Grade 4 and 5 Class Teacher

  • Mid-level, Volunteer opportunity
  • Posted on 9 February 2021
  • Dakar, Senegal
  • Closing on 11 March 2021
  • Current

Job Description

Our Academy exists to educate and support the children of our long-term volunteers.

Come help ensure our students are getting

the best and most unique education available! 

Minimum 2-year commitment

About the role:

The Grade 4 & 5 Class Teacher provides an engaging classroom within a multi-cultural and community-centered environment for learning and growing with children ages nine to eleven.

As a flexible individual, the Grade 4 & 5 Class Teacher provides instruction through the lens of a Christian worldview to students on a vast array of subjects. In addition, as an autonomous teacher, there is room to plan adventurous outings with your students!

What you’ll contribute:

  • Create and deliver developmentally appropriate lesson plans for math, language arts, Bible, science, social studies, and life skills
  • Contribute to school rhythms, such as: staff meetings, student progress meetings, parent meetings, and professional development reading groups
  • Maintain records of each students’ progress throughout the year with summative and formative assessment
  • Demonstrate a readiness to help when needed with projects and events in the school
  • Exemplify professionalism in and ability to prioritize your assignments and duties
  • Ability to live in and contribute to community life, requiring stable and healthy interpersonal skills

For this role, you’ll need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education from an accredited college or university
  • Two years classroom teaching experience is preferred
  • Current teaching certificate is required
  • Completion of Mercy Ships On Boarding Program will be required
  • Successful completion of the Child Safety Screening Process, which includes background / criminal records check
  • A working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications is required. Possess aptitude for learning new computer applications

About the Organization

Mercy Ships began our mission to provide hope and healing to those in need in 1978. Each year we send hospital ships filled with volunteer professionals who selflessly provide life-changing surgeries to children and adults who otherwise would go without. Together we are saving lives.

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