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English as a Second Language Teacher - Pre-K through 6 Grade Levels

We are looking for an experienced ESL teacher to join our team in Haiti for a 12-month (minimum) commitment. You’ll organize classes for children ages 3-10 years old that include diverse activities and methods which cover all aspects of English language (speaking, writing, and comprehending). 

 

As a teacher in our on-location-school, you’ll create individualized educational plans based on each student’s needs and evaluate their progress through in class activities and assessments.

 

Responsibilities

  • Prepare classroom and course materials
  • Create a supportive and positive classroom environment 
  • Assign homework and exams
  • Grade students’ assessments
  • Create individualized plans for students with special requirements (e.g. learning disabilities)
  • Research new teaching methods for teaching English as a second language
  • Maintain records of student grades
  • Resolve crises in classroom
  • Inform care staff about student progress
  • Collaborate with educational and care staff to provide a positive learning experience to students

 

Requirements

  • Previous experience as an ESL teacher or similar role
  • Knowledge of various methods of teaching English to non-native speakers
  • Creative and Innovative
  • Great organizational and communication skills
  • A calm, flexible, and resilient personality
  • Ability to handle classroom crises
  • ESL or TESOL certification (preferred but not required)

 

If you love English and education and have a desire to help children develop the confidence to communicate clearly in English, we’d like to hear from you.

 

Please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Molly Little [email protected].

 

 

Maintenance Manager / Mechanic

We are hiring a maintenance manager/mechanic to join our team in Haiti. This individual will inspect different equipment and perform any repairs or preventative maintenance when required. To do well in this role the individual should have previous experience in maintenance and diesel engine repair, be highly skilled with various hand and power tools, and be able to read blueprints and repair manuals.

 

Responsibilities

  • Conduct routine inspections of premises and equipment.
  • Performing preventative maintenance.
  • Handle repairs and maintenance.
  • Oversee contractors when professional repairs are necessary.
  • Diagnose mechanical issues and correct them.
  • Repairing machines, equipment, or structures as necessary.

 

Qualifications

  • Ability and desire to work with a multicultural team.
  • Proven maintenance experience.
  • Knowledge of and ability to work with diesel engines.
  • Skilled in the use of hand and power tools.
  • Ability to take apart machines, equipment, or devices to remove and replace defective parts.
  • Ability to check blueprints, repair manuals, or parts catalogs as necessary.
  • Experience with precision measuring instruments or electronic testing devices.
  • Experience performing routine maintenance.
  • Strong organizational and follow up skills.
  • Ability to maintain focus while working individually.
  • Strong time management skills.

 

If interested please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Molly Little at [email protected].

Early Childhood Development Coordinator

The primary responsibility of the Early Childhood Development Coordinator is to develop and support the implementation of activities and initiatives that are applicable and beneficial to the development of the toddlers and children residing at GLA both short and long term. This position reports directly to the Children and Family Assistance Program director, Magaly Francoise.

 

Responsibilities.

Promote and Support Children’s Development and Caregiver Engagement

  • Create and integrate individual and group child development activities in order to provide the most appropriate and comprehensive programs to children residing at GLA. 
  • Assess the physical health, well-being, growth and development of young children.
  • Identify student’s and children’s’ trauma induced needs and provide appropriate responses.
  • Monitor children’s progress adapting programs as necessary for their desired outcomes. 
  • Participate in the orientation, recruitment and selection of local staff and international volunteers.
  • Support the onboarding of new staff and volunteers by coordinating opportunities for staff to learn basic child psychology and foundational childhood development needs.
  • Provide leadership, motivate and encourage childcare volunteers and staff to perform their responsibilities effectively and efficiently.
  • Develop an effective team of childcare staff, encouraging team participation in problem solving and developing improved operational practices in the GLA children’s homes.
  • Report, update and maintain accurate and detailed records in an internal database system.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in early childhood education, training/development, psychology, or a related field. (Or a combination of equivalent experience and training).
  • Understanding of the impact and effect trauma has on all stages of development.
  • Possess flexibility, creativity, and ingenuity.
  • Problem-solving, strategic thinking, negotiation, and sounds judgment
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the practices and principles of Early Childhood Education, including curriculum, assessment, individualized learning, continuity of care, and teacher/caregiver/home visitor training and supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to and work effectively with individuals of diverse cultures, backgrounds, experiences, and abilities.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work as part of a team, communicate effectively both orally and in writing, receive and provide feedback, and manage dynamic interchanges in meetings.
  • Willingness to comply with the established agency and government performance standards.

 

If interested please send your resume, cover letter, and 3 references to Molly Little at [email protected].

Volunteers & Teams

Volunteers needed for 2020

Volunteers needed for 2020 for 2 weeks or longer to help with the infants and children. We especially need some volunteers who can be on a waiting list so if people cancel, we will still have enough volunteers to come and do the work! 

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Teams needed for 2020

Teams can be two to fourteen people if you come together for a week. GLA usually only accepts teams for two weeks each month, so the schedule fills up fast.  If you want to bring a team to GLA, please reserve a week quickly.  We also have openings any week for some small building teams (plumbers, electricians, carpenters, etc) . Teams usually come for one week.

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