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Special Needs Teacher

Sarakasi Trust Hospital Project


The Sarakasi Trust Hospital Project was founded in 2006 under Sarakasi Trust, to foster holistic healing using artistic activities and laughter for educational, creative and entertaining purposes.

We work in institutions and communities where vulnerable children experiencing different challenges are present multiple challenges; hospitals, differently-able children centers, remand homes, rehabilitation centers, rescue centers and youth prisons.

On a regular basis, we visit these locations and provide meaningful interaction to these vulnerable children to distract them from their challenges while enabling them to learn and develop new abilities.

The Position

We are recruiting a creative individual who will be working closely with and will be part of a team of artists under the supervision of our Field Manager.

 This is a NON-TEACHING job that entails adaptation and development of materials for children with physical and mental challenges.

Our objective is to involve these children in our tailor made edutainment program.

This job provides the holder with an opportunity to work with vulnerable children in multiple-locations alongside a team of artists who use art in bringing smiles in children’s faces.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities
  • Design and implement activities for children with physical and mental challenges as well as other vulnerable children and youth.
  • Provide other team members (creative assistants) with guidance and necessary knowledge on how to work with children with physical and mental challenges.
  • Planning for, preparing and availing a variety of materials and resources for children with physical and mental challenges to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and imaginative play.
  • Assist the Field Manager in establishing and enforce rules for behaviour and upholding of policies and procedures for working with special needs children.
  • Instructing and monitoring special needs children/youth in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Keeping an inventory of project equipment, creative materials, and other Project supplies.
  • Collecting (Observing and interviewing) data and information on activity, compiling into necessary written and verbal reports-including own feedback- and submitting this to the Field Manager.
  • Providing regular plans and reports as required by the Field Manager according to format and time.
  • Collaborating with other Creative Assistants in the development, evaluation, and revision of programs.

Knowledge and Experience - Professional Qualification and Work Experience
  • Diploma or degree qualification in special children’s education.
  • Knowledge of early childhood development with emphasis for special needs children aged 2-13 years and child protection framework.
  • 1 years experience in working with children with special needs.
  • Experience working with art and artist will be a great advantage.
  • Preferably aged below 30 years old.

Skills and Competences
  • Have a passion for working with children,
  • Be a self starter Committed to networking with other institutions supporting children with special needs
  • Flexible and Capable of working with people of diverse skill levels.
  • Persons living with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Applications comprising ONLY of your CV and cover letter addressed to the “Field Manager-Sarakasi Trust Hospital Project” should be emailed to   

Please indicate your expected salary in your cover letter.

Please note that only shortlisted applicants will be communicated to.

Deadline: 25th November 2013.

Sarakasi Trust
P.O. Box 33339 00600
Ngara, Nairobi, Kenya

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