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Volunteer Educator Position at a Refugee Camp within Central Greece

Posted By: I AM YOU
Date: Sunday, 30 September 2018, at 6:15 a.m.

CONTEXT
 
I AM YOU is a volunteer organization currently operating in one refugee camp within
mainland Greece. I AM YOU started in October 2015 in response to the immediate emergency needs
of refugees arriving in Lesvos, we are a grassroots organisation 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 one another while bringing a sense of humanity in the provision of services
aimed at improving the lives of displaced people. Our organization is volunteer-led, making use of the
specific skills and expertise of the team. We celebrate diversity and believe it makes us stronger.
We are currently looking for an English educator to support our current teacher and Education Coordinator.
 
GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION
 
The Educator will plan and carry out English lessons for Adults and Children in six week cycles with clear start and end dates.
MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Implement /Change/Maintain Current English Program
Plan and prepare lessons
Teach up to three different levels of English
Constantly look to improve the program we offer in conjunction with other staff
Take daily attendance of participants
Produce report of the lessons implemented
JOB REQUIREMENTS
 
Mandatory
Past experience teaching English as a second language
Acknowledges and respects gender, cultural, ethical, social, and religious constraints
Demonstrates an understanding and desire of working with residents in a particularly vulnerable environment
Interest in working with migrant and refugee children
Good written communication skills
Team player mentality and creative problem-solver
Capacity to work in fast-paced and emotionally-intense contexts
Good command of the English language
Basic IT knowledge
Self-motivated and enthusiastic about the work required
Police/Background Check is also required for this position
 
Assets:
University degree in Education or Teaching
ESL training
Knowledge of IELTS examinations
Language skills in Arabic
Technical experience in a humanitarian aid context
Knowledge of Child Safeguarding Policies and Child Protection Minimum Standards
 Transversal Skills:
Autonomous, dynamic, empathetic, thorough, organized self-starter with solid interpersonal skills.
 
IMPORTANT INFO
The work is voluntary and the ideal candidate will be available for at least two months. 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
Please fill out a volunteer application on our website http://iamyou.se/volunteer/

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