Instructor, Labour Market Access Program

Job city: 
Mississauga, ON
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, November 11, 2016 - 3:30pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Newcomer Centre of Peel (NCP) is a multi-service charitable non-profit organization that assists the entire newcomer family in achieving settlement and integration within the Region of Peel. With experience and expertise in English language training; employability and business start-up and comprehensive settlement services including programs for women, youth, children, adults and seniors; NCP offers culturally diverse and proactive results, addressing the needs of the newcomer population. Through innovation, we leverage the broad experience of our staff and community partners to overcome settlement barriers.

NCP strive for equal access to opportunities, enabling immigrants to connect to the enduring values and principles of what defines Canada. NCP encourage quality of services to newcomers by providing a variety of holistic programs in a professional and culturally sensitive atmosphere. Our vision is to continue to evolve together as a community.

Reports to: Labour Market Access Manager

Responsibilities:

  • Teach English language related to all four competencies: reading, writing, speaking and listening
  • Teach about the Canadian workplace, including but not limited to: job search skills, resumes/cover letters, interviews, workplace culture, job retention strategies, self-assessment, etc.
  • Provide computer-assisted language learning
  • Identify the needs and barriers of students that may enhance/impede learning
  • Work in cooperation with job developers to assist students with strategies to obtain an unpaid work placement, mentoring opportunity or a paid position
  • Assist internationally-trained professionals with: job search, resume writing, cover letters, interviewing, self-assessment, goal setting, placement and other strategies leading to employment
  • Create daily lesson plans in accordance with the Canadian Language Benchmarks and the employment program curriculum
  • Develop appropriate classroom activities based on the employment program curriculum
  • Conduct on-going research of resources and tools to enhance the program
  • Make recommendations and assist to enhance and adjust the employment program curriculum
  • Conduct on-going needs assessments; adjust teaching methods, material and pace of program, as needed, in order to meet the needs of students
  • Maintain attendance records and other documentation as required
  • Organize special events and arrange guest speakers to enhance the program.
  • Assist in outreach activities to recruit students
  • Continue professional growth through attendance at workshops, conferences, etc; maintain membership in TESL Ontario and other appropriate professional associations
  • Attend and proactively participate in internal and external professional development events and staff meetings as required
  • Be familiar with and support other departments and their functions
  • Assist Program Manager as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • University Degree and minimum two years proven teaching experience
  • TESL Ontario Certification
  • Understanding the principles of adult education & the needs of learners
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Teaching all relevant language and employment subject matter
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of economic and labour market changes
  • Research resources, and other tools/material to enhance classroom, instruction methods and the department
  • Computer literacy, including MS Office Suite, Outlook, Internet and Database Management

Other requirements:

The ideal candidate is expected to be:

  • Take pride and initiative in work to ensure a high standard of classroom instruction
  • Be goal-oriented & highly organized; able to manage own time to assist multiple students/instructors at one time while working on outside classroom tasks
  • Sensitive to multicultural issues and needs of new comers.
  • Tactful and encouraging when assisting students
  • Highly flexible and able to adapt to the needs of students and program changes
  • Demonstrated sensitivity and sincere interest in meeting the needs of newcomers to Canada
  • Provide support/services to newcomers for their full integration

This is a full-time contract position.
Start date: ASAP

How to apply:

Please forward your resume and cover letter and quote “Instructor, Labour Market Access Program” on the subject line to:

E-mail: hr@ncpeel.ca

Thank you to all applicants. Only those selected for interviews will be contacted. In the spirit of the Human Rights Code, we ask that resumes not include personal data such as age, health, marital and family status, place of origin and gender.

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