Internal Position No.: 
50 of 2019
Department: 

Role Summary

The successful applicant will work with individuals who need extra support, or require an advanced programme of education, in order to complete their learning successfully.  

Main Responsibilities

  1. Coordinates services to students for the purpose of ensuring efficient instructions and an effective cohesive programme. Students may include those who are physically disabled, sensory impaired (eg.  deaf/blind), have speech and language difficulties (eg. dyslexia, autism), are emotionally vulnerable, have behavioural difficulties or have a combination of these disabilities, and may also include gifted and talented individuals.
  2. Teaches/instructs  students individually or in groups for the purpose of ensuring successful progress towards student's goals and objectives, including personal development skills.
  3. Develops and adapts conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of pupils, modifying curriculum and implementing appropriate teaching strategies. Researches and recommends appropriate texts, learning aids, materials, and supplies.
  4. Consults/collaborates with staff, parents, and professionals in other agencies in order to ensure appropriate delivery of services and develop Individualised Education Plans (IEPs) for students.
  5. Assists relevant professional staff in diagnosis of learning disorders, development of planned intervention and evaluation of student progress.
  6. Utilises special equipment and facilities, such as audiovisual materials and computers to stimulating interest in learning.
  7. Participates in the development of policies for this area.
  8. Maintains records relevant to the unit, keeping them up to date so that complete records are available for reference.
  9. Prepares relevant reports on the activities of the assigned area.
  10. Attends meetings, workshops, and training sessions as instructed to ensure awareness of any change in policies or procedures which may be relevant to the role.
  11. Performs any other related duties as required by Supervisor or any other senior officer in order to contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the department.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Special Education
  • Five (5) years teaching experience with at least three years in the area of special education
  • Excellent knowledge of Government structure, policies and procedures
  • Sound knowledge of relevant laws, regulations and policies
  • Sound knowledge of the use of standard office equipment and computer applications
  • Sound knowledge of Individualised Education Plans (IEPs) development and implementation
  • Knowledge of the needs of persons with disabilities and that of their families
  • Sound ability to manage challenging behaviours
  • Excellent knowledge of curriculum, instructional strategies, and research based methods and strategies related to various disabilities
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent analytical and decision-making skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organisational skills
  • Ability to work well under pressure
  • Sound supervisory and leadership skills

 

Closing Date: 
Thursday, 12 September 2019
Vacancy Listing: