The role holder will have detailed understanding of RTI’s Child Safeguarding and protection Policy as they will be involved in programmes for children.
ECD psychosocial facilitator will work with other members of RTI team providing psychosocial and Preschool education support for refugee children, youth and families living in northern Greece.
Under the supervision from ECD Coordinator, they will be planning, delivering and evaluating activities for children and their families.
They will also support programme development and implementation and ensure that the objectives of the ECD programme are met supporting refugees in their changing circumstances and integration.
KEY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY
Implementation of Early childhood development activities for refugee children, youth and their families.
Understanding, adhering and implementing programme values and strategy as set by the leadership team.
Plan and deliver psychosocial and educational activities and sessions for groups of children according to the children’s age and needs based on the curriculum principles and objectives.
Support the development / design of ECD activity guideline to ensure that the programme implementation is done in line with the programme guidelines and standards.
Documenting the work that is being done for monitoring and evaluation including immaculate data entry and report-writing purposes including case studies.
Develop and deliver training sessions for volunteers and educational staff of RTI’S ECD Manual.
Identify children with special needs and child protection cases and act in the best interest of the child.
Attend and participate in team meetings and team building activities.
Participate actively in supervision and training and continuously update knowledge and skills ensuring that the programme benefit from the latest evidence on ECD.
Plan and carry out family meetings and outreach activities.
Develop and participate other psychosocial groups.
Support ECD programme coordinator in other activities if necessary.
SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS (our Values in Practice)
Holds self-accountable for making decisions, managing resources efficiently, achieving and role modelling RTI values.
Enjoys the company of children.
Able to be joyful, playful and fun with children
Able to connect with others, understand their feelings and support them.
Shows ability to solve problems.
Able to work under stress and remain calm.
Responds to children positively and helps them express their feelings.
Approachable, good listener, easy to talk to; builds and maintains effective relationships with colleagues, Members and external partners and supporters.
Works collaboratively to achieve shared goals and thrives on diversity of people and perspectives.
Communicates clearly and confidently with others.
Invests time and energy to actively develop self.
Develops and implements innovative solutions to adapt and succeed in ever-changing and uncertain global and working environments.
Knows how to make the curriculum engaging and how to adapt to varying styles of learning among children.
Honest, encourages openness and transparency, builds trust and confidence.
Displays consistent excellent judgement
Remains flexible in changing circumstances.
Shows resilience in the face challenges.
Shows ability to work independently.
Able to adapt and work easily with people who have different personalities, backgrounds, cultures, lifestyle and learning style.
Uses patience with children.
Able to keep children feel safe emotionally and physically.
Respects children different background and culture.
Respects child’s rights.
QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE
University degree in a relevant field (Primary education, early Childhood Development studies, preschool education, expressive art therapist).
Fluent in English. Arabic / Kurdish / Turkish is an important advantage.
Knowledge and experience of implementing education and PSS activities for children and their parents.
Experience of working with children.
Experience working with refugees, immigrants or other vulnerable groups is an asset.
Capacity to manage self and others in context of crises.
Experience of cross culture work.
Ability to work underprivileged settings.
If you’re interested please send us your CV and Cover Letter at maria refugeetrauma.org by Monday 4th March 2019.