Duties & Responsibilities
Provide assistance from a people-centered and strengths-based perspective that builds client confidence and skills as independent adult learners. Provide 1:1 tuition to support clients preparing for academic English language testing required by tertiary or other bodies (e.g. PTE and IELTS). Offer tuition in all key areas of macro skills: reading, writing, speaking and listening, to support clients’ preparation for language testing and further study. Set practice activities for clients and provide feedback on the accuracy of clients' work. Identify changes needed to increase their English language usage. Work in collaboration with ASC staff and volunteers to achieve the best outcome for clients and report any teaching or personal issues to the Employment Coordinator. Make referrals to other services for client’s continued language development. Participate in team meetings, information and any training sessions as required. Maintain accurate activity reports on CiviCRM with client updates, content covered and material used. Regularly check ASC emails to stay up to date with Centre news and process updates.
Qualification in teaching English as a Second Language. Experience in teaching academic English. Demonstrated capacity to adapt or develop resources/ activities to help students learn at their own pace. Experience and capacity to provide tuition online through Zoom/Google Meet. Experience in academic English testing is desirable but not required. Experience in working with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures. Demonstrated ability to keep up to date record keeping. Handle confidential information in accordance to the Privacy Act 1988 Ability to work collaboratively with other staff and volunteers. Flexibility and willingness to take on extra tasks as appropriate. An understanding of, or willingness to learn about, trauma-informed practice. Ability to adhere to policies concerning code of conduct, boundaries and confidentiality.
All ASC staff and volunteers are required to: Adhere to ASC’s vision, purpose and values. Act at all times following ASC’s Code of Conduct, Boundaries Handbook and Child Protection Policies. Comply with Work, Health and Safety systems. Comply with Incident Management Procedures and emergency protocols. Demonstrate respectful and welcoming behaviour with all people at ASC in culturally appropriate ways. Undertake a NSW Working with Children Check before commencement and ensure it is up-to-date. Support a child-safe organisation by undertaking screening for suitability to work with children and vulnerable people and to comply with relevant state/territory legislative requirements.