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Reading Specialist

  VF78U4 Adventist Volunteer Service
  Pohnpei SDA School


Responsibilities

Will assist the classroom teacher in meeting the reading needs of assigned students.
Specific performance responsibilities include:

  • Screen students to establish proper reading level placement.
  • Assist classroom teachers in the selection of students needing special reading instruction.
  • Provide diagnostic, prescriptive and evaluative service for identified students.
  • Provide individual and small group instruction for identified students.
  • Confer with the administration on the needs of the reading program.
  • Function as a reading resource teacher to regular classroom teachers by assisting them in organizing their reading program, selecting materials, suggesting teaching techniques and relating their instructional program to the special needs of students.
  • Give demonstration lessons in the teaching of reading as required.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Will be involved in all aspects of teaching reading classes, including lesson planning, grading, classroom management, counseling, instruction, supervision and extra-curricular activities.

  • To teach the above mentioned class and to undertake such extra-­curricular activities and supervisory duties as administration may assign.
  • By precept and example the employee will seek to uphold Christ as Friend and Lord and will endeavor to lead students to a similar understanding.
  • Maintain careful records of attendance and scholastic performance in the register and grade book for that purpose; make course outlines and lesson plans as prescribed by the administration.
  • Maintain proper control of the students’ behavior in the classroom, school grounds and premises in accordance with the rules and regulations stipulated in the Handbook.
  • Maintain neatness and cleanliness in the classroom and school grounds; create visual aids, posters and displays in bulletin boards, thus supporting a positive learning environment; be responsible for janitorial work in and around classroom and undertake supervisory duties at lunch hour, and in other times in rotation with other teachers.
  • Attend regular staff meetings as scheduled and other meetings and events even after school; join in‐service sessions and workshops in order to maintain or increase his/her level of teaching skills.
  • Undertake any other duties and responsibilities considered as part of normal load; will work in harmony with school programs and activities outlined in the Staff Handbook/Bulletin, and other directives set forth by the Board and administration.
  • Regularly attend weekend services and will assist in church programs according to talents and abilities. (Sabbath School classes for all ages that need leaders and assistants, Pathfinder Club, youth meetings during the week, door-to-door visits, prison ministry, Bible studies, and other outreach as needed…the ministries that can be joined in are extensive and many more could be led by you!)

Qualifications

  • Language: English
  • Education: Bachelors
  • Gender: Either
  • Age: 20+
  • Marital Status: Single

Attire

Men teach in long pants (no jeans) but may wear shorts off campus or after school. Men must wear collared shirts to church meetings. Women must always wear loose fitting skirts and dresses past the knee when going off campus or "in public" on campus. Women may wear modest shorts, slacks or pants only on campus in the evening or when exercising.

Men teach in long pants (no jeans) but may wear shorts off campus or after school. Men must wear collared shirts to church meetings. Women must always wear loose fitting skirts and dresses past the knee when going off campus or "in public" on campus. Women may wear modest shorts, slacks or pants only on campus in the evening or when exercising.

Accomodations

May share apartment with other volunteers, Water and electricity are dependable, furniture is basic and minimal. Some housekeeping supplies are provided. Volunteer provides their own single-bed sheets, pillow, and towels.

Living There

Pohnpei State, one of 4 states in the country of the Federated States of Micronesia, consists of several beautiful tropical islands and atolls. Our Pohnpei SDA School is located on the main island, called Pohnpei, where the FSM capital is also located at the village of Palikir. Our campus contains housing for volunteer staff. This K-12 school is a blessing to over 300 students taught by AVS missionaries and local teachers. 

Included

  • Local Travel
  • Travel to and From Location
  • Utilities
  • Monthly Living Allowance - USD $715.75/month depending on years of experience  
  • Insurance
  • Accommodations  -  Shared, 10% of montlhy allowance ($71.57) 

Not Included

  • Visa
  • Travel to and From Location
  • Food/Meals
  • Medical/Inoculations
  • Accommodations  -  Shared, 10% of montlhy allowance ($71.57) 

Compensation

Monthly Living Allowance - USD $715.75/month depending on years of experience  

Restrictions

No child accommodations

Additional Information

Photo by Ben White on Unsplash

Orientation Information: Plan to arrive at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, on Friday, July 31, 2020, for Orientation meetings which begin at 6:15 p.m. that evening. Departure to your island school will be on Wednesday, August 5, 2020, on flight UA154, arriving on Thursday, August 6, 2020.

Summary


Will be involved in all aspects of teaching these classes. Includes lesson planning, grading, classroom management, counseling, instruction, supervision and extra-curricular activities.


Pohnpei, Micronesia

On site

10-12 Months

July 2020-July 2022

Age 21-70


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