Article 1 - Objective
The objective of these rules of procedure is to regulate all matters relating to the functioning of the Educational Assistance supporting the "Aprendo Contigo" program in the National Institute of Childrens Health whose Hospital Classroom functions at the Av. Brasil 600, Breña.
Article 2 - Teacher Aide Requirements and Obligations
To support the "Aprendo Contigo" program as a Teacher Aide in the National Institute of Childrens Health, it is essential to:
2.1. Have the necessary time availability.
2.2. Be of legal age.
2.3. Register by completing a personal data sheet stating all your information truthfully and providing a photocopy of ID, a picture and necessary documents for your corresponding file.
2.4. Go through a three-month trial period conducting the program activities. During this time, the Teacher Aide needs to have an attendance of at least 80%, with only absences due to sickness considered justified.
2.5. A psychological evaluation consisting of a personal interview with the programs psychologists will be conducted after the trial period.
2.6. Work in different hospital areas according to the rotation scheduled by the Coordinator.
2.7. Attend training lectures according to the programmed schedule.
Article 3 - Limitations
Registration and acceptance of individuals as Teacher Aides automatically eliminates them from any possibility of holding any type of job at the National Institute of Childrens Health.
Article 4 - Teacher Aide Commitment and Responsibilities.
4.1. The Teacher Aides, upon committing themselves to perform the work assigned, are vowing to make all their effort and dedication available to the "Aprendo Contigo" program with a high sense of responsibility, attendance, and punctuality.
4.2. Teacher Aides will have to physically organize all the things required for their assigned task. They also have direct responsibility for all the material transferred to the wards. Everything used must also be taken care of and put away in its corresponding place.
4.3. They may not under any circumstance gift school supplies, educational materials, toys, etc., nor give food (cookies, beverages, etc.) to any child without prior authorization from the coordinator.
4.4. Teacher Aides are strictly forbidden to give money to the patients or their relatives.
4.5. Teacher Aides may not leave their work area unattended except for a serious reason and only if they had the foresight to contact another Teacher Aide who could temporarily replace them.
4.6. Teacher Aides must always attempt to work as a team and maintain a happy and positive environment.
4.7. Teacher Aides acknowledge that Aprendo Contigo provides all the security measures available to safeguard their health and integrity.
4.8. Teacher Aides assume personal responsibility for any disease, infection or condition caused by their activity.
Article 5 - Cases of Absence
In the case of absence, Teacher Aides shall notify their coordinators they cant attend well in advance so their position in the corresponding shift can be covered. If the Teacher Aide incurs three unexcused absences in a month, it shall be deemed that he or she cannot continue with his or her work and will be replaced by another Teacher Aide to avoid a case of the program not being able to serve all the areas under its responsibility. Volunteers must have at least 80% attendance during the year.
Article 6 - Training Lectures and Planned Meetings.
In order to perform their work more efficiently, Teacher Aides must attend training lectures and group dynamics meetings that are organized by the program. Attendance to two training lectures during the year and the general training session once a year is mandatory.
Article 7 - Uniform
The uniform consists of a kangaroo-type apron and a tag. It is mandatory for Teacher Aides to wear it from the time they arrive at the hospital until end of their shift.
Teacher Aides will wear the uniform only and exclusively during their shift hours.
The uniform belongs to the program. The program will provide the uniform in exchange of a S/. 25 donation.
The Aides who withdraw from the program must return the uniform.
Article 8 - Resignations
Teacher Aides who are unable to continue collaborating with the Aprendo Contigo program must inform their coordinator in advance and in writing so their replacement can be scheduled.
Article 9 - Work Period
Teacher Aides make the commitment to lend their collaboration throughout the entire year, according to the needs of the Program and the schedule they have signed up for. When Teacher Aides plan to travel, they must make the notification in writing indicating the dates they will be absent.
Article 10 - Attendance
Teacher Aides will have to collaborate with the Program during their corresponding weekly shift, rotating positions depending on the programs needs. They must also attend and participate in the daily closing.
Hours: Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Teacher Aides will sign in to indicate their attendance and arrival time in the classrooms attendance folder.
Attendance and punctuality are very important for the evaluation of the Teacher Aides performance.
Article 12 - Communications
Internal communication will be conducted through the coordinators on duty and the "Avances Pipo" monthly bulletin, which will inform everyone about the activities carried out in the four classrooms and the programs progress. These newsletters are posted on the internet monthly.
Article 13 - Discretion
Teacher Aides shall exercise absolute discretion with the information received during the course of their work. They should also not inquire about the patients medical or economic situations.
Article 14 - Jewelry Use
Female Teacher Aides may wear, along with the uniform, only a small pair of earrings, a watch, and wedding band if they have one. Male Teacher Aides may wear a watch and a wedding band. Wearing perfume is not allowed.
Article 15 - Sales
Any type of sale (items, raffles, etc.) is strictly forbidden unless they are Aprendo Contigo items.
Article 16 - Leave
If Teacher Aides need to take time off, they must let their Coordinator know in writing with enough advance notice.
Article 17 - Politics and Religion
Teacher Aides commit to not talk about politics nor religion during their working hours at the hospital.
Article 18 - Cellular Phone
The use of cell phones for personal issues is not allowed during working hours in the different classrooms nor during the end-of-shift meeting.
Article 19 - Discipline
Teacher Aides could be removed after being evaluated as having inadequate conduct that jeopardizes the morale of the Educative Assistance or if they repetitively fail in the commitment they accepted when joining the Program.
Teacher Aides cannot bring people from outside the volunteer program into the classroom without prior consent from the coordinator.
Teacher Aides must not learn about the patients medical conditions through their medical histories or through the nursing staff.
Article 20 - Responsibilities
Teacher Aides must physically organize all the material needed for their assigned task, maintaining control of it for its best use.
Teacher Aides may not leave their work area unattended during their shift, except for a serious reason and only if they had the foresight to contact another responsible person who could temporarily replace them.
Teacher Aides must always attempt to perform well as a team and to keep a happy and positive work environment.
A Teacher Aide cannot, under any circumstance, transfer a child out of the assigned area.
A Teacher Aide will not be able to stay in charge of an outpatient child without one of the parents or accompanying persons being present.
Teacher Aides must respect the requirements of the organization chart on how to communicate or make requests to their coordinator.
Teacher Aides commit to caring for the classroom material, using it and putting it away at the end of their shift making sure nothing is left out of place and that the items are complete.
Article 21 - Outside Recreational Activities
All offers to do a recreational or educational activity thats not part of the Aprendo Contigo program should be discussed with the coordinator on duty to organize it.
Article 22 - Responsibilities, Obligations, and Commitments
Teacher Aides agree to carry out their duties in the National Institute of Childrens Health, providing care and attention to the child patients.
22.1. Taking into account the work of the Teacher Aides, APRENDO CONTIGO commits to applying all security measures at its disposal to safeguard their health and integrity.
22.2. The Teacher Aide acknowledges that APRENDO CONTIGO provides all the necessary security measures to guarantee his or her health and integrity.
22.3 The Teacher Aide shall comply with the biosafety standards recommended by the National Institute of Childrens Health.
22.4. Teacher Aides assume personal responsibility for any disease, infection or condition caused by their activity.