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Welcome to LASP

Dear Aieji members

 

I’m proud and happy to welcome a new member of Aieji.

This monday I was in Lithaunia and met with collegues from Lithaunia Association of Social Educators – LASP.  And we made an agreement about membership of Aieji.

So I warmly welcome  the national Lithaunia Association of Social Educators as a new member of Aieji.

It is so important not only for social educators in Lithaunia, but also for social educators around the world. The more member of Aieji, the stronger voice we have.

Here you can see a picture from our meeting Monday.

Best and happy regards

Benny Andersen

President

 

Extra Ordinary General Assembly

Last weekend the AIEJI  General Assembly was held in Portugal. We are happy to inform you  that Jogvan Philbrow from The Faero Islands was elected to the position as General Secretary, and Guillaume Favre from Switzerland was elected to the position as Treasurer. A warm welcome to the two new members of the AIEJI board.

SUNY New Paltz Vacancy – External Posting (Faculty)

Applications are invited for consideration for appointment to the following position:

Department: Sociology

Budget Title: Instructor

Local Title: Instructor of Sociology/Concentration in Human Services

Posting Date: November 8, 2017

Classification: n/a

Duties: The Sociology Department of SUNY New Paltz invites applications for a tenure track Instructor of Sociology and Concentration in Human Services (CHS). The CHS was initiated by local human services professionals in 1992 to professionalize the field of human service. The CHS prepares students to work directly with service recipients using a variety of modalities. Inspired by European social pedagogy, the CHS has a distinct focus on human rights and international social welfare. For more information on the CHS, refer to http://www.newpaltz.edu/sociology/humanservices.html

 

The primary responsibilities will be to teach the following core courses in the CHS: Introduction to Human Services, a survey course, which requires a broad knowledge of the vast variety of human services populations and programs as well as social welfare policies; Human Services Theory and Practice I with a focus on families and child welfare; the senior year Field Education Internship courses, which include teaching the field education courses, individual and group supervision, and site visits to internship placements; and other courses as needed.

Participation in departmental and university service is expected, as is engagement in ongoing professional development activities.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Terminal degree, preferably an M.S.W., D.S.W, or a Ph.D. in Social Welfare.
  • Background in both theoretical expertise and clinical and hands-on practice experience in the field of human services.
  • Comprehensive understanding of the lived experiences of direct support practitioners in residential settings
  • Commitment to the professionalization of the human services workforce

Preferred:

  • Experience teaching at the university level with evidence of teaching excellence

Contact Information: Electronic submissions required. Applicants will be required to submit a cover letter; a curriculum vitae; sample syllabi; a summary of student evaluations or other evidence of excellence in teaching; a statement of teaching philosophy and a writing sample (URL accepted). The three professional references provided by applicant will receive an email with a link to upload reference letters. To apply, please visit https://jobs.newpaltz.edu Individuals with disabilities who need assistance with the application process should call (845) 257-3675.

Deadline: Review of applications will begin on 12/5/17 and continue until the position is filled.

Other important information about this vacancy: This position offers full NYS benefits, which are among the most comprehensive in the nation. The State University of New York at New Paltz is a highly selective, public college that is recognized regionally for the strength of its academic programs. It is located in the beautiful Hudson River Valley with easy access to New York City and other nearby recreational and cultural amenities. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. Candidates who bring diverse cultural experience and who are especially qualified to mentor and advise all members of our diverse student population are especially encouraged to apply. The State University of New York at New Paltz is an AA/EOE/ADA employer.

Federal law and regulations require notice to all prospective employees regarding crimes that have occurred on campus in the current three year period. Please refer to the University Police Web site for the complete Annual Security Report (“Clery Report”) at www.newpaltz.edu/police/securityact.html.

 

Online Child Care Journal

We had an e-mail from a UK contact – about The International Centre for Therapeutic Child Care (promoting Child Care, Social Pedagogy and Trauma Informed Practice) – they inform about their work and the possibility to subscribe to an online Child  Care Journal. Please see below:

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Our international day is close…

 

The second of October we’ll celebrate a very special day: The international day of social educators. This is the day we celebrate our profession – that we have the competences to support humans in need, that we know what this support means for humans and society and that we’re proud of what we’re doing and what we can achieve!

We very much hope that you want to contribute to this celebration by taking photos and share them at #thefinestjobintheworld to create a worldwide cavalcade of photos. Please print the sign below (“thefinestjob”) and let it be visible when taking photos with this being the connecting link between all the photos.

At the moment we’re producing a little video to celebrate the day. Thank you so much to AIEJI members who contributed to this video. We’re looking very much forward to showing it on the 2nd of October.

 

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Social Pedagogy and Social Education – Bridging Traditions and Innovations

 

February 22-24, 2018 an international conference brings together practitioners, academics and students who are occupied with social pedagogy and social education. This very interesting conference will take place in Puebla in Mexico. Registration is possible from September 2017. Please have a look at https://www.socialpedagogy.org/

 

About learning disabilities

 

Kathleen Carter sent useful information/links concerning children and young people with learning disabilities. Please see below:

 

Understanding Dyslexia and How to Help Children Who Have It

The Importance of Self-Esteem for Kids With Learning and Attention Issues

Parenting Tips for ADHD: Do’s and Don’ts

How to Create an Autism-Friendly Environment for Kids

How to Discuss Puberty with Your Child Who Has Special Needs

Creating the Optimal Environment for a Kid with ADHD

Teens with ADHD: Recognizing Signs of Depression

ADHD and Addiction – What is the Risk?

Teaching the Person with Autism How to Drive

 

 

AIEJI World Congress 10th – 12th April

The 19th AIEJI World Congress took place in Brazil, April 2017.

 

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The two reports, presented at the World Congress, can be downloaded here:

Social educational work with refugee minor asylum seekers.

Social educational work within mental health.

Looking for job in US…

My name is Lars. I’m 26 years old and from Denmark.
I’m looking to move to the US, more specifically the New York/New Jersey areas.
I have a Bachelor in Social Education and I have work field experience from working in a social psychiatric environment, where I have encountered people with multiple diagnoses and drug addiction.
I would prefer to work in this kind of environment again but I’m open to other kinds of work within the Social Educational spectrum.
I’ve recently visited the US and Canada, so I have a taste of what it’s like over there.
My English is fluent both in writing and speaking.
If you have any interest or if you are able to help me in any way, please contact me on larsthulstrup90@hotmail.com

Join the international online education class for NGO and professional trainers of caregiver groups

As you are probably aware, NGOs and caregivers in group care systems (small group homes, orphanages, fugitive child groups) around the world have little access to formal and research based caregiver training, and group instructor education. To meet this demand for high quality trainer’s training, www.fairstartfoundation.com now has designed an online education in training groups of caregivers.

The first class Jan 2017 is already full – participants are from Russia, India, Indonesia, Canada and Estonia. If you wish to join the class starting medio March 2017, please mail us at info@fairstartfoundation.com. We will provide you with materials.

You can find more details about our mission to change child research into low cost training tools for NGOs at www.fairstartfoundation.com.

How?
Since 2008, Fairstart designed free online training programmes in fifteen language versions, to provide local NGOs worldwide with high quality caregiver training. We cooperate with NGOs who translate and adjust our training programs to local culture during training. For example, we are developing versions of our training programs in Swahili and Kinyarwanda, for SOSChildren’s Villages. We operate on all continents.

To ensure the successful implementation of our online based training, we have now developed a Certified online Instructor Education. This education is a low cost tool to educate key persons in your organisation in how to use our online caregiver group training programmes. It complies with the European Qualification Standard at level five (mastering theory and group education). NGOs can refer groups for instructor training, and individuals can sign up as well.
(We are currently working on the design of a foster care instructor education in using also our foster care training programmes – this will be available during 2017).

How can I apply for joining the first class?

The instructor education is an eight module online-based curriculum which takes 4 months to complete and requires only 3-4 hours of work a week for each student. During this, each student trains a group of caregivers, using five sessions from our online caregiver group training programs.

Education demo: On our webpage (http://www.fairstartinstructor.com/courses/course-v1:FairstartFoundation+DEMO101+demo/about) you can access a free demo and study the first module, which will guide you through our education, its structure and its benefits.

Best wishes from child psychologist Niels Peter Rygaard, CEO at the Fairstart Foundation, Denmark”

AIEJI’s 19th World Congress

Aieji 19th World Congress

XIX Congresso

In the President's Report 2017 you can read about AIEJI's work and projects from 2013-2017. You can also read about the coming work programme for the next four years.

Download the report here.

AIEJI’s 18th World Congress

In the President's Report 2013 you can read about the activities of AIEJI in the last congress period as well as the ideas for the coming work programme in 2013 - 2017.

Download the report here.