Nurse to Rescued Women and Children

Do you have a heart to help physically heal women rescued from or at risk of human trafficking? Would you like to use your experience and training to provide much needed care to women in need? Come serve with this strategic team in Ecuador as they respond to the issue of modern day slavery, poverty and oppression.

Significant factors make Ecuador a key location for goers to take action, particularly in the area of modern day slavery. With its open borders, Ecuador is a source, transit and destination country for sex trafficking. Poverty, corruption, unemployment and lack of education are prevalent, increasing the high risk for sexual exploitation.

But Jesus came to proclaim freedom for the captives, to bind up the broken hearted, and to bring reconciliation and renewal! Through relational ministry, intentionally and respectfully demonstrating the love of Christ who loved us first, this team is helping youth and families at risk experience the transforming power of life in Jesus Christ.

Casa Adalia is a home in Ecuador where women who have been rescued from modern day slavery - or are at risk of being trafficked - can experience emotional, physical, and spiritual healing.

We are in need of a certified nurse who could do health evaluations on each woman and child who enters the home, compassionately working with some residents who may have received little to no professional health care before their arrival. In addition to accompanying the women to health care appointments, keeping a log of all medicines in the home, and responding in emergency situations, you would have the opportunity to teach them basic first-aid procedures and work with them to achieve goals in overall health so as to live to the fullest as God created them.

Skills: 

Proficient in Spanish, minimum intermediate advanced proficiency level.
Compassion for women coming from difficult situations and who may be dealing with issues such as self-harm, depression, and anxiety.
Is able to clearly and patiently explain diagnosis with the residents and staff.
Nurtures the residents, some of whom have received little to no professional healthcare, or who may have had traumatizing past experiences.
Effective organizational skills: best use of time and resources (in a developing country).

Placement Details

Status: 
Open
Track: 
Region: 
Positions: 
1
Start cycles: 
Fall
Location: 
Ecuador
Genders: 
Women
Reference number: 
9219075