About the Adult ESL Educator Position
We are seeking skilled ESL teachers willing to work for 90 day cycles on Lesvos, who are highly adaptable and able to carry out a variety of functions and roles, based on the unique needs of the team that comes together, as well as the context we are working within. Excellent team work and flexibility are essential for a successful placement. We have opportunities to partner with a like-minded organization to lead adult ESL classes to male and female adult refugees seeking asylum on the island of Lesvos. Certification and previous experience teaching ESL are highly valued, as is the ability to work with multiple levels of learners and experience working cross-culturally and in emergency/ crisis settings.
About Beyond Borders Lesvos Educational Project
Stranded on the island of Lesvos while papers are processed, asylum seekers live in a state of perpetual instability and crisis. For many families this means the continued, critical loss of education for their children.
On Lesvos we respond to this need by providing safe learning spaces where refugee children and adults come to build relationships with caring teachers and engage their minds to “learn to heal” and “heal to learn”. Our programs focus on preparing children to enter school. We explore numeracy, literacy, English language, art, music, and movement, providing a space where healing and learning are sacred and championed. We also partner with NGOs to provide English language programs for adult learners.
We greatly value persons with a heart to serve refugees and experience in ESL, adult education, early childhood education, elementary education, counselling/member care, and administration. We seek team players with a pioneer spirit, incredible flexibility, and initiative.
Beyond Borders Lesvos will develop and implement educational, play-based, hands-on and therapeutically-informed learning and recreational programming to children and youth on Lesvos.
We seek to provide for the overall well-being of refugee children and youth by attending to their psychological, social, emotional, educational, and spiritual needs.
We greatly value persons with a heart to serve refugees and experience in education, counselling, youth work, administration, development. We are looking for people with a pioneer spirit, incredible flexibility, and initiative.