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Citizenship & ESL Instructor

Employer
Lutheran Community Services Northwest
Location
Portland, Oregon
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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Our Mission: Lutheran Community Services Northwest partners with individuals, families and communities for health, justice and hope.

About Us Lutheran Community Services Northwest is a non-profit human services agency that improves lives of people in communities throughout Washington, Oregon and Idaho. We provide a wide variety of services to adults, adolescents, children, families, schools and communities. We are privileged to touch lives of all ages, cultures and faiths.

Who we are looking for: The ideal candidate will be mission-driven with a desire to make a difference for families and communities served by LCS Northwest.

The Role: The Citizenship Instructor will provide classes in citizenship preparedness to ESL speakers. Instructors are also responsible for managing student data, naturalization appointments, and following up with outcomes.

This is a PT position working 6-10 hours per week- Beaverton in person 10am-1pm on Thursday and Portland hybrid 10am-1pm on Friday

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
  • Prepare Citizenship class and instructional materials
  • Conduct CASAS pre and post-test to understand the specific needs of each client and to identify their level of English
  • Teach the Citizenship class following the English competency levels required by the contract
  • Initiate outreach to eligible LPR's in the community for citizenship education
  • Maintain files for each client participating in the program including assessment and intake form
  • Maintain and provide quarterly data to the Program Manger
  • Model and encourage direct, professional communication among staff members and facilitate development of a positive staff support network
  • Demonstrate awareness and sensitivity in the delivery of client services as it relates to the cultural and socioeconomic characteristics of the populations served
  • Other duties as assigned

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duties satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Must have knowledge of United States civics and government
  • Ability to engage students in a classroom setting
  • Have respectful, open, unbiased, and accepting attitude toward clients and their families
  • Must be able to work in a multicultural setting

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE:
  • Bachelor's degree in TESOL or related field required, M.A. TESOL preferred
  • One year of relevant teaching experience is required
  • Experience working with refugees and/or immigrants is required

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Must have excellent communication skills with the ability to read, write, and speak fluently in English.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS: ESL Teaching certificate required.

THE PERKS: We offer a full benefits package with options for medical, dental, prescription and vision coverage; employer-paid short and long-term disability, as well as life insurance. Vacation includes up to 2 weeks in the first year. Up to 2 weeks of Sick leave for you or to take care of your immediate family (based on hours worked). 12 Paid Holidays plus 2 Floating Holidays each year. A 403(b) Retirement plan, with employer matching after meeting eligibility requirements. Our Employee Assistance Program (EAP) is designed to help and support you. Staff potentially eligible for Student Loan Forgiveness program as a 501(c) 3 employer.

We thank all candidates in advance for their interest in joining the Lutheran Community Services Northwest team. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

LUTHERAN COMMUNITY SERVICES NORTHWEST IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND COMMITTED TO CULTURAL COMPETENCY.

Other details
  • Job Family LCS General
  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Min Hiring Rate $21.70
  • Max Hiring Rate $32.56

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  • LCSNW Portland (Cesar Chavez), 605 SE Cesar E Chavez Blvd, Portland, Oregon, United States of America

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