English Language Assessor

Job city: 
Mississauga
Job region: 
Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, September 25, 2020 - 11:00pm
Job terms: 
Full-time contract

Summary:

Reporting to the Coordinator, the Language Assessor administers a variety of Canadian Language Benchmark-based language assessment tools to clients in-person and online, and refers them to language training options that meet their needs and preferences in the local community within the region of service.

Schedule: Hours vary based on need/demand

Responsibilities:

Assessment and Referral

  • Support the language assessment and referral services model and ensure maintenance of the operating standards and protocols at all locations
  • Screen clients for eligibility for language training programs based on immigration status, age and learning history
  • Administer full CLB standardized tests to assess the language skills of eligible clients
  • Provide thorough needs assessments of clients applying for language classes
  • Ensure clients are advised on all appropriate language training options that meet their needs, goals and preferences
  • Provide referrals/ placement of clients to appropriate programs through established procedures using the HARTs database and CLARS protocols
  • Inform clients of the need to collect data for statistical and program planning purposes while ensuring that client privacy is protected under the conditions of the Privacy Act
  • Respond to client inquiries by phone and in person regarding training programs and offer orientation assistance
  • Provide information regarding training programs to clients whose needs and goals have changed
  • Ensure a consistent, warm and welcoming approach to the reception of all clients onsite and at itinerant locations
  • Report sensitive situations and issues to coordinator/manager in a timely manner, providing unbiased, detailed background to inform positive consultation

Support/Client File Maintenance/Reports

  • Ensure accuracy of data input according to funders’ requirements
  • Liaise with training providers, co-workers and manager regarding general inquiries and client placement
  • Act as a resource for information regarding training programs available within the area by collecting and collating resources available from settlement and training organizations
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by coordinator

Qualifications:

  • CLBA and/or CLBPT trained and certified; or conditional offer of employment contingent upon successful completion of CLBA training (to be arranged for eligible interview candidates)
  • Training and/or certification in the CLBA-LL, CLB-LPT, ELTPA is an asset
  • Training on interim adapted tools CLBPT unproctored and/or CLBA/OSA an asset
  • TESL ON Language instructor accreditation is required (preferably with adult ESL teaching experience)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the process of second language acquisition
  • Demonstrated assessment/interviewing experience in the Adult Education field
  • Knowledge of the various training programs for newcomers and other clients that are available in the region and a clear understanding of the eligibility requirements for acceptance into these programs
  • Sensitivity to the diverse needs of adult learners and the multicultural community
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving and organizational skills
  • Languages in addition to English are an asset
  • Excellent communication skills in oral and written English
  • Computer literate with proficiency in MS Outlook, MS Office and databases such as HARTs; must be able to work onsite at an assessment location or online/remotely as needed
  • Must have a car and valid driver’s license and be willing to travel to designated sites throughout Peel and Halton region as needed
  • Must be willing to work flexible shifts, including some evenings and weekends as required
  • Provision of a Criminal Record Check - is required

How to apply:

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Thank you to all applicants for their interest. Only selected candidates will be contacted for an interview.

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