Qualified Greek Teacher for Refugees and Asylum Seekers @ Second Tree / Ioannina

Closing date: 30 Apr 2019

Second Tree is a grassroots non-profit and non-governmental organization based in Ioannina, Greece, founded in 2017 by a group of volunteers that had worked together in the Katsikas refugee camp. Since our inception, we have worked with and supported refugee communities across the Epirus region.

We deliver non-formal education (NFE) programs at 3 different sites (Katsikas Refugee Camp, Agia Eleni Refugee Accommodation and the Mikri Polis Community Centre) to approximately 400 teen agers and adults.

The ethos of our program is to foster safe spaces for learning that first and foremost serve as a psycho-social intervention – where students feel comfortable to come and enjoy being there; and secondly, to provide them with access to a structured, quality language program designed to develop their communicative skills and the vocabulary needed to communicate in daily life here; with the longer term goal of preparing them for a language certification at the appropriate level;

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Although acquiring certification is the intended long-term objective, we expect teachers to ensure that the following objectives are realised in the immediate term:

• Support the psycho-social and intellectual development of refugees and asylum seekers
• Empower them with interpersonal – and life – skills
• Enable access to quality learning resources
• Develop their Greek language skills in preparation for certification
• Strengthen their ability to enter formal education and/or the workplace
• Foster their integration into European society

The Role: We are looking for a teacher to continue our Greek language program for refugees and asylum seekers in Ioannina. The applicant should be familiar with the Common European Framework for Language References as our classes correspond to Literacy, A1 and A2 level of the Framework.

The ideal candidate will have experience teaching Greek as a foreign/second language and will possess a strong understanding of the context they work in (refugee crisis). Experience delivering educational activities to vulnerable populations is a strong advantage.


• Delivering daily classes to the population at assigned site
• Preparing lesson plans and associated class materials in line with the set syllabus
• Ensuring individual student engagement and progress through teaching and feedback
• Managing their classrooms effectively, including all related admin tasks
• Working closely with the Program Manager to ensure the program is being delivered to the expected standards of the organization

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Skills Required:**

• University Degree in teaching Greek or accreditation as a Greek teacher from the EOPPEP
• Ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, multi-level classroom
• Ability to work independently and in a team
• Ability to meet deadlines and manage own workload
• Ability to work in a high-intensity environment
• Adaptable, flexible attitude and approach to teaching and classroom management
• Ability to communicate in an open, honest, direct manner

Skills Desired (but not essential):

• Experience working in the refugee context
• Experience working with vulnerable populations



Candidates will be interviewed on a rolling basis.

Please send the following to Giovanni Fontana at administration@secondtree.org .

1) Your CV

2) Your cover letter

3) Copy of your qualifications

In the email, please:

4) Put “Qualified Greek Teacher” as the subject line

If the application includes all of these we will get back to you in a maximum of 48hs.


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