Rehoboth

Children's Village

Assistant Teachers

Servant-minded, teacher’s assistants needed to work with our preschool to high school aged children. The teacher’s assistant will aid the main teachers and help in activities such as independent study, homework, classroom projects, or substitute for an ill teacher. We prefer the teacher’s assistant be aware of the ACE model or otherwise be willing to go for training.

Requirements

  • Willing to serve under the leadership of one of the main teachers.
  • Committed Christian
  • English mother tongue speaker
  • Able to commit for a minimum of 6 months, preferably 1 year.
  • Starting date – URGENT ASAP.
  • Able to raise own support as job is a volunteer role. Accommodation on site is provided.

Time

In this volunteer role we need someone to commit to a minimum of 6 months, preferably 1 year. We cannot take anyone for a shorter time period than this as there is a lot to learn in order to be effective in your work here. We also want to protect these vulnerable children as they already struggle to form healthy bonds and attachments to people. By not having too many people come in and out of their lives too quickly we can help foster healthy attachment and bonding. On the other hand, if you are able to come for longer we would discuss that option during the application process.

A Heart for God and for Children

In this role you must be a qualified preschool teacher; however, it is important that you also have a passion and love for children and have a desire to serve God through caring for and teaching them.

Finances

We provide volunteers with on-site accommodation (including lights and water) and the use of a Rehoboth vehicle for local transport. The cost for this is R1000 (ZAR) per month. In addition to this amount, you will need your flight costs, plus money for food, outings, internet use etc. Based on previous volunteers’ experience, we suggest you raise R3500 (ZAR) per month to cover all expenses. If you plan to do lots of tourist activities or go on a holiday then you will need more funding. See www.xe.com for conversion rates to different currencies.

Driver's License

One of the biggest tasks that all volunteers help with is transport of children. (To school activities, church, hospital appointments, sports practice, outings etc.). You need to have a valid driver’s license with at least one full year of driving experience, be able to drive a vehicle with a manual gearbox, and be able to drive on the left side of the road. The conditions of the roads in South Africa require confident, experienced drivers. Unfortunately, we cannot take on volunteers who do not meet this requirement. Rehoboth is far out of town and it places a large burden on other members of the team to drive unlicensed volunteers for groceries and outings.