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Position Title: Classroom Teacher/Community Outreach Call ID: MENA.ALC.2021.01
Request Num: SR21955 Date Call was Listed: Mar 18, 2021
Status: Active Last Updated: Mar 18, 2021
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  6 3 0 6
Position Description
Country: Lebanon
Calling Organization: Adventist Learning Center
Position Type(s): Teaching – Elementary, Teaching – ESL, Teaching – Secondary, Urban Centers of Influence (UCI)
Length of Service: 10-24 months
Who makes Final Decision:  
Beginning Date: Aug 23, 2021 
Ending Date: Jun 3, 2022
Urgent? No
Application Deadline: May 24, 2021
Cancel call if not filled by: Aug 16, 2021
Duties:     We are seeking adventurous, creative, and outgoing, Adventist volunteers to teach Syrian refugee children currently living in Lebanon. Volunteers will work at a small Center of Influence providing alternative education to 115 refugee children ages 6-14 who have not been in school for several years due to war and other factors. Volunteers can expect to teach four days a week between 9am - 3pm. Afternoon hours on work days are spent in home visits and other interactions with families. While working with us, volunteers have the opportunity to develop Arabic conversational skills through daily interactions with the community and children. 

Volunteers will teach a classroom of 12-15 children who may be the age of the grade listed, but likely whose english skills are not at the grade level listed. Volunteer Teaches will be responsible to utilize the resources provided to create and implement a curriculum and activities that will encourage curiosity and facilitate active hands-on learning that pushes kids to catch up to their grade level in english. Volunteer Teachers will be provided with a list of key competences that children of this age/grade level should know and then they will have the flexibility and liberty to create projects that will help them to teach the competences they choose. Training and support will be provided to each volunteer to ensure they are able to create and implement successful projects.

A dual focus of the Center of Influence is to engage the families of the children. This involves home visits, parent small groups, bible studies, and other activities after school hours.
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date: Aug 23, 2021
Voice tape/phone interview required? Yes
Institution requires signed agreement?  No
Acceptable Dress: Acceptable Dress: Women: Dresses or skirts below the knee; jeans, capris, or dress pants; blouses, t-shirts, etc. Shorts or any other clothing you want are acceptable outside of the school and community we work in. Men: Jeans, slacks, knee length shorts, dress shirts or t-shirts.
Unacceptable Dress:  Nothing above the knee - no shorts, spaghetti strap/sheer/ or low cut blouses or dresses while at work or in the community surrounding the school. Outside of this area any of the above are permitted and worn by the locals.
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   Stipend is adequate to cover housing. Teachers may arrange housing according to their own preference or request the calling organization to organized a shared apartment, if there are enough teachers wanting to rent together.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: 20-60 years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions:
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:   College graduate preferred or retired teacher. Also will accept student missionaries with adequate experience and skill. Other qualifications: Strong communication skills; ability to build positive relationships with children and co-workers; conflict resolution skills; ability to adapt and interact well in an intercultural environment. Creativity, flexibility, able to utilize a particular topic to teach a variety of skills/subjects. Familiarity with informal education/Project Based Learning/Problem Based Learning/homeschool/unschooling/free schools/Montessori/etc.
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required, Arabic(Average) Optional
Minimum Education Preferred:  4+ Years College/Univ
Concentration: Education preferred, but any considered with experience and passion for teaching.
Trade/Skills: n/a
Finances
Currency: Pounds, Lebanon
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Calling Organization    
Medical / Inoculations   N/A    
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor   Volunteers Responsibility  
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   N/A   Volunteers Responsibility  
Local Travel   Volunteer/Sponsor   8,000 lira is paid for travel to and from work. All other travel is the volunteers responsibility.  
Travel (Children)   N/A    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor   Volunteers responsibility  
Insurance   Calling Organization   For Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For international volunteers serving in NAD: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Accommodations   Volunteer/Sponsor   Volunteer  
Utilities   Volunteer/Sponsor   Volunteer  
Food / Meals   Shared   Lunch is provided on school days. All other meals are the volunteers responsiblity.  
Monthly Living Allowance   Calling Organization   LBP 3,400,000LL  
Other   Calling Organization    
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Beirut
Airport: Rafic al Hariri Airport
Travel from Airport to Destination: taxi or be picked up
Required Inoculations none
Other Medical Recommendations
Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: tourist
    Who Applies: calling orgnaization
Work Permit Required? Yes  Who Applies: calling organization
Police Clearance Required: No
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   Yes
Send papers to: [email protected]
Deadline: Aug 15, 2021
Visa/Travel Details: It takes more than a month to get a travel visa that can later be changed into a residence permit. You should not book your flight until the visa is approved from Lebanon. You will need to apply for a second visa on arrive and pay $37 cash. Save the receipt for this and ALC will reimburse you.
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Adventist Learning Center
Calling Division: Middle East and North Africa Union Mission
Calling Union: East Mediterranean Region
Calling Conference:
Country: Lebanon
Region:
Supervisor
Supervisor: Alonso, Iago
Title: Coordinator
Additional Information
Work schedule: Monday - Thursday 8:15-3 teaching; With afternoon visiting or family programs. We function on a 40 hour work week. Volunteers are expected to participate and assist with House of Prayer, the Sabbath worship service at ALC at least 2 Sabbaths a month.
Approved By:   Alexis Hurd, Project Director for Adventist Learning Center on Mar 11, 2021. Entered by: Hurd-Shires, Alexis