Literacy Support Specialist
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Literacy Support Specialists, with a Bachelor's Degree including a strong literacy development component, a teaching license, and at least three years’ professional experience working in a school setting with students with or at risk of delayed literacy development literacy development are needed to work alongside Language Arts Education Officers and local teachers. The PCRVs will support QADS in developing and delivering continuous professional development workshops for Standard One teachers focused on conducting literacy screening and implementing strategies to support students who are struggling to develop literacy skills. The PCRVs will also deliver school-based coaching in literacy development to teachers, monitor the implementation of the Standard One literacy screening, assist teachers in analyzing the results, and attend and contribute to monthly planning meetings organized by QADS. The goal of this assignment is to build the capacity of the teachers to identify and address students’ literacy needs.
Please note that departure dates and other details of this project could change because of the uncertainties as Peace Corps and local partners resume volunteer operations. Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Belize together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
• Bachelor’s Degree with strong literacy development component
• Three years of experience working in a school setting with students with or at risk of delayed literacy development
• Licensed teacher (active or inactive)
• Ability to travel independently to schools in urban, near rural and remote rural areas, usually by public bus and in some cases walking some distance will be required.
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
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