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Vocational English as Second Language (VESL) Instructor

San Diego (United States of America)

  • Organization: IRC - International Rescue Committee
  • Location: San Diego (United States of America)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Labour Market Policy
    • Translations and Languages
  • Closing Date:

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Job Overview  
The Vocational English as a Second Language (VESL) Instructor is responsible for providing group-based instruction, in the classroom and/or remotely, to adult refugees with various levels of English proficiency. This position is responsible for helping to further develop and implement an engaging, effective curriculum that supports refugee acquisition of English language skills that support employability. The Instructor will work closely with the Employment Training Supervisor, the Senior VESL Plus Instructor, and other agency staff to ensure that clients achieve goals and objectives.
Major Responsibilities
•Teaches Vocational English as a Second Language classes, including specialized tracks focused on acquiring basic digital literacy skills, knowledge about driving so as to pass permit and behind-the-wheel driving tests, child care licensing, and others as developed and needed;
•Assesses students in order to evaluate their progress; tracks and reports student attendance as advised;
•Develops lesson plans and materials in collaboration with the Senior VESL Plus Instructor;
•Follows established policies and procedures in gathering and recording classroom attendance, homework completed, and other data required by grant funders;
•Coordinates with the Employment Training Supervisor, Senior VESL Plus Instructor, Employment Specialists, and other relevant staff through regular communication, participation in team meetings, and other activities as requested;
•Participates in Early Employment and CFO Department team meetings, and staff development activities, as possible;
•Stays current on standard methodologies, pedagogical approaches, and strategies to engage adult ESL learners;
•Follows all policies, procedures and protocols of the agency;
•Other related duties as assigned.
Job Requirements
•Undergraduate degree in a related field strongly required; Master’s degree preferred;
•Experience teaching ESL required; 2+ years ESL teaching experience preferred;
•On-line instruction/learning experience preferred;
•Maintain accurate and timely data records of student enrollment and participation;
•CA driver’s license and car required;
•ESL certification strongly preferred;
•Experience working with immigrant populations and adults strongly preferred;  
•Experience with workforce and job training programs preferred;
•Ability to take initiative and work independently to resolve challenges;
•Proven cultural competency and sensitivity to working with individuals of diverse cultural backgrounds;
•Ability to bring creativity to the classroom to teach to audiences with varied levels of English;
•Flexible, adaptable, and willing to work in a team environment;
•Strong written and oral English language skills.
Working Environment 
•Standard, professional office environment when in office;
•Must have quiet space with reliable internet access when teaching remotely;
•Full or partial remote delivery of services while IRC offices are closed due to CV-19;
•Access to a reliable vehicle to travel regularly throughout the service delivery area;
IRC- leading the way from harm to home.
IRC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. IRC considers all applicants on the basis of merit without regard to race, sex, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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