Loving Kids with Special Needs

Do you have a heart to work with children with special needs, and do you want to serve God in a country which is not your own? OM Albania is in desperate need of a physical therapist, but also for people that have a heart for the handicapped.
1-2 Years
Full Time
As soon as possible
In Durres, OM Albania is working with one of the state-run centers for handicapped children, members of the church regularly take out the children from the center on walks. This doesn't only change up the routine for the children who have little distraction, but it also fights against the cultural stigma of Albania, that disabled children should be kept a secret.

OM Albania regularly holds meetings with handicapped children and their families at a local church, to teach the children about Jesus. This concept also brings together the families of the children, as they often struggle with poverty and discrimination.

We don't only work with the children themselves, trying to teach them how to count or write, but we also aim to help the family of the child. Many times the family lives in poverty, and the siblings feel left out as they don't get the same attention. OM Albania tries to provide the siblings with monthly meetings so that they can go out and have fun, but also helps the siblings with homework.

You will need:
– A willingness to learn Albanian
– Flexibility
– Humility and patience
– A love for people
– A heart for children

Live opportunities are unsalaried. Most people joining OM have to raise financial support to cover their living expenses, usually through gifts from home churches and other supporters.

Interested?

Es-tu convaincu que la vie a davantage à t’offrir ? Crois-tu que le Dieu que tu aimes a un plan pour toi ? Viens vivre à la mesure de tes aspirations, fais place à l'aventure et donne un sens à ta vie !

Te sens-tu appelé par Dieu à le servir en France ? Viens rejoindre l'équipe d'OM en France pour inspirer, mobiliser et équiper les autres pour que les églises grandissent et que leurs membres soient formés en tant que disciples et implique-toi concrètement dans l'un des pays d'Europe.
Do you believe in transforming lives practically and through the Gospel, but your skills are more in management and caring for people? We need someone to help our leadership ensure the health and well-being of their teams, who work in some of the hardest countries in the world, through community development and relief, serving hurting Muslim people. They need someone who has their back! If this is what you are passionate about, join us and put your gifts to use for the Kingdom of God.
'Crocodiles' and Cafés OM's ministry to a special needs development centre shows Christ's love in action to residents, caretakers and the community. Read Now
From troubled teen to disciple The journey of a young Albanian girl from the Roma and Gypsy community who went from being a troubled teenager to excitedly following Jesus! Read Now
The search for Fisnik OMer Lisi has a 'chance meeting' with a special needs Albanian man and his mother in a beautifully God-ordained way. Read Now
Hope in tough reality Nertila met Jesus when she was a child through an OM outreach. Now 18, she is isolated from education and Christian community. Read Now
A transformed heart An Albanian man's heart is forever changed after suffering a heart attack and meeting Jesus in his recuperation. Read Now
Fearless integrity An Albanian, who had been trained in OM's Business as Mission (BAM) course, stands out with his upright business standards. Read Now