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Position Title: 5th and 6th Grades Teacher/Head Teacher Call ID: NAD.PAATA.2018.04
Request Num: SR18665 Date Call was Listed: Dec 5, 2017
Status: Inactive Last Updated: Apr 12, 2018
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
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Position Description
Country: Micronesia, FS of (Chuuk / PAATA ISLAND)
Calling Organization: Paata Island School, Chuuk
Position Type(s): Teaching – Elementary
Length of Service: 22-24 months
Who makes Final Decision:   Top Receiving Org
Beginning Date: Jul 1, 2018 
Ending Date: Jun 30, 2020
Urgent? No
Application Deadline: May 31, 2018
Cancel call if not filled by: Jun 30, 2020
Duties:     The head teacher at the Paata SDA School shall be responsible for the day-to-day operations of this school under the supervision and instructions of the principal of the Chuuk SDA School and shall be responsible to said principal. This teacher may also represent the Paata SDA School to the Chuuk SDA School Board when possible.
Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting/supporting the principal by: daily management of this K-6 Adventist school and supervision of school staff (including 24-hour supervision and care of volunteer staff); responsibility for academic affairs, management of school/student issues on campus, oversight of grounds and maintenance needs; regular communication with the principal of the Chuuk SDA School, including the submission of requested documents and information; and participation at all duly-called staff and/or board meetings, etc., all in cooperation with the Chuuk SDA School Board. This person will also be involved with religious activities on campus and in their local church.
The head teacher will:
a. By precept and example seek to uphold Christ as Friend and Lord and endeavor to lead students and staff to a similar understanding.
b. Assist to maintain (or oversee the maintenance of) and submit as requested careful records of enrollment, scholastic performance, and others as needed.
c. To support and encourage the staff as they learn and utilize NAD Standards for the preparation and presentation of school curriculum.
d. Prepare and oversee regularly-scheduled staff worships and meetings as directed by the principal.
e. Regularly attend church services and events and assist the staff as needed in their ministries in church programs (Sabbath School classes, Pathfinder club, youth meetings, door-to-door and prison ministries, etc.) according to talents and abilities.

The head teacher will also assist in the support of the staff in their duties listed below.
a. To teach their classes and to undertake such extra-curricular activities and supervisory duties as you as the head teacher may assign.
b. By precept and example seek to uphold Christ as Friend and Lord and endeavor to lead students to a similar understanding.
c. Maintain careful records of attendance and scholastic performance in the register and grade book for that purpose; make course outlines and lesson plans as prescribed by the administration.
d. Maintain proper control of the students’ behavior in the classroom, school grounds and premises in accordance with the rules and regulations stipulated in the Handbook.
e. Maintain neatness and cleanliness in the classroom and school grounds; create visual aids, posters and displays in bulletin boards, thus supporting a positive learning environment; be responsible for janitorial work in and around classroom and undertake supervisory duties at lunch hour, and at other times in rotation with other teachers.
f. Attend regular staff meetings as scheduled and other required meetings and events even after school; join in‐service sessions and workshops in order to maintain or increase his/her level of teaching skills.
g. Undertake any other duties and responsibilities considered as part of normal load; work in harmony with school programs and activities outlined in the Staff Handbook/Bulletin, and other directives set forth by the Board and administration.
h. Regularly attend weekend services and assist in church programs according to talents and abilities (Sabbath School classes for all ages that need leaders and assistants, Pathfinder club, youth meetings during the week, door-to-door and prison ministries).
Volunteer will be involved in all aspects of teaching the assigned classes. Duties also include lesson planning, grading, classroom management, counseling, instruction, supervision and extra-curricular activities. The volunteer will:
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date: Aug 10, 2018
Voice tape/phone interview required? No
Institution requires signed agreement?  Yes
Acceptable Dress: Men teach in long pants (no jeans) but may wear shorts off campus or after school. Men must wear collared shirts to church meetings. Women must always wear loose fitting skirts and dresses past the knee when going off campus of "in public" on campus. Women must wear modest shorts, slacks or pants only on campus in the evening or when exercising.
Unacceptable Dress:  Tight and/or short shorts, low cleavages or sleeveless/sheer blouses or dresses are never acceptable. No dreadlocks for men or women. Hair should not be below the ears for men. Please refrain from bringing jewelry.
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   Basic housekeeping supplies are provided. Volunteer provides linens/bedding and towels. Building is solid block construction and has running water and stove. Refrigerator is shared with another mission family. Electricity is provided by solar panel, battery and generator.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: 21+ years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions: Lodging is available. A couple is preferred with spouse filling another position on Paata. Two single people of the same gender would be acceptable.
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:  
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required
Minimum Education Preferred:  Bachelors
Concentration: Education
Currency: Dollars, United States of America
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Volunteer/Sponsor   For additional details, see Travel and Visa section below.  
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Calling Organization    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Calling Organization    
Utilities   Calling Organization    
Monthly Living Allowance   Calling Organization   USD $518.00/month  
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   Calling Organization    
Travel (Children)   N/A    
Insurance   Calling Organization   For Long Term and Short Term positions: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For international volunteers serving in NAD: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Accommodations   Calling Organization    
Other   Volunteer/Sponsor   Divers insurance is highly recommended andcan be obtained through  
Project Expenses: May want to bring teaching supplies eg. bulletin board supplies, crayons, etc.
Total Project Costs:
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Weno, Chuuk, Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)
Airport: Chuuk International Airport (TKK)
Travel from Airport to Destination: Will be picked up by school personnel
Required Inoculations Basic only
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Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: For non-US citizens only
    Who Applies: Applicant
Work Permit Required? Yes  Who Applies: School will process for non-USA citizen volunteer prior to arrival.
Police Clearance Required: Yes
HIV Clearance Required: Yes
Child Protection Clearance Required:   Yes
Send papers to: Non US citizens need to send original police and HIV clearance documents. All volunteers please send copies of passport and transcript.
Deadline: May 31, 2018
Visa/Travel Details: All non-USA citizens MUST be responsible for any Transit Visa (US/Guam, Philippines or any other country) for their airline ticket stops or layovers en route to their final destination. Direct any questions to the principal regarding any Entry Permit requirements. If needed, GMM can furnish a letter to take to your embassy.
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Paata Island School, Chuuk
Calling Division: North American Division
Calling Union: Guam-Micronesia Mission
Calling Conference:
Country: Micronesia, FS of
Region: Chuuk / PAATA ISLAND
Supervisor: Cadena, Ruth
Title: Principal
Additional Information
Chuuk State, in the country of the Federated States of Micronesia, consists of many beautiful tropical islands and atolls. Paata is about 1 hour by boat from the main island of Moen, both within the Chuuk lagoon. The Paata SDA School is an elementary school located at the edge of the mangrove next to the Paata Adventist Church. School personnel are housed below the classrooms in the 2-story school building. Important Orientation Information: Plan to arrive at Honolulu International Airport, Hawaii, on Friday, August 10, 2018, for Orientation meetings which begin at 6:15 p.m. that evening. Departure to your island school will be on Wednesday, August 15, 2018, on flight UA154, arriving on Thursday, August 16, 2018. Later you will travel by boat to arrive at Paata. ***For volunteers from divisions other than NAD, please work with your Division Volunteer Coordinator regarding important ticketing information with MTS Travel. Division Volunteer Coordinator contact your respective GC coordinator for further information. Pay special attention to the visa information.
GMM Requirements
For positions in Guam Micronesia Mission, please download, sign and fax the Volunteer Agreement.
Approved By:   Janna Quaile, GMM Education Secretary for Guam Micronesia Mission of Seventh-day Adventists on Nov 15, 2017. Entered by: Quaile, Janna