Special Education Teacher & Program Support Volunteer
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
A Special Education Teacher & Program Support Volunteer, with a degree or certification related to special education and at least three years of experience in parent-child support programs for persons with disabilities, is needed to assist with the growth and coordination of the ECIP program, while also providing instructional support to the nearby Grenada School for Special Education. For ECIP, the PCRV will recruit, contact, and orient volunteers and families to the service, organize activities and develop IEPs for children in the program, and assist the team with fundraising for transportation subsidies and resources. For the Grenada School, the Volunteer will also provide quality, specialized instruction in literacy and numeracy to students with a range of mental, physical, and learning disabilities, guide and support staff in conducting individual student assessments and developing Individual Education Plans, and introduce best practices in literacy and numeracy and train staff to apply the practices in their instruction. The goal of this assignment is to build the capacity of the partners to provide quality special education services to children and families in Grenada.
Please note these are approximate departure dates and may change.
• 3-years work experience in parent-child support programs for persons (children 2-8 years) with disabilities and or respite care for families with children having a developmental delay.
• Experience in multicultural settings desirable, international experience an asset
• Administrative or project management skills strongly recommended
• Computer skills – word processing, excel, publisher, etc.
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 Eastern Caribbean
- Eastern Caribbean may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: 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 Eastern Caribbean, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot and 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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