EDUCATORS/INSTRUCTORS – full-time or part-time

Due to expansion of services in the field of drug rehabilitation, The Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Drug Abusers (Caritas Malta) invites applications for the role of Educators/Instructors to teach applied pottery AND applied woodwork on the Tal-Ibwar Adolescents Therapeutic Services project on a full-time basis. Individuals who are skilled in either one of the above-mentioned subjects are encouraged to apply with the possibility to be considered for part-time employment.

Overview of the Role

The educator/instructor has an integral role at Caritas Tal-Ibwar Adolescents Therapeutic Services (CIATS). They are entrusted with enabling the adolescents’ educational experience in pottery and woodwork and facilitating the adolescents’ performance to achieve accreditations in the subjects. In fulfilling such role the selected applicant needs to adopt an applied methodology for teaching and learning, with a clear emphasis in implementing hands-on approach sessions.

Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and preparing of lessons which are in line with the National Minimum Curriculum (NMC) and Directorate for Qualification and Standard in Education (DQSE) Applied Award Programme;
  • Delivering lessons which are practical, interesting and relevant to the adolescents’ inquisitiveness;
  • Preparing and supporting an individualised educational programme (IEP) according to each adolescent’s education level and readiness for learning, based on the individual strengths needs and interests;
  • Assessing the adolescents’ progress;
  • Compiling learning portfolios to record the adolescents’ progress and achievements; and
  • Liaising and cooperating with other educators, therapeutic facilitators and psycho-social professionals to enable an overall learning and therapeutic experience for all adolescents at Caritas Tal-Ibwar.

It is also expected that the educators/instructors respect and adhere to the therapeutic models and ethos of CIATS. The required training will be provided to the right applicant/s.

Criteria

The individuals interested in this role shall meet the following requirements:

  • Be in possession of a recognised qualification in the applied area of study

OR

  • Have five (5) years teaching experience

OR

  • Have a Teacher’s Certificate or have successfully completed the Graduate Teacher’s Course;
  • Have good interpersonal skills, creativity, and an ability to engage with adolescents;
  • Be mature with sound moral values;
  • Able to work in a team;
  • Possess good verbal and written communication in both Maltese and English;
  • Be IT literate;
  • Is willing to attend on-going training and keep abreast with new practices in the education and substance abuse sectors; and
  • Preferably have previous experience in working with adolescents with problematic substance use or adolescents with SEBD, with a proven track record.

Whilst preference will be given to educators/instructors with a permanent teaching warrant, those not in a possession of such a Teacher’s Warrant may also apply, given they fulfill the abovementioned requirements. However, if chosen, they need to apply for a Temporary Teacher’s Warrant according to MEDE requirements for the same subject taught.

Interested individuals are invited to send their CV together with a covering letter to the Human Resources Manager via email on vacancies@caritasmalta.org. Qualifications and experience claimed must be supported by certificates and/or testimonials. The deadline for submissions is Thursday 31st December 2020.

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