LINC Instructor

Job city: 
Hamilton
Job region: 
Central Ontario
Application Deadline: 
Friday, December 23, 2016 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Immigrants Working Centre (IWC) requires a LINC Instructor.

Responsibilities:

  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, modules, and assessment tasks and communicate those objectives to students through a daily posted agenda.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Observe, evaluate and document student’s work to determine progress and make suggestions for CLB progression. Each Instructor will give and collect at least 2 skill assessments (artefacts) per week for an average of 8 to 10 per skill per term to ensure a student’s progress to the next level. At any given time during the school year a student who is ready to progress to a new level should receive a report card and progress in a timely manner. The Education Coordinator will review PBLA tracking sheets and student portfolios on a monthly basis or as needed.
  • Prepare materials, classroom and lesson plans for each level or group on a daily basis. The plans must be available at any given time to the LINC Program Co-ordinator and to the Education Co-ordinator as part of a teacher observation session.
  • Prepare & file reports on students and activities as required by administration.
  • Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Collaborate with other teachers and professionals in the development of instructional programs.
  • Use computers, audiovisual aids and other equipment and materials to supplement instruction.
  • Supervise and direct the activities of volunteers, ensuring a supportive and productive environment for both students and assistants.
  • Perform other related duties pertinent to the program as required.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor degree in Arts, Education or Social Science Program
  • TESL Ontario Certification or TESL certification from a recognized Canadian institution
  • Proficiency in English and Math
  • Awareness of cultural diversity & sensitivity, anti-racism and anti-oppression theory
  • Excellent cross cultural skills
  • Familiarity with the Ontario Secondary Curriculum
  • Knowledge and experience of LINC Curriculum Guidelines, the Canadian Language Benchmarks and PBLA
  • Ontario College of Teachers Certification is an asset

Submit a resume and cover letter, by emailto:

Hiring Committee
Immigrants Working Centre

E-mail: ewebb@iwchamilton.ca

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. Interviews may begin before the deadline.

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.

Contact: 
Hiring Committee