LINC Instructor (Evening) - CLB 1/2

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Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Monday, January 31, 2022 - 5:00pm
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North York Community House (NYCH) is a dynamic community agency that has been working with residents of under-resourced and low-income neighbourhoods in northwest Toronto for over 30 years. We are committed to helping people move out of poverty in order to build strong, vibrant communities. We support new Canadians, children, youth and their families, seniors, and local residents in becoming active and engaged citizens, who are able to thrive and become leaders in their own lives and in their communities.

At NYCH, we pride ourselves on working collaboratively and creating a supportive environment. We are not perfect, but we recognize the work we need to do to improve and are constantly striving to do so. Our team has shown incredible adaptability, strength, and dedication in serving our communities during the COVID-19 pandemic, and we continue to learn and grow while dealing with the challenges of this new reality.

Position Summary:

The purpose of this position is to plan and implement English Language instruction for newcomers. The ( Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) LINC Instructor provides information and referrals to students regarding appropriate community resources and services, maintains current and accurate student monthly records and statistical forms, and submits them to the Manager, Language Programs. The position also reports on administrative, curriculum and students issues and liaises with LINC childminders and other instructors on site. We are seeking someone who can deliver the material with passion and an upbeat energy, so that students are eager to attend classes, have fun, and enjoy the company of their classmates while also learning.


  • Develop and maintain lesson plans, and goals and objectives for program in adherence with LINC curriculum guidelines and adult learner needs
  • Ability to design innovative modules and lesson plans that teach language and how to integrate into Canadian culture
  • Provide effective and appropriate instruction to students
  • Use tools and technology to provide most effective service possible-Identify and use resources and technology appropriate to support the English language training at the relevant level
  • Accommodate special learning needs identified by students
  • Coordinate relevant field trips and guest speakers
  • Evaluate students on a regular basis
  • Provide information and referrals to students regarding appropriate community resources and services
  • Adhere to attendance policy, and communicate this policy to students
  • Maintain current and accurate student records and statistical forms, and submit monthly to supervisor
  • Maintain records of tokens dispensed to students and submit regularly
  • Purchase instructional materials when appropriate, with supervisor approval
  • Report regularly to Coordinator regarding administrative, curriculum and student issues
  • Work with other NYCH staff and programs to ensure integrated service to students and their families
  • Liaise with LINC child care workers and other instructors on site to provide holistic service to students
  • Participate in and support NYCH events
  • Attend LINC staff meetings



  • Current and valid TESL Ontario accreditation

Experience and Skills

  • Knowledge of LINC curriculum guidelines, Canadian Language Benchmarks, Portfolio based language assessment
  • Experience teaching newcomer adults (specifically for level required)
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong understanding of the issues and challenges faced by newcomers
  • Understand a business environment in order to convey the general cultural climate in a company
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to use humour, compassion and active listening effectively
  • Ability to work under minimum supervision
  • Ability to work within an anti-discrimination, anti-oppression framework, and create a safe, respectful environment for students
  • Ability to read classroom dynamics and adjust approach in order to deliver the materials most effectively in line with needs of the student
  • Proficiency with computer applications including Microsoft, internet research, language learning platform

Other Requirements:

Documented proof of a valid police reference check is required for employment at NYCH, as well as an annual declaration. Candidates will be asked to declare their vaccination status during recruitment process. Successful candidates will be required to provide proof of full vaccination before or directly upon the start of their employment.

Start Date: February 2022
Rate per hour: $36.42
Reports To: Manager, Language Programs
Hours: Part – time 9 hours/week
Location: Remote/NYCH sites, will work from NYCH sites in future

How to apply:

Please submit cover letter and resume by Monday, January 31 at 5:00 p.m. to:

LINC Instructor - CLB 1/2- Hiring Committee

North York Community House

Apply online

Situated on the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee, Wendat and Anishinaabe, NYCH is committed to equity and creating a respectful and inclusive work place culture that reflects the broad diversity of communities we work with. This includes people who identify as immigrants, refugees, women, Indigenous, Black, LGBTQ2S+ people of colour, and people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. If you require accommodation, please let us know in advance and we will work with you to meet your needs