Volunteer Title: Faith Advisor | Jerusalem
Summary of Post: Kids4Peace Pathways to Peace programs have one Faith Advisor for each faith tradition represented. The Faith Advisor will work with an interdisciplinary/interfaith team in devising and implementing appropriate programs for youth. The Faith Advisor works closely with parents and youth in his/her faith group and with the rest of the participants in general.
Interfaith Role model
- Act as a positive role model and maintain an respectful atmosphere within the group.
- Have knowledge of and ability to represent the faith, practice and tradition of each family, and especially of each child, regardless of the advisor’s personal beliefs.
- Organise activities/programs with interfaith team
- Supervise and take care of youth during monthly programs, trips and seminars.
- Provide support for participants’ growth.
- Communicate by telephone, sms and email with parents in designated group, in order to make certain parents know about program details
- Be the first line of support for parents’ concerns
- Participate in monthly team meetings and trainings and in two annual team trainings.
- Administrative tasks arising from the role (e.g. statistical records, reports, correspondence, social media, etc).
- Provide feedback for the program and to team members in order to strengthen the program.
During Summer Camp:
- Working as part of an interfaith team ensuring that the Kids4Peace outcomes and goals are achieved at camp.
- Actively accompanying and supporting group to, from, and throughout duration of summer camp.
- Support other team members during their camp sessions when appointed
- Provide 24 hour support for the youth including morning wake up, meal time, assisting in transition time, ensuring the youth are ready for the day, etc.
- Physical Health and Dietary needs
- Facilitate with youth weekly worship at camp program
- Create with youth introduction to your faith
- Represent your faith during camp program and work with local faith community to create a positive and inclusive faith experience
- Implement daily Kids4Peace faith curriculum
- Co-create and attend post-camp youth meeting
- Provide Summer Camp Feedback & Report on youths’ development
- Attend Team Appreciation Evening
Candidate Profile: The ideal candidate will have the following skills and attributes:
- Ability to build a rapport with youth, respond constructively to challenging behavior and overcome resistance.
- Ability to work with youth within Kids4Peace Safe Guarding guidelines.
- Ability to work with youth in cross-cultural contexts.
- Be a self-starter with an ability to work as part of a team and on one’s own initiative.
- Flexibility, creativity
- Basic skills in interfaith dialogue, communication, teamwork.
- Knowledge of one or more of the faith/culture traditions represented in the program.
- Basic Social Media skills.
- Fluent in at least 2 of the following 3 languages: English, Arabic, Hebrew.
- Computer Skills: use of Microsoft Office, internet, online sharing folders (ex. Google Drive).
- BA/MA or student in relevant field of social work, education, youth/community work, conflict resolution, or a related discipline.
- A strong track record in the design and delivery of activities which engage youth and result in tangible outcomes.
- The capacity to take part in outdoor activities (under qualified instruction).
Application is by way of C.V. and cover letter outlining suitability for the post. All applications should be addressed to Jerusalem Co- Director, Rebecca Sullum.
Applications can be sent by e-mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are reviewed in the summer and early fall annually. Applications will be shortlisted. If you wish to discuss any aspect of this post further, please do not hesitate to contact.
Terms and Conditions of Volunteer Position
Report to: Kids4Peace Pathways to Peace Education Directors
Duration: The post is initially offered on a one year fixed term.
Stipend: Received at the end of the year, in 2 installments.
Hours of Work: Must be available twice a month Thursday from 16:30-20:00 in Jerusalem from November-June. 10-14 day summer camp in July/August. Two team weekend seminars. Additional hours for communication, approximately two hour a week.