Special Education Intervention Methodology Advisor
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
The PCRV will work with 3 CAR centers that are located in the same district and within the same block to support the staff and the population served within their target intervention areas. Specifically, the PCRV will conduct an assessment of the intervention methodology of the permanent care staff, prepare a joint work plan for the transfer of skills, and develop a proposed protocol for special education intervention for children, adolescents and young people with intellectual disabilities. The PCRV will also provide training to permanent care personnel on the topics identified in the assessment and develop a monitoring tool for the application of the Educational Intervention Protocol to girls, boys, adolescents and young people with intellectual disabilities. The overall goal of this assignment is to support and train USPPD and CAR personnel with new strategies, methodologies and techniques for the reformulation of the design for a special education intervention protocol for children, adolescents and young people with intellectual and mental disabilities.
Please note that this position is one of several that will depart for service in Peru at the same time. It is unlikely that the departure date will change but applicants will be notified if the date does change. Please only apply if you are available on the date listed and if you can serve for the entire duration of the project.
• Minimum of 2 years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young people with intellectual disabilities.
• 1 to 2 years’ of experience with intervention methodology for people with disabilities, including monitoring and evaluation of interventions.
• An advanced level of Spanish in order to be able to carry out the training for our personnel and be able to communicate and transfer the required skills to the staff.
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 Peru
- Peru may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: insulin-dependent diabetes; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; ongoing counseling.
- The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified.
- Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified.
- After arrival in Peru, 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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