The Ministry of Caring has 4 positions available through Lutheran Volunteer Corps - teaching, granting writing, homeless shelter and communications. All positions are based in Wilmington, DE and are currently available for Fall 2019. The Teacher's Aide position outlined below is 1 of nearly 80 positions we will have for 2019-20; you see all available positions after you apply to LVC. Check our website for more position information: http://lutheranvolunteercorps.org/positions.
Ministry of Caring Organization Mission:
The Ministry of Caring assists low-income and homeless clients with a diverse range of immediate and long-term needs. Programs in the Ministry's network include emergency shelters, child care, transitional and supportive housing, senior services, job-search assistance, and direct hunger relief. All services are provided within the greater Wilmington area and align with the guiding principle, "the poor should never be treated poorly." The Child Care Center was established in 1992 as an early childhood education program for the children of Ministry of Caring shelters. Today, students come from families who have accessed any of the programs within the Ministry's Continuum-of-Care network, in addition to other low-income and homeless households across the city.
The LVC member will assist the teacher in a classroom at the Child Care Center, one of three early education programs operated by the Ministry of Caring. Students enrolled in the Child Care Center range from six weeks to four years old and belong to primarily low-income and homeless families.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
LVC Corps Members are responsible for covering travel expenses to National Orientation; LVC will then arrange and pay for transportation from National Orientation to your LVC City. If this presents financial difficulty for you, please contact us to talk through options.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
- Patience to work cohesively with staff, volunteers, and clients
- Flexibility and problem-solving skills
- Knowledge of child development
- Sensitivity to the special needs of children coping with complications from poverty and homelessness
Subject to criminal background check