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ESL Instructor - Part Time Evenings

Employer
JobTrain
Location
United States
Closing date
Oct 25, 2023

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Job Role
Teacher / Instructor
Job Type
Part-time
JOB DESCRIPTION

ESL INSTRUCTOR

Classification: Part-Time Non-exempt Work Schedule: 6 hours per/wk

About JobTrain

JobTrain is a nonprofit organization on the move. We are delivering best-in-class outcomes and increasing our reach by expanding regionally. We have committed to an ambitious new expanded mission to help our community to advance beyond the initial job placement, providing career advancement programming to help them achieve "full economic mobility."

Born out of the civil rights movement in 1965, we now serve those needing job training or other services that will advance their economic mobility at one of our Bay Area career or training centers. We create an environment and workspace where our staff reflects the diversity of the communities we serve, fostering a safe and welcoming place for our clients. As a result, we deliver some of the best outcomes in the workforce development field, with a vision to provide our clients with the long-term support they need to achieve full economic mobility.

We are growing, and we need your help!

About the Department and Role

The Skills Instructor/Employment Counselor position is integral to our community-based programming success and JobTrain's more than 58 years of continuous expansion. This role is essential to reaching communities who need our programs and services on their path through economic mobility as they strive for economic freedom. In addition, this position has shared responsibility for continuing to keep JobTrain on the cutting edge of workforce development in California and nationwide. This role requires bilingual fluency in both English and Spanish. This role will be remote or hybrid working from the SF Bay area.
Position Description
ESL Instruction: The Instructor must be familiar with various teaching methodologies and be patient in their approach. The Instructor develops training and reference materials for and delivery in-person and at remote instruction. The Instructor works with English Learners to increase their proficiency with comprehension , written and spoken English. Instruction involves using pictures, demonstrations, repetition, and role play. The Instructor must be able to assign project topics to Learners and assess their performance. Good analytical skills will be required in evaluating Learner progress. In addition, the Instructor must have an excellent command of the English language and a demonstrated level of patience.

Class instruction and support activities: This position is based at our Menlo Park headquarters instructing class Monday and Wednesday evenings. Some instruction may be online for remote learning. While limited work from home flexibility may be offered, this is not a remote role.
Responsibilities:
  • Cerate and follow Curriculum to ensure coursework supports acquiring basic skills.
  • Collaborate with curriculum developers and other instructors to develop lesson plans and instructional materials to meet the skills development of the Learners.
  • Design authentic learning experiences that develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to be effective in today's work environment.
  • Assess Learners' progress and performances and maintain accurate progress and attendance records.
  • Refer Learners to advanced classes, Academic Center for skills upgrade classes, career pathway training, and/or community college for additional support.
  • Employ a variety of instructional techniques and instructional media consistent with the physical limitations of the location provided and the needs and capabilities of the individuals or Learner groups involved.
  • Assist with Learner recruitment, Learner registrations, and special events such as graduation and other class-based celebrations.
  • Actively involve the Learners in the design and delivery of economic mobility strategy by ensuring they have an active voice in their goal/service plans.
Qualifications:
We strive to find candidates with the qualifications for the role. Still, we are aligned with our teamwork, community, and leadership values and committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion. The specific qualifications for this role are listed below.

Experience:
ESL Instructors must have the following knowledge, skills, and abilities. Reasonable accommodation will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
  • A (2) year post-secondary training college degree/diploma in English Language, English Literature, Education, or related fields; or adult ESL teaching experience; or up to 3 years of work experience as an ESL Teacher, English Teacher, or a similar position.
  • TOEFL or other ESL certification preferred.
  • Teaching experience with low-literacy adult language learners is preferred.
  • Bi-lingual instruction experience is required in English and Spanish.
  • Excellent communication skills in English are required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, problem-solving, analytical, and organizational skills.
  • Knowledge of various teaching techniques and methodologies.

Work Conditions

Classes are offered virtually; however, some Learner support, office hours, and evaluation services may occur at remote housing community facilities locations.

How to Apply

Please visit our career page at https://www.jobtrainworks.org/employment-opportunities/ and apply online. A Resume is required, and a Cover Letter is encouraged.

COVID-19 Certification

JobTrain requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except as required by law. Therefore, any employment offer will be contingent upon satisfactory proof that you are fully immunized from COVID-19, subject to reasonable accommodations for medical or religious reasons, and/or as otherwise required by applicable law.
Compensation and Benefits
The full pay range for this role is $24 - 26/hr.

Additional Information

We want applicants interested in JobTrain's mission, and we encourage you to attach a cover letter explaining why you are interested in JobTrain and how your experience matches our needs.

JobTrain is an equal-opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Additionally, JobTrain does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, different abilities, national origin, or any other protected characteristic in compliance with federal, state or local law.

Also, please note:
  • We focus on local candidates and do not offer relocation benefits or immigration sponsorship.
  • Successful candidates must have legal residency and work eligibility in the United States (per USCIS Form I-9 instructions).
  • JobTrain will require the successful candidate to undergo a background check.

Additional Information

We want applicants who are interested in JobTrain”s mission, and we encourage you to attach a cover letter to explain why you are interested in JobTrain and how your experience matches with our needs.

At JobTrain, we take the interview process very seriously. If you are selected to move through the process you should expect a couple of telephone screen calls and one or two Zoom / on-site interviews as part of the interview process.

JobTrain is an equal opportunity employer/program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities. Additionally, JobTrain does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, ethnic background, religion, gender, gender identity, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, physical or mental disability or national origin.

Also, please note:
  • Our focus is on local candidates, we do not offer relocation benefits.
  • Successful candidates must have legal residency and work eligibility in the United States (per INS Form I-9 instructions).
  • JobTrain will require the successful candidate to undergo a background check.

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