Central Asia

Disability Social and Inclusion Specialist - Social Worker, Family Counselor, Psychologist, Inclusive education Pegagogue

Skills and Gifting: This person will mainly work with our partner organisations and the families of children with disabilities or disabled person themselves in supporting an emerging social work system, support families in the process of accepting a disability, provide parents education, psycho social support to families and a group of lay counselors, support families in engaging with the community and move towards Inclusive education.

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Requirements

Some of the parents and people with disabilities are forming self-help groups who need support and facilitation/coordination.

We currently don’t have permission to DIRECTLY work with schools or teachers, so we empower and train our local partners to do so. We are also considering life skills groups for teenagers which could come under this role.

We are looking for people who love to encourage and train others, who have a passion for inclusion and equal rights of people with disabilities and want to share Jesus in word and deed with them and their communities.

Start Date

As soon as possible

Commitment Length

2-3 Years

All jobs/opportunities on this site 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.

Photos from Central Asia

Stories from Central Asia

'Everyone to everywhere'

When a short-term outreach team finds openness among an unreached people group, their church gets motivated to send more people.

Acceptance and then achievement

“With the helplessness has come the realisation that I’ve been depending on my works a lot,” shares Beth. “It’s great to have tear-jerking stories of all the families our disability project is helping for our newsletters. I like feeling worthwhile because of the difference I am making in somebody’s life. What I do outside of our home has given me worth and significance.”

Pioneering in Central Asia

A small team share stories and spread hope among least-reached Muslims in Central Asia.

Choices and questions

“Did we pray enough? Did we ask the right questions? Did we challenge them enough? Should we have invited them to spend more time with us? Did we fail?” These are some of the questions that OMer Beth wrestles with when a friend marries a non-believer.

Transformational thinking

One OM couple uses Transformation Prayer Ministry to help followers of Jesus in Central Asia find freedom from lies they have believed.

Not lesser, loved

OM workers in Central Asia build relationships with women society scorns, showing them they’re not lesser; they’re loved.