• Academic Job Position at Caring Heart Initiative (CHI)

  • Posted on: 23 June, 2015 Deadline: 21 July, 2015
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  • Caring Heart Initiative (CHI) is recruiting to fill the below position:

    Special Education Teacher

     

    Job Description

    • Teach either individuals or small groups of pupils within, or outside the class.
    • Prepare lessons and resources, marking and assessing work.
    • Develop and adapt conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of pupils.
    • Use special equipment and facilities, such as audiovisual materials and computers to stimulate interest in learning.
    • Use specialist skills such as teaching Braille to pupils with visual impairments or sign language and lip reading to students who have hearing impairments.
    • Collaborate with the classroom teacher to define appropriate activities for the pupils in relation to the curriculum.
    • Assess children who have long or short-term learning difficulties and working with colleagues to identify individual pupils' special needs.
    • Work with the head teacher and governing body to ensure that their needs are met in terms of reasonable adjustments and access arrangements.
    • Liaise with other professionals, such as social workers, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists and educational psychologists.
    • Work closely with parents and guardians.
    • Organize learning outside the classroom in activities such as community visits, school outings or sporting events.
    • Assist in severely disabled pupils' personal care/medical needs.
    • Administration, including updating and maintaining records of pupils' progress.
    • Attend statutory annual reviews or other related meetings.
    • Receive in-service training.

    Qualification

    • NCE in Special Education from recognized institution.
    • At least 2 years work experience in related field.
    • Applicants must reside in Lagos.

    Required Skills:

    • Commitment to working with pupils with special educational needs.
    • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
    • Initiative and problem-solving skills.
    • The ability to manage confrontation and challenging behaviour
    • Team working and organizational skills
    • An observant and responsive approach.
    • Flexibility: ability to respond to the needs of the children and adapt or change plans accordingly
    • A positive, energetic and enthusiastic personality.
    • Patience, understanding and empathy with pupils and parents.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified candidates should forward all their applications to: career.caringheart@yahoo.com

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