Literacy and Basic Skills Instructor

The Labour Education Centre is seeking a motivated and experienced LBS instructor for a full-time positionInterested applicants should send their résumé and list of references to [email protected]. no later than 5 pm on May 19, 2023.

Position Summary

The Labour Education Centre (LEC) began in 1975 as the Centre for Labour Studies to train union leaders and provide skills training for union members and activists. In 1987 the organization was officially founded and began delivering programs such as English in the workplace and employment services to non-union working people.

The LBS Program assists unemployed, underemployed and employed workers to upgrade their reading, writing and math skills. Program participants have access to LEC’s Employment Service program. Participants wishing to pursue further education will be supported to explore options and improve skills in readiness for secondary school credit, training or college entry. The LBS Program attempts to meet union and community needs and ensure maximum accessibility for individuals.

LEC is currently seeking a motivated and experienced LBS instructor for a full-time position. The LBS Instructor will be experienced in all aspects of planning and implementing a multi-level literacy program.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Design and plan curriculum and facilitate group learning activities (online and in person) for quality instruction in basic digital literacy using various device types (computer, smartphone, tablet), reading and writing, and basic math to meet the needs of adults with a range of goals.
  • Provide screening of learners by phone, online, and in person for eligibility to program
  • Conduct individual learner intakes and assessments to determine literacy needs and training plans
  • Maintain accurate and up-to-date class and learner files, including entering registration into online database, administering learner plans, tracking outcomes and follow up.
  • Provide referrals to training programs, colleges, Employment Services, and other public and community services.
  • Provide monthly class activity reports.
  • Participate in program and Centre meetings and other activities to ensure program evaluation, growth and development.
  • Act as a representative for the Centre and the Literacy and Basic Skills program to unions and other community agencies as required.
  • Actively collaborate with team members and program coordinator for program planning, class scheduling, curriculum development and review.
  • Work off-site as required.
  • Other duties as required.

Required Skills, Experience and Knowledge:

  • Three to five years’ experience in adult education teaching literacy and basic math, upgrading and basic digital literacy in multilevel online and in person learning environments.
  • Proven experience in basic digital literacy training on various types of devices, operating systems, and software.
  • Degree or Diploma in Social Services, Adult Education or related community work experience
  • Excellent group planning, instruction and facilitation skills; particularly for multi-level groups including creative learner-centred activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to behave ethically, ensure that confidentiality is maintained, exercise discretion and good judgement interacting with clients, other colleagues, unions, and other external organizations.
  • Able to work as part of a team and independently.
  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, with ability to clearly convey information and ideas.
  • Highly developed organizational and record keeping skills with the ability to set priorities and meet deadlines with minimal supervision.
  • Knowledge of literacy issues in the context of race, class and gender analysis; awareness of social issues related to the workplace, community and the labour movement.
  • Knowledge of trauma-informed practice an asset.
  • Access to a vehicle an asset.
  • Second language an asset.
  • Knowledge of the OALCF and Employment Ontario Information Systems – Case Management Systems (EOIS-Cams) an asset.

Work Environment and Conditions

  • This position is accountable to the Literacy and Basic Skills Program Coordinator.
  • This is a bargaining unit position of the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union (COPE) Local 343.
  • The annual salary for this position is $65,055.32 and includes 4 weeks vacation, competitive health benefits plan and paid shut down during the December/January holidays.
  • The normal work week is 35 hours. Weekday hours may be irregular.
  • Typical office and typical office equipment. This position may apply for Hybrid Working Arrangement (in-office and work-from-home)
  • Must be able to travel within the GTA

LEC adheres to the goals of employment equity. We actively encourage qualified candidates from equity seeking groups to submit an application, including people of colour, women and gender-diverse people, persons with disabilities, and members of LGBTQIA+ community.

How to Apply:

Interested Applicants are asked to send their resumes to Karen Lior by no later than May 19th, 2023 at 5 pm.

Please click below to send your résumé and list of references.

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