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Job description

We are seeking volunteers to assist our adult ESOL classes on Mondays, 10.30am to 12.30pm.

As a volunteer Assistant ESOL Teacher your role is flexible and varied, but will involve supporting the Lead Teacher in the delivery of the classes as well as providing learners with one-to-one support.

Tasks and responsibilities

The role of a volunteer Assistant ESOL Teacher is flexible, but can include:

  • Providing learners with 1:1 support within ESOL classes;
  • Registering new students and conducting 1:1 ESOL assessments;
  • Supporting the Lead Teacher to complete session paperwork, including registers;
  • Attending and contributing to volunteer debriefs after each session;
  • Communicating via email with ESOL Coordinator and Lead Teacher regarding planning of sessions;
  • Finding resources and planning lessons in collaboration with the Lead Teacher;
  • Preparing refreshments for the sessions;
  • Covering classes for absent teachers (lesson materials will be provided);
  • Attending termly teacher meetings and training sessions as required.

Benefits of volunteering with CARAS

Volunteer Assistant ESOL Teachers will have the opportunity to:

  • Develop their teaching practice through attending in-house ESOL training, working with other teachers and being signposted to optional external training opportunities;
  • Receive support and feedback on teaching from the ESOL Coordinator through teaching observations and supervision meetings;
  • Obtain a work reference after a period of three months’ continuous volunteering.

All volunteers at CARAS are entitled to a reimbursement of travel expenses for all journeys to/from CARAS activities (within London zones 1-6).

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Volunteer application form (.docx)
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Posted on: 18 February 2020
Closing date: 18 May 2020
Tags: Teaching
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