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Peace Corps Jobs – Youth Development Specialist

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Job Description:

A Peace Corps Response Volunteer (PCRV) is needed to serve as a Youth Development Specialist in Student Life with the Ministry of Public Education. The Pedagogical Advisory Department within MEP is the local authority for all public education programs related to student life/affairs. These programs include Programa Convivir (focused on improving student relationships and a sense of community in schools), Mesoamerican Health Initiative (teenage pregnancy prevention program), Schools for a Change (gender equity & inclusion promotion program), Domestic Violence Network, specific guidance counseling programs, Unidad de Permanencia Reincorporación y Éxito Escolar (student dropout prevention program), among others. All of these programs are aimed at promoting participatory activities within schools in a sustainable manner, promoting sexual and reproductive health, strengthening positive human relationships within the educational community, as well as promoting positive relationships based on respect, participation, inclusion, identity, a sense of belonging, celebration of cultural and sexual diversity, and to promote academic success.

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Job Responsibilities:

A PCRV with a Masters in Social Work or related field and an advanced level of Spanish is needed to support these initiatives and contribute to the design of new strategies and methodologies to provide guidance and training for teachers, students and administrative staff of MEP’s Regional Office. The PCRV’s help will be needed to focus on preventative work using the restorative practices methodology for homeroom teachers in coordination with the Regional Guidance Advisor. The Volunteer will design and implement workshops and trainings on conflict prevention, sexual and reproductive health, and academic success along with implementing a monitoring system to measure the impact of the training and consultations provided to school staff. The goal of this assignment is to strengthen the student life programs and skills of school staff.

Job Details:

Company: Peace Corps

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Chicago, IL, US

Application Deadline: N/A

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