ESL Instructor – Literacy Level 3/4 (2022-886-CP)

WoodGreen Community Services

Employment Type:

Casual, Bargaining Unit

Work Hours:

Fluctuating hours

Work Setting:



T – $41.99/hour

Application Deadline:


Program Overview – English Language Services, Community Programs

Its mandate is to help newcomers and refugees settle, adjust, and integrate into society. Funded by the three levels of government, WoodGreen Newcomer Programs & Services operates English language training programs, settlement services, employment support programs, mentorship, networking activities, and social and recreational activities. Newcomer Programs & Services is committed to providing friendly and professional services to all newcomers to help them connect with Canadian society and their new way of life.

What You Will Do

  • Deliver instruction to English language learners in accordance with Canadian Language Benchmarks, and perform all duties associated with Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA), specific program curriculum, and other WoodGreen guidelines and its funders.

  • Develop appropriate lesson plans, teaching methodologies, materials, and activities based on the experiences, social contexts, and life goals of learners. Preparation time is included in instruction time.

  • Respectfully collaborate and cooperate with WoodGreen staff to ensure clients’ success and integration in programming.

  • In consultation with the Manager, arrange for guest speakers, fieldtrips and other computerized/on-line learning activities to facilitate learning of learners. This planning activity is included in the instruction time.

  • Start classes on time, and adhere to the scheduled breaks and dismissal time.

  • Using PBLA assessment practices and principles, evaluate progress of learners on an on-going basis, and promote them to the next level.

  • Monitor learners’ attendance, follow up with learners who are absent or are at risk of dropping out. Inform Manager if attendance drops.

  • Support WoodGreen’s learner recruitment efforts through providing input, encouraging referrals from existing learners, and supporting recruitment activities.

  • Monitor the settlement needs of learners and links them to services and programs.

  • Submit curriculum outlines, lesson plans, attendance records, and statistical and program reports on time. The plan and the preparation of records and reports are included in the instruction time.

  • Maintain program resources (e.g., computers, instructional materials and books) and ensure they are in good condition.

  • Participate in regular supervisory sessions with the Manager of English Language Services.

  • Ensure the anti-racism objectives and community development principles of the organization are achieved.

  • Perform other related duties as required from time to time.

What You Bring to the Team

  • Bachelor’s degree in Teaching, Adult Education, or Social Science.
  • TESL Ontario Certificate – current member in good standard with TESL Ontario.
  • 2+ years of experience in teaching English as a second language and implementing PBLA.

  • Fully trained in PBLA is considered an asset.

What Will Set You Apart

  • Experience using technology and delivering online classes and hybrid models effectively.

  • Experience in teaching multi-levels in a multicultural environment.

  • Strong ability to work in a team and able to teach with limited supervision.

  • Knowledge of settlement issues and familiarity with educational resources for newcomers to Canada.

  • Excellent knowledge of Canadian Language Benchmarks including training in and experience with implementing Portfolio Based Language Assessment (PBLA).

  • Capability in developing specific curriculum, lesson plans, and learning activities for target groups.
  • Ability to prepare lessons in accordance with needs, prior experiences, and life goals of learners.
  • Experience in teaching English language classes to newcomers from diverse backgrounds with a positive approach to multi-level teaching.
  • Understanding of anti-racism issues and community development principles.
  • Excellent computer skills: MS office, Internet, and knowledge of on-line teaching technologies and resources.
  • Ability to collaborate and work effectively in teams.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Proven administrative skills: submitting curriculum outlines, lesson plans, attendance records, and monthly reports.


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