LINC/ESL Instructor

Job city: 
Oakville/Burlington/Milton/Halton Hills
Job region: 
Central West Ontario
Application Deadline: 
Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 4:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time

Position Summary:

Gary Allan Learning Centre is hiring non-credit Adult LINC/ESL Instructors to teach a variety of English as a Second Language courses, using the CLB standards and framework, including IELTS preparation, Business English and a variety of specialized language training courses (SLT courses). Successful applicants will be hired to the supply instructor pool. When class enrollments support adding an additional class or classes, teaching assignments will be offered to those in the supply instructor pool.

Qualifications:

  • OCELT designation (https://www.teslontario.org/ocelt-professional-designation)
  • Minimum 3 years of teaching experience, in the adult second language learning environment. Conducts classes in a respectful and engaging manner, which fosters self-directed learning leading to the achievement of personal goals
  • Ability to develop courses and design units and lessons in a culturally diverse and respectful learning environment, tailored to client’s learning needs using principles articulated as per the CLB Curriculum Guidelines for the Adult Non-Credit Language Training Program
  • Excellent knowledge of the National Language Placement and Progression Guidelines (NLPPG); Incumbent must complete a self-directed PBLA (Portfolio Based Language Assessment) training within the first 6 months of employment
  • Experience assessing learners’ language gains and progress according to the Canadian Language Benchmarks using Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) protocols
  • Prepare learners’ conference summary and progress reports. Conducting one-on-one interviews with learners to provide feedback on learning progress (PBLA certification required)
  • Experience teaching virtually (in addition to teaching in face-to-face setting)
  • Experience developing and delivering sector specific SLTs, an asset
  • Ability to apply the tenets of the Principles and Components of Program Planning, the main accompanying document to the Curriculum Guidelines
  • Excellent English communication skills (written/oral) ; Strong interpersonal skills

Dates & Times:

  • Program runs until June, 2022
  • Available schedules: Morning/Afternoon/Evening/Saturday
  • Classes typically run on two separate days during weekdays; once on Saturdays
  • Preferences for program sessions/availability will be discussed during the interview process and confirmed when Instructor assignments are offered

Salary: $42.31 per hour (plus vacation 4% vacation pay)
Location: Until further updates, most classes for the school year will be held virtually, with a phased approach to opening in-person classes (in Oakville/Burlington/Milton/Halton Hills)
Start Date: October 2021

How to apply:

Applications, along with your resume and other supporting documents must be submitted through Apply to Education by Thursday October 21 at 4:00p.m.

Job Category: Teachers, Principals & Superintendents - Job Code #3122457

Thank all applicants for their interest in opportunities with the Halton District School Board. Contact will be made with applicants whose experience and qualifications most closely match the requirements of the position. Communication with short-listed applicants will ordinarily be made through email addresses provided on applicants' Apply To Education profile page or through applicants' HDSB email addresses. Please ensure that contact information provided at the time of application is current.

First consideration for posted vacancies will be given to qualified applicants from the employee group in which the vacancy occurs.

Equity:

The Halton District School Board recognizes that, consistent with the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, employment practices and procedures at all levels should reflect, demonstrate understanding of and respond to a diverse population. The Board is committed to providing a workplace environment that is fair and equitable to all.

In our efforts to ensure an inclusive, diverse and representative workforce, we will:
value, promote and encourage the hiring of staff from under-represented communities;
grant first consideration, where the skills, ability, and qualifications of the applicants are relatively equal, to applicants who self-identify as members of historically under-represented communities. Where a collective agreement or terms and conditions govern the hiring or promotional process, this will be done in a manner that is consistent with the School Board’s obligations.

Applicant Self Identification Questions:

As part of the recruitment and selection function, the HDSB will collect voluntary self identification data from applicants in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code, HDSB’s Teacher Hiring Practices Administrative Procedure, HDSB’s Employment Equity Policy and Ontario’s Anti Racism Data Standards:

Personal information on this form is collected under the authority of the Anti-Racism Act, 2017, S.O. 2017, c. 15, in compliance with the Municipal Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act, R.S.O. 1990, c. M.56. In accordance with HDSB’s Employment Equity Policy, personal information collected on this form will aim to achieve an inclusive, diverse and representative workforce. It works to intentionally identify and remove barriers for equity-deserving communities at each stage of the hiring process. Encouraging diversity of the workforce in the school board is vital because the workforce should be reflective and representative of the community.

Although hiring policies must adhere to the qualification requirements set out in applicable Regulations (eg. Regulation 298, “Operation of Schools – General”) and any applicable collective agreement provisions, the Board recognizes the importance of the following when developing its selection and evaluation criteria: valuing applicants’ additional experience, lived experience, skills, backgrounds and perspectives; and granting first consideration, where the skills, ability, and qualifications of the applicants are relatively equal, to applicants who self-identify as members of historically under-represented communities.

We encourage you to respond to our voluntary applicant self-identification questions. This data will inform our understanding of the diversity of our applicant pool as well as the progress of applicants throughout the hiring process. This data will inform our goals, strategies and actions and our progress towards creating and sustaining an inclusive and equitable workforce. Any information that you provide in response to these questions will be referred to during the hiring process for this position, and will be shared with the hiring manager and/or committee members responsible for the hiring process.

The section includes questions from Ontario’s Anti-Racism Data Standards (Standards, 2017). The Standards were established to help identify and monitor systemic racism and racial disparities within the public sector. The Standards establish consistent, effective practices for producing reliable information to support evidence-based decision-making and public accountability to help eliminate systemic racism and promote racial equity (adapted from Ontario’s Anti-Racism Data Standards, 2017).

Questions about this collection may be directed to Marsha Sulewski, Supervisor of Staffing and Recruiting at sulewskim@hdsb.ca.

Accommodation:

Upon request, we will provide reasonable accommodations for candidates who have temporary or permanent disability, or who otherwise require accommodations based on the protected grounds highlighted in the Ontario Human Rights Code in respect to the recruitment and selection process.

Wellness:

The HDSB is committed to providing a respectful and healthy work environment.