Catholic Charities of Onondaga County

ESOL Instructor (Full time $21.50/ Hr)

Job Locations US-NY-Syracuse
Posted Date 4 months ago(8/15/2023 12:58 PM)
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Thrive and Change Lives


At Catholic Charities over 70% of our managers were promoted from within!


We believe that quality service begins with a passionate, motivated and hardworking workforce; a positive and caring work environment, and recognition for the challenging work our employees perform in service to others. For these reasons and many more Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is a great place to work!


Flexible Work Schedules

Remitted Tuition

Professional Development

Competitive Pay and Work Life Benefits

Professional Supervision and Coaching

Recognition and Appreciation Programs

Opportunities for Growth and Promotion


The ESOL Instructor is responsible for creating lesson plans and directly teaching adults who speak English as a second language, utilizing a comprehensive curriculum. They assess students using standardized tools to determine their English language proficiency level and make appropriate adjustments by moving them between levels. The instructor networks within Catholic Charities and with external service providers to offer referrals that meet the needs of program participants and promote program objectives. Timely record-keeping is essential to meet funding source guidelines. They supervise and provide guidelines to staff and volunteers, recruit and evaluate program participants, monitor their progress, and make recommendations for appropriate classes. The instructor maintains accountability for all participants, staff, and volunteers, serves as a professional role model, and collaborates effectively with other project staff. Compliance with funding source guidelines and Catholic Charities policies and procedures is consistently maintained.


Starting Pay For This Position Is: $21.50/ Hour


Education and/or Experience Required at Entry:

  • TESOL degree, and/or TESOL certification from a state licensing agency
  • Minimum of two years of experience in TESOL instruction in a classroom setting with a structured curriculum


  • Valid N.Y.S. Driver's License
  • NYS driver's license check
  • Background check
  • State Central Register Clearance

Working Conditions and Environment/Physical Demands:

  • Mobility sufficient for driving to and participating in meetings at client's homes and community facilities that may not meet accessibility standards
  • Manual dexterity necessary for working with children and adults in a challenging and active environment

Required Trainings:

  • Corporate Compliance
  • Defensive Driving
  • Core Updates


Catholic Charities of Onondaga County is dedicated to caring for those in need while promoting human development, collaboration, and the elimination of poverty and injustice; helping 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.


Catholic Charities is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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