Voluntary Service Overseas National Professional Volunteer - Sign Language Professional Jobs in Nigeria

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Voluntary Service Overseas National Professional Volunteer - Sign Language Professional Jobs in Nigeria


Responsibilities


  • Support education programs of pupils living with disabilities (LWD)in Schools identified by VSO Nigeria with primary focus on children with auditory learning disorder ( ALD) and language processing disorder (LPD)
  • Provide teaching to children, teachers and relevant stakeholders on the use of sign language
  • Provide support on improving quality of learning for children with learning disabilities ( ALD & LPD) on numeracy and literacy
  • Provide professional skills for interpreting and teaching sign language to non-sign language users
  • Work with other VSO teams in creating awareness at community and state level on improving access to quality education to marginalized children with focus on children LWD ( ALD +LPD)
  • Support and work closely with teachers, community volunteers, school parents and guardians to improve learning outcome of Children LWD( ALD& LPD)that are out of schools, school dropout and in schools.
  • Provide support and mentor-ship to teachers in the use of teachers’tool kits for early learners living with ALD & LPDfrom Primary 1-to 3.
  • Coordinate participation of parents/guardians and community stakeholders to identify and support activities that contribute to quality inclusive education of children with auditory learning disorder ( ALD) and language processing disorder (LPD)
  • Support sensitization and awareness creation in communities and schools for increased access for Children with Learning Disabilities to quality inclusive education.
  • Collaborate with head teachers and education administrators to provide conducive and safe learning environment for children with learning disabilities ( ALD & LPD)
  • Support the collection and use of data as baseline for generating reports on program progress and learning.
  • Collate and provide monthly, quarterly and annual report of field activities to
    program lead.
  • Report to both the VSO Education Program manager and relevant state stakeholders on implementation of activities


    Requirements


  • Must have a demonstrated skills to interpret and communicate using sign language.
  • Nigerian with at least a National Certificate in Education (NCE) or qualification related to education.
  • Practical experience working with children, preferably of children in early primary school stage (Primary 1-3) is of great advantage.
  • A good level of written English.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and able to work with a range of people in different roles and with different backgrounds and levels of knowledge and experience.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision, taking initiative and taking responsibility for results.
  • A commitment to supporting educational improvement of children leaving with disabilities.
  • A commitment to work on the programme for 1 year to maximize their learning about effective programme delivery and change-management


    How to Apply


    Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 15th May, 2019.


    For more information and job application details, see; Voluntary Service Overseas National Professional Volunteer - Sign Language Professional Jobs in Nigeria


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