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Volunteer English Coordinator NEEDED in an Impoverished District of the City of Trujillo, Peru

Posted By: SKIP <[email protected]>
Date: Wednesday, 2 May 2018, at 10:42 a.m.

SKIP is a charity working with disadvantaged families in an impoverished district of the city of Trujillo, Peru. Our holistic program focuses on the educational, economic, emotional and social development of each child and family. It is our aim to foster the capacity of children and families to be the principal agents of change in their own lives.
Education Department
There are over 300 children between the ages of four and eighteen years old currently enrolled in the education programme, which makes it the largest department in SKIP. We aim to maintain an exciting, stimulating and engaging learning environment. Our aim is not to replace the local education system, but rather supplement it. Following a curriculum designed especially for the children at SKIP, we provide classes in subjects such as reading comprehension, Math and Computing.

The English teaching programme:
Our English Programme consists of between five and ten volunteers. We conduct lessons in classes at the SKIP centre, and also in local public schools.
We take a dynamic approach to teaching the children; lessons are creative, activity-based and interactive. There are lots of games and songs to keep the children engaged so they can enjoy learning in a fun environment. The English team works together with the Peruvian public school teachers to implement these teaching practices in the classroom.

The Library Programme:
Our Library functions as a library, drop-in centre, homework club and short-term child-care. What makes it so special is that it is voluntary. Kids turn up as and when they want to. It can be the difference between being at home alone looking after even younger siblings or having a safe fun place to do homework, read and engage in educational play. It is a place where our working parents know their children will be safe and supported every afternoon. It offers child-cares support for mothers who attend our educational or skills workshops at SKIP. The library is open to the 300+ primary and secondary children who access SKIP. Every day we see kids build their confidence in reading and writing and maths and it is incredibly rewarding.

The position:
We are currently recruiting a Coordinator to lead the English Teaching Programme and Library Programme.
The English Teaching and Library Coordinator is responsible for training and supervising the English teaching volunteers, observing lessons, providing feedback and motivating the team. They will be developing and revising the curriculum and liaising with the local public schools in El Porvenir. They will also support the Primary Education Programme by being responsible for the Library Programme. The English Teaching and Library Coordinator is responsible for training and supervising library volunteers, ensuring children in the library are receiving appropriate educational support, and management of library resources.

Volunteer Profile
Required:
EFL/ESL teacher with 2 year minimum experience
Minimum 1 year commitment
Intermediate Spanish
Experience teaching and managing large groups of children
Passion for working with children
Able to collaborate with others and work in a team
Ability to work with limited resources
Desired:
Fluent Spanish
Degree in ESL/EFL or Teaching
Experience writing and developing curriculum
2 year commitment
Supervisory Experience
Experience working in a developing country/Latin America

The benefits of working with us
In return for your invaluable participation in our volunteering programme, SKIP will provide:
Housing and living allowance
Volunteering Visa
a thorough induction to the organisation, programmes, department and specific role
structured and relevant training from fully qualified and experienced staff members
mentoring and support in the form of regular supervision and staff meetings as well as informal sessions
the chance to be a part of a diverse and dedicated team and a welcoming community
confirmation of service

If you are ready to take the next step, you can download an application form at

https://skipperu.org/volunteer-positions/

Or feel free to email [email protected] with any questions.

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