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Position Title: High School Librarian/Study Hall Supervisor/Substitute Teacher Call ID: NAD.PMA.2018.06
Request Num: SR18687 Date Call was Listed: Dec 5, 2017
Status: Active Last Updated: Mar 13, 2018
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
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Position Description
Country: Palau
Calling Organization: Palau Mission Academy
Position Type(s): Teaching – Secondary, Librarian
Length of Service: 10-12 months
Who makes Final Decision:   Top Receiving Org
Beginning Date: Aug 10, 2018 
Ending Date: Jun 3, 2019
Urgent? No
Application Deadline: Jun 30, 2018
Cancel call if not filled by: Jun 3, 2019
Duties:     The Librarian is expected to keep the library organized and in order. Books, magazines and other library resources need to be tracked and inventoried properly.
The librarian will organize schedules for different classes to visit the library for checking out books and other projects where library materials are needed.
In addition to having library responsibilities, this staff member may also help with tutoring and Basic ESL lessons.
Lastly, the librarian will help with substituting duties as well as basic office duties.
This teacher may be involved in all aspects of teaching classes, including lesson planning, grading, classroom management, counseling, instruction, supervision, keeping a clean classroom, contacting parents, and extra curricular activities. Due to the changing needs of our schools be ready to help serve in whatever way is needed. Will also be involved with church activities both in-reach and out-reach. Church attendance is required.

Additional details:
a. To teach the above mentioned classes and to undertake such extra-­curricular activities and supervisory duties as administration may assign.
b. By precept and example the employee will seek to uphold Christ as Friend and Lord and will 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 ground 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 in other times in rotation with other teachers.
f. Attend regular staff meetings as scheduled and other 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; will 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 will 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, prison ministry,…the ministries that can be joined in are extensive and many more could be led by you!)
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  Yes
Orientation Date: Aug 10, 2018
Voice tape/phone interview required? Yes
Institution requires signed agreement?  Yes
Acceptable Dress: During School: Men teach in long pants (Khakis or dress slacks, no jeans or cargo pants). Three polo shirts with the school’s logo will be made available to you free of costs. You may bring additional plain polo shirts that can be printed with the school’s logo, for no costs. Closed toed shoes are required. No sneakers or tennis shoes will be allowed. Flip-flops, sandals, slides, Crocs or Choco’s are not allowed. Women are required to wear skirts to school. They must be loose fitting and no shorter than knee length. Three polo shirts with the school’s logo will be made available to you free of costs. You may bring additional plain polo shirts that can be printed with the school’s logo, for no costs. Closed toes shoes or dress sandals with backs are required. Sneakers/tennis shoes, flip-flops, sandals with out backs, slides, Crocs or Choco’s are not allowed. Church Attire: Men are expected to wear collared shirts for all church services along with Khakis or dress slacks. No jeans, cargo pants, or shorts are allowed. Closed toed shoes are required. No sneakers or tennis shoes will be allowed. Flip-flops, sandals, slides, Crocs or Choco’s are not allowed. Women must wear skirts or dresses that are knee length or longer and must be loose fitting. No spaghetti straps are allowed. Blouses or tops must be modest and cover the cleavage area. Closed toes shoes or dress sandals with backs are required. Sneakers/tennis shoes, flip-flops, sandals with out backs, slides, Crocs or Choco’s are not allowed. Public attire: Men can wear appropriate length shorts and t-shirts. Tank tops in the community are not recommended. Only during water activities or sports recreational activities. All footwear is acceptable during non-teaching or non-church times. Women can wear modest shorts in the community during non-teaching or non-church times. Shorts must be Bermuda length and loose fitting. Pants and jeans are also permitted during non-teaching or non-church times as long as they are loose fitting. T-shirts must be worn during all water activities along with modest board shorts. Also, all footwear is acceptable during non-teaching or non-church times. Conservative hairstyles are preferred. Men’s beards must be trimmed and neat if not clean-shaven. Jewelry or bracelets are not allowed.
Unacceptable Dress:  Women - Tight and/or short shorts are never acceptable, nor sleeveless or sheer blouses or dresses.
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   Volunteer will share an air-conditioned apartment with other volunteers. Basic furniture, bed, drawer space, table, chairs, small bookcase, and closet are provided. Kitchen is supplied with a stove or counter-top burner, a refrigerator, a microwave oven, rice cooker, and toaster. Table ware, flatware, basic cooking utensils, kettles and frying pans are provided. A bucket, mop, broom, dustpan, and toilet brush are provided. Volunteer provides his/her own pillow, sheets, blankets, towels, dish, clothes/towels, and cleaning supplies. Volunteer is responsible for replacing burnt bulbs in their apartments. Electricity is 110 V.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: 20+ years
Marital Status: Either
Child Accommodation Available: No
Housing Restrictions:
Qualifications   (Legally, "experience required" must be related to specific duties of position.)
Experience Required:  
Languages:  English(Fluent) Required
Minimum Education Preferred:  1 Year College/Univ
Finances
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.  
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Calling Organization    
Utilities   Calling Organization    
Monthly Living Allowance   Calling Organization   USD $400/month (base pay) ($200 paid twice monthly)  
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   N/A    
Travel (Children)   N/A    
Insurance   Calling Organization   For positions 2 months or more: Accident, Sickness & Personal Effects & Baggage (PEB) Insurance Protection for Volunteers. For positions less than 2 months: Short-Term Travel Insurance.  
Accommodations   Calling Organization    
Other   Volunteer/Sponsor   Divers insurance is required before you scuba dive and can be obtained through www.travelerEMS.com  
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Koror, Palau
Airport: Airai International Airport (ROR)
Travel from Airport to Destination: Will be picked up by school personnel
Required Inoculations None
Other Medical Recommendations Hepatitis B; Also go to www.cdc.gov and click Travelers' Health, then choose your destination recommendations.
Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: Only for non-US citizen
    Who Applies: Applicant
Work Permit Required? Yes  Who Applies: School
Police Clearance Required: Yes
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   Yes
Send papers to: All applicants need to bring original police clearance with them to Palau. A missionary permit will be done once the volunteer reaches Palau.
All volunteers need to send copies of passport and itinerary.
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: Palau Mission Academy
Calling Division: North American Division
Calling Union: Guam-Micronesia Mission
Calling Conference:
Country: Palau
Region:
Supervisor
Supervisor: Sanchez, Abner
Title: Principal
Additional Information
Serving as a missionary in Palau comes with great responsibility and high expectations. Not only does the role of missionary include being an effective teacher/educator, but also the expectation to excel socially and spiritually with everyone that the missionary will encounter. A Christ-like attitude and spiritual maturity must be evident during your stay. It is expected that a missionary must make an intentional effort to understand the mindset and culture of the island. Upon being accepted to serve in Palau, you will be joining a FAMILY. In this family everyone has a role. Some of those roles are clearly defined but others may not be. In this unique family everyone must be flexible. Because of the changing needs of our schools, be ready to help serve in whatever way is needed. 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 UA201 to Guam, arriving on Thursday, August 16. From Guam, proceed to Palau on UA157 that same evening, August 16. ***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 17, 2017. Entered by: Quaile, Janna