We are seeking an SEN specialist to work with a lovely family in Antalya, Turkey, starting ASAP.
The ideal candidate would be a qualified teacher with experience in Special Educational Needs. Past working experience in an international position or working within a private family role as a governor or governess would be preferable. Experience working with students/ charges with cerebral palsy would be advantageous.
The family are looking for a young and active individual who can support their son in his day to day activities. Working together with a local carer to promote ongoing learning and academic development. In addition to providing daily support to encourage their charge to be as independent and outgoing as possible.
Key responsibilities of the candidate:
-Focus upon the development and day-to-day delivery of a programme to provide personalised learning opportunities and autonomous care for a young adult mate.
-To provide physical and communication support using modes of communication appropriate to the individual needs of the charge, enabling full access to his environment.
-To provide support in a manner which facilitates the charge’s cognitive development by removing barriers to learning.
-To ensure the physical welfare and assist the charge with physical needs as appropriate, and agreed, e.g. assisting with lifting, moving and handling, personal care.
-To clarify, modify and adapt tasks, and expected performance outcomes to an appropriate level according to need.
-To design, coordinate, implement and evaluate engaging activities that promote the charge’s independence skills in communication, learning and social skills.
-To develop and/or purchase appropriate teaching and learning materials; provide supporting budgetary information.
-To research, purchase, maintain and monitor the use of specialist equipment and promote optimum use of specialist equipment in all settings; provide supporting budgetary information.
-Contribute to setting individual targets and to the review of those targets.
-To liaise with professionals and external agencies where necessary.
-To develop and maintain Equality and Equity standards, policies and procedures.
-To undertake relevant training as part of continuing professional development.
-To provide ongoing guidance and training to subordinates.
-To prepare and conduct performance reviews of any subordinate colleagues.
The right candidate should have:
-A Post Graduate or Master’s degree in Special Education, Education, or a closely related field.
-Seven years’ relevant working experience.
-Experience working with young people with cerebral palsy.
-Evidence of ongoing professional development.
-Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills.
High negotiable salary from 1300 Euro p/w
One year contract
All visa costs covered by the employer
Medical insurance care
Accommodation stipend for a place to live in beautiful Antalya
4 weeks’ paid holiday and 10 days’ paid sick leave per annum
Work schedule totalling 5 working days per week
Work-related travel costs covered by the employer