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Citizenship & ESL Instructor

Lutheran Community Services Northwest
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

  • 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

  • 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.


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.


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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