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Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada is a drug free and equal opportunity employer.  We offer an excellent benefits package including insurance benefits, paid time off and retirement plan. All employees must successfully complete a drug test and background check prior to employment. 


Instructor - English as a Second Language

Department: Migration, Refugee, and Immigration Services
Location: Las Vegas, NV

About Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada

Since 1941, the mission of Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada has been to serve our community's most vulnerable men, women, and children. This leading community resource offers help and hope with dignity as it strives to meet the diverse needs of men, women and children in Southern Nevada. Through the generosity of foundations, grants, organizations and individual donors, Catholic Charities operates 15 programs providing support to more than 4,200 people daily and encompassing four core areas: Family Services, Food Services, Immigration and Refugee Services and Homeless and Housing Services. Catholic Charities also operates the largest Meals on Wheels program and Emergency Shelter Services in Southern Nevada. For additional information, please visit CatholicCharities.com.

Position Summary  

The English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor position requires a professional teacher with education and experience teaching English to adult learners who are speakers of other languages.  The teacher will teach the ‘Survival English Curriculum’ to refugees new to the U.S. who must acquire work within a few months of their arrival.  As part of that curriculum, s/he will teach job seeking and retaining skills, employment skills, and life skills.  The teacher will display flexibility and cooperation as a member of the instructional staff lead by the ELP Manager to help maintain the outstanding educational program for all students.

Responsibilities

  • Use the Teachers’ Manual to follow all the accountability and other rules and regulations.
  • Use the program’s Curriculum Guide for the appropriate ESL level to prepare lessons to teach basic, survival English for getting and keeping a first job in the U.S.
  • Teach the lessons to refugees and immigrants assigned to that class.  Classes are held at CCSN and/or partner agencies.
  • Emphasize instruction in oral communication skills/conversation for interviews for students’ initial entry into the job market.
  • Provide on-going cultural information and cultural practices in practical matters of health, safety and behavior.
  • Instruct students in the use of computers (both laptop and desktop) to access and learn from appropriate English software programs.
  • Assist with scheduled and walk-in student registration which includes orientation and pre-testing.
  • Accountable for tracking students’ attendance on a daily basis.
  • Monitor students’ attendance to ensure post-testing are scheduled and completed in a timely manner.
  • Prioritize work and meet necessary deadlines.
  • Protect all confidential information, company property and electronic data.  Comply with safety rules.
  • Other related duties as directed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Has knowledge of standardized ESL testing materials and procedures and has been trained to interpret test results of competencies measured for further instructional purposes.
  • Possess excellent oral communication skills with proper American pronunciation of phonological sounds and words, and use correct written communication skills in front of the class and in requisite documentation and reports.
  • Display strong, consistent classroom management skills which are firm, fair and friendly.
  • Maintain on-going professional and educational involvement in relevant courses and reading materials.
  • Attend professional courses and webinars offered by the Nevada Department of Education, Office of Adult Basic Education, as well as other professional agencies.
  • Attend and receive CASAS training to obtain and maintain certification in administering and interpreting CASAS ‘Life and Work’ skills tests.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in English or ESL/TESOL or Education (Elementary or Secondary) from an accredited college or university.
  • Certification in at least one of the following:  ESL, TESOL, Elementary Education, Secondary Education or a combination of them.
  • Minimum of three years of work experience teaching in a school or academy in the U.S. or in an American or English School overseas, especially with adults who are multi-cultured students.

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to operate and use office and classroom equipment, especially computer, photocopy machine, inner-active overhead projector.
  • Ability to stand continuously while teaching. 

Catholic Charities of Southern Nevada offers an excellent benefits package including insurance benefits, paid time off and retirement plan.

CCSN is a drug free and equal opportunity employer. All employees must successfully complete a drug test and background check prior to employment.

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