USIU Differently Abled & Special Needs Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya
USIU Differently Abled & Special Needs Officer Jobs in Nairobi KenyaJob Summary
Reporting to the Associate DVC- Student Affairs, the Differently Abled & Special Needs Officer is charged with the responsibility of providing Administrative and Technical leadership in the establishment and operations of the Differently Abled & Special Needs Resources Center that will ensure accessibility and exclusivity of Differently Abled persons and other Special Needs in all university processes, programs, services, facilities and equipment.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.
Minimum Educational/Professional Qualifications & Experience
Minimum of a Master’s Degree in the field of Special Needs Education and/or Studies on Differently Abled persons or its equivalent
5 years of work experience in the area of disability inclusion or its equivalent
Membership to relevant professional bodies
Personal Attributes & Competencies
Knowledge of curriculum and pedagogy techniques for DAP & SN.
Strong interpersonal & communication skills.
Proficiency in computer applications.
Strong Leadership, analytical & critical thinking skills.
High level of integrity & confidentiality.
A working understanding of Research Methodologies.
Incumbents will be expected to continue upgrading their knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy changes and trends in higher education.
How to Apply
Interested applicants must provide a cover letter and a current CV, certified copies of educational certificates and transcripts, names and addresses of three referees, current salary and benefits, telephone and e-mail contacts to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday,13 February 2019.
United States International University - Africa
P.O. Box 14634-00800, Nairobi, Kenya
For more information and job application details, see; USIU Differently Abled & Special Needs Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya
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