Special Education
Teacher

Job description, tasks:

We are looking for a Special Education Teacher to join our Student’s Support Team.

You will be responsible for teaching groups of students with mild or moderate disabilities. You will modify existing curriculum on basic subjects (e.g. math, writing) to meet each student’s learning requirements and build individual lesson plans tailored to their specific needs. You will also discuss with parents and support staff important matters that might impede students’ progress. Ultimately, you will help and inspire children to achieve important learning milestones.

Responsibilities:

  • Assess students’ abilities and craft teaching plans;
  • Adapt learning materials to students’ needs;
  • Keep track of and reflect on students’ progress;
  • Monitor children’s behavioral patterns and arrange appropriate interventions if needed;
  • Find engaging activities to teach skills (e.g. drawing, craft technics and theater drama);
  • Manage classroom crises and resolve conflict situations;
  • Prepare students for transition to the next grade;
  • Inform parents about their children’s performance and potential problems;
  • Coach/mentor other professionals who work with children with learning difficulties;
  • Collaborate with home room teachers, subject teachers and student support team to create holistic intervention plans.
  • Requirements:

  • Higher Education in special pedagogy or psychology;
  • Proven experience as a Special Education Teacher or relevant role;
  • Good knowledge of current special education topics and methodologies;
  • Experience working with children with a wide range of disabilities;
  • Ability to create IEPs;
  • A patient, resourceful, and resilient personality;
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills;
  • Fluent Russian and Latvian languages;
  • Intermediate level of English or higher.
  • Please apply by sending your CV and cover letter to recruitment@exupery.lv. Providing a recommendation letter from your current workplace is favorable. The HR manager will contact the candidates and make an appointment for a Skype interview.