Employment Opportunities

Computer Instructor: HLNA is now accepting applications for a computer instructor for the 2020-21 school year. Note: this position is on the Job Bank as "Computer Trainer." Please click here for full details. Applications are due by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, August 11th. 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Hants Learning Network Association recognizes the valuable contributions volunteers make to the community. Please contact us if you are interested in finding out more about volunteering with HLNA. Note that all HLNA volunteers must go through an informal interview process and provide a criminal record check dated within the last three months. 

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Tutors for Adults: Tutors receive resources and support from our Tutor Coordinator so they can work one-on-one or in small groups with adult learners who are trying to improve their reading, writing, or math skills. Tutors may also consider volunteering as assistants in HLNA classes.

  • Tutors for Children: Tutors receive resources, support, and supervision from the Tutoring Facilitator as they work one-on-one or in small groups with elementary and middle school students who are trying to improve their reading, writing, or math skills.

  • Drivers: Many HLNA adult students find it hard to get to school due to transportation issues. Volunteer drivers help students get to and from class. 

  • Fundraising Assistants: Help HLNA support our free literacy programs by participating in our fundraising efforts.

  • Fix-It Helpers: Have general "fix-it" knowledge/skills and like to help out? Volunteer for odd jobs around the centre. 

  • Board Members: HLNA is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors. These community members provide guidance and support to the organization. They generally meet once a month during the school year.

 

JOB POSTING:     COMPUTER INSTRUCTOR (TERM)

                          Hants Learning Network Association, Windsor, NS

 

 

Position Available:

Computer Instructor (term, possibility of renewal)

 

Contract Period:

September 2020 to June 2021 (36 weeks)

 

Rate of Pay:

$25.00/hour

 

Hours:

16 hours/week (weekdays only) including one evening/week

 

Position Scope:

Under the direction of the Hants Learning Network Association, reporting to the Lead Teacher, and working closely with other HLNA staff, the Computer Instructor is responsible for the effective delivery of computer instruction to adults, and for the evaluation and documentation of progress of learners. Instruction is highly individualized given a wide range of learner abilities and goals.

 

The instructor is expected to follow good practice principles of adult education, including

  • providing instruction that is based on the interests of learners, develops critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and increases self-esteem

  • establishing individual learning plans with realistic goals for academic and personal growth

  • ensuring goals and learning plans relate to the participants’ educational, career, and personal goals

  • preparing learning plans for each learner, accommodating different learning styles and life experiences

  • working collaboratively with participants to meet learning goals

  • facilitating ongoing program and learner evaluation through qualitative and quantitative methods

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

  • assess learners' computer literacy skills

  • work with learners to increase computer and information literacy skills using appropriate instructional techniques

  • provide instruction that is based on the interests and needs of the learners

  • work with other instructors to support learners' use of information technology in their ongoing learning programs

  • work collaboratively with other instructors to address learners' goals

  • provide computer instruction to adults who are working at a variety of levels, including adults who have never used a computer before

  • teach a range of topics at different levels including computer basics (word processing, searching the Internet, using email, etc.), Internet safety, MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, conducting research online, etc.

  • develop and present workshops on specific computer programs and topics

  • assess learners using a variety of assessment tools and strategies

  • provide instruction using adult-based and culturally-relevant materials to enable learners to meet the outcomes of the Adult Learning Program curricula and/or their personal goals

  • evaluate learners' progress on an ongoing basis

  • maintain accurate attendance and progress records

  • prepare and submit requested reports in a timely manner

  • consult with and report to referring agencies as required

  • maintain accurate and up to date documentation

  • consult with lead teacher regarding resource needs

  • participate in professional development opportunities as requested

  • participate in other activities of the Hants Learning Network as requested

  • advise supervisor of any changes in class times, sick time, etc.

  • ensure confidentiality, respect, and professionalism in all matters 

Qualifications

  • strong computer skills, particularly in Microsoft Office programs and conducting research using the Internet

  • experience teaching computer skills and applications

  • ability to individualize lessons and instruction to meet the needs of adults working at a wide range of levels, equivalent to lower elementary school through high school

  • understanding of how adult education principles are applied in a classroom setting

  • excellent oral and written communication skills

  • proven organizational skills

  • able to work both collaboratively and independently

Assets

  • proven ability to manage a multi-level classroom

  • university degree in Education

  • completion of the Nova Scotia Literacy Practitioner Training and Certification Program

The successful applicant will be expected to participate in the Nova Scotia Literacy Practitioner Training and Certification Program if not already completed.

Please note: At any times the learning centre may not be open due to pandemic concerns, the computer instructor will be expected to provide online learning options for students.

To apply:

E-mail your cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to:

            Katharine McCoubrey, Executive Director, Hants Learning Network                Association

            kmccoubrey.hlna@hotmail.com

Applications must be received by 4:00 pm on Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

Hants Learning Network Association - 90 Sanford Drive  P.O. Box 2465, Windsor, NS B0N 2T0  -  (902) 792-6754    hantslearning@hotmail.com     ​

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