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Position Title: ESL Instructor/Bible Teacher Call ID: SSD.TLSU.2019.01
Request Num: SR19436 Date Call was Listed: Sep 13, 2018
Status: Inactive Last Updated: Sep 13, 2018
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  3 0 1 0
Position Description
Country: Thailand
Calling Organization: Thailand Language School - Ubon
Position Type(s): Teaching – English/Religion
Length of Service: 12 months
Who makes Final Decision:   Calling Org
Beginning Date: Jul 17, 2019 
Ending Date: Jul 12, 2020
Urgent? No
Application Deadline: Apr 1, 2019
Cancel call if not filled by: Jul 12, 2020
Duties:     Volunteer Duties:
1. Primary role is to teach ESL/Bible classes up to 30 hours per week for young learners, youth, and adults
a. Student age ranges: 4-6 years / 7-12 years / 13-16 years / 17 years and up
2. Participate and assist in the planning of extracurricular/outreach activities for the language school
3. Actively try to form redemptive relationships with our students and parents both on and off campus
a. Regularly communicate with the Director to ensure that you maintain appropriate, safe, and redemptive relationships with students and parents
4. Other responsibilities
a. Attend and actively participate in weekly staff meetings, staff worship, Thai classes, and training programs as assigned by the Director
b. Prepare lesson plans for each class
c. Evaluate student progress using written and oral tests and create grade reports for each student at the end of each term
d. Keep attendance records for each class and return those records to the registrar every week
e. Provide effective discipline and supervision for students at all times
5. Regularly attend and actively participate in vespers, Sabbath School, and Divine Service. Assist with the various programs of the local church according to your talents and abilities as needed.
On-site Orientation Provided? Yes
Stipend during Orientation?  No
Orientation Date: Jul 17, 2019
Voice tape/phone interview required? Yes
Institution requires signed agreement?  Yes
Acceptable Dress: Semi-formal. For men: Button-down or business casual polo shirts. Dress shirts (necktie optional). Khaki or other business casual slacks. Dress slacks. For women: Dresses and skirts below the knees. Dress slacks or business casual pants. Blouses and tops with sleeves
Unacceptable Dress:  While teaching or while at the school during business hours, it is unacceptable to wear shorts or sleeveless shirts, especially tank tops. For women: no mini-skirts, revealing or sleeveless blouses. At times, it might be acceptable to wear shorts and other athletic clothing for sports or physical education activities outside the classroom. Any clothing with words and messages that are not consistent with the beliefs and values of the SDA Church are also inappropriate. Jewelry should not be worn on or off campus. Long hair is culturally inappropriate for male teachers. Candidates can talk with the supervisor if they have any questions about the dress policy for the school and what is acceptable in Thai culture.
Lodging   (Requests for a specific gender or age must be related to accommodation issues, maturity, safety or culture.)
Lodging:   Volunteers are housed in small Asian style one room efficiency apartments furnished with all basic items supplied (bed, table and chairs, refrigerator, cooking and eating utensils, etc.) Unmarried teachers may be asked to share an apartment with a roommate as needed.
Gender: Either
Age Preference: ANY 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
Currency: Baht, Thailand
Finance Type: Regular (Shared Funding)
Expense Responsibility Terms/Comments
Visa   Shared   Visa from Home Country to Bangkok is paid by volunteer/sponsor. Visa extensions secured locally is paid by the calling organization.  
Medical / Inoculations   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Travel to/from Location (Volunteer)   Volunteer/Sponsor   Sorry, our school is not able to offer the benefit of a free plane ticket in return for time served.  
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Calling Organization    
Travel (Children)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor    
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    
Utilities   Shared   Teachers will receive an additional THB 300 allowance for utilities.  
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Monthly Living Allowance   Calling Organization   THB Living Allowance: THB 10,000 permonth for teachers without a college degree/THB 15,000 for teachers who have a college degree  
Other   Calling Organization    
Additional terms/benefits or comments: The Southern-Asia Pacific Division requires attendance at the AVS orientation at the Thailand Mission, 12 Soi Pridi Panomyong 37, Sukhumvit 71 Klongtan Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand on July 17-23, 2019. (Note that the day for ALL SMs to arrive is on Wednesday, July 17 and leave July 23, Tuesday. Volunteer will leave with school coordinator and any other new teachers) - thanks!)
Travel and Visa
Destination City: Bangkok
Airport: Suvarnambhumi
Travel from Airport to Destination: A representative from the Thailand Adventist Mission will arrange pickup
Required Inoculations Please check with a local doctor or your family physician.
Other Medical Recommendations
Visa Required? Yes           Visa Type: non-immigrant O or non-immigrant R
    Who Applies: volunteer
Work Permit Required? Yes  Who Applies: Thailand Adventist Mission
Police Clearance Required: No
HIV Clearance Required: No
Child Protection Clearance Required:   No
Send papers to: Mrs. Vangie Paculanang
P. O. Box 234, Prakanong
Bangkok 10110, Thailand
Deadline: Mar 1, 2019
Visa/Travel Details: Approved candidates can apply for a non-immigrant O or non-immigrant R single or multiple entries visa for one year if the Thai Embassy will grant it. If not, volunteers can apply for a tourist visa (3 months) and the one year missionary visa will be worked out/applied for after arrival in Thailand. Volunteers wishing to apply for long-term service in Thailand should be aware of and should allow for the time necessary to complete this process. However, if the call is urgent, volunteers can always come with a 3-month Non-Immigrant-O visa and the missionary visa will be worked out upon arrival. Thailand Adventist Mission will issue an invitation letter and Thai Documents to secure a Non-Immigrant-O visa good for 3 months from the Thai Embassy where the volunteer will apply. Copy of volunteer passport should be sent to Thailand Mission to be used in preparing the invitation letter to come to Thailand.
Requesting Organization
Organization Name: Thailand Language School - Ubon
Calling Division: Southern Asia-Pacific Division
Calling Union: Southeast Asia Union Mission
Calling Conference: Thailand Mission
Country: Thailand
Supervisor: Teed, Wanda
Title: Coordinator
Additional Information
Volunteers are welcome to ask the supervisor for an extension of their service if they want to continue to serve.
Approved By:   Wanda Teed, Coordinator for Thailand Language School - Ubon on Sep 3, 2018. Entered by: Teed, Wanda
Approved By:   Wanda Teed, Coordinator for Thailand Language School - Ubon on Sep 9, 2018. Entered by: Teed, Wanda