Submitted by SGibbs on 5 September 2019 - 2:43pm
Internal Position No.:
50 of 2019
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.
- 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.
- Teaches/instructs students individually or in groups for the purpose of ensuring successful progress towards student's goals and objectives, including personal development skills.
- 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.
- 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.
- Assists relevant professional staff in diagnosis of learning disorders, development of planned intervention and evaluation of student progress.
- Utilises special equipment and facilities, such as audiovisual materials and computers to stimulating interest in learning.
- Participates in the development of policies for this area.
- Maintains records relevant to the unit, keeping them up to date so that complete records are available for reference.
- Prepares relevant reports on the activities of the assigned area.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
Thursday, 12 September 2019