Language Instructor

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Greater Toronto Area
Application Deadline: 
Friday, October 14, 2022 - 5:00pm
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Settlement Assistance and Family Support Services is a trusted not-for-profit social services agency that has been serving and advocating for newcomers, refugees and victims of all types of violence since 1989. The need to address Violence against Women was the seed of the organization's establishment. However, while the organization was initially founded to support women and children who were victims of domestic violence, it has since evolved and expanded its services to support other identified needs. Our trained staff provide a range of services to a diverse, multi-cultural and multi-lingual community in a responsible and professional manner in a safe nonjudgmental and confidential environment that fosters trust, respect and collaboration.


• Teach an English language class following the LINC Curriculum Guidelines and Canadian Language Benchmarks
• Design PBLA based module, lesson plans and assessment tasks for on-going evaluation of learners’ progress based on the CLB & PBLA Guidelines.
• Combine classroom teaching with computer lab instruction using educational software
• Design and deliver short and long-term lesson plans consistent with accepted teaching methods with the needs and level of the class (online/in person).
• Incorporate a variety of learning materials into lesson plans to meet different learning styles
• In consultation with LINC Manager, plan events and activities that complement the curriculum
• Orient students to portfolios as a learning and assessment tool
• Work with individual students to determine their learning goals and provide regular feedback on their progress
• Prepare and administer tests to evaluate student progress
• Ensure an anti-bias classroom atmosphere where participants are welcomed and are actively participating
• Participate in professional development sessions and incorporate the material to enhance teaching
• Ensure students understand relevant SAFSS and program policies; ensure policies are implemented and followed
• Collaborate with other SAFSS staff to ensure LINC students have access to all SAFSS programs, as needed
• Maintain an accurate record of student attendance, achievement, and outcomes
• Ensure the confidentiality of student and agency files and documentation (electronic and hard copy) in accordance with all required policies
• Ensure responsible use and care of SAFSS equipment and resources
• Complete monthly reports including narrative and statistical information as required


• TESL Certificate from a recognized institution and ongoing membership with TESL Ontario
• Previous successful experience (minimum 2 years) teaching ESL or LINC at various levels
• Knowledge and experience of PBLA
• Excellent lesson planning skills
• Demonstrated experience working with adults of diverse cultural backgrounds
• Computer skills with knowledge of ESL educational software, MS Word and Internet
• Experience working virtually on platforms e.g. Google meet and Zoom
• Good knowledge of Canadian Language Benchmarks and ability to benchmark students’ progress
• Ability to work independently with solid time management and organizational skills
• Punctual, reliable, disciplined
• All offers of employment are contingent upon receipt of a clear criminal reference check

Reports to: Language Program Manager
This is a full-time unionized position, based on a 25-hour week schedule from Monday to Friday.

How to apply:

Submit your resume & cover letter by email to

Your cover letter should be an answer to the following question. Please explain in no more than 500 words the role of a Language Instructor and how this role is crucial for a new comer settling into Canada.

Settlement Assistance & Family Support Services is an equal opportunity employer and committed to an inclusive, equitable and accessible workplace. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. To request accommodation, please contact the HR department at SAFSS.

Only applicants who will be interviewed are contacted.

Tiffany LaRose
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