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 Special Education Teacher & Trainer, with a degree and certification in education and at least 3 years’ experience in teaching special education and conducting assessments, is needed to train relevant staff in conducting and analyzing student assessments, as well as developing Individual Education Plans. The PCRV will guide and support staff in conducting individual student assessments and developing Individual Education Plans, introduce best practices in literacy and numeracy, and do demonstration lessons to facilitate teacher training and preparation. The PCRV will also provide quality, specialized instruction to students with a range of mental, physical, and learning, conduct parent workshops and trainings to help parents understand and manage children with special needs, and assist staff in maintaining timely and appropriate records to track the students’ progress. The goal of this assignment is to build the capacity of the school to 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
• At least 3 years’ experience conducting assessments
• Knowledge of safety procedures to be used when students display challenging physical behaviors
• Experience creating and facilitating training sessions for adults
• 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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