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YWCA Toronto - Summer Program Teaching Assistant

YWCA Toronto
Summer Program Teaching Assistant


YWCA Toronto transforms lives. As the city’s largest multi-service women’s organization, we help women and gender diverse people escape violence, move out of poverty and access safe, affordable housing.We work tenaciously to break down barriers that hold women and gender diverse people back from achieving equality

Internal and External Job Posting
Summer Program Teaching Assistant (Canada Summer Job)
English Language Skills and Development

Employment Type: Full-Time, Sessional
Work Hours: 30 hours per week
Salary: $15.50 per hour
Location: Etobicoke, Ontario
Contract Start Date: June 19, 2023
Contract End Date: August 25, 2023
Application Deadline: Monday May 29, 2023


YWCA Toronto strives to uphold anti-discrimination practices and anti-oppression principles to ensure that the rights of all individuals are respected and protected. We work to promote a climate that is welcoming of all women and individuals who identify as Trans, intersex, non-binary, agender, and/or Two-Spirit. We encourage applications from women and gender diverse people from all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.

The Summer Program Teaching Assistant will provide assistance in the ELSD for lower-level students.


The English Language Skills and Development Program is a federally funded English language program for newcomer women and gender diverse people. It offers day language instruction classes from levels 0 through 6 in a hybrid classroom environment


  • Provide one-on-one and small group assistance to adult English students;
  • Prepare materials and resources under the direction of teachers;
  • Communicate with teachers to develop learning plans for students;
  • Maintain detailed records of student progress and areas of needed students;
  • Provide in-class assistance when needed, particularly in beginner level classes;
  • Facilitate conversation circles for small groups of students;
  • Work with children in the summer school program as required;
  • Provide front desk support and assist in organizing special events;
  • Provide other duties as required.


  • Pursuing diploma/degree in English or English language teaching (Cases for Equivalency will be considered);
  • Excellent English communication and writing skills;
  • Ability to create responsive learning plans;
  • Understanding of various learning styles;
  • Comfort in using computer skills;
  • Sensitive to cultural, linguistic and religious diversity;
  • Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to work in a team setting;
  • Good attention to details;
  • Punctual and reliable;
  • Ability to speak a second language is an asset;
  • First Aid & CPR certification.

Note: This a Full-Time, 30hours per week contract position for 8 weeks. There will be a break for 2 weeks in between the program and the incumbent will be working at least 3 days a week at Dixon.

Eligibility Criteria

Eligible applicant must:

(1) Be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of the employment;
(2) have registered as full-time students in the previous academic year and intend to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
(3) Be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident or person whom refugee protection has been conferred upon under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act;
(4) Be legally entitled to work in Canada in accordance with relevant Provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

**International students are not eligible participants. International students include anyone who is temporarily in Canada for studies and who is not a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person who has been granted refugee status in Canada. Youth awaiting a refugee status ruling, as well as those who hold a temporary visitor visa, youth visa or work visa are ineligible.


Please submit your cover letter and résumé to Maria Yonzon, Manager of English Language Skills and Development at Please quote JOB ID number ELSD887 and your name in the subject line.

Please note: A vulnerable sector police reference check is required by the successful candidate prior to hiring. YWCA Toronto is a unionized workplace. Staff are represented by CUPE Local 2189. This position is not within the Bargaining Unit.

YWCA Toronto promotes the principles of anti-oppression and adheres to the tenets of the Ontario Human Rights Code. We encourage applications from women of all races, ethnic origins, religions, abilities and sexual orientations.

YWCA Toronto provides accommodation during all parts of the hiring process, upon request, to applicants with disabilities. If contacted, please advise us if you require any accommodation. While we thank all candidates for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

YWCA Toronto is a Scent-Sensitive Workplace

Posting Date: May 17, 2023