Literacy Support Specialist
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
Seven Literacy Support Specialists, with an advanced relevant degree and at least 3 years’ professional experience working in 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 and the activities described above are subject to change as appropriate according to MoYESC priorities.
Please note these are approximate departure dates, but candidates should only apply if they are available to depart by 10-June-2018. Application reviews and interviews will occur on a rolling basis, so please consider applying as early as possible.
• Three years of experience working in a school setting with students with or at risk of delayed literacy development
• One year of experience providing professional development training to teachers
• Licensed teacher (active or inactive)
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.
Medical Considerations in Belize
- Belize may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; ongoing counseling.
- The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Vyvanse.
- Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified.
- After arrival in Belize, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.
Before you apply, please also review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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