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Position Title: ESL Instructor/Bible Teacher Call ID: SSD.TLSU.2019.03
Request Num: SR19888 Date Call was Listed: Feb 20, 2019
Status: Inactive Last Updated: Feb 20, 2019
Number of Positions: Requested Pending Filled Available
  3 0 0 0
Position Description
Country: Thailand
Calling Organization: Thailand Language School - Ubon
Position Type(s): Teaching – English/Religion, Teaching – ESL
Length of Service: 12-15 months
Who makes Final Decision:   Calling Org
Beginning Date: Jun 3, 2019  (Begin ASAP)
Ending Date: Jul 12, 2020
Urgent? No
Application Deadline:
Cancel call if not filled by: Jun 30, 2020
Duties:     1. Primary role is to teach ESL/Bible classes up to 30 hours per week for young learners, youth, and adults.
-- Students' ages range from 4-6 years/7-12 years/13-16 years/17 years and up
2. Participate and assist in the planning of extra curricular/outreach activities for the language school
3. Actively try to form redemptive relationships with our students and parents both on and off campus.
--Regularly communicate with the director to ensure that you maintain appropriate, safe, and redemptive relationship with students and parents.
4. Other responsibilities as assigned
a. Attend and actively participate in weekly staff meetings, weekday staff worships, Thai classes, and training programs as assigned by the director
b. Prepare lesson plans for the coming week for each class and submit them to the supervisor
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 these records to the registrar every month.
e. Create teaching materials and decorate the classroom attractively each term.
f. Provide effective discipline and supervision for students at all times, including during the ten minutes before each class unless you are already teaching another class at that time.
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 pants. For women: Dresses and skirts below the knees. Dress slacks or business casual pants. Blouses and tops with sleeves.
Unacceptable Dress:  It is unacceptable to wear shorts or sleeveless shirts on the compound during business hours (open hours at the school), unless the supervisor makes an exception for sports 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. For women, no mini-skirts, revealing or sleeveless dresses or blouses. Long hair is culturally inappropriate for male teachers. Discuss any questions with the supervisor about the dress policy 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 (beds, 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   Volunteer/Sponsor pays for travel to Thailand. If possible, please buy a round trip ticket with flexible return date. Calling organization pays one way ticket if stay for one full year (actual price but a maximum of Bht 20,000) calling organization pays round trip ticket if stay for two years (actual price but a maximum of Bht 40,000)  
Travel to/from Location (Spouse)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Local Travel   Calling Organization   Yes, if work related.  
Travel (Children)   Volunteer/Sponsor    
Excess Baggage   Volunteer/Sponsor   Volunteer pays extra weight for return trip home.  
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   Volunteer/Sponsor   Teachers will receive an additional THB 300 allowance for utilities.  
Food / Meals   Volunteer/Sponsor   Teacher buys and cooks own food  
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   Volunteer/Sponsor   Laundry - Teachers will receive an additional THB 150 allowance  
Additional terms/benefits or comments: We will not accept any candidate for any period less than 10 months. The Southern-Asia Pacific Division requires attendance at the AVS orientation in Thailand Mission, 12 Soi Pridi Panomyong 37, Sukhumvit 71 Klongtan Nua, Wattana, Bangkok 10110 Thailand. Many important topics will be discussed which are required prior to beginning service and a Missionary Handbook will be given to each volunteer. This handbook gives helpful insights to foreigners and describes many of the important rules and requirements for mission service. All AVS workers will be obligated to adhere to the requirements therein.(Note that the day for ALL volunteers 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: Apr 15, 2019
Visa/Travel Details: Approved applicants can apply for a non-immigrant O or Non-Immigrant RA single or multiple entries 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 after arrival in Thailand. Please be advised that it takes 8-10 weeks to obtain a Non-immigrant RA (missionary visa) for Thailand. Volunteers wishing tp apply for a 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 fro 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
Approved By:   Wanda Teed, TLSU Coordinator for Thailand Mission on Feb 4, 2019. Entered by: Paculanang, Vangie