Occupational Therapy Advisor
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A PCRV, with a bachelor’s degree in Education or other relevant field, one year of international experience in education, tutoring, and literacy instruction, 3 years’ work experience with children (with children 5 – 12 years of age), and experience in occupational therapy assessment is needed to provide training and develop therapeutic strategies for faculty and students being utilized to help the children in need of that service. The Occupational Therapy Advisor will guide the CARE Centre’s staff on their work with parents in promoting the early detection of disabilities of children in order to assess their development, assist teachers to work with parents to develop local instruments capable of diagnosing various disabilities in the cultural context of the Jamaica/Caribbean society, conduct research, and collate information and disseminate the results to interested parties who are operating in the field of Special Education and General Education in Jamaica. The overall goal of this assignment is to educate parents and teachers through workshops and seminars about occupational therapy strategies.
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 Jamaica together as a group, so while the departure dates for the whole group could change, dates cannot be changed for individual candidates.
• Bachelors Degree in Education, or related field
• 1 year international experience in education, tutoring, literacy instruction
• 3 years work experience with and on behalf of children 5-12 years of age
• Experience in Occupational Therapy assessment
• Ability to conduct staff development training
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• Experience in interacting with school personnel
• Experience in working with adults (training)
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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