English Language Assessor

Posted On: 
Thursday, January 4, 2018

POSITION: English Language Assessor
TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Full-time Regular
LOCATION: Language Assessment Centres – Peel Halton Dufferin
Brampton and Mississauga sites
START DATE: January 29th, 2017
SCHEDULE: Mondays to Fridays 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. with minimum two (2) weekdays per month 11:30 am to 7:30 pm shifts based on set schedule
HOURS: 35 Hours per week
ANNUAL SALARY: $51,251 – $52,276 per annum

SUMMARY: Reporting to the Coordinator, the English Language Assessor will administer a variety of Canadian Language Benchmark-based language assessment tools to clients and refer them to language training options that meet their needs and preferences.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Assessment and Referral

  • Support the successful implementation of 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 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
  • Inform clients of the need to collect data for statistical and program planning purposes while ensuring that client privacy is protected under the applicable provincial/territorial privacy and access to information legislation or the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, whichever is applicable. 
  • 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 in a timely manner, providing unbiased, detailed background to inform positive consultation

Administrative Support

  • Ensure accuracy of data input according to government/funders’ requirements
  • Liaise with training providers, co-workers and supervisor 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
  • Assist with reception coverage as requested
  • Undertake other duties as assigned by supervisor
  • 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 CLBPT, CLBLA, CLB-LPT, ELTPA and/or WLA is 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 regions 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 travel to other sites as needed.
  • Must be willing to work flexible shifts, including some day and weekend shifts as required
  • Provision of a satisfactory Criminal Record Check required
90 Burnhamthorpe Rd
Suite 210B
Mississauga, ON L5B 3C2
How to apply: 

Please submit your covering letter and resume to Marsha Parry-Folkes, Manager Language Assessment Services – Peel Halton Dufferin
Via Email: mparry@tcet.com

by Wednesday January 17, 2018 By 4:00 pm

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