Heritage International School Director of Student Support Services Jobs in Uganda

Heritage International School Director of Student Support Services Jobs in Uganda

  • We are looking for an experienced and dedicated Director of Student Support Services who is looking to develop their skills in an international setting.

  • The Director of Student Support Services is responsible for coordinating all extra assistance given in and outside the classrooms to students with specific needs in all areas. As the Student Support Coordinator, he/she would be responsible for supervising all members of the Student Support Team while leading, guiding and training them and the teaching staff so as to enable each student to reach their full potential.

  • Our Student Support Services are responsible for over a hundred students on our register. These students have a range of needs from ESL to developmental disorders such as ASD and ADHD. We also support students who are experiencing issues with emotional wellbeing and mental health.

  • We are looking for a leader with a clear vision for growth. He/she should have a passion for developing the skills and knowledge of the team, expertise in a range of tried and tested interventions for children with additional needs, an understanding of how data collection, IEPs, reviews and assessments can support children to achieve beyond expectations.The right candidate will have had experience either as SENCO, or Learning Support department manager, or extensive experience in a special school, preferably at middle management level. A Masters or equivalent in an area of SEN would be an advantage as would experience of cognitive testing/dyslexia screening. They will be leading a team of 8 professionals and will have responsibility for all aspects of the department. They will also be part of the School Management Team, and will play a key role in helping the school to achieve the goals in its Improvement Plan.

    He/she will need to be enthusiastic, patient and a problem
    solver, as there are very limited sources of support outside of the school. They will also need to be a committed Christian in line with our school’s accreditation policy, and excited about the prospect of integrating their faith into their professional practice.

  • Heritage International School is an all-age Christian international school located in the suburbs of Kampala, Uganda. It opened in 1994 to support children of ex-pat missionaries but has since expanded to welcome those of all faiths and none, whilst still remaining true to its core Christian values. We have over 40 nationalities represented in our 450-strong student body, and are currently moving towards our full capacity of 550.

  • We offer a generous benefits package to our international staff. In addition to a monthly salary, we offer: return flights per year of contract for staff and 2 dependent children, housing, 2 bursaries for staff children and medical insurance.

    Requirements for Applicants:

  • Enthusiastic and growing Christian with the heart of service

  • BA(Hons) degree or higher in relevant subject or a BEd degree

  • Teacher qualification (QTS, PGCE) or full teacher certification from home country

  • Two years relevant experience preferred

  • International experience

  • Two year commitment preferred

  • Before employment, Professional and Spiritual references will be checked along with a required police check.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Heritage International School Director of Student Support Services Jobs in Uganda

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