The Aurora Mental Health Center is dedicated to helping people Live Life to the Fullest. If you are passionate about our Core Values; Passionate Caring, Rising to the Challenge, Honoring and Respecting all Persons, Believe in Resilience and Putting Client and Community First, we would like to invite you to join our family!
About the team.
Asian Pacific Development Center (APDC) was founded in 1980 after a large number of refugees resettled in Colorado as a result of the Vietnam War. A group of community leaders formed APDC to serve the mental health needs of the refugee community by providing culturally and linguistically responsive assistance. APDC has expanded our services over the last 40 years, we exists today to serve and support all immigrant, and refugee communities with a whole health, community based engagement approach through health, education, and advocacy.
APDC’s Adult Education Program: Our mission is to assist adult learners to become literate and obtain the knowledge and skills necessary for employment and self-sufficiency. The Adult Education program serves the diverse needs of our learners by providing the following classes: ESL, ABE/ASE, Citizenship, Computer, Career Exploration, Small Business, Culinary Pathways. Paraeducator Pathways, Family Literacy and Tutoring.
For more information about APDC and our programs, visit us at www.apdc.org
About the role.
The English as a Second Language (ESL) Instructor will support clients in providing ESL training for those for whom English is not their primary language to develop and enhance abilities to function within their communities.
**This role is part-time, approximately 15 hours per week for 40 weeks of the APDC academic schedule. There will be 12 weeks off throughout the calendar year.**
- Teach engaging and student-centered group ESL classes, which include job skills/workforce curriculum and College and Career Readiness Standards.
- Integrate civics education into the curriculum.
- Incorporate the use of technology into classroom instruction, including administering a distance learning platform for hybrid learners.
- Teach traditional courses such as Math, Science, Language Arts.
- Monitor students’ goals and progress.
- Address learners’ needs using a variety of resources and approaches.
- Perform record keeping responsibilities, including tracking and reporting attendance daily.
- Schedule monthly tutoring classes with students & volunteers.
- Maintain certification to administer the standardized assessment used by APDC.
- Participate in monthly Professional Learning Communities.
The ideal candidate will have passion and previous experience working with immigrant and refugee populations. This instructor should be comfortable with internet-based computer programs, providing highly engaging on-line classes to students. Candidates must have at least two (2) years of teaching experience with a focus on adult education. Previous teaching in multi-level / multi-cultural class setting is required. Having an Adult Basic Education Authorization (ABEA) before hire would be a plus, but is not required to get started in the role.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field.
- Adult Basic Education Authorization (ABEA), or willingness to obtain within 3 years of hire.
- Two (2) years teaching experience with emphasis on adult education.
- Experience teaching multi-level and multi-cultural classes.
- Experience developing and delivering contextualized ESL instruction and/or integrated education and training.
Compensation, Benefits & Perks.
Starting Salary for this role (based on experience and company equity):
- $22.00 – $26.00
- Employee Assistance Program
- Healthy Families and Workplaces Act – Sick Leave
- Quality Supervision for clinical hours towards licensure at no cost to the employee
- Loan Forgiveness
- Continued learning benefit