Competition Details

Writing Consultant (2 Positions)
18-522
Doon
Library Services
H
$31.06 - $36.06
35
$31.06
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
Thursday, December 13, 2018 (midnight)
Support-Full-time

Description:

Support Staff Full-time Replacement Position (Full-time Support Staff will be given first consideration)

Responsibilities:

We require a qualified individual to join the Library Services team to deliver professional tutoring services for writing skills and contribute to the academic success of a broad range of students. The consultant integrates students’ learning needs into the delivery of writing related instruction and information. Service will be delivered during individual and group appointments, drop-in, and workshops, both in person and through the use of virtual platforms.

  • Assessing, identifying and communicating writing issue areas in individual and group appointments
  • Providing appropriate information and individualized and/or group feedback to allow students to understand how to improve their writing
  • Instructing students on the appropriate principles, procedures and/or methods of writing, using delivery methods specific to the students’ unique learning strengths and challenges
  • Providing students with appropriate resources and materials for independent study
  • Liaising with faculty, Student Success Services team members, Academic Integrity Coordinator, Library Services team members and college personnel, as appropriate other
  • Facilitating appropriate connections and referrals to support student issues beyond writing skills (e.g. personal concerns, other academic concerns, career concerns, barriers to learning and participation, etc.)
  • Maintaining accurate and timely contact/service records
  • Developing and facilitating classroom and co-curricular experiential workshops for programs, schools, the general student population, and students transitioning into postsecondary education
  • Providing subject matter training for student tutors as requested
  • Participating in relevant meetings and actively contributing to the Library Services team, project teams and internal and external committees
  • Participating in the planning and execution of events
  • Contributing to data collection and reporting processes
  • Monitoring trends and patterns in service delivery
  • Evaluating effectiveness of service delivery, identifying key issues, and targeting continuous improvements
  • Preparing reports as requested by the Manager

Qualifications:

  • Four year degree/diploma in English, Linguistic, Education or other related field
  • Two years of demonstrated experience teaching/tutoring writing including assisting ESL learners with writing skills
  • TESL Ontario Certification or equivalent considered an asset
  • Exceptional interpersonal and teaching skills with sensitivity to students’ learning, language, and emotional barriers
  • Ability to change instruction style based on culture and language of the student and on individual learning needs/preferences
  • Ability to work as part of team serving the writing needs of a multi-cultural, diverse student body
  • Knowledge of grammar, academic essay and report writing, and referencing styles
  • Understanding of second language learning and knowledge of conventions used to teach language
  • Basic understanding of and ability to 1) informally screen for learning needs/preferences and/or learning disabilities and 2) to match instruction to these needs
  • Demonstrated listening, coaching, and facilitation skills
  • Ability to clearly define boundaries of academic integrity, plagiarism and authorship
  • Well versed in APA, Chicago/Turabian, and IEEE styles
  • Basic understanding of the structural differences between other languages and English in order to assist ESL students
  • Good working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Travel between campuses is required

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