ESL Literacy Coordinator
Department: Language
Close Date: 08/31/2022
Term
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada - S4W0S2
Description

Job Title: LINC Literacy Coordinator

Department: Language Services

Reports to: Manager of Language Services

Terms of Employment:

Full-time / term September 19, 2022 - March 31, 2023 Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Closing Date: August 31, 2022 - 4:00 pm


Mission Statement

The Regina Open Door Society RODS is a non-profit organization that provides settlement and integration services to refugees and immigrants in Regina. RODS is committed to meeting the needs of newcomers by offering programs and services to enable them to achieve their goals and participate fully in the larger community.

Position Summary

The position's primary responsibility is to lead the team of literacy teachers; to support teachers in delivering and evaluating task-based language programming for literacy learners; to develop literacy classroom resources for internal and external use; to serve as a PBLA Lead to RODS literacy teachers; to identify potential gaps in the current literacy programming and provide innovative solutions to address those; to determine professional development PD opportunities for RODS literacy instructors teachers; to develop and maintain an inventory of literacy resources; to develop, calibrate, and share ESL resources on Tutela; to establish relationships with other agencies and institutions working with ESL literacy students.

This position works closely with the Language Services Leadership team to ensure quality service delivery. This position requires deep understanding and comprehensive knowledge of the second language acquisition, ESL Literacy adult education, Canadian Language Benchmarks and Portfolio-Based Language Assessment framework. Strong communication oral and written, organizational and problem-solving skills are essential, as is the ability to work collaboratively in a cross-cultural setting.

Requirements

  • TESL SK and/or TESL Canada accreditation.
  • Formal TESL training and classroom experience.
  • ED. or related degree; consideration will also be given to a combination of a related university degree and formal TESL training/work experience.
  • Knowledge of and experience working within the Canadian Language Benchmarks framework and ESL for ALL, and implementing Portfolio-Based Language assessments in the classroom.
  • Experience in resource development, program evaluation and project management.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with newcomers to Canada especially those with limited English language skills and low literacy skills.
  • Proven accountability, resourcefulness and professionalism.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively in a cross-cultural setting, valuing diversity and inclusiveness.
  • Strong technological skills; knowledge of online teaching platforms, experience with online service delivery.

Competencies

General Competencies

Quality/Compliance: achieving a standard of excellence with work processes and outcomes while honoring RODS policies and funder/regulatory requirements

Client Focus: striving for high client satisfaction, going out of your way to be helpful and pleasant, making it as easy as possible for the client

Communication: balancing listening and talking, speaking and writing clearly and accurately, influencing others, keeping others informed

Collegiality: being helpful, respectful, and approachable and team oriented, building strong working relationships and a positive work environment

Initiative: taking ownership of your work, doing what is needed without being asked, following through

Efficiency: planning ahead, managing time well, being on time, being cost conscious, thinking of better ways to do things

Coach ability: being receptive to feedback, willing to learn, embracing continuous improvement

Respect for Diversity: ability to work within a cross-cultural environment and display acceptance and respect for different cultures and backgrounds.

People Management for those with supervisory duties: setting clear expectations, reviewing progress and processes, providing feedback and guidance, holding people accountable


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Serve as a PBLA Lead to the team of literacy teachers supporting them through on-going consultations related to the creation of PBLA assessments, teacher-learner conferences, and monthly professional PD sessions.
  • Keep up-to-date with the most recent developments from the Centre for Canadian Language Benchmarks.
  • Explore existing and new PD opportunities for RODS ESL literacy teachers; support on-boarding process of new literacy teachers by providing orientation, resources and training on ESL literacy.
  • Collaborate with LINC teachers to develop digital resources and tools for ESL literacy learners which can be shared both internally and externally.
  • Create and maintain a database/inventory of digital and non-digital Literacy resources, which needs to remain available for RODS literacy teachers.
  • Proofread, calibrate, adapt or edit, and share ESL resources on Tutela.
  • Ensure that all RODS resources are level appropriate and remain easily identifiable as RODS developed resources.
  • Develop joint activities/community based projects for ESL literacy learners to provide opportunities for real-life learning and community connections.
  • Establish partnerships with other immigrant service agencies and community organizations to identify resources and networks to support literacy learners in their integration process.
  • Foster a positive, supportive and inclusive learning environment for teachers and learners.
  • Participate in monthly departmental meetings and internal committees.
  • Provide on-going support to RODS literacy teachers, including subs.
  • Advise the Language Services Leadership team on potential program improvements, PD opportunities, etc.
  • Perform other position-related duties as required

Salary Level/Classification

The classification for this position is Professional Category 2 at Step 1. The annual salary for this position starts at $51,323.49 $29.24/hour. Pay periods are the end of the day on the 15th of the month and the end of each month.


Working Conditions and Application Instructions

Due to the Organizational COVID restrictions, the work and onboarding for this position will be done in a blended format - face-to-face and online via Zoom. In the future, the work will be transitioning to a more face-to face format. Details will be discussed during on-boarding.


The standard work hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 3:30 PM, with a 45-minute unpaid lunch break. All positions at RODS require a clean criminal record check. There is a cost-shared benefits package and a 3% pension contribution available to the employee upon successful completion of a six-month probationary period.


We thank all candidates for their interest; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted. Please be able to provide three work-related references at the time of your interview. Please respond in confidence no later than 4:00 PM on August 31, 2022, by following the link provided.