SUMMARY:

The ESL Instructor will teach two daily adult ESL classes for recently-arrived refugees and immigrants. The instructor will partner with learners from many different ethnic, religious, linguistic, and educational backgrounds to build their confidence in English communication and empower them to function and thrive in their new American context.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Plan lessons for and teach Beginner & Low Intermediate English Class four times weekly for recently-arrived adult refugee and immigrant learners, utilizing program curriculum to build English communication skills for employment, community navigation, and social connection.
  • Plan lessons for and teach adult side of Family Literacy Class four times weekly for refugee and immigrant caregivers, utilizing program curriculum to build English communication skills for employment, community navigation, and social connection, and also to increase caregivers’ confidence in being their children’s first teachers.
  • Collaborate with Family Literacy Preschool Instructor to integrate caregiver and child curriculum.
  • Assess and orient new students.
  • Welcome and orient new volunteers and connect them to students for 1:1 tutoring.
  • Provide ongoing support, coaching, and tracking for volunteers.
  • Collaborate with Family Literacy Preschool Instructor to complete quarterly ASQs with each caregiver & child.
  • Participate in weekly ESL team meeting, bimonthly ESL & Employment team meeting, monthly all-staff meeting, and monthly network-wide Education Community of Practice training.
  • Maintain student records in an organized and confidential manner, including attendance, testing records, and enrollment information.
  • Maintain close communication with Resettlement staff and Employment staff in order to coordinate effective service to clients.
  • Complete & submit monthly KPL service level report.
  • Collaborate with Family Literacy Preschool Instructor to complete & submit annual KPL quality self-assessment.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • A desire to partner with refugees and immigrants in support of the overall mission and work of World Relief
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and sensitively with people of diverse cultural and religious backgrounds
  • Bachelor’s degree or 3+ years adult ESL experience required, master’s in TESOL preferred
  • 1+ years prior ESL teaching experience required
  • TESOL/TESL/TEFL certification required
  • Experience working in a multi-cultural, social service setting highly desirable
  • Good organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple duties
  • Flexibility, initiative, and a desire to learn
  • Familiarity with refugee resettlement process very helpful
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English
  • Experience learning English as an additional language a plus
  • Knowledge of a second language a plus
  • Intermediate computer knowledge, including MS Office
  • Mature and personal Christian faith
  • Affirmation of World Relief’s Statement of Faith

Status: Full-time, permanent, non-exempt

Location: Kent, WA

For more information and to apply, please visit World Relief's jobs portal.

For questions, contact Santa Pradhan at 253-277-1121 x226