Job Opportunity For Lead – Special Education At Akansha Organisation In Mumbai, Pune

Website Akanksha Foundation

Roles and responsibilities
● Leading the Department & Team:

  1. Own and be accountable for running the department and team seamlessly in collaboration with other verticals towards the organization’s vision. 
  2. Collaboration with other team leads to understand the trend and design synchronized goals and objectives to achieve for the SEN team. 
    ●  Supporting School Teams:
  3. Building awareness and understanding in school-based educators around SEN and the most effective approach towards supporting students
    ● Communication & Team Collaboration:
  4. Make sure there is timely communication with school leaders, IS subject specialists, classroom teachers in order to monitor the progress of students receiving support. 
  5. Support the team to facilitate opportunities for the student’s voice or view on their needs to be heard 
    ● Program Development:
  6. Identify resources and material required for the program.
  7. Manage the department budget 
    ● Progress Monitoring:
  8. Make use of school wide data to monitor student progress.
  9. Review quarterly reports on students receiving learning support
    ● Central team support & collaboration:
  10. Create systems and spaces for special educators to collaborate with other stakeholders.
  11. Build awareness and plan sessions for the central team regarding inclusion, UDL, different learning needs and differentiation.
  12. Updating the central team with the government documents with regards to children with disabilities.
  13. Planning and collaboration between the city special educators team.
  14. Coordinating with the outside stakeholders and agencies.
    Skills and Qualifications Required:

● Deep belief and commitment towards Akanksha’s vision and mission
● Masters in Special Education or a recognized postgraduate qualification in SEN with RCI registration
● SEN teaching experience of at least 5 years; 2-3 years of relevant managerial experience
● Confidence, knowledge and experience working with children with specific learning disabilities and children from diverse cultural backgrounds
● Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills
● Willingness to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities
● Fluency and accuracy in written and spoken English
● Computer skills at a level that permits the creative and effective use of technology in and outside the classroom
● Strong leadership skills
● Should be someone who is strategic, creative, energetic and resilient and has managed diverse stakeholders
● Problem-solving, decision making and outcomes management
● Prior experience in managing / coaching teams of special educators (highly preferred)
● Work experience in an NGO within the last 5 years (preferred)
Job Category: Central Support
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: MumbaiPune

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