Primary & Secondary School Special Education Needs Teachers
- All Levels
- University Graduate
- 1 year of teaching experience
Minimum Qualifications & Experience:
- A bachelor's degree in a relevant academic discipline AND
- A teacher's certificate or diploma (The certificate or diploma may be encompassed in the degree).
- A minimum of one (1) year of teaching practice experience in a classroom setting at the secondary school level during the course of the teacher training to respond effectively to the challenges of the job.
For Vocational Teachers:
- An industry standard qualification (e.g. City and Guilds) in a relevant vocational discipline AND
- A teacher's certificate or diploma AND
- Associated vocational experience of a minimum of three (3) years
Salary: $38,484.20 per annum plus allowances.
For persons recruited outside of the Turks & Caicos Islands a two-year extendable contract is offered. Other benefits in addition to basic salary include a Housing Allowance, End-of contract gratuity of 6%, return passages for a family of up to two children under the age of 18 years, freight cost, and duty exemption on personal effects imported within six months of the appointment.
Job Reference No: KGB1-23-61
Job Title: Special Education Needs Teachers (Primary & Secondary Schools)
Ministry: Education, Youth, Sports, And Social Services
Department: Education Department
Location: Middle Caicos (Doris Robinson Primary School), North Caicos ( Charles Hubert James Primary School And Adelaide Oemler Primary School), And South Caicos (Majorie Basden High School)
This is a specialist position that has unit-level responsibility for the teaching of one or more of the school’s curriculum subjects to students.
Key Duties And Responsibilities:
- Prepare and deliver lessons to a range of classes
- Mark work, giving appropriate feedback and maintaining records of students' progress and development.
- Research new topic areas, maintain up-to-date subject knowledge, and then devise and write new curriculum materials.
- Select and use a range of different learning resources and equipment, including LCD projectors, podcasts, and interactive whiteboards where available.
- Undertake pastoral duties, such as taking on the role of form teacher, and supporting students on an individual basis through academic or personal difficulties.
- Prepare students for external examinations.
- Organise field trips to encourage students’ innovation and creativity.
- Manage student behavior in the classroom and on school premises, and apply appropriate and effective measures in cases of misbehavior.
- Supervise and support the work of newly qualified teachers.
- Participate in and organize extracurricular activities, such as formal dinners, social activities, fundraising events, and sporting events.
- Participate in staff meetings, departmental meetings, PTA meetings, parents' evenings, and whole school staff development seminars/workshops.
- Liaise with other professionals, such as careers advisers, guidance counselors, educational psychologists, and social welfare officers.
- Help guide students in their selection of career choices.
- Undergo regular observations and participate in regular in-service training (INSET) as part of continuing professional development (CPD).
- Teach the secondary curriculum, in Forms/grades 1 to 5 appropriate to the age and learning needs of the children.
- Adhere to all Public Service codes, rules, and regulations.
- Perform other related tasks as required.
Resumes with current contact information must be accompanied by a Cover Letter and two letters of reference (one preferably from a former employer) as well as copies of educational certificates and a copy of the Passport photo page, National Turks & Caicos Islander Status Card (where applicable). Shortlisted candidates must submit a Police Certificate.
Current serving officers must apply through their Head of Department.
Applications without all supporting documents will not be processed.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only persons selected for an interview will be contacted.
Application Deadline: 2nd June 2023
The Department of Education, under the leadership of the Director of Education, is the unit directly responsible for the daily management of education (pre-primary, primary, and secondary) including the supervision of public and private schools, student and school registration, advising schools on administrative and education issues, and curriculum review and development, among other core functions.
The Director is supported by several Education Officers who assume responsibility for the different areas of education. A number of them are multi-functional as is often the case in small jurisdictions. The administrative, secretarial and clerical staff complement the team.
There are fourteen public schools in the Turks and Caicos Islands. Ten are primary schools and four are secondary schools. The primary program caters to the first eight years of a child’s school life. The secondary program caters to the last five years of the child’s compulsory school life.