Early Childhood Educator

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Volunteer Opportunity, No Placement Fees
Project Somos
Tecpan
Monday, June 1
Lake Atitlan + Chimaltenango
January 6, 2015 - 5:45pm
Intermediate
One to Six Months
Education / Schools, Orphanage / Home, Women's Issues
Job Description:

Background: The Project Somos Village is an eco-sustainable alternative community for at-risk mothers and children. The Village has family homes and an organic farm within the small Kaqchikel community of Chivarabal in the Central Highlands of Guatemala. Project Somos believes that a child’s best chance for success comes from being raised by their own family in a stable supportive environment. As an orphan prevention program, the Village supports widowed and single mothers who are at-risk of losing their children due to poverty and difficult living situations. Project Somos offers a home, education and vocational training to help mothers provide opportunities and a new beginning for their children. Project Somos educates mothers and children in nutrition, hygiene, organic gardening and offers opportunities to learn the skills and self-confidence to prepare them to return to their communities and live independent lives.

Position Description:
This position requires working alongside our Guatemalan pre-school teacher in our newly developed pre-school program. A knowledge base or curiosity of Waldorf education is a must as we have a Waldorf-inspired pre-school program which embraces the natural curiosity of the child, nature and incorporates arts and music. The program includes a parent participation aspect so that the early childhood educator can role model adult-child interactions to the parents.

Skills Required:
o A strong base of Spanish is required.
o Cultural flexibility
o Experience in working with young children.
o Experience in developing children’s recreational programs
o A deep love and respect for children.

General:
As well as the above outlined position description, all interns are expected to participate in Village activities and special events where needed. All will be expected to work together to offer extra-curricular programming for the children based on skills and interest level.

Starting Date: June 1, 2015

Duration: 6-12 weeks

To Apply:
www.projectsomos.org

How to Apply: 

www.projectsomos.org

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