Recruitment notice and application form

Moniheli's OmaPolku project is looking for a Arabic-speaking peer tutor to work with immigrant parents!

OmaPolku is Moniheli's three-year (2020–2022) STEA-funded project, which promotes educational equality of young people with an immigrant background. The main purpose of the project is that young people with an immigrant background would find upper secondary education after comprehensive education which better suits their individual strengths and interests and that they would receive the support they need in choosing an educational path.

One of the project’s aims is to strengthen the capacity of immigrant parents to support young people. Since autumn 2020 OmaPolku project has organized informative peer support activities for immigrant parents in their own languages, which are Dari, English, Kurdish, French, Somali and Russian, in the Uusimaa region.

In autumn 2021, the project's peer support activities will include the Arabic language and expand to Turku, Tampere and Lappeenranta. We are now looking for an Arabic-speaking peer tutor to work in the Uusimaa region as well as in Turku, Tampere and Lappeenranta as part of our motivated OmaPolku team.

Information related to peer tutor contract:

· According to the agreement, the employment contract will start in August 2021

· The fixed-term contract will first run until 31 December 2021 and will continue for a fixed term until 2022, if the grant requested from STEA each year is implemented as planned

· Variable working hours: 0 h–34 h / month (zero-hour contract, which means that working hours vary between 0 to 34 hours monthly)

· Peer tutors' hourly salary: 15 € + evening, Saturday and Sunday supplements

The tasks of the peer tutor include:

· Working as a peer tutor at peer groups and events planned by the OmaPolku project and its partners face-to-face or remotely

· Individual peer support and counselling

· Participating in making an info video about upper secondary education options in Arabic

· Marketing current peer support activities

· Translating different texts in Arabic (e.g. announcements about peer groups, presentation slides for peer groups, feedback survey)

· Collecting follow-up information and feedback related to peer support activities

· Giving feedback about peer support activities and events and participating in common evaluation events of peer tutors

To be selected for the position of peer tutor, we require:

· Being a peer: you are a parent with an immigrant background or you have an immigrant background and you know the Finnish education system well

· Language skills: you speak Arabic as your mother tongue and you also speak either Finnish or English well

· Motivation: you are interested in doing a variety of peer support work, supporting parenting and passing information on to immigrant parents

· Commitment to Moniheli’s values: cultural diversity, equality and non-discrimination, communality, respect and transparency

· Flexibility: you are ready to work as a peer tutor in the Uusimaa region as well as in Turku, Tampere and Lappeenranta on weekdays and weekends (peer support activities are mostly held remotely in Turku, Tampere and Lappeenranta, but peer tutors will travel to different cities, if necessary, and travel tickets will be compensated)

· IT skills: you have a good command of the basics of using a computer and you can use some basic computer programs (eg Microsoft PowerPoint) as well as remote connections/services (eg Microsoft Teams or Zoom) if you are given training

· Peer tutor training: (see details below)

Finnish Refugee Council’s peer tutor training:

If the candidate for the peer tutor position does not have a peer tutor training, s/he must complete the Finnish Refugee Council's peer tutor training or an equivalent training before concluding the employment contract. No salary is paid for the duration of the training.

Finnish Refugee Council will organize the next peer tutor training in Finnish on September 25th and 26th, 2021 and in English on August 9th, 21st and 22nd, 2021. The training is free and takes place face to face in Helsinki or remotely. Read more about the Finnish Refugee Council's peer tutor training here: https://vertaistoimijat.fi/pakolaisavun-koulutukset-vertaisohjaajille-vuonna-2021/

More information and application:

Apply for the position of peer tutor by May 9th, 2021 11:59 pm by filling up the application form below.

For more information on the role of the peer tutor and how to apply for it, please contact Sara Herrala, project manager of OmaPolku project, via phone (tel. 050 5434 575) on Thursday April 29th from 1pm to 3pm and on Thursday May 6th from 1pm to 3pm or send email to sara.herrala@moniheli.fi.

Interviews will be conducted remotely through Microsoft Teams in week 20.

More information about the OmaPolku project can be found on Moniheli's website: https://www.moniheli.fi/omapolku/

Application form

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If you have children of your own, please tell us what age they are (you can choose one or more options):

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IT skills

Which of the options best describes your IT skills: *

Requirements for the role of peer tutor

I am prepared to work in the entire Uusimaa region as well as in Turku, Tampere and Lappeenranta (tickets will be compensated based on the cheapest means of transport = usually a form of public transport): *
I am willing to work on (choose one or more options): *
I am willing to participate in Finnish Refugee Council's peer tutor training if I have not previously completed training similar to it in scope and content: *

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