OCISO supports immigrants through the journey of making Canada their home by providing creative and responsive programs that are culturally and linguistically appropriate, by building community through mutual respect and partnerships, and by fostering healthy and inclusive spaces for open dialogue and healing.
As a member of the dynamic and growing Community Economic Development team, the incumbent will support immigrant and refugee clients with low official language proficiency to secure employment within the construction, trades, hospitality, service, and sales sectors. Working in partnership with employers (EmployMENTORS), the incumbent will facilitate OCISO’s in the workplace RAISE – Workplace Language Training program.
Reports to: Manager, Community Economic Development
- Engage volunteer language trainers and facilitate matches with clients of the RAISE project
- Develop and deliver Train the Trainer sessions for volunteer workplace language trainers
- Coordinate and support volunteer language trainers delivering language training on-site at client’s workplace
- Provide ongoing support to client, employer and volunteer language trainers for a minimum of 3 months within the workplace specific to the workplace language training intervention
- Assist with the facilitation of client introductions to prospective employers
- Support the development of a 10 module workplace language training curriculum
- Participate on internal committees and working groups as required
- Ensure high standards of service delivery within an anti-racism and anti-oppression policy framework
- Demonstrate a commitment to OCISO’s culture of respect management approach and anti-racism/anti oppression policy within the work environment and in the community
- University degree or college diploma in Linguistics or a related field; ESL or TESL Certification
- 3+ years of experience in the areas of second language training and curriculum development
- Experience teaching and assessing newcomer adults at literacy and/or basic levels and curriculum and /or project-based skills development
- Proven facilitation and presentation skills
- Strong verbal and written communication skills
- Effective interpersonal and cross cultural communication skills
- Knowledge and experience with online language training and volunteer coordination an advantage
- Fluent in English – other languages are desirable but not essential
- Proven ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary and multicultural team environment
Term: Part-time – 28 hours per week (May 2020 – Indefinite)
Salary & Benefits: $42,500 - $45,000 (pro-rated for part-time position). Comprehensive benefits plan including health, dental, an RRSP plan and a generous leave entitlement.
How to apply:
Please send a cover letter and a resume by May 1, 2020 by 5:00 p.m. to:
Halimah Shaw, H.R Administrator
OCISO encourage applications from qualified people of all backgrounds, including women, members of visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, and persons with disabilities.
OCISO is committed to accessibility in employment and to ensuring equal access to employment opportunities for candidates, including persons with disabilities. In compliance with AODA, OCISO will endeavor to provide accommodation to persons with disabilities in the recruitment process upon request. If you are selected for an interview and you require accommodation due to a disability during the recruitment process, please notify the HR Administrator upon scheduling your interview
Thank you to all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected to participate in our selection process will be contacted.