Queens Community House (QCH) is a multi-site, multi-service settlement house that serves the diverse population of Queens with a broad network of programs and services for Children and Youth, Adults and Families, and Older Adults. We have 2 PT ESOL positions available for our DYCD-funded program.
Classes are in-person in Forest Hills, Queens, beginning September 2022.
Schedule: Day: 9:00am-11:30am, M-Thu, 1/2 hour paid prep a day. Evening: 6:30-9:30PM, M-Thu, 1 hour paid prep a night.
Hourly Rate: $30/hour
- Prepare and teach contextualized, participatory, and interactive ESOL classes to a diverse set of adult immigrant students.
- Create lessons that improve the student’s ability to speak, understand, read and write the English language, and lessons that provide relevant vocabulary and skills designed to improve the quality of life for the newest New Yorkers. Classes should be student-centered, with an ongoing assessment of student needs and interests, and lessons should be created to reflect those interests, which often include employment, family, health, access to services, community, civics, etc.
- Responsible for taking monthly student progress notes, taking daily attendance and timely submission, maintaining accurate student records.
- Participate in pre- and post- Best Plus 2.0 testing of applicants and current students.
- Participate in program improvement by: 1) bringing innovative teaching practices to the classroom and sharing them with colleagues 2) working on improvement of Adult Education curriculum 3) Leveraging innovative teaching practices (e.g. online teaching tools and apps), 4) giving feedback on processes and procedures created during tenure, 5) Create learning communities and networks by focusing on student-centered learning and activities focused on group work, and 6) creatively using the city as a classroom.
- Maintain confidentiality in handling student information from DYCD Connect, and when receiving private information from students.
- Participate in activities to improve student recruitment and retention, such as online social media outreach, and translation of outreach materials.
- Attend required number of professional development hours as required by funder
(DYCD requires 18 hours of staff development per fiscal year).
- Responsible for management of own working hours, timely submission of timecards on ADP (online), and working with Director and administrative staff by making sure lessons plans are prepared during planned absence or in case of emergency or unplanned absence.
- Maintain communication with Program Coordinator about administrative issues, such as classroom scheduling issues, contacting students, and progress notes.
- Other tasks will be assigned as needed.
- Bachelor’s required. Foreign credentials are acceptable. Master’s a plus.
- Minimum of two years of experience teaching adults. Sensitivity to and understanding of immigrant and adult learner issues.
- Highly organized, excellent written and verbal communication skills; high interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to build and sustain relationships. High comfort level with using Email and Text as communication tools.
- Excellent time management skills and ability to meet deadlines, self-motivated, solution-oriented, and resourceful.
- Ability to maintain confidentiality and use appropriate discretion when dealing with private information.
- Familiarity with online teaching tools, such as Zoom, PowerPoint, YouTube, WhatsApp, online games for learning, Google Forms, etc.
- Demonstrated experience in MS Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Email, and Internet.
- Best Plus 2.0 Certification preferred.
- Bilingual English/Spanish or English/Russian verbal and written competencies a plus.
- Must be able to teach in-person in our Forest Hills, Queens site.
Please email your cover letter and resume, with subject line “Part-time ESOL Teacher” to Mr. B. Realuyo, Director of Adult Education, at firstname.lastname@example.org . Please indicate whether you are applying to the day or evening teaching program.