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Latin American Disabled People's Project

Since 1989, LADPP has been providing services to Spanish and Portuguese speaking migrant/refugee communities in London, with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on those with disabilities. Chiefly our users are from Latin America but we also work with people from Europe and Africa. Increasingly we see the community facing barriers; language, exploitation, lack of information regarding British systems resulting in social exclusion, poverty, stress and in the worst cases, homelessness. We provide a range of services aimed at supporting people to find work, learn English, understand and receive their rights, access healthcare and education. Our aims are to promote independence, well-being and community integration.

Application deadline: 

Do you have an excellent level of written English and a genuine interest in supporting a small, almost entirely volunteer-run charity that provides services to newly settled communities in the capital? Then this volunteer role might be for you!

Since 1989, LADPP has been providing services to Spanish and Portuguese speakers, with a particular (but not exclusive) focus on those with disabilities. Chiefly our users are from Latin America but we also work with people from Europe and Africa. Increasingly we see the community facing barriers; language, exploitation, lack of information regarding British systems resulting in social exclusion, poverty, stress and in the worst cases, homelessness.

We provide a range of services aimed at supporting people to find work, learn English, understand and receive their rights, access healthcare and education. Our aims are to promote independence, wellbeing and community integration.

Role Aim: 

To improve the English language knowledge of LADPP volunteers to improve their prospects of employment and integration in the UK.

Duties: 

As an English Teacher at LADPP you will:

1. Provide private English lessons to LADPP service users who volunteer at LADPP.

2. Prepare an initial assessment of every student before commencing the lessons and plan lesson outcomes.

3. Plan lessons according to student’s individual needs and interests.

4. Provide regular feedback to students and monitor their improvement.

5. Prepare classroom materials and homework assignments.

6. Keep student records up-to-date with information regarding their goals, progress and attendance records.

7. Work in accordance with our policies of confidentiality and Health and Safety.

Skills needed: 

1. You have a native level of English and either hold a qualification in teaching English as a foreign language or are working towards one.

Please note: We may consider applications from teachers who hold no English teaching qualifications, nor are working towards one, but who have teaching experience.

2. You will be responsible, organised and have good timekeeping.

3. You will be flexible and creative in your preparation of varied and interesting lessons.

4. You will be an open-minded individual with a patient and approachable manner.

5. You will have the ability to listen, communicate and engage with people of all ages, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, cultures and abilities with a non-judgemental approach.

6. In order to be successful for this role it is essential that you have a native level of English and have some knowledge of teaching English.

Training: 

N/A

Location: 
Unit 7 42 Braganza Street London SE17 3RJ
Time commitment: 
1-3 hours per week
Opening times: 
This role is carried out between the hours of 10am-4pm, Monday to Friday. The role requires a minimum commitment of at least 1 hour a week for 6 months (hours increase depending on how many students, the volunteer teacher wants to meet with. A class is normally one hour long).
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here