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Verein: AFS Interkulturelle Begegnungen e.V.
Projekt: Working in a rehabilitation center
Bewerbungsende: 01.04.2010
Status: Stelle gestrichen
Laufzeit: ab Januar 2010 - 12 Monate
Sprache im Projekt: keine Angaben

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Bewerbungsbeginn für die Abreise im Sommer eines Jahres ist immer der 1. September des Vorjahres. Bewerbungsschluss ist 30. September.
Bewerbungsbeginn für die Abreise Anfang eines Jahres ist immer der 1. März des Vorjahres. Bewerbungsschluss ist der 30. März.

• 18-28 years old
• A basic knowledge of spoken Spanish is essential.
• You will need to be flexible and be willing to get involved in anything that is asked of you.
• Have some knowledge of working with handicapped, preferable (but not a must)
• No specific experience is required but good teamwork skills
• Good interaction with people, perseverance and punctuality.


Description of the Institution:
This NGO is a non-profit organization offering rehabilitation programs for people with disabilities in the Dominican Republic. It provides medical rehabilitation services and occupational therapy as well as social psychological services. In addition, it maintains a program for children with mental and learning disabilities designed to diagnose, treat and provide appropriate educational opportunities for children in need of these services. For clients over the age of 16 the NGO offers occupational and employment services to aid in the professional development for people with disabilities. It is a National Member Organization of Rehabilitation International. Rehabilitation International is a federation of national and international organizations and agencies. It develops and promotes initiatives to protect the rights of people with disabilities, to improve rehabilitation and other crucial services for disabled people and their families, and to increase international collaboration towards these objectives.


• The ADR offers services through three Basic Programs in a national level:
• Rehabilitation Medicine
• Professional Rehabilitation
• Rehabilitation with Base in the Community

Work area:

Physiotherapy department and school for children with learning Disabilities school.

Volunteer Work Activities
There are various working areas. The physiotherapy department is where children and adults receive treatment. AFS participants that work here learn everything “on the job".
There is a social service department (social worker), an occupational therapy department where they treat young children with slight or more severe physical problems. There are children psychiatric and Psychology, department and last, but no least there is a small school for children with learning disabilities.
You will be providing inpatient and outpatient services for the assessment and treatment of people who have impairments such as: amputations, spinal cord injuries, strokes, lung disease, multiple sclerosis, chronic pain, and communication disorders.

Location of the project:

Puerto Plata

San Cristóbal
San Pedro

Macorís Baní
Santiago Barahona
La Vega

San Juan


San José de Ocoa
San Francisco Macorís


Sánchez Neyba

San Pedro Macorís (1964)
Montecristi La Romana (1968)
El Seibo