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I AM YOU Preschool Assistant

Posted:
8. December 2017
urgency:
medium
Organisation:
Tags: education | Greece: Central (Athens area) | admin / coordination | arts / sports / music | work with kids | long-term | welcome anytime | ongoing

Duration :  1 - 3 months ideally

CONTEXT

I AM YOU is a volunteer organization currently operating in one refugee camp within central Greece. Our mission is to better serve displaced populations in Greece and fight prejudice by putting our common humanity first. We envision a world free of prejudice; where dignity and respect are rights, not privileges.

Volunteering with I AM YOU means that you will join a dynamic team of individuals who work together to support our work while bringing a sense of humanity by improving the lives of displaced men, women and children. Our organization focuses on human-to-human aid, putting volunteers at the forefront of our work and building our organization from their skills and experience. We celebrate the diversity in our team and believe it makes us stronger.

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION

The assistant will directly support the implementation of the Preschool program. The main purpose of the position is to implement psychosocial and recreational activities for refugee children in order to create a safe and protective environment in Ritsona camp.

He/she is responsible for overseeing the care of the children during her/his sessions, while facilitating activities she/he runs with a child-friendly approach; ensuring that the children are free from any form of stress while feeling safe and secure is the main duty of the assistant.

He/She will be trained in specific methods of psychosocial activities and raise awareness around child-protection issues.

MAIN RESPONSIBILITIES

Implement recreational and psychosocial activities:

  • Plan and prepare activities under the supervision of the teacher, based on children’s needs while adapting to their culture
  • Participate  in the design of new psychosocial activities for vulnerable children
  • Use participatory approach
  • Involve parents in activities
  • Take daily attendance of participants

Child protection:

  • Ensure a safe and friendly atmosphere at all times during activities
  • Promote inclusion and equal access to every child
  • Identify and report any child protection issues to his/her manager
  • Maintain strict confidentiality regarding information of beneficiaries

JOB REQUIREMENTS

  • Past experience as animator/facilitator and/or technical experience in running activities for children (asset)
  • Acknowledges and respects gender, cultural, ethical, social, and religious constraints
  • Demonstrates an understanding and desire of working with children in a particularly vulnerable environment
  • Interest in working with migrant and refugee children
  • Good written communication skills
  • Team player mentality and creative problem-solver
  • Capacity to work in fast-paced and emotionally-intense contexts
  • Good command of the English language
  • Basic IT knowledge (asset)
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic about the work required
  • Police/Background Check is also required for this position
  • Must be over 24 years old
  • University degree in Education/Social Work/Psychology (asset)
  • Language skills in Arabic and/or Kurdish (asset)
  • Technical experience in a humanitarian aid context (asset)
  • Knowledge of Child Safeguarding Policies and Child Protection Minimum Standards (asset)

Transversal Skills:

Autonomous, dynamic, empathetic, thorough, organized self-starter with solid interpersonal skills.

IMPORTANT INFO

The work is voluntary and the ideal candidate will be available for at least two or three months ideally. You will not receive any economic compensation and volunteers are expected to pay for their own flights and meals during their stay. I AM YOU sponsors volunteers with shared transport on location and special rates for accommodation.

TO APPLY

Apply at http://iamyou.se/volunteer/


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