Worker in Deaf School / Trabajador en Colegio para sordos

Colombia, Bogota

This school is specifically designed for deaf children and the education is geared towards helping them learn and engage with wider society.  The school is part of a wider Christian project to serve deaf people and their families.  This project also includes a Bible translation project into Colombian sign language and a social work project to support the families of the students, teach them sign language and help them understand how to bring up a deaf child healthily.

There are many opportunities to engage with this project, from teaching in the school (including traditional school subjects and also Christian Education) to supporting the work with the families.  There is also a deaf church that meets in the school on Sundays.

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El colegio se fundó especificamente para apoyar a los estudiantes sordos en su educación y su integración en la sociedad.  Es parte de otra fundación cristiana que busca apoyar a la comunidad sorda y sus familias.  Incluye un proyecto de traducción de la Biblia en lengua de señas y un proyecto de trabajo social para ayudar a las familias a aprender lengua de señas y a saber como criar a un hijo sordo en una forma sana.

Hay muchas oportunidades para involucrarse en este proyecto las cuales van desde ser profesor (incluyendo tanto materias tradicionales como educación cristiana) hasta las capacitaciones con los padres.

Hay tambien una iglesia de sordos que se reune los domingos en el colegio.

Area of work 

  • Education and Training

Languages needed 

  • Spanish/Español

Duration 

  • Open-ended/Abierto
Skills and qualifications needed 
You do not need to arrive with any knowledge of sign language as you will learn from the sign language teachers in the school however a knowledge of spanish is very useful as it is the second language of the teachers and students. You do not need a teaching qualification to work in this school nor a social work qualification to work with the families.

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