Full-Time Special Education Adviser (Primary), Samoa (1-year)
About this assignment:
Support positive inclusion and education of school age students with disabilities in Samoa.
Loto Taumafai Society is committed to meeting the learning needs and address barriers to education for children with disabilities. It is seeking a skilled volunteer to support the school leadership team to help ensure it provides effective curriculum delivery support to those working with children with disabilities.
This important and varied roles involving working across a range of settings. You will promote, coach and support teachers and teacher aides to assess learning, individual education plans and support curriculum delivery. You will also support plans for professional development for teacher to improve their literacy and numeracy teaching.
In your volunteer role as a Special Education Adviser you will also promote and coach community disability and early intervention staff to develop appropriate home schooling programmes and support children’s transitions to school environments where appropriate.
This assignment will allow you to make a meaningful contribution to the work of Loto Taumafai and their important work with children and families.
For this assignment we are looking for a volunteer with:
• Significant recent experience in primary education, including a thorough knowledge of the New Zealand Curriculum
• Demonstrated ability to lead a dynamic, engaging and child-centred classroom and excellent classroom management skills
• Significant experience in inclusive education with a knowledge of different disabilities and supporting students with additional learning needs
• Knowledge of the Individual Education Plan process
• Demonstrated ability to work in bicultural contexts, and lower socio-economic backgrounds
This is a 1-year assignment with the option to extend based in Apia.
About volunteering with VSA:
VSA is New Zealand’s largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development.
We cover living allowances, accommodation and utilities. Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA.
Volunteers must be a NZ citizen or permanent resident.
If current VSA assignments don’t suit your skills and experience you can register your interest with us and we’ll let you know when something in your field is available.
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