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Volunteer Children's Educator

created:
7. August 2018
last edit:
11. December 2018
urgency:
high
Organisation:
Tags: education | Greece: Central (Athens area) | work with kids | arts / sports / music | ongoing

Location: Ritsona

Start Date: January 2019

 Context:

I AM YOU is a non-profit based in Greece that focuses on resolving real-time needs of the population it serves. The need can either be on going or momentary. The impact of solving a real need however is permanent.
Currently we are operating in one refugee camp within Central Greece. I AM YOU started in October 2015 in response to the immediate emergency needs of refugees arriving in Lesvos. We are a grassroots organization that believes in the power of people and that there is a better way of providing aid. Our mission is to serve displaced populations and fight prejudice, by putting our common humanity first.

Volunteering with I AM YOU means that you will join a dynamic team of individuals who work together to support our work while bringing a sense of humanity by improving the lives of displaced men, women and children. Our organization focuses on human-to-human aid, putting volunteers at the forefront of our work and building our organization from their skills and experience. We celebrate the diversity in our team and believe it makes us stronger.

We are currently looking for volunteer Children's Educators to join our Education program.

Job Purpose/General Nature of the Position:

The volunteer Children’s Educator will plan and deliver classes in our After School Program for 6-12 year olds in English, Math, Science and Social-Emotional Learning. The English, Math and Science classes are part of a partnership with Armando Aid and will therefore involve use of tablets provided by them for this purpose. The Social-Emotional Learning classes will follow a curriculum laid out by the International Rescue Committee.

Accountability and Relationship

  • Reports to the Education Coordinator
  • Works closely with the Education Coordinator and teachers

Responsibilities:

  • plan lessons
  • teach lessons
  • assess students
  • prepare class materials
  • tidy up the classroom
  • keep attendance records
  • keep class records
  • do outreach
  • attend staff meetings
  • attend relevant training sessions

 Skills and experience:

  • Proficient in English
  • Teaching experience or experience working with primary-aged children
  • Comfortable using technology in the classroom
  • Confident in managing a classroom
  • Experience/knowledge of trauma-informed care a plus but not necessary

The successful candidate should be calm, friendly and reliable. He/she should understand the importance of being consistent when dealing with children, and should be able to keep his/her head when dealing with situations in the classroom. He/she should be creative in planning fun, engaging learning activities for the children, and be prepared to challenge the students in order to inspire a love for learning in them. He/she should also be conscientious about administrative tasks such as keeping up-to-date, accurate attendance records and class notes.

Important Information

The work is voluntary and the ideal candidate will be available for 6 weeks minimum. You will not receive any economic compensation and volunteers are expected to pay for their own flights and meals during their stay. I AM YOU sponsors volunteers with shared transport on location and special rates for accommodation.

To Apply

Apply at www.iamyou.se

 




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