Special Education/Educational Resource Teacher, Elementary

West Nairobi School

School Info:

Name:West Nairobi School

Region:Africa

JOB DESCRIPTION – Elementary Educational Resource Teacher

School Background:

Nairobi is the capital and largest city in Kenya, having about four million inhabitants. West Nairobi School (WNS) is located in Karen, Kenya, a suburb in the west of Nairobi. Adjacent to the Ngong Forest, WNS is a very beautiful place. The temperature is consistent year-round, remaining between 20 and 27 degrees Celsius (65 to 85 degrees Fahrenheit) with rains occurring in November-December and again in March-May. English is one of the official languages of Kenya, Kiswahili being the other. Tourism is the top industry in Kenya, followed closely by the tea and coffee industry.


West Nairobi School is an international school that partners with parents to provide an education of excellence from a Biblical worldview based on North American curriculum.  West Nairobi School strives to nurture the academic, emotional, physical, social, and spiritual development of the whole child. WNS serves children in grades pre-K through 12 from missionary, diplomatic, international business, and Kenyan families.  

Job Summary/Objective:

As the Educational Resource Teacher you will oversee the Individual Education Plans for students with specific learning needs. This includes those with mild, moderate and severe learning needs.

General Responsibilities:

  • To live a life reflective of Christian principles and practices in and out of the work environment, including personal online profiles.
  • Safeguard the interests of the Network of International Christian Schools (NICS) and West Nairobi School (WNS) and its mission/vision.
  • Be responsible to carry out those items at the school level that are distinctive of NICS schools as presented in the NICS Missions Manual, and WNS policies and procedures manual.
  • Provide leadership in the accomplishment of the spiritual mission of the school.
  • Responsible for the timely communications to administration and other faculty.

Qualifications:

  • Have a consistent Christian lifestyle
  • Possess minimum of Bachelor’s degree
  • Meet certification requirements of recognized accrediting agency
  • NILD certified or willing to become NILD certified is preferred
  • Successful classroom teaching experience or alternate experience working with students
  • Agreement to the Network of International Christian Schools (NICS) Statement of Faith and completed required NICS processing documents
  • Appropriate interpersonal and social skills when relating to students, parents, and other teachers
  • Effective communication skills with parents and students

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