Language Assessor

Job city: 
Oakville
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2023 - 10:45am
Job terms: 
Part-time contract

Summary

At Achev, we believe that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to build a better life and a successful future. For more than 30 years, we have dedicated ourselves to helping diverse Canadians and newcomers achieve their full potential. Today, we are one of the largest providers of employment, newcomer, language, and youth services in the Greater Toronto Area. Our dedicated team of nearly 400 staff delivers a wide range of innovative, high-quality, and personalized programs and services that empower our clients to prosper and our communities to thrive. This is a casual (on-call) opportunity

We thrive in a One Achev culture where collaboration and an integrated service delivery will positively impact Achev’s resiliency, agility, success, and growth.

Join us in helping diverse Canadians and newcomers achieve their full potential!

Achev’s latest Impact Report: www.Achev.ca

POSITION SUMMARY

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. The Language Assessor will work out of designated Language Assessment Centre sites in Oakville and Halton itinerant sites: Burlington, Milton, and Georgetown.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Assessment and Referral

*Support the language assessment and referral services 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 and CLARS protocols
*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 and in person regarding training programs and offer orientation assistance
*Provide information regarding training programs to clients whose needs and goals have changed
*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 funders’ requirements
*Liaise with training providers, co-workers and manager 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
*Undertake other duties as assigned by coordinator

QUALIFICATIONS:

*CLBPA and/or CLBPT trained and certified; or conditional offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of assessment tools training (to be arranged for eligible interview candidates)
*Training and/or certification in the CLB-LPT, ELTPA, Remote Proctorless CLBPT and CLB-OSA an asset
*TESL ON Language instructor accreditation is 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
*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 have access to a reliable vehicle with a valid owner's permit, license plate and current proof of automobile insurance
*Must possess valid Ontario driver's class G license
*Mondays to Fridays 8:30 am - 4:30 pm with two (2) evening shifts per month (11:30 am to 7:30 pm)
*Must be willing to work out of Oakville office as well as travel to itinerant sites in Burlington, *Milton and Georgetown as needed
*Provision of a criminal record check is required
*Must be able to work remotely/online as needed

We’re looking to welcome people to our diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace. We especially welcome applications from members of racialized groups, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities, persons of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities and others with the skills and knowledge to productively engage with diverse communities. We are committed to a selection process and work environment that is inclusive and barrier-free. So, if you’re excited about this role or another one, please apply on our website - www.achev.ca

How to apply: 

Please apply at our website www.achev.ca/ About/ Careers @ Achev. This is a casual (on-call) opportunity. Thank you.

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