WorkLINC Instructor

Job city: 
Hamilton
Job region: 
Central Ontario
Application Deadline: 
Monday, April 3, 2017 - 5:00pm
Job terms: 
Part-time contract

Background:

The WorkLINC program aims to bridge newcomers to employment by building practical English communication for employment through occupation-specific English classes integrated with relevant certifications for employment and orientation to the workplace. The WorkLINC Instructor will deliver functional occupation-specific English classes, taking an individualized approach that considers each learners’ workplace language needs.

Responsibilities:

  • Post-secondary education
  • Certification in teaching ESL from a recognized Canadian institution, or equivalent training and experience
  • Demonstrated technical understanding of building trades, tools and processes
  • Experience delivering training in the building trades is an asset
  • 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 working with newcomers to Canada
  • Willingness to research industry-specific and job-specific course content and material

Qualifications:

  • Deliver functional language training related to working construction and manufacturing, and other industries as required
  • Research and develop content for each industry to provide opportunities for practical, occupation-specific language learning to students seeking work in those fields
  • Establish clear objectives for all lessons, modules, and assessment tasks and communicate those objectives to students through a daily posted agenda
  • Create individualized learning materials for participants based on their particular field of work and occupational goals
  • Deliver content to prepare participants to pass relevant certifications including, but not limited to WHMIS, Health and Safety, and Safe Food Handling
  • Deliver daily lessons in a setting that:
    • Is conducive to confidence building in communication through movement, interaction and discussions using multimedia and other visual aids.
    • Provides opportunities for speaking in small and large groups
    • Promotes action and variety, where students can act and mock activities related to the specific industry.
    • Reflects and actively uses real world communication of the labour market.
  • 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.
  • Prepare & file reports on students and activities as required by administration.
  • Use computers, audio-visual aids and other equipment and materials to supplement instruction.
  • Inform the Education Coordinator of all occurrences or facts that are necessary for an understanding of matters affecting the program or the people involved.
  • Perform other related duties pertinent to the program as required.

Health and Safety Responsibilities:

  • Be knowledgeable about the positions responsibilities and liabilities under the Ontario Health and Safety Act (OHSA)
  • Observe the Health and Safety Policy
  • 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:

Submit a resume and cover letter by Monday April 3, 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.