LINC/ OSSC OCT Instructor – Temporary

Job city: 
Hamilton, Ontario
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, August 31, 2023 - 11:30pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Job Summary:  

IWC’s Academy program delivers Ontario high school credits and PBLA/CLB-aligned language instruction in two terms per school year.  As a member of the IWC Academy team, Instructors collaborate with peers, managers, and the principal in the development and delivery of the program, meaningful engagement of learners, testing of new methods, and sharing of resources to increase language learning and employability outcomes, and to enrich the program as a whole. Instructors are also required to follow Ministry of Education expectations as communicated by the principal. 

Details: 27.5 Hrs/week             Rate of pay: $40.53/hr           Job Location:  Online/Main Street

Qualifications:

  • Ontario College of Teachers Certification
  • TESL Ontario Certification or TESL certification from a recognized Canadian institution
  • Superior proficiency in English
  • Awareness of cultural diversity & sensitivity, anti-racism and anti-oppression theory 
  • Excellent cross cultural skills
  • Positive approach to a multi-level teaching environment
  • Familiarity with the Ontario Secondary Curriculum 
  • Experience delivering instruction based on the Ontario Secondary School Curriculum is an asset 
  • Knowledge and experience of the Canadian Language Benchmarks and PBLA

Responsibilities:

  •  Plan lessons and deliver required material in order for learners to achieve target Ontario Secondary Course Credit(s), in alignment with Ministry of Education delivery standards, while improving their Canadian Language Benchmarks.  
  • Collaborate with the IWC Academy Principal to meet all Ministry of Education assessment, reporting and administrative requirements. 
  • Establish clear language-learning objectives, aligned with Canadian Language Benchmarks, for all lessons, modules, and assessment tasks.
  • Clearly state learning objective(s) for each lesson. Be prepared daily with materials and lesson plans in alignment with the OSSC credit course and CLB learning objectives. Plans must be available at any given time to the Manager, Language Instruction Programs, as part of the supervision process.
  • Perform duties associated with Portfolio-based Language Assessment (PBLA) including, but not limited to:
    • Maintaining up-to-date PBLA artefact/assessment tracking in the myIWC Master List system. 
    • Observing, evaluating and documenting student work to determine progress and make recommendations for CLB progression, aligned with IWC’s PBLA Procedural Manual, and as follows:
    • Create and deliver the pre-determined number of assessments based on the Ministry of Education’s OSSC credit requirements and IWC’s PBLA procedures.  
    • Requiring a minimum of six (6) artefacts per skill to demonstrate progressing in a CLB, considering a balance of skill-using and teacher-administered assessment. 
    • In consultation with the Manager, Language Instruction Programs, using discretion to determine whether fewer artefacts are required to progress learners with high achievement in a minimum of four (4) teacher-administered assessments. 
    • In cases where an exit test and/or other combination of assessments may demonstrate CLB progress achieves outside of IWC LINC courses, collaborate with the Manager, Language Instruction Programs to assess the learner for appropriate CLB placement. 
    • Maintaining soft-copies of assessments for each learners in the designated online space
  • Provide learners with action-oriented feedback and opportunities to engage in self-assessment appropriate for their CLB level, considering learners’ personal language learning goals and course objectives. 
  • Prepare activities in advance such that, in the case of absence, a Supply Instructor may effectively deliver course activities. In the case of an approved absence, prepare daily activities and material in advance, and brief the Supply Instructor regarding the planned activities. 
  • Support and maintain the English-only learning environment by communicating with learners and colleagues in English and encouraging others to do the same. 
  • Collaborate with the teaching and management team in activities related to program evaluation. 
  • Be aware of IWC’s full range of programs and services, and connect with other IWC program staff to refer clients to appropriate internal services and support clients in meeting a range of settlement and employment needs. 
  • Prepare and file reports on learners and activities as required by administration.
  • Attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Perform other related duties pertinent to the program as required.

Health and Safety Responsibilities:

  • Be knowledgeable about the position’s responsibilities and liabilities under the Ontario Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
  • Practice pro-active due diligence to mitigate and eliminate and/ or manage risks to your health and safety
  • Report all health and safety concerns and incidents to your immediate supervisor

How to apply:

Send a resume and cover letter to the Hiring Committee via email to IWCHiring@IWCHamilton.ca

Interviews are to start on  August 22, 2023. The position will remain posted until filled. Interested parties are encouraged to submit an application as soon as possible.

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.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Contact: 
IWCHiring@iwchamilton.ca
Preferred contact method: 
Email