Manager, Language Skills Program Windsor

by Southwestern Ontario YMCA

Reference #: 127
Location: Windsor, Ontario
Date Posted: Aug 30, 2023
Southwestern Ontario YMCA

Job Description

Join the YMCA Newcomer Services Team!

Be the Spark! Join our passionate team and be the spark that ignites the potential in others. YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is one of the largest not-for-profit providers of licensed child care in Canada, offers settlement services to newcomers to Canada, operates 2 overnight camps and 16 Health & Fitness branches across Southwestern Ontario, and we have been making a positive difference in the communities we serve for over 50 years!

Position: Language Skills Manager, Windsor
Location: 500 Victoria Ave, Windsor
Start Date: September 25, 2023, Flexible
• Flexible Scheduling based on Program Needs
• Must be able to support programs Monday to Sunday
• After hours responsibilities do arise from time to time
• Annual calendar will be provided as the schedule is based on contracted hours /days yearly
• Must have reliable transportation and be willing to travel as needed

As part of your total compensation:

• Receive a complimentary YMCA membership to our Health & Fitness facilities, and discounts on YMCA child care and camp programs
• Vacation entitlement in accordance with the employment standards regulations
• May be entitled to up to 12 paid personal days – applicable with position and contract length
• Benefits package - applicable with position and contract length
• Be part of a caring and supportive network of people to help each other succeed
• Complimentary access to wellness and counselling services

In this role, you will:

• Follow YMCA of Southwestern Ontario policy and procedures
• Act as a YMCA ambassador, demonstrating YMCA core values in your daily work
• Take the lead in providing Language Skills and assume responsibility for the operation of Language Skills sites in both Windsor and Sarnia
• Review current programs, adapt to emerging trends and needs
• Recruit, train, appraise performance and supervise Language Skills Program Instructors, Administrative Staff and Teaching Assistants.
• Ensure classes are in compliance with the third-party funding agreement, PBLA Practice Guidelines and LINC Curriculum Guidelines. Ensure all classrooms are using Avenue as the LMS.
• Oversee implementation of PBLA in the Language Skills Program, support PBLA Lead and classroom teachers in PBLA implementation as per the PBLA Practice Guidelines
• Oversee eligibility for, recording and distribution of transportation assistance/bus passes
• Provide support to the Administrative Assistant with the updating of the HARTs/CLARS system
• Monitor program delivery
• Maintain and overview the monthly budget allocations
• Maintain qualifications as required by this position
• Participate in Professional Development opportunities as they arise such as the annual TESL Conference, or monthly CELPIP Instructor Newsletter
• Prepare written reports; participate in staff meetings and training sessions
• Be committed to diversity, equity, inclusion and building a sense of belonging
• Embrace and exemplify the Y’s core values
• Travel as needed to meet program goals

Education and Skills Qualifications:

• Must have a university degree
• A Canadian teaching certificate of authorization issued by a provincial institution, or a provincial ministry is an asset
• TESL Ontario Certification is an asset
• Must be proficient in using Microsoft Office applications and Learning Management systems
• Must be proficient in using online conferencing platforms
• Standard First Aid and CPR Certification preferred
• Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
• Excellent presentation skills
• Self-motivated and able to work well independently and in a team environment
• Ability to be very diplomatic when dealing with clients
• Current and acceptable Criminal Record Check with Vulnerable Sector Screening is a condition of employment for all staff and volunteers
• Legally entitled to work in Canada
• Standard First-Aid and CPR Certification an asset
• Excellent analytical skills and communication skills
• Excellent leadership and coaching skills to influence and motivate others
• Demonstrated understanding and sensitivity towards the challenges facing immigrant newcomers
• Self-motivated and able to work well independently and in a team environment

Why the Y?

The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to the development of healthy communities and welcomes people of all backgrounds, beliefs, and abilities. We are committed to helping our employees reach their full potential and are recognized by Forbes as one of Canada’s Top Employers. We offer meaningful employment and the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of individuals and families.

We thank all applicants for their interest; however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

NOTE: The YMCA of Southwestern Ontario is committed to providing a barrier-free environment for all stakeholders including our members/participants, employees, job applicants, suppliers, and any visitors who may enter our premises, access our information, or use our services. As an organization, we respect and uphold the requirements set forth under the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (2005), and its associated standards and regulations.

Application Contact Information

Company Name:   Southwestern Ontario YMCA
Application URL: Click here to apply online