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  • Posted: Feb 20, 2021
    Deadline: Mar 12, 2021
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    The 1st Steiner-Waldorf Kindergarten opened in 1998... ...in a small house along the Magadi Road on the outskirts of Nairobi. It was led by 3 teachers from Germany (Florian, Vojko and Irmgard). The following year the school moved to Mbagathi extending the kindergarten to a 1st Grade primary class. The Mbagathi Steiner school continues to run successfully...
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    Special Needs Education Coordinator

    Reporting To: The Pedagogical Chair

    Application Deadline: 12th March 2021

    Job Purpose: The Learning Support Coordinator will work closely with learning support teachers and regular teachers to support student learning and serve as the Coordinator of the Kolisko Group.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Identifying and assessing children with special needs and referring them for further assessment where possible.
    • Collaborating with teachers to develop a team teaching model in class which meets the needs of all students
    • Communicating, updating, and consulting with staff and parents regarding relevant learning support programs/ topics.
    • Liaising with outside agencies such as educational psychologist where necessary to refer our learners to seek any assistance where need be.
    • Creating and maintaining a regular system of monitoring, assessing, record keeping, and reporting of the learner’s progress.
    • Delivering effective communication to parents and stakeholders on school program, student achievements, and behavior.
    • Assisting with learner’s assessment during recruitment, admission, and enrollment.
    • Developing and implementing Individual Education Programs (IEPs).
    • Supporting class teachers in the implementation of personalized learning models.
    • Working closely with class teachers and learning support teachers to ensure the learners support services are harmonized, coherent, and mutually supportive to meet the needs of the learner.
    • Coordinating the Kolisko Group, the school’s learning support team.
    • Organizing and delivering staff development training to learning support teachers and the Kolisko Group.
    • Organizing and chairing learners centered review and assessment as appropriate.
    • Participating in staff, parent, and student meetings.
    • Any other assigned duties.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree in Special Needs Education or equivalent
    • Must be registered with TSC
    • Certified Teaching Certificate
    • Certificate in Waldorf Education is an added advantage
    • Minimum of Five (5) years professional experience in a similar role

    Required Skills and Competences

    • Special needs training
    • Experience in learning support programs
    • Ability to create Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
    • Computer literate
    • A certificate in Waldorf Education is an added advantage
    • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma teaching experience an added advantage
    • Possess effective communication skills and relate well with all students, teachers, and support staff
    • Ability to work to deadlines while maintaining a standard of excellence and attention to detail
    • Display patience, flexibility, stress tolerance, independent initiative, and enthusiasm
    • Demonstrate leadership skills, cooperation, and the ability to work on a team

    Method of Application

    If you are interested in the position and meet the above qualifications, send your application to hr@nairobiwaldorfschool.ac.ke indicating the position title (e'g Physics / Biology Teacher) on the subject line by Friday the 12th March, 2021

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    The Nairobi Waldorf School Trust (NWST) is an equal opportunity employer.

    Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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