Turlock (United States of America)
The Civics Instructor will plan and provide civics training to Lawful Permanent Residents with an emphasis on preparing for naturalization. The Instructor provides orientation, training, and supervision to volunteer classroom aides or tutors. This position reports directly to the Casework Coordinator in Turlock.
CIVICS EDUCATION LEAD
•Plan and develop a Civics class curriculum tailored to the needs of the Turlock immigrant community. Establish a regular class schedule. Develop daily lesson plans one week in advance.Coordinate with, and submit class curriculum outlines prior to the start of each class cycle to, the Casework Coordinator, the Immigration Manager in Northern California, and the national Immigration Program director
•Conduct pre and posttest and submit students’ progress report as appropriate
•Ensure that information required for eligibility and reporting purposes is collected. Maintain accurate attendance records and submit monthly attendance reports to Caseworker Supervisor and Casework Coordinator on a regular basis
•Coordinate classroom activities. Monitor student progress regularly.Provide referrals to appropriate services to students with special needs (literacy, learning impairments, etc.)
•Coordinate efforts with other staff members through attendance at staff meetings as well as monthly meetings with the Casework Supervisor and Casework Coordinator
•Conduct outreach activities like attending tabling events, preparing flyers, positing on social media, meeting with community partners, etcto recruit new students for the Citizenship Class
•Complete all required reports on time. Comply with all policies and protocols of the agency.
SUPERVISE VESL EDUCATION
•Provide supervision and guidance to VESL instructor for employment
•Review curriculum to ensure best TESOL practice.
•Visit and monitor classroom activities
•Provide VESL instruction in classroom as needed
•This position reports to the Casework Coordinator in Turlock
•Perform other duties, as needed
•Undergraduate degree preferred, with minimum of 2-3 years relevant work experience in immigration or human services field
•Experience teaching ESL to adults and hold degree in TESOL and /or hold TESOL certification from a state licensing agency; and/or
•Have a minimum of 2 years of experience in TESOL instruction in a classroom setting for a program that utilizes a textbook and a structured curriculum
•Experience working with non-native English speaking populations strongly preferred
•Proven ability to contribute both independently and as a team member, to take initiative and follow instructions
•Excellent problem-solving skills and the abilities to prioritize tasks and manage time effectively
•Well-organized with the proven ability to prioritize duties and manage time effectively
•Proficient in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
•Proficient in using social media to share information
•Proficiency in more than one language desired, Spanish language preferred
•Valid driver’s license, clean driving record, own car, and auto insurance
Working Environment:Standard office work environment.
Benefits: We offer our employees phenomenal benefits such as paid parental leave, generous time off, and excellent medical, dental, and vision options.
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.