Women of the World Coordinator/Instructor (ESL Program)

Position Purpose:  The Women of the World (W.O.W.) ESL Coordinator-Instructor contributes to C.A.R.E.’s mission and vision by providing community-based English instruction to newcomer women who are not able to attend daytime classes, which helps them become self-sufficient and connect with other members of the community.

Accountability:  Reporting to the Assistant English Language Instruction Manager, the Women of the World (W.O.W.) ESL Coordinator-Instructor facilitates delivery of the W.O.W. program and performs administrative tasks associated with the program, as member of the ESL team and C.A.R.E. organization.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Organize and schedule W.O.W. classes at the beginning of every session, which includes recruitment and registration of students and development of module and lesson plans.
  2. Coordinate childminders and any volunteers for program delivery
  3. Deliver community-based ESL and literacy instruction to adult students in the ESL program
  4. Keep appropriate records and assist with reporting, including registration of parents and children, attendance, student assessment, and program impact assessment
  5. Contribute to the overall quality of C.A.R.E.’s ESL program by attending team meetings, training sessions and other relevant means.

Performance Indicators:

  • Timeliness and accuracy of new student placement
  • Number of students attending
  • Quality of module and lesson plans
  • Level of student satisfaction with classroom environment and instruction
  • Quality of classroom instruction as observed by the Program Manager
  • Accuracy of record keeping and reporting

Required Competencies, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Previous experience working in an ESL program or knowledge of ESL
  • Training including practicum in teaching English as a Second Language
  • Awareness of philosophy and methods of adult and literacy education
  • Ability to accommodate students with different language skill levels in one class
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to, and understanding of, the challenges faced by newcomers to Canada.
  • Well organized with the ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Excellent inter-personal skills