Ike Foundation for Autism's job vacancy, Career and Recruitment
Job title : Special Needs Education Coordinator (SENCO) jobs in Abuja Job Location : Abuja Deadline : October 31, 2022
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Languages Required : English
Salary range : N80,000 -N100,000 monthly
IFA's Early intervention centre (EIC) for children living with Autism is hiring a Special Needs education coordinator. The coordinator is expected to provide first-class support to parents, staff and pupils and ensure that the daily operational activities of the Centre are carried out for the well-being of the pupils and smooth running of the school.
In this role, you will carry out assessments of pupils with autism and related special needs to identify needs and monitor progress including observations in the classroom and meetings with teachers and parents (Take day-to-day responsibility for the operation of the special education needs disorder (SEND) policy and co-ordination of the provision made for individuals with SEND, working closely with staff, parents / caregivers, and other agencies)
Under the direct supervision of the director and liaison with the programs manager the EIC SEN Coordinator will :
Advertise and promote the services at the EIC
Develop and oversee the implementation of the Centre's SEN strategy and policy.
Have day-to-day responsibility for :
Implementing SEN policy
Co-coordinating any specific provisions for individual pupils with SEN, including those with education, health and care (EHC) plans
Advise staff about SEN strategy and provision
Work closely with staff, parents and local partners / agencies
Work in partnership with parents, therapists / teaching assistants and others to provide the best service possible for the children
Overseeing the records of all children receiving services at the centres
Provide related professional guidance to colleagues to secure high-quality teaching for children with SEND
Seek to develop effective ways of overcoming barriers to learning and sustaining effective teaching. This will be through the analysis and assessment of children's needs, by monitoring the quality of teaching and standards of pupils' achievements, and by setting targets for improvement.
Collaborate with curriculum coordinators so that the learning for all children is given equal priority, and available resources are used to maximum effect.
Relationship Management Duties
Attend parents' meetings and gives parental meeting feedback.
Schedule and attend Independent Educational Plan (IEP) meetings.
Acts as a liaison between the school, the staff, the students and the parents, interpreting activities and policies and encouraging parent participation in the child's education and school.
Demonstrates customer relation skill necessary for working effectively and efficiently with parents.
Supervise therapists and ensures service delivery is professional and organised, including filing systems and lines of communication.
Plan and monitor therapist and facilitators' schedules, programmes / methods.
Participate in the development of staff / pupil schedules and timetables.
Provide direction and supervision to classroom support assistants.
Assist with the review of prospective staff invited for on-the-job assessment.
Promote employee engagement and is responsible for welfare of staff
Creates and manages pupils' programmes
Develops and manages pupils' schedules.
Engages in assessments of pupils and gives a written report on the same.
Arranges pupil events and programmes
Ensures Pupils all round well-being is maintained always.
Prepare, update and archive student records for all school activities.
Updates and archives standardised processes.
Review and proofread all internal and external reports, including weekly reports.
Work with the programs manager to prepare staff rotations and ensure staff duties are carried out accordingly.
Bring all operational matters including maintenance, purchases, and upkeep to the
attention of the Administrative Team.
Prepare and send a weekly report of activities at the end of each week to the director.
Be familiar with the main health and safety issues specific to the school and how they
relate to pupils, staff, visitors and contractors and other stakeholders.
Hold meetings with team members to promote best practices and provide updates
Requirement and skills :
Bachelor's Degree in Psychology, Special Needs Education, Occupational Therapy, Social Work or other relevant fields of study.
Possess at least 5 years of practical experience working with children living with ASD and related special needs.
Candidates with ABA certification are highly advised to apply
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