Missionary Positions Needed

The Hirai Family Mission (HFM) is seeking qualified, service-orientated volunteers to serve, teach, and tutor at CAMP - Centro de Aprendezaje | Manos de Paz -- learning center that acts much like a private school for teens in highschool.

The students accepted into CAMP are kids that:
1. Are neither enrolled in High School, nor working
2. Are at least one year behind
3. Have significant obstacles that keep them from attending regular school.


Current positions available:

  • Teacher position.
  • Assistant position.

Teacher Position
  • Teaching and/or tutoring adolescents in a classroom setting at our education institute / learning Center:
  • Individual tutoring and mentoring.
  • The teaching position is an unpaid, missionary position.


Overview of Duties
3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) for a 8 hours day at the institute. Which requires in classroom teaching approximately 4 to 10 students. Ages range from 14 - 20 years old.
40 hours a week. 8 hours per day. Some in classroom days will run longer than eight hours, with a field trip or special activities. In this case, preparation days can be shortened.
Time will be spent in travel, class preparation, teaching, individual tutoring, and one-on-one mentoring.
Tuesday and Thursday require class preparation, grading, and other required documentation. As well as individual tutoring hours, by phone or in person and mentor time.


Weekly classroom activities include, but are not limited to:
Teaching Science, English, Spanish, Civics, Social studies, and Math.
- All Curriculum provided
Assisting and/or teaching the following:
Teaching life skills classes.
Additional classes include home economics, sports, music, science labs and field trips
The position is unpaid. Room and board are arranged for a fee of $500/m covering a bedroom (same-sex if with a roommate), and 2 meals/day. Housing is arranged with local Costa Rican families to facilitate language immersion and refine Spanish language skills.


Transportation is provided to and from work/ministry projects, classes, and events. Public transportation is available for personal time to explore Costa Rica.

Teachers will report directly to CAMP directors. All teachers will be trained on curriculum and expectations. Weekly meeting and review time will be scheduled to evaluate performance, provide encouragement and training and customize the learning process for the students. The position will require working closely with us as we refine curriculum and processes.
Volunteers come to Costa Rica on a tourist visa, and make a ‘border-run’ every 90 days to renew the visa either in Panama or Nicaragua.
Position available
2018 Teacher Position
- School year is from February 2018 to the end of November 2018.
Candidates
Teachers, educators, missionaries, recent college graduates, and ministry-minded people may apply.
Requirements
High school graduate, valid driver’s license, background check, application, two references.
Spanish Language fluent
Christian
Education Preferred, but not required: Education majors, Spanish majors, education professionals, or ministry professionals.
One year commitment.
This positions is for people who have a heart for service and want to make a difference in young peoples' life. A desire to not only teach facts, but to share the hope found in Jesus and really pour into the lives of others.This position requires a long term commitment--it is not for someone wanting a short term experience.

Assistant Position
Assist teacher in classroom
one-on-one tutoring
teach one time or unit projects and or activites


Overview of Duties
3 days a week (Monday, Wednesday, Friday) for a 8 hours day at the institute. Which requires assisting in the classroom with teacher and approximately 4 to 10 students. Ages range from 14 - 20 years old.
40 hours a week. 8 hours per day. Some in classroom days will run longer than eight hours, with a field trip or special activities. In this case, preparation days can be shortened.
Time will be spent in travel, individual tutoring, and one-on-one mentoring.
Tuesday and Thursday require individual tutoring hours, by phone or in person and mentor time.

Weekly classroom activities include, but are not limited to:
Assisting in Science, English, Spanish, Civics, Social studies, and Math.

Assisting and/or teaching the following:
Teaching life skills classes.
Additional classes include home economics, sports, music, science labs and field trips
The position is unpaid. Room and board are arranged for a fee of $500/m covering a bedroom (same-sex if with a roommate), and 2 meals/day. Housing is arranged with local Costa Rican families to facilitate language immersion and refine Spanish language skills.


Transportation is provided to and from work/ministry projects, classes, and events. Public transportation is available for personal time to explore Costa Rica.

Teachers will report directly to CAMP directors. All assistants will be trained. Weekly meeting and review time will be scheduled to evaluate performance, provide encouragement and training and customize the learning process for the students.


Volunteers come to Costa Rica on a tourist visa, and make a ‘border-run’ every 90 days to renew the visa either in Panama or Nicaragua.

Application Process
Complete online application, essays, and references.
Phone interview and Skype/Facetime interview.
Background check, any additional information required.
Final Interview, approval, and letter of acceptance to be signed.
Rolling enrollment. Apply for current open positions, or be wait-listed for next available post.




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