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Forward South Partnership
Roma Support Hub
Job Description and Personnel Specification
English Teacher for Roma communities in Belfast
Job Title: English Teacher for Beginner (1) and Basic (1) Classes
Payment: £28ph x 3-4 hours teaching per week (2 classes)
Contract term: 2 x eight week teaching blocks over 4½ months (with possibility of extension)
Hours of work: TBC (mid-week day time)
Location: in person, two venues in South and East Belfast
Start Date: On appointment
Report to: Roma Hub Coordinator
Job purpose: Provide a targeted and sensitive approach to teaching English to people in need of beginner and basic English.
- Engage a minimum of 6 participants on each course (basic and beginner) for a minimum of 26 hours, delivering lessons to meet the individual student needs.
- Plan and manage own workload effectively, using own initiative and prioritise accordingly.
- Provide on-going continuous targeted education support and guidance to students recognising the varying levels of learning ability and education history.
- Monitor and record attendance of students, raising concerns and flagging issues with management and referrers as required.
- Encouraging full participation in the classes of all students, supporting them to address and overcome barriers that may hinder their educational development.
- Ensure all relevant records are completed and updated.
- Demonstrate a willingness to learn and meet new challenges.
- Record all relevant documentation for organisational and funder requirements.
- Bring all relevant issues to the attention of line management ensuring accurate records have been kept.
- Sign-post service users to additional support services or agencies, if required.
Personnel Specification & Short Listing Criteria:
- A relevant teaching qualification (eg. TEFL).
- Experience teaching English to people who have little or no formal education.
- Demonstrable ability and experience to create own lesson plans and assessments designed to the needs of the class.
- Evidence of cultural competence by working with diverse communities in an appropriate and sensitive manner.
- Experience dealing with vulnerable groups and awareness of safeguarding issues and the appropriate legal responses.
- Experience working with Roma Community in Belfast.
- Has the ability to speak Romanian or Romani proficiently
Any queries or interested persons can contact Jacqueline Monahan:
Further details on the role, remuneration, selection criteria and time commitment are available on the Department for Communities website: