Special Needs Teacher Jobs in Maai Mahiu, Kenya
Special Needs Teacher Jobs in Maai Mahiu, KenyaJob Title:Special Needs Teacher
Our client is a Non- governmental organization in operation for over 5 years in Kenya.
They seek to hire a special needs teacher at their school based in Maai Mahiu.Carry out assessments of children who have long or short-term learning difficulties and work with colleagues to identify individual child’s special needs.
Develop an Individualized Educational Program (IEP) for every child together with his/her respective parent/guardian and other team members, designed to promote the child’s educational, physical, and social/emotional development.
Develop and adapt conventional teaching methods to meet individual needs of every child, including intensive individualized instruction, problem-solving assignments, and small-group work with an overall aim of supporting learning; employing techniques in an overall positive behavioral support system using a variety of techniques such as phonetics, multi-sensory learning, and repetition to reinforce learning and to meet students’ varying needs and interests.
Use special equipment and materials adapting them to stimulate special needs children’s interest in learning.
Collaborate with other team members to define appropriate activities for the special needs children in relation to the curriculum.
Liaise with other professionals such as O.Ts, Speech language pathologists, physiotherapists etc. in working with and supporting learners with special needs.
Organize learning outside the classroom in activities such as home/community visits, school outings and sporting events for special needs children.
Carry out administrative work as required, including updating and maintaining records on pupils’ progress and individual plan of activities and goals accomplished.
Develop transition plans outlining specific steps to prepare specific learners for integration into regular schooling or vocational training.
Design and teach appropriate curricula and inform parents of their kids’ progress.
Teach socially acceptable behavior, as determined by the students’ individualized education plan.
Serve as a member of a multidisciplinary team as appropriate.
Develop plans for effective communication, monitoring, and follow-up of all special needs children in the program.
Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory- and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
Liaising with the other team members, establish clear objectives for all lessons, units, and projects.
Meet with parents/guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine priorities for their children and their individualized educational needs.
Establish and enforce rules for behavior and procedures for maintaining an environment conducive to learning for all learners.
Do school visits to monitor the progress of integrated children from our program and identify other special needs children.
Bachelor’s Degree in Special needs Education or Diploma from an approved training institution.
At least 1 years professional supporting and teaching children with special needs.
Additional relevant training such as sign language and use of braille will be an added advantage.
Demonstrated knowledge of children developmental sequence and skills.
Excellent knowledge on current Special Needs Education policy framework in Kenya and children rights as provided for in the Kenya Children’s Act.
Demonstrated flexibility, adaptability and openness to new ideas in educational practices, particularly relating to Special needs Education.
Excellent client service skills and the ability to create partnerships with families
Proven strength in verbal and written communication and organizational skills
Passionate, energetic, motivated, self-driven and fun
How to Apply
If you are up to the challenge, possess the necessary qualifications and experience; please send your CV only quoting the job title on the email subject (Special Needs Teacher) to firstname.lastname@example.org before 28th April 2019.
Kindly indicate current/last salary on your CV
N.B: We do not charge any fee for receiving your CV or for interviewing
Only candidates short-listed for interview will be contacted.
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