trainings.
• Excellent group facilitation skills.
• Ability to work with newcomers and diverse communities and understand the challenges faced by newcomer women.
• Knowledge and experience of computer applications and database software, Zoom, video conferencing Microsoft 365 and other work-related software.
• Excellent interpersonal, communication (spoken/written), and problem-solving skills.
• Fluency in English is required.
• Fluency in Dari or Arabic is required, additional languages will be an asset.
• Must be legally entitled to work in Canada.
• Must possess a valid Police Record Check for Vulnerable Sector.

AWO is committed to accommodating applicants with disabilities throughout the hiring process, in accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA).
To apply for the job please submit your cover letter and resume no later than May 12, 2023, by 5:00 pm. to Nadya Weber, Email: nweber@afghanwomen.org

We thank all applicants, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
No phone calls please

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How to apply: 

To apply for the job please submit your cover letter and resume no later than May 12, 2023, by 5:00 pm. to Nadya Weber, Email: nweber@afghanwomen.org

Contact: 
nweber@afghanwomen.org
Preferred contact method: 
Email
Email: 
mamiri@afghanwomen.org
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