Language Training (LINC) Instructor Supply

Supply Position


Who We Are:

The Learning Enrichment Foundation (LEF) is a not-for-profit (with a social enterprise mindset) which provides a multidisciplinary and holistic set of supports for members of our community including those who are: in transition, new to Canada, out of the workforce, and a host of other individual circumstances.  We currently knit together Settlement Services, Childcare, Employment Supports, Skills Training, and Language Training. 

LEF is a continuously growing organization and as such, any candidate hired into this position should find opportunities for a rewarding career with opportunities for personal and professional growth.  Within LEF, we value on-going learning for our teams. All members are provided professional learning opportunities to build and foster skills, promoting leadership skills in everyone.  

 Visit our website at www.lefca.org for more information about LEF.


What We Offer:

A rewarding career with opportunities to foster both personal and professional growth.

Experiences and professional learning offered both in-house and with valued community partners. 

Comprehensive compensation and benefits package including paid vacation and sick days, employer paid health and dental, a great pension plan and more.

 

Position Summary:

We are looking for Ontario Certified English Language Teacher Certificate (OCELT)On an ongoing basis the English Language Instructor is responsible for facilitating learning, creating effective learning environment, and providing client-centred real-world task instruction, communicative programming that prepares clients for participation in Canadian society. Daily, the English Language Instructor is responsible for classroom management for hybrid service delivery, preparing daily lesson plans in accordance with the LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) curriculum, CLB and PBLA guidelines, adapting and revising lessons as needed, monitoring, and assessing client progress and other duties as outlined. 

Reports to: Manager of Language training

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Groundwork in the Client Engagement Code of Practice and other LEF’s policies

  • Provide a learning environment that promotes equal opportunities and prohibits discriminatory practices

  • Ensure language instruction is based on clients’ needs and goals

  • Encourage clients to become autonomous, active, and self-aware language learners, engaged in and responsible for their learning

  • Observe all aspects of Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) protocol: classroom- and teacher- based assessment approach that is integrated through the teaching/learning cycle when delivering lesson plan

  • Maintain close communication with classroom instructor and/or program manager to ensure smooth instruction delivery

  • Provide real world task instruction in compliance with Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) standards and curriculum developed

  • Apply assessment and evaluation practices: central classroom practice; yield accurate, reliable results; be part of effective planning; inform and enhance exemplary teaching

  • Ensure that Portfolios include evidence of performance related to CLB standards, together with observation, records, and feedback related to specific criteria and use this information to discuss the progress being made toward client’s goals

  • Collaborate and be part of effective planning by sharing best practices
    Incorporate computer technology effectively in language instruction, including common applications and web-based tools

  • Ensure and monitor high level of client attendance and active participation

  • Assist clients individually with short-term issues and long-term goals as part of an integrated case management approach with the rest of the client engagement team

  • Must be able to deliver both online and in-person classes when required

  • Must have current vulnerable police reference check

Other Responsibilities:

Become an active member of LEF’s holistic & integrated approach to client service delivery which includes but is not limited to and as required:

  • Working alongside an inter-disciplinary team of skills training and language instructors, client engagement staff, and CNC (Care for Newcomer Children) staff that meet regularly to case manage

  • Work with other LEF staff to ensure that clients have the appropriate engagements/interventions; support the outcomes of language, skills training, labour market and settlement objectives

  • Attend staff and team meetings, participate in extra-curricular activities that further integrate LEF services and other activities

  • Ensure record keeping is performed including reports

  • Required to work extended hours including evenings and weekends and provide itinerant services as per organizational needs

 Qualifications and Experience:

  • Ontario Certified English Language Teacher Certificate (OCELT) is a must

  • Minimum three years of classroom experience in the adult LINC/ESL field

  • University degree or post secondary education 

  • Understanding and application of the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) for task-based curriculum planning, instruction, and assessment

  • Observing all aspects of Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) protocol: classroom- and teacher - based assessment approach that is integrated through the teaching/learning cycle

  • Experience in providing real world task instruction in compliance with PBLA guidelines

  • Strong pedagogical skills and creative abilities

  • Success in working with people of diverse cultural backgrounds

  • Experience in integrating technology in teaching, and ability to adapt to innovative technology

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Power Point and Outlook) or equivalent

  • Experience providing synchronous and asynchronous online instruction using virtual delivery tools and software (e.g., MS Teams, Zoom, Google Classroom, etc.) is an asset

  • Experience providing online training through a Moodle-based Learning Management System will be an asset

  • Must be able to deliver both online and in-person classes when required

Notes: Successful incumbent must complete online CCLB PBLA training and Avenue.ca Stage 2 training when assigned.

Your application:

Email your resume and cover letter as ONE document to recruiting@lefca.org by:

 Closing Date: June 12, 2024

 We thank all applicants for applying; only those considered for an interview will be contacted.

 The Learning Enrichment Foundation is an equal opportunity employer committed to complying with the Ontario Human Rights Code and Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). If you require accommodations to participate in the recruiting process, please contact recruiting@lefca.org