Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Volunteering and Job Opportunities with the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre

Employment Opportunities

The Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology (MITT) in partnership with the Portage Adult Learning Centre is currently seeking an experienced Teacher.

TEACHER – 0.8 FTE
Math, English, Family Studies, Human Relations

Term: Sept 2017 to June 2018

Ideal candidates will have demonstrated successful classroom teaching and
have experience at grade levels 10, 11 and 12.

The successful candidate will possess:

  • a valid Manitoba Teacher Certificate (or eligibility for)
  • demonstrated experience and understanding of the senior years curriculum related to the assigned teaching areas
  • excellent organizational and classroom management skills
  • the ability to communicate effectively with Adult Learners
  • demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team

Interested candidates are invited to submit a cover letter and current resume to Education Director at [email protected] or fax: 204-857-6358.

Quote competition #2016-058 in email subject line.

Application deadline: May 25, 2017 at 8:30 am

Salary: In accordance with the 2014-2018 Collective Agreement.

MITT and the Portage Adult Learning Centre are committed to an employment equity practice that achieves a workforce reflective of the community at large. Applicants are encouraged to self-declare.

All persons hired by MITT are subject to the completion of satisfactory Child Abuse Registry and Criminal Record checks including vulnerable sector.

We thank all applicants for their interest. Only those applicants selected to be interviewed will be contacted.

 

The Portage Learning and Literacy Centre is currently recruiting a student (full-time, high school or post-secondary) for a summer term position as:  Office & Events Assistant

This position is for nine weeks, from June 26 to August 25, 2017, at 37.5 hours per week.

As this position is funded through the Canada Summer Jobs program, the candidate MUST:

  • be between 15 and 30 years of age at the start of employment;
  • have been registered as a full-time student in the previous academic year and intends to return to school on a full-time basis in the next academic year;
  • be a Canadian citizen, permanent resident, or person on whom refugee protection has been conferred under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act; and
  • be legally entitled to work in Canada with relevant provincial/territorial legislation and regulations.

SUMMARY:

Under the supervision of Program Director and working in close collaboration with the Settlement Coordinator, Program Assistant/Volunteer Coordinator, the Office & Events Assistant will assist with: 1) the administrative operation of the office, including support for all programs of the organization, but primarily for the Settlement Program – Newcomer Settlement Services, and 2) event planning, logistics and communication, including for a summer festival in the community and an event, in collaboration with other community groups, to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation.

Responsibilities:

  • Reception duties and administrative tasks, including greeting the public, answering phones, word processing, data entry, photocopying, faxing, drafting correspondence, and other duties related to office administration
  • Assisting with logistics, planning and implementing community activities for newcomers, including a summer festival for newcomers and the community and another event to celebrate Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation
  • Assisting with planning of workshops for newcomers
  • Promoting and recruiting community volunteers to support our programming
  • Assisting with planning of orientation, training, and appreciation of volunteers
  • Maintaining accurate, up-to-date files, both hard copy and on computer database
  • Participating in regular staff meetings and relevant workshops and seminars

The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Knowledge/awareness of the PLLC and its various programs
  • Familiar with office procedures and the needs of adults, including newcomers to Canada, jobseekers, and youth facing employment barriers
  • Fluent in the use of computers with Windows-based operating system and experience with Microsoft Office
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Capacity to work in a self-directed manner and collaborate with others in a team setting
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills, attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Experience with organizing and implementing events, and working with volunteers
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality, including a secure filing system

Wage: $11 per hour (37.5 hours/week for 9 weeks)

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:  [email protected]

Application deadline: Monday, June 5, 2017 at 5:00 p.m.

We appreciate the interest of all applicants. Only those selected for interview will be contacted.

 

Volunteer Opportunities

The Portage Learning and Literacy Centre is currently looking for at least one more member of the community to join our Board of Directors.

Members of the Board of Directors

The Portage Learning and Literacy Centre is a not-for-profit organization providing individuals of the Central Plains region with opportunities to realize their literacy, educational, employment, and life goals through a positive and supportive environment. The affairs of the PLLC are governed by a Board of Directors.

Board members play a key role in setting the direction and priorities of the Centre—this is a great way to make a substantial contribution to the organization and the community.

The Board of Directors is the acknowledged final authority of PLLC.  Its objectives are as follows:  (1) To ensure that services provided are within the Objects of PLLC, Inc.;  (2) To ensure that the highest possible standards of service are offered and available to the community at reasonable cost; (3) To ensure the financial health of PLLC, Inc.

All interested individuals should apply to be a member of the Board of Directors by filling out our online volunteer application form found below.  If you prefer a paper copy or if you have any questions, please stop by our office at 110 Saskatchewan Ave. West, Portage la Prairie, or email [email protected]

Other Volunteer Opportunities:

Thank you for your interest in the Volunteer Program. As a volunteer, you may choose options that are most suitable to your personality and your schedule. We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to fill the following positions:

ESL Classroom Assistant is responsible for assisting the ESL Instructor in the teaching of English to newcomers in the classroom, as planned and directed by the ESL Instructor.

Language Buddy is responsible for assisting newcomers to Canada on a one-on-one and small group basis to help improve conversational English and gain confidence.

Settlement Support Buddy is responsible for providing assistance to newcomers to Canada on a wide range of settlement services and support.

Special Events Assistant is responsible for providing support to the Newcomers’ Welcome Centre staff for organizing and implementing special events in the community.

Career Mentor is responsible for providing the opportunity for internationally trained people to practice in their respective careers.

Community Tour Guide is responsible for assisting newcomers and their families that need to be familiarized with their new community and surroundings.

Literacy Classroom Support is responsible for assisting the instructor and students in the Literacy classroom during the day.

If you are interested in volunteering for us, please fill out and submit the application form below and we will follow up with you to discuss your interests and complete the following required documents:

  • Volunteer Confidentiality Agreement
  • Waiver of Claims & Release of Liability
  • Child Abuse Registry Check
  • Criminal Record Check

Upcoming Events

May
25
Thu
6:30 pm ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
May 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes – Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) & Stage 2 (CLB 5-8) are held at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Classes are instructor-led and involve volunteers to provide additional one-on-one support for learners. For more information or to register (continuous intake throughout the year), please contact ... Read More
May
30
Tue
6:00 pm ESL Conversation Circles in Notr... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
ESL Conversation Circles in Notr... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Do you want to practice English and make new friends? We are offering volunteer-run Conversation Circles/Tutorial sessions to help you learn and practice English and meet new people in the community of Notre Dame de Lourdes and surrounding areas. For more information, contact our office at 204-857-6304 ext. 268.
6:30 pm ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
May 30 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes – Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) & Stage 2 (CLB 5-8) are held at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Classes are instructor-led and involve volunteers to provide additional one-on-one support for learners. For more information or to register (continuous intake throughout the year), please contact ... Read More
Jun
1
Thu
6:30 pm ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
ESL Classes (Stage 1 & Stage 2) @ Portage Learning & Literacy Centre
Jun 1 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
English as a Second Language (ESL) Classes – Stage 1 (CLB 1-4) & Stage 2 (CLB 5-8) are held at the Portage Learning and Literacy Centre on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. Classes are instructor-led and involve volunteers to provide additional one-on-one support for learners. For more information or to register (continuous intake throughout the year), please contact ... Read More
Jun
6
Tue
6:00 pm ESL Conversation Circles in Notr... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
ESL Conversation Circles in Notr... @ Centre Dom-Benoit
Jun 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Do you want to practice English and make new friends? We are offering volunteer-run Conversation Circles/Tutorial sessions to help you learn and practice English and meet new people in the community of Notre Dame de Lourdes and surrounding areas. For more information, contact our office at 204-857-6304 ext. 268.