Enhanced Language Training (ELT) Office Communication and Customer Service

Job city: 
Richmond Hill
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 11:15pm
Job terms: 
Part-time

COSTI is a multicultural organization providing settlement, employment, and language training services. For more information about COSTI, please visit our website at www.costi.org

The ELT program combines advanced level workplace language training (Canadian Language Benchmark Levels 6+) with online sector specific terminology training and job placement for internationally trained professionals (ITI). This program adopts a blended language training approach which delivers the workplace language training in class and the sector specific terminology training online. The ELT instructor is responsible for the in-class language instruction and the online sector specific terminology training via a Moodle platform.

Language classes will be held Monday to Wednesday from 9:00 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
Online facilitation will be scheduled on Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Responsibilities:

  • Adapt and further develop existing curriculum and teaching materials to CLB 7-8 ELT ITIs
  • Design, implement and instruct face to face Canadian Workplace English as a Second Language classes at CLBs 7-8
  • Instruct and guide participants’ online learning of sector specific terminology and language usage
  • Design a long range plan and daily lesson plans based on the curriculum and learners’ language needs
  • Conduct on-going needs assessments of participants
  • Develop a diversity of course materials that meet the objectives of the curriculum and the pre-employment preparation of learners
  • Develop and implement program evaluation tools for on-going and final assessment of learners’ progress
  • Provide feedback to program supervisor and team members for program coordination and adjustment
  • Creates a non-threatening and positive learning environment by acknowledging and respecting the students' existing skills and life experiences
  • Maintain attendance records, participants’ progress reports and other documentation as required

Qualifications:

  • TESL Ontario certified
  • Minimum of two (2) years’ experience teaching ESL or LINC at the higher levels
  • Previous experience providing online facilitation or online course delivery. Ability to provide technical troubleshooting will be considered an asset
  • Priority consideration will be given to those with a background in Office Administration and Customer Service
  • Direct experience with Moodle, virtual seminars or other Online Learning Management Systems are definite assets
  • Experience in curriculum design or adaptation for higher levels/pre-employment language training programs
  • In depth knowledge of and experience using the Canadian Language Benchmarks and the LINC curriculum guidelines or the Curriculum Guidelines for the Ontario Adult Non-Credit Language Training Program
  • Completion of Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA) and Canadian Language Benchmarks Boot camp will be an asset
  • Knowledge of access to professions issues facing newcomers, job search techniques, employment related vocabulary and professional terminology
  • Experience providing adult instruction using Microsoft Office programs and the Internet

This is a non-union part-time contract position.
Duration: April 13, 2017 to June 21, 2017 (Possible renewal pending confirmation of funding)
Salary: $35.92 per hour
Location: 9325 Yonge St., Richmond Hill Welcome Centre

How to apply:

If you are interested, please quote Reference #07-17 and send your resume with a covering letter by February 28, 2017 to:

Mr. Michael Politi
Manager, Staffing and Orientation
COSTI Immigrant Services
1710 Dufferin Street
Toronto, Ontario M6E 3P2

E-mail: resumes@costi.org

Fax: 416-658-8537

COSTI encourages applications from individuals reflecting the diversity of our community. COSTI is committed to fair and accessible employment practices and when requested, will make reasonable effort to accommodate people with disabilities during the recruitment and assessment processes when filling positions.

Thank you to all applicants for their interest in COSTI. However, only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. No telephone inquiries please.