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ESL Instructor

Employer
Erie Neighborhood House
Location
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
Dec 14, 2022

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Job DescriptionDescription:

Since 1870, Erie Neighborhood House has provided the most comprehensive support immigrant and low-income families in Chicago need to thrive and has constantly evolved to meet their needs. Today, Erie House is a modern social services nonprofit with programming and resources for children and youth, mental health and community wellness, adult education and training, legal services, and more. Through these programs, we empower the people we work alongside to build powerful communities.


Erie Neighborhood House, a progressive social service agency serving the Chicago metropolitan area and dedicated to promoting a just and inclusive society, is seeking a part-time ESL and Citizenship class Instructor for its Little Village /West Town Sites; this is a morning position, 8 hours a week. Class time is Friday and Saturday, 9am-12pm with 2 hours of paid prep time. Reporting to the Program Coordinator, the ESL Instructor's basic function is to develop ESL and Citizenship Class curriculum and provide ESL instruction for adult learners.


The (part-time ESL Instructor) will be a position in partnership with (the Department of Community Resources and Education) directly impacting the (immigrant community)


In return to your commitment to Erie House and its mission to the community, you will enjoy excellent professional development opportunities, opportunity for growth, and have direct impact in building powerful communities. Be a part of one of the oldest and most respected Settlement House in the Chicago Land Area.


POSITION SUMMARY:

  • Provide instruction in English to develop the oral and literacy competencies required to pass the U.S. citizenship exam and interview;
  • Develop, maintain, and submit curricula and class resources, including lesson plans with student objectives and activities;
  • Prepare and present English language and naturalization curricula and materials to program participants;
  • Engage students and encourage class participation, incorporating technology into classroom activities;
  • Assess and track student progress by ensuring that all students complete an individualized education plan and identify and address individual challenges;
  • Administer and score the CASAS standardized pre- and post-tests;
  • Keep accurate attendance records ensuring students sign-in;
  • Follow up with absentee students and report back to supervisor;
  • Participate in professional training on English and citizenship education topics;
  • Participate in agency-wide events and encourage students to participate in advocacy actions and Erie events;
  • Perform other related duties as necessary.
  • Work collaboratively with other site programs and staff.

Travel: occasional travels for outreach activities, training, and program registration events

We are looking for a candidate who has excellent communication and teaching skills, strong leadership skills that promote innovation, growth and retention, and ability to develop rapport with individuals across multi-cultural backgrounds and with faculty, staff, and members of the community


Requirements:
  • A Bachelor's Degree in Education or related field required, and a minimum of two years experience working with ESL students is preferred.
  • Ability to work well with a diverse group of adult learners, collaborate with the teaching team and volunteer tutors, and perform program administrative duties.
  • Bilingual - Spanish and English preferred.
  • Knowledge and understanding of the curriculum development and general education principles of instruction and classroom management.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret student test scores (CASAS) and reports.
  • Ability to develop individual and classroom learning objectives and assess students' progress towards them.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, on-line systems and other software

TEAM MEMBER BENEFITS

  • Compensation of $17-$20 an hour
  • Work / life integration
    • Generous paid time off

(examples below for full-time employment)

  • 12 accrued sick days per year
  • 3 personal days
  • Paid birthday off
  • 8 paid holidays, including Juneteenth
  • In addition to above paid holidays, paid week off between Christmas Eve and New Year's Day
  • Vacation
    • Year 1 = 10 days
    • Year 2 = 15 days
    • Year 3 + = 20 days
  • Access to alternative and flexible work schedules and personal leave, where possible
  • Two-weeks fully paid Parental Leave, for eligible employees
  • Time off for school conferences and activities as well as bereavement leave
  • Professional Development
    • Employer-sponsored learning and development programs
    • Paid day off annually for personal professional development
    • Tuition Assistance & Debt Relief Program, as budget allows
    • DEI Council-sponsored education and engagement series
  • Wellness support
    • Employer-sponsored health, dental, and vision insurance
    • Employer-paid life insurance
    • Voluntary life and AD&D and shot and long-term disability
    • Flexible Spending Accounts for medical, vision and dependent care
    • 403b with employer match
    • Employee Assistance Program
    • Yoga, Zumba and Book Club, when onsite

Union Status: Union/Non-Exempt


Erie Neighborhood House is dedicated to creating a workforce that promotes and supports diversity and inclusion. We provide equal employment opportunities to all individuals without discrimination. Applicants requiring reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should contact us at hr@eriehouse.org.


NO TELEPHONE CALLS PLEASE!

MUST BE A MEMBER OF AFSCME OR JOIN AFTER 30 DAYS

ERIE NEIGHBORHOOD HOUSE IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

ACCREDITED BY NAEYC & NATIONAL AFTER SCHOOL ASSOCIATION

RECOGNIZED BY DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE; UNITED WAY MEMBER

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