Social Studies Teacher’s Assistant

Project Description

The Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf (CCCD) in Jamaica has requested the support of a Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) to serve as a Social Studies Teacher’s Assistant. CCCD provides the Deaf with an accessible education and authentic community through the operation of three residential schools and one Deaf village. The Knockpatrick campus school can serve more than 200 students at its peak, however there is a need for support to implement the curriculum in the areas of history, geography, politics, economics, and culture.

The PCRV will collaborate with Campus Managers to co-develop appropriate strategies to improve the skills and knowledge of students in history, geography, politics, economics, and culture. They will also co-develop assessment methods to assess and track the progress of students and evaluate sessions. As appropriate, the PCRV may also assist in the preparation and development of teaching materials and teaching programs. The overall goal of the assignment is to strengthen CCCD's efforts to support students to learn sign language, gain an education, obtain vocational skills, and ultimately go out into the world.

Candidates selected for this position will be arriving in Jamaica together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.

Partner Information

Caribbean Christian Centre for the Deaf (CCCD)

Required Skills

• Bachelor’s degree in education, history, geography, or a related discipline.
• Able to communicate in American Sign Language
• At least 2 years’ experience teaching Social Studies or related content

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.

Serving in Jamaica

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Medical Considerations

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