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ESL Support Specialist- Refugee Services

Employer
Catholic Charities Diocese of Fort Worth
Location
Fort Worth, Texas
Closing date
May 20, 2024

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Job Role
Support Staff
Job DescriptionJob Description
Be PROUD of what you do:

You'll join a mission-driven team and agency dedicated to supporting our clients. We have been entrusted with a 114-year legacy of doing good and we have set forth a bold goal of ending poverty in our community. Our services are uniquely positioned to address a myriad of key factors that keep families from reaching their bigger, brighter future. We have identified five different areas, or pathways, in which our programs create impact: financial resiliency, education credentials, emotional resiliency, resource stability, and employment. And we're growing our team to make it all happen! Though we are guided by our Catholic Faith, you do not have to be Catholic to join our team or receive services.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Assist with Client Barriers
  • Substitute ESL Instructor
  • Lesson Planning
  • Team Collaboration


What will you be doing in your role?
  • You assist clients with removing barriers to class attendance by conducting follow up and communicating with clients” case managers as appropriate.
  • You help clients download and access the online platform for their ESL class.
  • You refer clients to case management, employment, and other support services as needed, as well as community ESL classes when they can no longer attend.
  • You effectively document barrier removal, follow up and referrals in the agency database in a timely manner.
  • You help deliver books and class materials to clients as needed.
  • You are flexible with your tasks and time to help the team as needed.
  • You substitute teach for ESL classes as needed and create a fun, positive, welcoming and culturally sensitive learning environment
  • You conduct ESL classes and create a fun, positive, welcoming, and culturally sensitive learning environment as needed.
  • You understand what refugees have been through as well as their various cultural backgrounds, and work to meet their unique needs.
  • You work well with volunteers, as needed.
  • You plan effective lessons for refugee adults, including both literate and pre-literate students based on survival English needs as needed.
  • You meet your commitments and effectively manage your administrative duties.
  • You work collaboratively with other Refugee Education team members to support the overall goals of the team.


Are you the next ESL Support Specialist?
  • Bachelor”s Degree in Education or related field and one-year experience in teaching ESL, or a combination of education and experience preferred
  • Familiarity with refugee populations and their needs preferred
  • Good computer skills required
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Must have reliable transportation, a current Texas driver”s license


Here's the Good Stuff...
  • Full-Time position with an hourly rate of $19. Pay is determined by relevant experience, work history, education and internal equities.
  • Medical/Dental/Life insurance
  • 16 paid Holidays (including being closed Christmas Eve through New Year's Day)
  • In addition, we also offer Vacation and Sick time.
  • 403(b) with employer match- up to 6%
  • Paid parental/critical illness leave
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Mentorship Program
  • Wellness Program
  • Financial Coaching


I'm in...next steps.

We want to know more about you! Send us your resume and cover letter through the "Join our Team" tab on our website: www.catholiccharitiesfortworth.org. Select the job posting and click the "Apply now" button at the top right of the posting. Be sure to complete all fields so we know who to contact!

Applicants must also complete a work traits survey. Click here to take the survey. Resumes received without being accompanied by a completed survey will not be considered. Due to the volume of responses, only qualified parties will be contacted. No phone calls, please. Catholic Charities Fort Worth is an equal opportunity employer.

Please note: Both the application site and work traits survey site require the creation of a username and password. These are separate sites.

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