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Instructor, Language Skills Program London

by Southwestern Ontario YMCA

Reference #: 159
Location: London, Ontario
Date Posted: Oct 04, 2023
Southwestern Ontario YMCA

Job Description

Join the YMCA Newcomer Services Team!

Be the Spark! Join our passionate team and be the spark that ignites the potential in others. YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of licensed child care in Canada, offers settlement services to newcomers to Canada, operates 2 overnight camps and 16 Health & Fitness branches across Southwestern Ontario, and we have been making a positive difference in the communities we serve for over 50 years!

Position: Language Skills Program Instructor
Location: Various sites, London, Ontario
Start Date: November 6, 2023 (tentative)

End Date: March 29, 2024 (with possibility of extension)
Schedule: Monday–Friday, 9:00–11:30am & 12:30–3:00pm

As part of your total compensation:
• Receive a complimentary YMCA membership to our Health & Fitness facilities, and discounts on YMCA child care and camp programs
• Vacation entitlement in accordance with the employment standards regulations
• May be entitled to up to 12 paid personal days – applicable with position and contract length
• Benefits package - applicable with position and contract length
• Be part of a caring and supportive network of people to help each other succeed
• Complimentary access to wellness and counselling services
In this role, you will:

• Follow YMCA of Southwestern Ontario policy and procedures
• Act as a YMCA ambassador, demonstrating YMCA core values in your daily work
• Provide language instruction for up to 20 newcomers either in-person, online, or in a blended format following curriculum outline (LINC classes have continuous intake)
• Ensure that the materials used are appropriate for the level of the students
• Focus on language learning by providing skills that will orientate the student to everyday living in Canada, and in London, particularly, using the four language skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing
• Prepare lesson plans that reflect a progression in language learning as well as a review procedure following PBLA guidelines as units of study in line with the Canadian Language Benchmarks
• Plan and organize in and out-of-class activities for students to enhance their language capacity and help to orientate them to the life of the community
• Maintain students’ attendance records
• Submit a monthly report indicating the content and activities of the class
• Observe students' performance and record relevant data to assess progress
• Keep informed about issues and regulations which affect the lives of the students
• Participate in Professional Development opportunities as they arise such as the annual TESL Conference
• Prepare written reports; participate in staff meetings and training sessions
• Be committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and building a sense of belonging
• Embrace and exemplify the Y’s core values

Education and Skills Qualifications:

• Must have a university degree
• TESL Ontario (OCELT) Certification strongly preferred
• Must have CLB Bootcamp -
• A Canadian teaching certificate of authorization issued by a provincial institution, or a provincial ministry is an asset
• Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office applications, internet, Learning Management systems; knowledge of is preferred
• Must be proficient in using online conferencing platforms: TEAMS/Google Meet/Big Blue Button
• Standard First Aid and CPR Certification preferred
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Self-motivated and able to work well independently and in a team environment
• Ability to be very diplomatic when dealing with clients
• Current and acceptable Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is a condition of employment for all staff and volunteers
• Legally entitled to work in Canada

Why the Y?

The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the development of healthy communities and welcomes people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities. We are committed to helping our employees reach their full potential and are recognized by Forbes as one of Canada’s Top Employers. We offer meaningful employment and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

NOTE: The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Southwestern Ontario YMCA
Application URL: Click here to apply online