SPECIAL NEEDS SOCIAL WORK INTERNSHIP 2017
Open all year, starting on Mondays, every week, participation fee 140 € per week, minimum stay is 6 weeks. Culture week mandatory: 210€ to start the programme
- Code : G/PER/SNSWI2017
- Dispo : 5M / 5F (Total Part 10)
- Langue du Projet : ESP / ENG
- Age : 18 - 99
Quick Overview : Share your time and work with these special children at a Pervuvian children?s home in an effort to help them integrate into wider society. — PROGRAM DESCRIPTION : Get involved in this special home for children (and a few adults) with physical and mental disabilities. This program is for those who are looking to work with children that require a higher level of care and assistance. You will be taking care of roughly 30 children as well as assisting the program staff with daily tasks. Many of these children have been raised in this home after losing their parents, and your care and attention will be well received by them! Activities you can look forward to helping them with include therapy sessions, educational lessons, dancing lessons and outdoor activity. There will be some time during the day where you will work individually or with a small group of children and follow the routine of a trained professional in your specific field. Here you will have the opportunity to learn and practice social work under their guidance. – The main goal of the organisation is to maximise what these children can do on their own, with the hope that one day they are able to get jobs and live fulfilling lives! AIMS &OBJECTIVES : Increase the independence of individuals at the children’s home Provide you with social work experience and improve your ability to work with special needs children, Assist the local staff with extra hands. You will be providing daily social work sessions as a social work intern at our Special Needs Center in Cajamarca. This time in Peru will allow you to develop invaluable skills and help build independence of the individuals making them active members of the community!
You will be staying in our accommodation center in rural Cajamarca. The house is made with traditional materials such as adobe and stone, it also has large gardens and its own chicken coop off to the side. Wifi will be available in your rooms but keep in mind that it may not be stable at times. We recommend also using 3G data if this is important for you. All participants are expected to be environmentally aware and to use all resources with restraint, especially water, paper and electricity. Although rooms will be cleaned daily by staff, you will be expected to clean up after yourself, and to play your part to keep the accommodation neat and organized. — Food arrangements : The food will be typically Peruvian meaning lots of corn, beans, rice, chilli peppers, potatoes, wheat, and other grain, all very vegetarian friendly. Keep in mind that some local dishes may be spicy! — Facilities : Since our centre is located in close proximity to the township of Baños del Inca, you will have access to a range of facilities including the local gym and swimming pool.
You will be staying in the Los Baños del Inca district east of Cajamarca, it is known for being centered on a naturally occurring thermal spring. Located only a short way away from Cajamarca (Peru’s capital enriched in culture and history), this quiet location provides a relaxing atmosphere after a day out. The accommodation has beautiful view of the Andes Mountain Range and is close to the Amazon Rainforest, it will bring you back to South American nature!
Standard Requirements : Minimum English level required is Intermediate. Resume copy required: On Signup Additional Requirements : Relevant experience or study. A letter of intent outlining your motivations, experience, skills, and personality. Intermediate Spanish is recommended Additional Equipment : No specific equipment required for this program. MINIMUM STAY IN THE PROGRAMME : 6 weeks. — Open all year, starting on Mondays, arrival on Sundays and departure on Saturday morning, participation fee 140 € per week. Program runs Mon-Fri, (free weekends). Culture week mandatory: 210€ to start the programme. Reception at the airport at the arrival. — ARRIVALS : volunteers are picked up at the airport of CAJAMARCA – CJA (Mayor General FAP Armando Revoredo Iglesias Airport) ONLY on Sunday (to start programme on Monday). Additional Requirements : You must be aware of the altitude (2750 MASL) and effects it may have on the condition of your health.