The majority of the nursing staff at SCH are young women with a basic 10th grade education who are trained on site to be nurse aides. Some would like to continue their education and become midwives. However, the interview for midwifery school requires an English exam and the girls are having difficulty passing the exam. An ESL teacher is needed to help them improve their English written and oral skills. As the young women are able to take the midwifery training they can then return to the hospital and serve as midwives, filling a constant need of midwifery staff.
Preferably training and experience in ESL. Female (for nursing staff) or Male (for male staff).RESPONSIBILITIES
Use your teaching skills to improve the English written and speaking skills of the nursing staff; build relationships with staff and their families and other contacts in the community.LANGUAGE NEEDS
The hospital is located on a 7-acre compound in a rural area of Pakistan, approximately 40 minutes away from a major city and airport. Limited trips are possible into the city. People working here will need to adjust certain aspects of their living according to local cultural norms. Housing is available on and off the hospital compound. DSL service is available. The climate in the Sindh during the summer is very hot - usually hovering between high 90s to 115F. Electricity is not consistent but the hospital has a generator.WORKING ENVIRONMENT
The hospital has 34 beds for women & children with two 12-bed wards and 10 private rooms, labor room, delivery room, two operating rooms, outpatient department, small laboratory and pharmacy. The hospital is largely staffed with national workers. Senior medical and nursing staff as of May 2009 are expatriate missionaries. Housing maybe off the hospital compound.INTERNSHIP