Volunteer Refugee English Teacher

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Date Posted: 15th March 2022

Work in Greece for a grassroots, humanitarian NGO and teach refugees and asylum seekers!

Greece > Ioannina

Full-time

  • Salary
    Voluntary
  • Degree Required
    Yes
  • Recruiter
    Second Tree
  • Description
    We are looking for volunteer teachers for a minimum commitment of 10 weeks, to deliver English classes to refugees and asylum seekers in Ioannina and the Epirus region. The ideal candidate(s) will have experience teaching English as a foreign/second language and will possess a strong understanding of or passion for the context we work in (refugee crisis). Experience delivering educational activities to vulnerable populations is a strong advantage.

    The role will include:

    -Delivering daily classes to the population at assigned site;
    -Preparing class materials;
    -Ensuring student engagement and progress;
    -Working closely with the Programme Manager to ensure the programme is being delivered to the expected standards of Second Tree;

    Skills Required:

    -Degree in teaching and/or Certification in English language teaching (TEFL Level 5 certificate);
    -Be accountable and efficient, making sure that tasks that you take up are completed in the agreed timeframe
    -Be honest and transparent, being able to give and receive feedback in the most straightforward way
    -Have a strong sense of humour, being able to make fun of yourself is key
    -Care for people, the interests of the people we work with should always be your first concern
    -Instil the values above in the people that work with you
    -Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-level classroom;
    -Ability to work independently and in a team;
    -Ability to meet deadlines and manage own workload;
    -Ability to work in a high-intensity environment;
    -Adaptable, flexible attitude and approach to teaching and classroom management;
    -Strong communication, inter-personal and writing skills;
    -Ability to communicate in an open, honest, direct manner;

    Skills Desired:

    -Experience working in the refugee context;
    -Experience working with vulnerable populations;

    Although acquiring certification is the intended long-term objective, we expect our teachers to ensure that the following objectives are realized in the immediate term:

    -To support the psycho-social and intellectual development of refugees and asylum seekers
    -To empower them with interpersonal – and life – skills
    -To enable access to quality learning resources
    -To develop their English language skills in preparation for certification
    -To strengthen their ability to enter formal education and/or the workplace
    -To foster their integration into European society

    How to Apply:

    Please send the following:

    1) Your CV

    2) Your cover letter

    3) Copy of your teaching qualifications

    In your mail, please:

    4) Put “English Teacher Candidate” as the subject line

    5) Specify the dates you would be available to volunteer (starting date and length)

    6) At the end of the email, copy-paste the link of the ad you are responding to

    If the application includes all of these we will get back to you in a maximum of 48hs.
  • Benefits
    • Travel: All work-related travel is covered
  • Requirements
    • Level 5 TEFL certificate
    • Fluent in English
  • Date Posted
    27th May 2020

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