Special Needs Internship in Peru

Cajamarca, Peru

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15 people
63 days
Code: 604
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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. 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 also be time set aside during each day where you will work individually or with a small group of children with a trained professional in your field. This is when you will have the opportunity to learn more and practice language therapy under their guidance.

The main goal of the center 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!

Please note this trip may require you to purchase a cultural experience week with it. Click Here to find the relevant cultural experience week based on the country where this trip operates in.

During 2017

This program starts every week.

During 2018

This program starts every week.

Aims & Objectives
  • Increase the independence of individuals at the children’s home
  • Provide you with practical experience in language therapy and improve your ability to work with special needs children
  • Assist the local staff with extra hands
Schedule
Monday to Friday

Because the children attend school in the morning, the program will be based more in the afternoon. You’ll interact and assist the local staff in their various routines around the center from around lunch till dinner time, and will especially be expected to contribute in Language therapy sessions.

This schedule can be changed and/or amended depending on weather conditions, local conditions and unforeseen circumstances.

Participant Criteria & Requirements
Standard Requirements

Minimum age:                -

Maximum age:                -

Minimum English level:        Intermediate

CRB required:                No

Passport copy required:        No

Resume copy required:        On Signup

Required qualification:        None

Additional Requirements
  • Relevant experience or study
  • A letter of intent outlining your motivations, experience, skills, and personality
  • Intermediate Spanish is required
  • Sign language is recommended if you want to participate in language therapy
  • Relevant experience or study
  • A letter of intent outlining your motivations, experience, skills, and personality
  • Intermediate Spanish is required
  • Sign language is recommended if you want to participate in language therapy
Additional Equipment

No specific equipment required for this program.

Accommodation, food, airport pick-up (if required), full support in-country, pre-departure advice and project transport.

Flights, Travel Insurance, Visa, Vaccinations or Personal Spending Money

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