Computer Skills Special Education Teacher and Trainer
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
A Computer Skills Special Education Teacher & Trainer, with a degree and certification in education and at least 3 years’ experience in teaching special education, is needed to teach basic computer skills such as mouse control, beginning word processing and web browsing using a Windows operating system. The PCRV will provide quality, specialized instruction in basic computer skills to students with a range of mental, physical, and learning disabilities, plan lessons, create instructional materials, and use a variety of resources to facilitate learning for all assigned students, and guide students in building a portfolio of work that demonstrates their learning. The PCRV will also participate in multi-disciplinary team meetings to support the academic achievement of students, train designated staff on strategies for integrating computer technology into their instruction to enhance students’ learning experiences, and complete and submit reports of work and accomplishments as required. The goal of this assignment is to build the capacity of the school to integrate technology and training into lessons that enhance the students’ learning experiences.
Please note these are approximate departure dates and may change due to programmatic needs.
• A certification in special education, elementary (primary) education, secondary education, or related education certification
• At least 3 years’ successful special education teaching experience
• Knowledge of safety procedures to be used when students display challenging physical behaviors
• Experience in ICT integration in special education
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, etc.)
• Good written and verbal communication skills
• Strong interpersonal skills
• Openness to respect and learn from local knowledge as a basis to the work outlined
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Medical Considerations in Eastern Caribbean
- Eastern Caribbean may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: ongoing counseling.
- The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: none identified.
- Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified.
- After arrival in Eastern Caribbean, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot and mandatory immunizations.
Before you apply, please also review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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