The Western Halifax Community Learning Network (WHCLN)
is an organization with an educational focus providing
“returning to learning” opportunities to adults seeking to
upgrade their education in order to improve their job skills and
opportunities. We are looking for experienced and respected
Instructors to work with the learners.
This is a part-time position. Under the direction of the WHCLN, working closely with community partners and applying good practice principles, the instructor is responsible for the effective delivery of the Adult Learning Program curricula, and for the evaluation and documentation of progress of students in the Level I, II, or Level III Adult Learning Program sponsored by the Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL). This could also include instruction on the General Educational Development (GED) curriculum and/or other adult learning programs according to learner needs and instructor expertise.
Good Practice Principles of Adult Education
– Provide instruction that is based on the interests of the learners, develops critical
thinking and problem-solving skills and increases self esteem
– Establish individual learning plans at the beginning of the program
– Ensure goals and learning plans relate to the participants’ educational, career and/or
– Prepare plans for each learner, use his/her life experiences as material for learning
and accommodate different learning styles
– Work collaboratively with participants to meet learning goals
– Facilitate ongoing program and learner evaluation by using qualitative and
Specific Duties and Responsibilities
- Assess learners using a variety of assessment tools and strategies (including intake,
interim and exit process) and work with learners to prepare individualized learning
plans according to NSSAL format and requirements.
- Using appropriate blended learning methodologies, provide instruction using adult
based and culturally relevant materials to enable students to meet the outcomes of
the Adult Learning Program curricula.
- Evaluate learner’s progress on an ongoing basis.
- Ensure learner assessment documents and other learner related records are
maintained and kept confidential.
- Work closely with the Executive Director.
- Refer learners to the Executive Director if community resources are required.
- Take advantage of professional development opportunities provided.
Hours of Work
The hours of work are flexible depending on the specific classes being taught.
– University degree (preferably Education) or equivalent experience/training
– Preference given to Instructors having at least two years relevant experience
working with adults in an educational setting.
– Completion of the Nova Scotia Tutor and Instructor Training and Certification
Program or willingness to do so
– An understanding of the application of Essential Skills in literacy training is preferred.
– An understanding of how adult education principles are applied in a classroom
– Proven organizational skills
– Excellent oral and written communication skills
– Proven ability to manage a multi-level classroom
– Sound computer skills
The Instructor will be paid an hourly rate of $30 per hour of instruction plus prep time of
25% of agreement hours per week for 34 weeks of program delivery.
To submit your application, send a message to: firstname.lastname@example.org The deadline
for applications is July 30, 2021.
We encourage applications from all qualified individuals regardless of race, ethnic
origin, religion, age, sexual orientation or disability. Canadian citizens and permanent
residents living in Nova Scotia will be given priority. While all applications will be
reviewed, only successful candidates will be contacted for an interview.