Mennonite New Life Centre
Job Posting: Academic Course Instructor
Bridge Training Program for Internationally Trained Psychologists and Allied Mental Health Professionals
The Mennonite New Life Centre is a vibrant, multi-cultural settlement agency for newcomers to Canada. The Centre provides settlement services, language instruction, mental health supports and capacity building workshops, public education and bridging for employment.
Our Bridge Training Program for Internationally Trained Psychologists and Allied Mental Health Professionals will support the career development of internationally trained mental health professionals by providing bridge training and supervised work experience to facilitate labour market integration within the mental health field in Canada. The program will include academic training, occupation specific language training, clinical placement and professional mentoring.
The successful candidate will be responsible for providing academic leadership and for developing an effective learning environment through the design and revision of subject and program objectives, defining and evaluating learning outcomes, developing appropriate teaching and learning environments, and the development and selection of appropriate learning materials. Participating in activities related to curriculum revision and keeping current in the field are essential components of this position.
This position is a part time position with classes beginning September 2014. Teaching hours include: Tuesday and Thursday 9 AM to 4 PM. Curriculum revision work will commence upon hire and the incumbent will be required to begin this process in preparation for class start in September 2014 expected to set aside time for this activity before September start date. This position will be located at our 2737 Keele Street, North York location.
Prepare and deliver the courses based on the existing curriculum.
Supplement course materials with activities that encourage participation and build upon participant knowledge and experiences in both a professional and socio-cultural context.
Evaluate and revise curricula, course content, course materials and methods of instruction.
Evaluate participant’s class work, assignments and written material. Advise participants on career issues, as required.
Initiate, facilitate and moderate classroom discussions.
Facilitate and assist participants in meeting their own learning goals. Monitor, assess and provide feedback related to participant progress.
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist participants.
Develop and use multimedia course materials and other current technology such as online courses.
Participate in student recruitment and placement activities.
Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching issues.
Certified membership with relevant regulatory body.
Adapt instruction when necessary to meet diverse learning styles and needs.
A Master’s degree in Counselling Psychology or related discipline with emphasis on mental health with a minimum of five years of teaching experience at the post-secondary level.
Understanding of challenges and systemic barriers to labour market integration for newcomer professionals.
Passion for people and social justice. Empathy, cultural sensitivity and anti-oppression approach.
Proven ability to integrate technology into their teaching practice (e.g. alternate delivery through hybrid and online learning and social media). Familiarity with Moodle course management system an asset
Possess a commitment to lifelong learning, academic scholarship, and professional integrity.
Ability to be an effective role model and function effectively in a team environment
Candidates must be excellent communicators, possess strong interpersonal skills and be able to relate effectively to a wide variety of learners from diverse cultures
Demonstrated skills in curriculum design; instructional design and delivery; active, collaborative learning techniques; effective assessment and evaluation of learning; appropriate use of technology for teaching and learning; a track record of professional and academic development
Experience with adult education and adult education philosophy, including respect for the work and life experience brought to the classroom by the adult learner
Exposure to multicultural learning environments
Demonstrated understanding of issues faced by internationally educated professionals
Empathic skills and understanding of settlement issues and labour market integration challenges
Second language skills an asset
The Mennonite New Life Centre is committed to employment equity initiatives. We encourage internationally trained professionals and members of ethno-racial, aboriginal, immigrant, refugee, LGBT and disabled community groups to apply and self-identify. Internal and external candidates may apply. Please note that only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
Remuneration: Please submit your hourly rate expectations taking into consideration that the Instructor will be expected to dedicate additional time to monthly coordination meetings as well as lesson preparation and providing feedback on written assignments.
Please note that only candidates to be interviewed will be contacted.
Please apply by sending your resume and cover letter in a single MS Word or PDF document to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org by Friday June 6th, 2014. Please quote reference # BTMHAI2014 in the subject heading of your application.