Evening LINC Instructor

Job city: 
Hamilton
Job region: 
Central Ontario
Application Deadline: 
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time

Required skills/experience:

• Bachelor degree in Arts, Education or Social Science Program
• TESL Ontario Certification or TESL certification from a recognized Canadian institution
• Training in and experience with Portfolio Based Language Assessment
• Knowledge of occupation specific terminology, especially in the food, manufacturing and construction industries; willingness to learn and prepare material related to occupations of students
• Superior proficiency in English
• Awareness of cultural diversity & sensitivity, anti-racism and anti-oppression theory
• Experience with or knowledge of Popular Education Principles
• Excellent cross cultural skills
• Positive approach to a multi-level teaching environment
• Knowledge and experience of LINC Curriculum Guidelines, the Canadian Language Benchmarks and PBLA
• Ontario College of Teachers Certification is an asset

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Establish clear objectives for all lessons, modules, and assessment tasks and communicate those objectives to students through a daily posted agenda.
2. Observe, evaluate and document student work to determine progress and make recommendations for CLB progression.
3. Maintain up-to-date PBLA training sheets and student portfolios.

4. Deliver daily lessons in a setting that:
• Is conducive to confidence building in communication through movement, interaction and dialogue
• Provides opportunities for self-facilitation in small and large groups
• Promotes movement and variety, where students can move to appropriate classroom areas based on their activities
• Reflects and supports the multi-directional patters of interaction and learning in a classroom.

5. Adhere to the following andragogic learning concepts:
• Learning activities are problem-centred rather than content centred. They permit and encourage the active participation of the learner and they encourage the learner to introduce past experiences into the learning process.
• The climate of the learning is collaborative and learning is multi-directional (instructor-to-learner and learner-to-learner) as opposed to authority-oriented.
• Planning is a mutual activity between learner and instructor.
• Evaluation leads to reappraisal of needs and interests – and therefore to redesign and implementation of learning activities.
• Activities are experiential, not “transmittal and absorption” as in standard pedagogy.

6. Observe, evaluate and document student’s work to determine progress and make suggestions for CLB progression in alignment with IWC's PBLA model.

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume to the Hiring Committee c/o ewebb@iwchamilton.ca.

IWC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

Preferred contact method: 
Email