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ESOL (ESL) teacher for adults in Family Literacy program

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Beyond Literacy
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Philadelphia, PA
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Published 14 days ago

ESOL Family Literacy Instructor              Full - Time

Beyond Literacy (BeLit) is a non-profit adult education agency dedicated to providing a range of literacy services, including reading, writing, math, life and work skills, to help a diverse population of learners meet their needs and achieve their personal and employment-related goals.

The BeLit Family Literacy program serves immigrant parents and caregivers with limited English language skills, helping them to communicate more effectively in English, as well as equipping them with the necessary resources and tools to support their children’s learning to read on grade level. This program seeks to:

  • Improve the English language literacy skills of parents/caregiver
  • Provide parent education for parents/caregivers to learn the skills they need to support their children’s learning through language and literacy-based activities that are culturally responsive and occur in meaningful settings and routines
  • Provide Interactive Literacy Activities for parents/caregivers to learn and support child development through structured play with their children as a family

Responsibilities:

*       Teach in-person English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) (5 hours/week).

*       Teach in-person Parenting Education (1 hour/week).

*       Incorporate health literacy, financial literacy, technology skills and workforce skills into lessons.

*       Offer engaging, meaningful instruction, resulting in Educational Functioning Level gains for parents/caregivers.

*       Along with other instructors, develop and implement fun and engaging in-person Interactive Literacy Activities (ILA) with parents/caregivers and children (2-3 hours/week).

*       Conduct PA approved pre and post assessments using CASAS; post-testing according to number of instructional hours.

*       Assist in identifying qualified program participants using PA Dept. of Education (PDE) Family Literacy program eligibility requirements.

*       Assist parents/caregivers in completing required program forms/questionnaires.

*       Submit all required data and reports in a timely fashion.

*       Attend weekly meetings with Director of Family and Community Partnerships, monthly All Staff meetings and partner meetings.

*       Attend monthly partner meetings with Read by 4th and other partner agencies.

*       Maintain good working relationship with the host site and work collaboratively with partners, especially as it relates to recruitment of program participants.

*       Complete all required professional development and trainings.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Education or related field required.
  • TESOL certification strongly preferred.
  • Two-three years of experience teaching ESOL (preferably to adults) required (may include internships and volunteer positions).
  • Experience working with elementary school age children highly desirable.
  • Experience working with culturally diverse populations in an urban setting highly desirable.
  • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish (or another language) highly desirable.
  • Experience working with classroom volunteers a plus.
  • Demonstrated solid organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities.
  • Demonstrated intermediate-level or above technology skills. 
  • Knowledge of ESOL best practices with demonstrated background in successful benchmark attainment of Adult Education Core Outcomes. 
  • Ability to pass required background checks.

NOTE: All employees must be fully vaccinated by their start date

ESOL Family Literacy Instructor              Full - Time

Beyond Literacy (BeLit) is a non-profit adult education agency dedicated to providing a range of literacy services, including reading, writing, math, life and work skills, to help a diverse…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
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    Full Time Schedule
  • Start Date
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    August 22, 2022
  • Application Deadline
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    August 15, 2022
  • Education
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    4-Year Degree Required
  • Experience Level
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    Intermediate
Salary
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At least USD $44,000
/ year
Salary commensurate with experience and education.

Benefits

  • Paid time off bank and paid Holidays 
  • Health insurance with optional dental and vision policies
  • Flexible Savings Account for health care expenses 
  • Employer paid life, disability and accident insurance, additional voluntary life and accident insurance available 
  • Voluntary retirement savings account. Employer contribution of $1,000 a year.
  • Paid time off bank and paid Holidays 
  • Health insurance with optional dental and vision policies
  • Flexible Savings Account for health care expenses 
  • Employer paid life, disability…

Level of Language Proficiency

Highly proficient in written and spoken English. Ability to communicate at an intermediate level in Spanish, Russian, Arabic, French or Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) very desirable.

Highly proficient in written and spoken English. Ability to communicate at an intermediate level in Spanish, Russian, Arabic, French or Chinese (Mandarin or Cantonese) very…

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On-site
Philadelphia, PA, USA

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Applicants MUST submit a resume, cover letter and 2 professional references. Please address the cover letter to: Ms. Cynthia Allen, Director of Family and Community Partnerships

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