Literacy Support Specialist
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
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.
• Three years of experience working in a school setting with students with or at risk of delayed literacy development
• 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 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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