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EAL Teacher Volunteers


Employer: Asylum Seeker Resource Centre
Work Type/s: Volunteer
Classification/s: Education & Training, Multiculturalism & Diversity
Sector/s: Not For Profit (NFP)
Location: Melbourne

Job posted on: 23 April, 2019.
Applications close: No Deadline – please apply as soon as possible

About The ASRC

The Asylum Seeker Resource Centre (ASRC) is both a place and a movement. We are an independent not for profit, whose programs support and empower people seeking asylum to maximise their own physical, mental and social wellbeing. As a movement, we mobilise and unite communities to create lasting social and policy change for people seeking asylum in Australia. We are proud to be owned and run by our community of volunteers and supporters.

The ASRC employs over 100 staff and depends on over 1,000 dedicated volunteers to carry out programs that support and empower over 4,500 people seeking asylum each year.

About The Role

EAL Teachers provide English teaching to people seeking asylum at the ASRC in a friendly classroom setting. The aim of the program is to increase the students’ confidence with understanding and use English in ways that will assist them in their daily lives and support them to gain further education and employment opportunities. The classes are conducted each week day from 10.30am -12.30pm and people seeking asylum can access classes at Beginner or Intermediate levels.

We are looking for  one teacher at level 2 (intermediate) to cover  Thursdays 10am -12.30 pm from 13th June - 15th August inclusive and one teacher at level 1 (beginners) to cover Thursdays 10am to 12.30 pm from 22nd Aug - 26th September (inclusive).

Key Responsibilities

  • Prepare a plan for each lesson based on the weekly them of the syllabus for each level
  • Engage the students using interesting and dynamic learning activities to meet their diverse needs Understand the issues faced by people seeking asylum, which may impact on their engagement with the class and also the unpredictability of their attendance
  • Work in a dynamic environment which requires flexibility and the ability to alter lesson plans at short notice
  • Communicate and work in a respectful and encouraging manner with the students
  • Cooperate with other team members
  • Demonstrate a willingness to learn and share knowledge
  • Be reliable and punctual

What we’re looking for

Essential

  • Recognised EAL qualification such as CELTA or TESOL

Desirable

  • EAL teaching experience

Please see full position description below.

How to apply for this job

To apply, please send your CV and a short cover letter to Gillian Meek, Education Program Manager, on gillian.m@asrc.org.au using the subject line: EAL Teacher Volunteer application via EthicalJobs.

Applications will be shortlisted as they are received so please apply as soon as possible.

Supporting materials  Education - EAL Teacher Volunteer Version 2. 18042019.pdf