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Special Needs Educator

Actively Recruiting

Openings

12 currently recruiting

Service Dates

September 18, 2020 - September 3, 2022

Application Window

August 1, 2019 - January 1, 2020

Location

  • North Macedonia

Contact Information

Emily Brandt
(469) 233-6134
eberg@peacecorps.gov

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Description

Improving the quality of teaching and inclusive education in public primary schools for students with special needs. Special Needs Educators participate in a range of activities that include, but are not limited to, the following:



• Assist Special Needs Educators and teachers in public schools in improving the school’s approach to inclusion

• Train and coach school staff for teaching in inclusive classrooms: data collection tools, lesson planning, differentiated teaching, classroom & behavior management, modification & accommodations of the classroom and resource development

• Coach school staff on how to work with parents and include them in the education process or school activities

• Work with parents on empowerment activities and the development of support groups

• Assist with resource development and lesson planning

• Support the process of inclusion of beneficiaries into communities where there may be a high level of stigma and exclusion towards people with special needs

• Support government daily centers to promote social inclusion and life skills development of persons with special needs



Special Needs Educators’ work is embedded within Peace Corps North Macedonia’s English Education project. This project focuses on supporting the schools’ efforts to develop inclusive practices and provide high quality education to all students.

Objectives:

1) Improve teacher capacities to design and teach in an inclusive classroom

2) Strengthen the capacity of schools and community organizations to promote social inclusion

Improving the quality of teaching and inclusive education in public primary schools for students with special needs. Special Needs Educators participate in a range of activities that include, but are not limited to, the following:



• Assist Special Needs Educators and teachers in public schools in improving the school’s approach to inclusion

• Train and coach school staff for teaching in inclusive classrooms: data collection tools, lesson planning, differentiated teaching, classroom & behavior management, modification & accommodations of the classroom and resource development

• Coach school staff on how to work with parents and include them in the education process or school activities

• Work with parents on empowerment activities and the development of support groups

• Assist with resource development and lesson planning

• Support the process of inclusion of beneficiaries into communities where there may be a high level of stigma and exclusion towards people with special needs

• Support government daily centers to promote social inclusion and life skills development of persons with special needs



Special Needs Educators’ work is embedded within Peace Corps North Macedonia’s English Education project. This project focuses on supporting the schools’ efforts to develop inclusive practices and provide high quality education to all students.

Objectives:

1) Improve teacher capacities to design and teach in an inclusive classroom

2) Strengthen the capacity of schools and community organizations to promote social inclusion
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Benefits

Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Additional Benefits

www.peacecorps.gov/benefits

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Rural

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Health Clinic/Other Health Organization, Higher Education Institution, High School, Hospital, Local Educational Agency, Local Government Agency, Recreation or Youth Center, Social Enterprise (nonprofit)

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Emily Brandt
(469) 233-6134
eberg@peacecorps.gov

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