Resource Teacher - Employment-focused language class

Posted On: 
Friday, October 18, 2019

The Resource Teacher delivers specialized language instruction aimed at increase employment outcomes and accelerating labour market entry for newcomers to Canada. The Resource Teacher will collaborate to develop and deliver employment-focused language instruction, combined with targeted, individualized workplace and employment focused modules, for one-on-one and small group language instruction, that enhance and tailor content specifically to students pre-employment and employment needs.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Create and deliver individualized learning materials (working one-on-one or in small groups) for participants based on their particular field of work and occupational goals, with a focus on the following:

  • Deliver functional language training related to the specific pre-employment and labour market readiness needs of individual program participants.
  • Research and develop content, to provide opportunities for practical, occupation-specific (according to the National Occupation Classification) language learning to students seeking work in those fields.
  • Develop e-learning resources and activities, aligned with class modules, to support and supplement learning.
  • Collaborate, through regularly scheduled meetings, with the Employment Specialists to identify individual students’ learning needs connected to available jobs, up to date labour market information and job search skills.
  • Liaise with Employment Services Team to understand workforce needs and inform development of individualized content and modules to align with these needs.
  • Bachelor degree in Arts, Education or Social Science Program
  • TESL Ontario Certification or Teaching English as a Second Language certification from a recognized institution
  • Training in and minimum 1 years’ experience applying Portfolio Based Language Assessment
  • Minimum 2 years’ work experience in an industry other than Social Services, Settlement and Integration or Education.
  • Experience delivering training for work-ready certifications and/or employment readiness is an asset.
  • Knowledge of occupation specific terminology, especially in the food, manufacturing and construction industries; willingness to learn and prepare material related to occupations of students
  • Superior proficiency in English
  • Awareness of cultural diversity & sensitivity, anti-racism and anti-oppression theory
  • Experience with or knowledge of Popular Education Principles
  • Excellent cross cultural skills
  • Positive approach to a multi-level teaching environment
  • Demonstrated advanced knowledge of and minimum 2 years’ experience with the Canadian Language Benchmarks.
Immigrants Working Centre
8 Main Street East, Suite 101
Suite 101
Hamilton, ON L8N 1E8
Other information: 

IWC welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

How to apply: 

Send a resume and cover letter to the Hiring Committee by email:

Applicants are encouraged to submit their application as soon as possible. Interviews will begin immediately.

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