Job Position: Language Supervisor
Company: YMCA of Greater Saint John
Location: Saint John, NB
Language Supervisor Job Details:
The YMCA of Greater Saint John responds to critical social needs in the community and works to provide solutions. By nurturing the potential of children, youth and adults, the YMCA connects people to life-building opportunities, as well as to each other and enhances their quality of life.
The YMCA of Greater Saint John offers a diverse set of programs at 19 locations in the city and surrounding municipalities. There are 300 employees and 750 volunteers. If you don’t have a Y story yet – now is your opportunity to get involved. We invite you to come see what the power of belonging can do for you, your career and your community.
Newcomer Connections is a key pillar within the YMCA family. Established in 1993, Y Newcomer Connections is a leading immigrant settlement centre focused on creating connections that will transform our community into a lasting, healthy home for immigrants from around the world, and from all walks of life.
The Language Supervisor is a key role, responsible for the development, delivery and ongoing improvement of English language training programs at the YMCA of Southwestern New Brunswick. This position works side-by-side with the Manager of Language and Employment , the Language Program Advisor, and LINC (Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada) Team Leads to ensure newcomer clients access English language teaching – as well as related services such as external assessments, quality assurance and childcare and – in a timely and appropriate manner. This position also sits on the Newcomer Connections Leadership Group, and contributes to the overall vision and direction of the Newcomer Connections department.
- Supervise and support the work of the Language Program Advisor, the LINC Team Leads, the PBLA Lead, Computer Literacy Specialist and supply teachers;
- Work with LINC Team to research and develop outcome-based instructional modules of LINC with reference to the Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) and Portfolio Based Language Assessment materials;
- In collaboration with the Manager, Language and Employment, establish, report on and implement processes to meet the objectives of the LINC Team and Newcomer Connections priorities;
- Explore ways to enhance services to clients (identifying efficiencies, working with community agencies) while simultaneously working with other key departmental leaders to provide seamless client programming.
- Keep up-to-date with theory, practice, sector trends, and policies as it relates to the work of settlement language training at the local, regional, national, and international levels;
- Participate in and/or deliver presentations at conferences, workshops and symposia;
- Monitor Key Performance Indicators and ensure reporting and evaluation of the programs
Skills and qualifications
- A Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited institution. Masters preferred.
- A recognized TESL credential programs/recognized-teacher-training-directory)
- 5 years ESL classroom experience
- 2 years management experience
- Membership in professional TESL organizations
- In depth knowledge of current language instructional software and advanced user status of MS Office products
- Adept presenter with confident classroom delivery
- Approachable and possessing a strong client-centric attitude
- Heightened sensitivity to the needs of our immigrant learners
- Relevant work or volunteering experience in a cross-cultural environment
- Exceptional oral and written communication skills
- Exceptional organizational and inter-personal skills
- Must be fluent in the English language; knowledge of other languages is an asset.
What We Offer:
- YMCA membership
- In-house training and professional development opportunities
- Uniform and uniform allowance
- Personal “Y Day”
- Competitive compensation package, including benefits and pension plan
- Opportunities for career growth
- Opportunities for cross-training across department
- Paid job-related certifications (i.e. First aid/CPR)
- Employment is contingent on having a clean Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Search.
We ask qualified applicants to submit their cover letter and resume. The YMCA of Greater Saint John appreciates the interest of all applicants; however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.