Teach Abroad

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Teach Abroad

Use your skills to impact the world

USE YOUR SKILLS TO IMPACT THE WORLD

God is radically changing lives among unreached people groups through the ministry of Ethnos Canada, and schoolteachers are key players on that team. By providing a quality education to children of missionaries you can make it possible for those missionaries to reach and disciple lost people in remote locations.

IMPACT CHILDREN FOR CHRIST

Many children of missionaries have a vibrant walk with the Lord. Others are searching and are in the process of claiming their faith as their own. For them this process is filled with many questions and sometimes doubts about who God is and how they fit into His plan. As a teacher you not only help children grow academically and socially, but you impact them spiritually as well.

MINISTER CROSS-CULTURALLY

While all instruction is in English, your students are likely to come from any of a variety of nationalities. Odds are good that some will not be Westerners. In addition, many schools offer opportunities to serve in the community.

BUILD A LEGACY

Many missionaries’ children become missionaries, pastors or church leaders. So when you teach, you are nurturing and developing tomorrow’s spiritual leaders.

Questions?

WHERE DOES ETHNOS CANADA HAVE OPPORTUNITIES FOR TEACHERS?

You’ll find opportunities everywhere missionaries serving with Ethnos missionaries: Latin America, Africa and Asia-Pacific, as well as North America, Europe and Australia. Locations vary, from isolated jungles to bustling cities, hot lowlands to cool mountainsides, and lush rainforests to arid areas. The climate varies accordingly. Most locations offer gorgeous scenery. All provide great opportunity for cultural awareness and enrichment.

HOW MUCH FINANCIAL SUPPORT WILL I NEED?

Monthly support levels vary from country to country and do not include travel expenses to and from the country of service. We recommend that you arrive on location with one month’s support in hand. Singles or widows: $1,500-$2,500. Married couples: $2,500-3,500. Add $200 per preschool child and $450 per school-age child.

WHERE WILL I LIVE?

In most countries, furnished housing will be provided for you. Missionaries pay rent to maintain these apartments or homes. In other locations, missionaries will assist you in finding a suitable apartment or house to rent.

WILL I BE REQUIRED TO LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE?

In most cases associates do not need to learn another language in order to perform their ministries. Depending on the length of your term of service, you may be required to learn the national culture and language as a part of your on-field orientation. We’ll make expectations clear to you before you apply. All instruction in schools for children is in English.

WHAT TYPES OF EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS ARE AVAILABLE FOR MY CHILDREN?

Most associates use our boarding schools or inter-mission boarding schools as day schools since they live near the school centre. Some families in a village setting home-school their children. Clusters of families, living in the same location, may form a home-school cooperative.

WHAT IF I HAVE BEEN DIVORCED AND/OR REMARRIED?

A couple with divorce in their backgrounds will be considered for serving in Ethnos if divorce and remarriage took place prior to salvation. A divorced single person whose spouse has died will be considered for service in Ethnos. For more information, please contact us.

WHAT SIZE ARE THE SCHOOLS?

Our largest school has more than 200 students. The typical size is 40 to 50 students. Home-school cooperatives have five to 15 students. Enrolment at inter-mission schools ranges from 50 to 700 students.

WILL EQUIPMENT, SUPPLIES AND MATERIALS BE AVAILABLE FOR MY MINISTRY?

Generally, supplies and materials are available, although they may differ from what is commonly found in Canada.

WHEN SHOULD I ARRIVE ON THE FIELD?

We advise arriving in the country where you will serve two to four weeks before your assignment begins.

AM I REQUIRED TO ATTEND ANY TRAINING?

An orientation is required. It is held in Ontario.

WHAT OTHER MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES WILL I HAVE?

Depending on the location, you may have opportunities to participate in local outreach, but such involvement will be limited by your fluency in the national language. During ministry breaks, we encourage you to visit church planting teams in order to experience firsthand our passion and vision for taking the gospel to unreached people groups.

WHAT IF I’VE STRUGGLED IN THE PAST WITH MORAL ISSUES?

By God’s grace, as we submit to the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives, He conforms us over time to the image of Jesus Christ. Admission coaches will work with you to determine your readiness to serve with Ethnos.

HOW DO I GET STARTED?

Contact us using the form below, let us know how you’re interested in serving with Ethnos Canada. An application coach will get back to you soon!

Becoming a Missionary

With more than 6,000 people groups still unreached, the task is bigger than just us. God is calling out workers from the ethnos to go.

Our role in mobilizing, equipping and coordinating missionaries extends beyond our own culture. From all around to the world, God is calling out workers to be a part of reaching the ethnos!

Thousands of believers from more than three dozen countries are actively working together in Africa, Latin America, Northern Canada and the Asia-Pacific Region.

Are you ready to join?

Why Choose Ethnos?

what makes ethnos distinct?

Most missionaries serve through sending organizations. How can you and your church choose the one that’s right for you? Find some of the reasons you might choose Ethnos.


Available Positions

Carpenter/Builder

Location: Missionary Training Center, Missouri

Purpose: not listed

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with remodels of current housing/offices as needed (layout, framing, siding. Roofing, trim, drywall, acoustic ceilings)
  • Assist with new construction projects (both residential and commercial)
  • Concrete work- forming, pouring, finishing.
  • Assist with maintenance work requests when assigned
  • Oversee work detail students when assigned. Occasionally training in carpentry and building skills
  • Assist department with after-hours facility emergencies as needed.

Requirements

  • Other Requirements
    • Excellent work ethic, goes the extra mile to help accomplish the purposes of the training center. • Faithful, dependable, responsible, self-motivated, servants heart. • Health permits regular, strenuous physical activity. • Works well in a team setting. • Current in general building code knowledge preferred.

Groundskeeper

Location: Missionary Training Center, Missouri

Purpose: not listed

Responsibilities:

  • Work with grounds crew as needed in the following areas-
  1. Maintain lawns
  2. Mowing (both riding and push mowers)
  3. Pick up rocks, toys, trash, etc. for mowing safety
  4. Trim work (running a weed-eater)
  5. Round-up weed killer - 3 times yearly,
  • Organize snow removal and de-icing (prep work and supplies)

                  a) Main sidewalks

                  b) Guest room sidewalks

                  c) Wash house sidewalks

                  d) Roads

  • Help with road maintenance:

                  a) Clean out culverts (4 - 6 times a year)

                  b) Clean out swales (4 - 6 times a year)

                  c) Road grading and pothole repair as needed

  • Prep firewood (mostly for outdoor fire pits and guest house)

                  a) Determine amount

                  b) Cut & split

                  c) Supply to designated areas

  • Clean building gutters
  • Assist in overseeing student work detail crews who help with center grounds tasks

Requirements

  • Other Requirements
    • Excellent work ethic- goes the extra mile to help accomplish the purposes of the training center. • Faithful, dependable, responsible, self-motivated, servants heart. • Health permits regular, strenuous physical activity in the heat and cold. • Works well in a team setting.

Personal Care, The Homes of Ethnos360

Location: Ethnos360 Retirement Homes, Sanford, FL

Purpose: The Homes exists to provide a nurturing and caring environment, attempting to meet both the physical and spiritual needs of its residents, with staff and facility capabilities. The purpose of this position is to provide physical and emotional support and security to ALF residents by supervising or assisting them with their needs. Examples of needs include, but are not limited to, the Activities of Daily Living, the self-administration of medication, observation of well-being and whereabouts, reminders for important tasks and driving to doctor appointments.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide emotional security:  Promote feelings of safety and freedom from danger, fear, and anxiety.  Listen, show understanding, and respond to any concerns expressed by residents.
  • Provide emotional support:  Provide assistance to the resident to cope with personal care problems during periods of stress, which will enhance their ability to accept and adjust to changes in their physical capabilities and personal life.
  • Monitor the general health of ALF residents:  Take note of changes in behavior and physical condition of ALF residents.  This will alert you to changes in a residents' health which may warrant modification of services provided.  Note observations in residents' health charts as appropriate.
  • Communicate:  Pass on information to future shifts and inform the Director of Nursing of any health-related concerns for any ALF resident.  Inform the Director of Nursing or the Administrator of changes requiring contact of the primary healthcare provider, home health agency, another third-party provider or transfer to a facility able to provide the appropriate services. 
  • Assist with Medications:  Assist residents with self-administered medication in accordance with doctor's orders.  Document all medications that have been taken with assistance.  (This responsibility is performed only by staff who have had the associated required training.)
  • Schedule appointments: Assist with scheduling resident medical and dental appointments.  Coordinate these appointments with appointment calendar, vehicle use calendar and driver.  Drive residents to appointments as needed.
  • Other responsibilities as assigned.

Requirements

  • Other Requirements
    Required Qualifications (screenings can be accomplished at The Homes): • Current Level 2 background screening (Florida Department of Law Enforcement) • Current screening and doctor's verification of being free of communicable disease (including TB) and agree not to work at the facility while in the transferable stage of any communicable disease that might be contracted in the future. TB screening is renewed annually. • Physically able to assist residents with activities of daily living.

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