Disability Education Advisor-Intellectual Disabilities

Position: Disability Education Advisor-Intellectual Disabilities

Employer: Cuso International

Location: Yangon, Myanmar

Deadline: May 17, 2018

Employment Type: Volunteer

Position Level: Mid Level

Salary Range:

Closing Date: May 17, 2018

Full Description

Brief Description:

Length of Placement 12 Months

Open to Canadian Citizens and Permanent Residents of Canada only

The Volunteer’s Role

The Eden Center for Disabled Children (ECDC) works to support the rights and access to services for disabled children. Although there are millions of disabled people residing in Myanmar, the weak institutional support cannot meet the needs of the disabled community. ECDC works hard to advocate for the rights of disabled children and they also work directly with disabled children.

As the Disability Education Advisor, you will coach and mentor special education teachers who are providing services to children with disabilities under 18. While 80% of service provision from ECDC is based on this special education, the special education teachers need to become familiar with developing individual education plans, behaviour management, and advance pedagogies for children with disabilities, mainly with children with intellectual impairment. Additionally, you will work closely with staff to review and develop a suitable syllabus for children with disability. While the aim of this work is to improve education for disabled children at the ECDC centre itself, it further aims to act as a model for education for disabled children throughout the country.

As a volunteer, you will:

- Review the current practices and courses for children with disabilities

- Train and coach ECDC’s Special Education Teachers on the development of individual education plans

- Train and coach teachers on behaviour management

- Share updated teaching methods for children with disabilities

- Develop syllabuses for children with disabilities in terms of their grades and ages

Essential Academic Qualifications:

- Relevant special needs/inclusive education qualifications

- Qualitative Report Writing on progress

Essential Professional Background:

- Experience working with children with disabilities in behaviour management, developing IEPs and syllabuses for CWDs in terms of their ages

- Experience on developing academical case studies

Support Package

- Modest monthly living allowance (varies depending country)

- Accommodation while in placement

- Return airfare and visa/work permit costs

- Cost of required vaccinations, antimalarial medication and health insurance

- Pre-departure training and in-country orientation

- Travel and accommodation for reintegration debriefing weekend

- Modest support for accompanying partners and dependents going on placement with you for 12 months or longer (Return flight, emergency medical insurance, vaccinations)

- Access to Employee Assistance Program while in placement and upon return

- Cuso International assessment day (Candidates must cover the first $200 of the most cost-effective travel expenses and all accommodation costs).

- Travel and accommodation for the five-day pre-departure training course and for in-country orientation

- Bonus: Additional return flight home or cash in lieu after 12 months of service for volunteers who extend for another 6 months

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