Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

  • Citizenship Instructor-Full Time-Refugee Services

    Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/31/2018 1:39 PM)
    # of Openings
    Refugee Services
  • Overview

    Creating Hope. Transforming Lives


    Catholic Charities of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Syracuse is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice. Catholic Charities of Onondaga County helps people in need regardless of their religion, race, ethnicity, or nationality. We believe that all people have infinite value and are worthy of our respect and compassion. Above all, we are committed to creating hope and transforming lives.


    The Citizenship Instructor will create lesson plans and directly teach adults who speak English as a second language, using a comprehensive curriculum to prepare them for the U.S. Citizenship exam.  Using standardized tools, assess students to determine readiness for the U.S. Citizenship exam. Working with the Assimilation Coordinator, incorporate assimilation activities into the lesson plans to assist refugees in adjusting to Syracuse and learning about community resources. Network within Catholic Charities and with outside service providers to make appropriate referrals to service the needs of program participants.  Promote the program objectives. Maintain and update all records in a timely manner to meet guidelines of funding sources. Direct and supervise staff and volunteers and provide appropriate guidelines.  Recruit, screen for eligibility, develop Assimilation Plans, and evaluate program participants.  Monitor progress of students and make recommendations for appropriate classes. Maintain accountability for all participants, assigned staff, and volunteers while in program. Act as professional role model for staff and participants. Work as a team with other project staff. Maintain guidelines established by the funding sources and Catholic Charities policies and procedures.


    TESOL degree, and/or TESOL certification from a state licensing agency; and/or a minimum of two years of experience in TESOL instruction in as classroom setting for a program that has a structured curriculum. Valid N.Y.S. Driver’s License, registered and insured vehicle, N.Y.S. Child Abuse Registry clearance.


    Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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