Language Assessor

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Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 9:00am

Reporting to the Coordinator, the Language Assessor administers a variety of Canadian Language Benchmark-based language assessment tools to clients and refers them to language training options that meet their needs and preferences in the local community within the region of service.

  • Assessment and Referral
  • Support the successful implementation of the coordinated assessment and referral service model and ensure maintenance of the operating standards and protocols at all locations
  • Screen clients for eligibility for language training programs based on immigration status, age and learning history
  • Administer full CLB standardized tests to assess the language skills of eligible clients
  • Provide thorough needs assessments of clients applying for language classes
  • Ensure clients are advised on all appropriate language training options that meet their needs, goals and preferences
  • Provide referrals/ placement of clients to appropriate programs through established procedures using the HARTs database
  • Inform clients of the need to collect data for statistical and program planning purposes while ensuring that client privacy is protected under the conditions of the Privacy Act
  • Respond to client inquiries by phone, email and in person regarding training programs and offer orientation assistance
  • Provide information regarding training programs to clients whose needs and goals have changed
  • Assist in outreach and promotion activities of language assessment and training
  • Ensure a consistent, warm and welcoming approach to the reception of all clients onsite and at itinerant locations
  • Report sensitive situations and issues to Coordinator/Manager in a timely manner, providing unbiased, detailed background to inform positive consultation  

Support/Client File Maintenance/Reports

  • Ensure accuracy of data input according to IRCC/MLTSD requirements
  • Liaise with training providers, co-workers and Coordinator regarding general inquiries and client placement
  • Act as a resource for information regarding training programs available within the area by collecting and collating resources available from settlement and training organizations
  • Ensure client information and program documents and equipment are kept secure at all times in adherence with all privacy and security protocols
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by Coordinator


  • CLBA and/or CLBPT trained and certified; or conditional offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of CLBPA training (to be arranged for eligible interview candidates)
  • Training and/or certification in the CLB-LPT and ELTPA is an asset
  • TESL ON accreditation required (preferably with adult ESL teaching experience)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the process of second language acquisition
  • Demonstrated assessment/interviewing experience in the Adult Education field
  • Knowledge of the various training programs for newcomers and other clients that are available in the region and a clear understanding of the eligibility requirements for acceptance into these programs
  • Sensitivity to the diverse needs of adult learners and the multicultural community
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills
  • A proven track record of reliability, professionalism and accuracy within current role
  • Languages in addition to English are an asset
  • Excellent communication skills in oral and written English
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS Outlook, MS Office and databases such as HARTs


  • Must be willing to work flexible shifts, including days, evenings and weekends as needed
  • Must have access to a reliable vehicle with a valid owner’s permit, license plate and current proof of automobile insurance and be willing to travel throughout Peel and Halton regions as needed
  • Must possess valid Ontario driver's class G license
  • Must be able to travel to other sites as needed
  • Provision of a Criminal Record Check is required

How to apply:

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Thank you to all applicants who are interested in this position. Only selected candidates will be contacted for interview.