United States International University Africa Differently Abled And Special Needs Officer Jobs in Kenya

United States International University Africa Differently Abled And Special Needs Officer Jobs in Kenya


Job Purpose:

  • To provide administrative and technical leadership in the establishment and operations of a Differently Abled & Special Needs Resources Center that will ensure accessibility and inclusivity of Differently Abled persons and other Special Needs in all university processes, programs, services, facilities and equipment.

    Key Responsibilities/Tasks/Duties:

  • Establish the Differently abled and Special Needs Resource Center.

  • Ensure the full adherence and compliance of the Access of Differently Abled Persons and other Special Needs (DAP&SN) policy by all arms of the university community.

  • Develop tools, instruments, controls and procedures for monitoring, assessment, evaluation and tracking of the provision of services for DAP & SN.

  • Collect and document data on recruitment, admission, enrollment, retention and graduation, of DAP & SN.

  • Keep records of the diagnoses or natures of the disabilities or special needs presented and performing periodic reviews of the same.

  • Be the main point of contact for DAP & SN in relation to information on all university services

  • Notify the relevant department/support services of any admission or recruitment of DAP & SN and of the special or additional learning support required by the person(s).

  • Document and track complaints raised by or relating to DAP &SN regarding their work, or in and out of class experience while on or out of campus.

  • Liaise with the parents/guardians and support systems for Differently Abled Students with and Special Needs (DAP & SN) on their general social and academic welfare.

  • Liaise with internal and external stakeholders, agencies and committees to generate information, training and advocacy/sensitization programs on the needs of DAP & SN.

  • Monitor, assess and
    evaluate the university’s adherence to the Access of the DAP & SN Policy and relevant legal and statutory requirements, and recommend revisions as may be necessary. Such revisions shall be undertaken with due involvement of DAP & SN.

  • Conduct periodic reviews and updating of the DAP & SN Policy to ensure that emerging issues, practices and trends in the provision of quality services, products and educations to DAP & SN are, where appropriate, incorporated therein.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications /Educational /Professional /experience:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in the field of Special Needs Education and/or Studies on Differently Abled persons or its equivalent; a Master’s Degree will be an added advantage.

  • Three (3) years of work experience in the area of disability inclusion or its equivalent.

  • Membership to relevant professional bodies.

  • Proficiency in computer applications.

    Skills & Competencies:

  • Knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy techniques for DAP & SN.

  • Strong interpersonal & communication skills.

  • Computer literacy.

  • Strong Leadership, analytical & critical thinking skills.

  • High level of integrity and confidentiality.

  • A working understanding of Research Methodologies.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United States International University Africa Differently Abled And Special Needs Officer Jobs in Kenya


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