Special Needs Teacher – Ubuntu Life Foundation

at Ubuntu Life Foundation (view profile)
Published July 10, 2024
Expires August 10, 2024
Location Old Naivasha Road, Maai Mahiu, Kenya., Nakuru, Kenya
Category Education and Training  
Job Type Full-time  

Description

Job Title: Special Needs Teacher

Company: Ubuntu Life Foundation

Location: Maai Mahiu

PURPOSE OF THE JOB:

The SNE teacher will be responsible for developing and fostering necessary skills and social abilities to enable learners with disabilities to achieve optimum development according to age, ability and aptitude. As an SNE teacher, you will be required to work closely with the SNE Team of the organization and other sector staff to facilitate learning and improve proper curriculum implementation in schools.  

KEY TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Teaching of children and especially those with disabilities, in our facility so as to improve the quality of education by implementing the curriculum.
  2. Collaborating with parents and school staff to track students’ progress
  3. Assess students’ abilities and craft teaching plans
  4. Adapt learning materials to students’ needs
  5. Keep track of and reflect on students’ progress  
  6. Monitor children’s behavioral patterns and arrange appropriate interventions if needed
  7. Find engaging activities to teach skills (e.g. drawing and theater drama)
  8. Manage classroom crises and resolve conflict
  9. Prepare students for transition to the next phase of learning.
  10. Inform parents about their children’s performance and potential problems
  11. Coach/mentor other professionals who work with children with disabilities
  12. Collaborate with the support staff (e.g. school counselors and speech therapists) to create holistic intervention plans
  13. Working with the school management and other stakeholders to ensure meaningful participation of SNE learners in all aspects of education.
  14. Training SNE learners in co-curriculum activities. 
  15. Continuous Assessment of the SNE learners and handing over their reports to the Head of school.
  16. Helping the SNE learners in whatever form of support they may need, physical, emotional and psychological.
  17. Any other duties that may be assigned by the Supervisor.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree/Diploma in Special Education or a related field.
  • Valid teaching certification in Special Education.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience working with children with special needs.
  • Strong understanding of special education laws, regulations, and best practices.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Patience, empathy, and a commitment to supporting the unique needs of each student.

How to Apply:
Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume, and cover letter to hr_foundation@ubuntu.life. Please include "Special Needs Teacher Application" in the subject line of your email.