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The Belize chapter of the Young Women's Christian Association is a member of the World YWCA, which is an international volunteer membership movement uniting some 25 million women in over 100 countries. The YWCA of the Caribbean region is all affiliated to the World YWCA whose common purpose is to develop the leadership and collective power of women and girls around the world to achieve human rights, health, security, dignity, freedom, justice, and peace for all people.

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#119 Cor. Freetown Rd. & St. Thomas Street, Belize City

T: 501-223-4971

E: bzeywca@gmail.com 

 

YWCA BELIZE - BELMOPAN BRANCH 

Independence Park, Belmopan

T:501-822 0472

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NEW VACANCIES

July 23, 2018

 

Vacancies for Instructors & Staff for Young Women’s Christian Association

 

The Young Women’s Christian Association (YWCA), located at cor. Freetown Road and St. Thomas Street, Belize City, Belize, has the following vacancies starting the September 2018/2019 school year.

 

Job Title:  Hospitality/Catering Instructor

 

YWCA is looking for a Hospitality/ Catering Instructor for its Helping Early Leavers Program. This is an adjunct instructor position. Successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to instruct in both the HELP program (day program) and the Adult Skills Program (evening program). The Hospitality/Catering Instructor will be directly supervised by HELP’s Administrative Principal.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to the policies regarding instructor conduct and performance

  • Create and maintain a professional teaching and learning environment

  • Implement skills training featuring both theoretical and practical components

  • Follow guidelines governing student supervision, performance, and evaluation

  • Develop and submit course outline prior to start of course/term

  • Prepare and submit weekly lesson plans

  • Report all problems and irregularities to the HELP Administrative Principal, after attempting to resolve issues within the classroom

  • Organize on the job training for Hospitality/Catering students and supervise, monitor and evaluate students during on-the-job training

  • Attend all staff meetings called by the General Manager and/or HELP Administrative Principal

  • Work closely with the YWCA Snack Shop Supervisor and Caterer for benefit of students and program

  • Make recommendations for improvement of  the program at the end of every term

  • Assist the HELP Administrative Principal in placing students upon graduation

  • Ensure efficient and appropriate use of supplies, equipment and facilities

Qualifications: Minimum of a valid Special License, Certificate or Diploma in technical area or other equivalent qualification. Relevant teaching experience and expertise in area being taught for at least 4 -5 years.

 

 

Job Title:  Sewing Instructor

 

YWCA is looking for a Sewing Instructor for its Helping Early Leavers Program. This is an adjunct instructor position. Successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to instruct in both the HELP program (day program) and the Adult Skills Program (evening program). The Sewing Instructor will be directly supervised by HELP’s Administrative Principal.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to the policies regarding instructor conduct and performance

  • Create and maintain a professional teaching and learning environment

  • Implement skills training featuring both theoretical and practical components

  • Follow guidelines governing student supervision, performance, and evaluation

  • Develop and submit course outline prior to start of course/term

  • Prepare and submit weekly lesson plans

  • Report all problems and irregularities to the HELP Administrative Principal, after attempting to resolve issues within the classroom

  • Organize on the job training for Sewing students and supervise, monitor and evaluate students during on-the-job training

  • Attend all staff meetings called by the General Secretary and/or HELP Administrative Principal

  • Make recommendations for improvement of  the program at the end of every term

  • Assist the HELP Administrative Principal in placing students upon graduation

  • Ensure efficient and appropriate use of supplies, equipment and facilities

Qualifications: Minimum of a valid Special License, Certificate or Diploma in technical area or other equivalent qualification. Relevant teaching experience and expertise in area being taught for at least 4 -5 years.

 

 

Job Title:  Cosmetology Instructor

 

YWCA is looking for a Cosmetology Instructor for its Helping Early Leavers Program. This is a part- time, adjunct instructor position. Successful candidate will be offered the opportunity to instruct in both the HELP Program (day program) and the Adult Skills Program (evening program). The Cosmetology Instructor will be directly supervised by HELP’s Administrative Principal

 

Responsibilities:

  • Adhere to the policies regarding instructor conduct and performance

  • Create and maintain a professional teaching and learning environment

  • Implement skills training featuring both theoretical and practical components

  • Integrate the salon business component into the training curriculum

  • Follow guidelines governing student supervision , performance, and evaluation

  • Develop and submit a course outline prior to start of course/term

  • Prepare and submit weekly lesson plans

  • Under the supervision of the HELP Administrative Principal, establish and monitor goals and targets for the salon and ensure profitability of salon activities

  • Report all problems and irregularities to the HELP Administrative Principal, after attempting to resolve issues within the classroom

  • Organize on the job training for Cosmetology  students and supervise, monitor and evaluate students during on-the-job training

  • Attend all staff meetings called by the General Secretary and/or HELP Administrative Principal

  • Make recommendations for improvement of  the program at the end of every term

  • Assist the HELP Administrative Principal in placing students upon graduation

  • Integrate the salon business component into the training curriculum

  • Ensure efficient and appropriate use of supplies, equipment and facilities

Qualifications: Minimum of a valid Special License, Certificate or Diploma in technical area or other equivalent qualification. Relevant teaching experience and expertise in area being taught for at least 4 -5 years.

 

 

Job Title:  HELP Administrative Principal

 

YWCA is looking for a full time member of staff to administer the overall operation of the Helping Early Leavers Program (HELP).  

The HELP Administrative Principal reports to and takes directions from the General Secretary.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Implement and maintain the HELP program policies and establish procedural guidelines

  • Assist in the recruitment and hiring of instructors

  • Contribute to the adherence  to policies governing student admission and conduct

  • Function as a conduit between teachers, parent/guardians , staff and management

  • Demonstrate initiative and foresight in administering and promoting the HELP program, which is YWCA’s educational skills training program from girls ages 13 -18 years

  • Oversee the operation of the revenue-producing components (snack shop, catering, beauty salon and sewing) of the HELP program

  • Operate with the staff and instructors of the HELP program to organize and operate profitable programs while providing maximum skills training

  • Assist and contributes to the promoting and marketing of the HELP program and the products and services provide through the HELP Program revenue-producing components

  • along with the General Manager and staff of the HELP program, take necessary steps to ensure profitability and sustainability of the Program

  • Require submission of instructor’s lesson plans, observe classroom techniques, evaluate student performance, review graduate placement success, monitor and evaluate instructor effectiveness.

  • Conduct formal annual performance appraisal for each instructor

  • Act as mediator for disputes involving student(s) and/or teacher(s)

  • Work with the YWCA Education Committee to evaluate effectiveness of and recommend changes to existing programs

  • Facilitate session for instructors due times of absenteeism

  • Provide ongoing support and offer constructive advice and feedback to instructors

  • Where necessary, conduct on-the-job-training and training workshops

  • Perform all other functions/tasks normally associated with administering the revenue generating  aspects of the program and managing an educational/training institution or delegated by General Secretary

Qualifications: Licensed Teacher with teaching and business experience. Preferably someone with at least 10 years of combined teaching and administrative experience. Business or entrepreneurship experience/knowledge is an asset. Must hold leadership certification and a minimum of a first Degree in Education.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

 

Job Title:  High School Prep Instructor

 

YWCA is looking for a High School Prep Instructor for its Helping Early Leavers Program. This is a full time position. Successful candidate will be directly supervised by HELP’s Administrative Principal.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and submit a course outline prior to start of classes

  • Prepare and submit weekly lesson plans

  • Design PSE class in a way that most effectively prepare students for the exam

  • Follow the PSE curriculum in designing and preparing classes

  • Adhere to the policies regarding instructor conduct and performance

  • Create and maintain a professional teaching and learning environment

  • Follow guidelines governing student supervision , performance, and evaluation

  • Under the supervision of the HELP Administrative Principal, establish and monitor goals and progress of each student

  • Report all problems and irregularities to the HELP Administrative Principal, after attempting to resolve issues within the classroom

  • Attend all staff meetings called by the General Secretary and/or HELP Administrative Principal

  • Make recommendations for improvement of  the program at the end of every term

  • Ensure efficient and appropriate use of supplies, equipment and facilities

Qualifications: Licensed Teacher with at least 10 years teaching experience at the primary school level. Familiarity with the PSE curriculum and experience teaching STD 6 is a must.

 

 

Job Title:  Caretaker

 

YWCA is looking for a Caretaker for its facilities at the Cor. Freetown Road and St. Thomas Streets. This is a full time, reside-on-the-premise position. The successful candidate will be directly supervised by the General Secretary.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Around the clock security of all YWCA buildings, sports & pool facilities, and grounds

  • Basic maintenance of YWCA facilities

  • Preparing auditorium and rooms for activities and rental

  • Clean auditorium, restrooms, kitchen, and grounds

  • Keep all common areas (hallways, auditorium, restrooms, etc.) clean and disinfected on a daily basis

  • Perform minor repairs to buildings, furniture, and equipment as necessary or as requested

  • Make sure buildings and grounds are secure on a nightly basis.

  • Supervise use of YWCA buildings, facilities, equipment, and grounds during non-business hours

  • Assist with YWCA fundraising activities

  • Other activities as may be required in taking care of and securing YWCA facilities.

Qualifications: Minimum of a High School Diploma or equivalent with experience in basic maintenance and handy-man skills. Ability to drive manual vehicle would be an asset.

 

 

Job Title:  Pre-School Teacher

 

YWCA has three vacancies for teachers for its Pre-School. These are full time positions. Two (2) of the vacancies are for the period September – December and one is a permanent position. Successful candidates will be directly supervised by Preschool Head Teacher.

 

Responsibilities:

  • On a daily basis , prepare and conduct classes in a professional manner

  • Utilize classroom methodologies that encourage independent, meaningful, and varied learning through play

  • Document classroom activities and individual performance as required by Head Teacher

  • Pursue all academic degrees and/or professional training required or considered necessary to uphold the educational standards of the pre-school

  • Attend all meetings, training workshops, and other outside the classroom activities as deemed necessary by the Pre-School Head Teacher and/or the YWCA General Secretary

  • Give feedback to Pre-School Supervisor concerning effectiveness of pre-school curriculum and make recommendations for improvements

  • Assist with fundraising activities for the YWCA, including fundraising activities to support the Preschool

  • Assist in the organization and execution of all special events held at the pre-school

  • Help with notification of parents regarding all special or extraordinary pre-school activities

  • Conduct systematic monitoring that guarantees the safety of pre-school children at all times

Qualifications: Licensed Teacher with minimum of at High School Diploma or First Class Teachers Certificate or Primary Certificate in Teaching Level 1.   Experience teaching at the pre-school level.

                                                              

YWCA is a Not for Profit organization that conducts fundraisers on a monthly basis. Volunteerism is a huge part of the successful operation of the YWCA. All YWCA instructors, teachers and staff are asked to give of their time to assist the YWCA with fundraisers and to honor the YWCA Christian principles in all that they do at/for the YWCA.

 

All interested persons should send resume and cover letter, along with three reference letters, to the attention of the General Secretary, YWCA, P.O. Box 158, Belize City, Belize.  Applications can also be e-mailed to bzeywca@gmail.com. The YWCA can also be contacted at Phone: (501) - 223- 4971. Deadline for submitting application is 3:00 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2018.

 

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