Announcement from Peace Corp:

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We are actively searching for deaf and/or hearing-impaired applicants for two very special programs in Kenya. We also welcome applications from hearing applicants who have a special education degree or work experience with the hearing impaired. Those selected would leave for Kenya September 2006. Our application deadline of Dec. 1, 2005 is fast approaching, and we were wondering if you might be able to help us get the word out to your students and professional colleagues? The following descriptions detail our specific needs.


1) SPECIAL EDUCATION TEACHERS WANTED FOR DEAF EDUCATION
The Peace Corps is seeking special education teachers for deaf education positions. Deaf and/or hearing-impaired teachers are strongly encouraged to apply. Desired qualifications include:
1. BA/BS degree in special education, general or with emphasis in hearing- impaired OR
2. BA/BS degree in any discipline with state certification in special education OR
3. BA/BS degree with one year full-time experience working with persons who are hearing-impaired OR
4. Masters in Education in special education
Successful applicants will work for 27 months starting September 2006 in Kenya schools teaching basic numeracy, literacy, general studies, and life skills to children who are deaf and/or hearing-impaired. Intensive training will be provided in African sign language and teaching methods.
2) HIV/AIDS HEALTH EDUCATOR WANTED FOR DEAF POPULATIONS
The Peace Corps is seeking health educators who can craft creative and effective HIV/AIDS awareness and prevention programs for the deaf and/or hearing-impaired. Those with a background in graphic design are strongly encouraged to apply. Positions are for 27 months in Kenya departing September 2006. Intensive training will be provided in African sign language and teaching methods. Desired qualifications include:
1. BA/BS in any discipline with graphic design skills OR
2. BA/BS degree in health education or health related field OR
3. BA/BS degree with one year full-time experience working with persons who are deaf and/or hearing-impaired in a health services capacity OR
4. BA/BS degree with Red Cross CPR, First Aid or HIV/AIDS education certificate
Successful applicants will receive a monthly living stipend, transportation to and from Kenya, medical and dental care, student loan deferment eligibility, graduate school opportunities, vacation and a $6,075 stipend paid upon completion of service.
The application deadline is Dec. 1, 2005, but positions are filled as soon as qualified candidates are selected. Applicants not selected for Kenya program will be considered for other assignments. Apply electronically at www.peacecorps.gov. For more information, please contact the Peace Corps Seattle Regional Recruitment Office at 800-424-8580 Option 1 or [email protected]

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