LINC Instructor

Job city: 
Hamilton
Job region: 
Central Ontario
Application Deadline: 
Friday, April 28, 2017 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time

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 (artifacts) 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 Coordinator and to the Education Coordinator 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, audio-visual 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
  • 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

Hours/week: 27.5
Rate of pay: $30.60/hour
Location: Hamilton

How to Apply:

Submit a resume and cover letter by 5:00 p.m. on Monday April 28, 2017 to:

The Hiring Committee

E-mail: ewebb@iwchamilton.ca

Applicants are encourage to apply as soon as possible - Interviews for the position will begin immediately.