Employment Opportunity: Part-time ESL Instructor Position
SOUND LEARNING HIRING OPPORTUNITY
JOB DESCRIPTION: ESL INSTRUCTOR
Overview: The ESL Instructor will work with trained volunteers in a multi-level classroom to facilitate English language learning (reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills) among adult immigrant learners. Students represent a variety of ages and abilities, and come from a range of ethnic, socio-economic and academic backgrounds. Our program values learner-centered instruction, and the use of volunteers in the classroom. The ESL Instructor will collaborate with other staff in the delivery of services and programs. This is a part-time, hourly position. There will be some paid preparation time available.
Coordinate with staff to obtain intake and goal-setting information on new students and interpret diagnostic assessment tools.
Provide ESL instruction around students’ goals, needs, and abilities. Design lessons and activities which incorporate learner-centered themes and approaches.
Collaborate with the ESL Program Managers to supervise and mentor volunteer tutors assisting in the classroom.
Maintain and update student files and document attendance.
On a quarterly basis, assess and document progress, and re-visit goals with continuing students.
Identify students who qualify for CASAS post-testing and arrange for testing, in coordination with ESL Program Managers.
Submit data for reporting in a timely manner.
Assist with special events (Annual Meeting, Fundraising, etc.)
Experience: Background in adult education and/or classroom techniques.
Experience in English as a Second Language adult basic education instruction preferred.
Skills/Abilities: -Ability to teach adult ESL.
-Ability to speak, read and write Spanish preferred. BUT not required.
-Ability to effectively communicate with non-English speakers
-Highly organized with effective problem-solving skills.
-Strong English language, reading, & writing skills.
-Patient, flexible, and creative.
-Sensitive to cultural, ethnic, social, and learning differences.
-Able to respect and communicate easily with adult learners from diverse
backgrounds and with varied abilities.
-Able to work independently without direct supervision, and as part of a team.
Schedule: 12 hours of class time per week, Monday through Thursday evenings 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
PLUS 5 - 8 hours for preparation and data collection. Possibility of additional hours for occasional training/meetings and special events.
Salary: $16.00/hr. to start
To Apply for this position:
Please e-mail your resume or CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail to Director, Sound Learning, P O Box 2529, Shelton, WA 98584