Uganda: Special Educational Needs Teacher

Cause Areas


Sat Oct 01, 2016 - Sat Dec 31, 2016


Plot 7BanksideFort Portal, UG


Come and work in beautiful western Uganda and help children with disabilities living in extreme poverty. Widespread belief that children with disabilities have an untreatable curse or are demonic mean that they are excluded from their communities and neglected by their families. Many of these disabilities can be treated and community awareness campaigns and interventions are working to change these beliefs. only 9% of children with disabilities in Uganda attend school, because there is so little support or understanding available for their individual learning needs.

The special educational needs teacher will join an existing team of physical and occupational therapists and community health workers to provide comprehensive assessment and intervention for children with disabilities and their families within outpatient clinics and community outreach to individual homes, schools and health centres. You will provide training to local Ugandan schools to aid the integration of children with disabilities into mainstream classes, including capacity building, assessments and individual education plans. Some teachers will have received basic special education training previously. The role will require the use of problem solving, adaptability and initiative as there are very few resources available.

You will also be involved in the training and development of current KCDC staff to enhance their knowledge and skills as well as working with parent support groups and other community workers to support children and their families where they need it most.

Skills Required:

Experience with special needs education, with a related degree
Good verbal and non-verbal communication skills in English

For further information please contact Fiona, Clinical Director at

You can find more information on our website and

A CV, cover letter and Skype interview are required before an offer made


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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 23
  • 35-40 hours per week
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