Social Worker

Manos Felices, Christian School for the Deaf in Equatorial Guinea

About the organization

Manos Felices was founded in 2006 by Noreen Corey. It serves Deaf preschoolers to the sixth grade. The school has been known to enroll hearing special needs children. It currently employs approximately 12 nationals. At the end of the school year in June, 2021 there were 50 students. Working hours are between 7:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. Spanish and an upstart sign language system is used. State curriculum is used with various supplementary materials. The school is near Bata, Equatorial Guinea, but is located in a more rural area.

Duties

Social workers do not exist in E.G. Therefore, the job duties would be formed on site considering various factors and variables. However, some general job duties are mentioned below:

Act as a liaison between teachers and parents.
Act as an advocate for the students in and out of the school environment.
Under school and state authorities, work with at risk and/or abused children.
Teach the students directly. Possible workshops Topics: Problem-Solving, Grief, Drug Abuse. AIDS, and so forth.
Meet with individual students that need support during the school day.

Qualifications

A college degree in Social Work
At least 2 years of experience in the field
Speak and write functional Spanish
Willingness to learn the local sign language
A capacity to work with Special Needs Children and Teens in an Educational setting

Salary

negotiable

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Interested persons can receive further information by emailing Noreen Corey or calling (315) 746 2745 (includes Whatsapp). Facebook might be an option. Deaf applicants preferred.

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