The assistant will directly support the implementation of the Preschool program. The main purpose of the position is to implement psycho-social and recreational activities for refugee children in order to create a safe and protective environment in Ritsona camp.
He/she is responsible for overseeing the care of the children during her/his sessions, while facilitating activities she/he runs with a child-friendly approach; ensuring that the children are free from any form of stress while feeling safe and secure is the main duty of the assistant.
He/She will be trained in specific methods of psycho-social activities and raise awareness around child-protection issues.
Implement recreational and psycho-social activities:
Plan and prepare activities under the supervision of the teacher, based on children’s needs while adapting to their culture
Participate in the design of new psychosocial activities for vulnerable children
Use participatory approach
Involve parents in activities
Take daily attendance of participants
Ensure a safe and friendly atmosphere at all times during activities
Promote inclusion and equal access to every child
Identify and report any child protection issues to his/her manager
Maintain strict confidentiality regarding information of beneficiaries
Skills and Experience
Past experience as animator/facilitator and/or technical experience in running activities for children (asset)
Acknowledges and respects gender, cultural, ethical, social, and religious constraints
Demonstrates an understanding and desire of working with children in a particularly vulnerable environment
Interest in working with migrant and refugee children
Good written communication skills
Team player mentality and creative problem-solver
Capacity to work in fast-paced and emotionally-intense contexts
Good command of the English language
Basic IT knowledge (asset)
Self-motivated and enthusiastic about the work required
Police/Background Check is also required for this position
Must be over 24 years old
University degree in Education/Social Work/Psychology (asset)
Language skills in Arabic and/or Kurdish (asset)
Technical experience in a humanitarian aid context (asset)
Knowledge of Child Safeguarding Policies and Child Protection Minimum Standards (asset)
Autonomous, dynamic, empathetic, thorough, organized self-starter with solid interpersonal skills.
The work is voluntary and the ideal candidate will be available for at least two or three months ideally. You will not receive any economic compensation and volunteers are expected to pay for their own flights and meals during their stay. I AM YOU sponsors volunteers with shared transport on location and special rates for accommodation.