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Speech Therapy Trainer (voluntary) - Nadi Center for Special Education - Remote

Australian Volunteers Program

About the assignment

We’re looking for a Speech Therapy Trainer who can volunteer remotely (from home) for 3 months. Join the Australian Volunteers Program to contribute to sustainable development in the Pacific region.

About the Partner Organisation: 

The Ministry of Education (MoE) is responsible for the design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of educational legislations, policies and programs in Fiji. The Ministry is specifically tasked to conduct and deliver education services in a vast spectrum, from pre-schools to Special Schools to teaching personnel. Within the Ministry, the core function of the Special Education Unit is to advise, coordinate, implement, monitor and evaluate activities which promote and enhance the development and empowerment of special and inclusive education in the country.

The Special Education Unit works collaboratively with the nine education district officers in ensuring the effective implementation of inclusive education policy and support for students with special needs in both special and mainstream schools. The Nadi Center for Special Education is located in the Western side of Fiji dedicated to address the needs of children with disability and their families since the 1960's.

MoE is seeking a remote Speech Therapy Trainer volunteer to support Nadi Special School. The volunteer will collaborate with teachers to improve communication skills in the classroom for children with speech and language disorders. Further, to develop strategies that provide a framework for classroom teachers to modify their instruction to better support children with speech and language disorders and empowering them to be able to use the techniques that are most appropriate for helping students. This assignment will provide online support to teachers through trainings, discussion and networking on zoom platform.

About the Position: 

  • In this role you will assist to develop strategies that provide a framework for classroom teachers to support students in improving language and listening skills.
  • To be successful for the role you will need Tertiary qualifications in speech pathology, or speech and language therapy. Experience working with children with disabilities in an educational or health setting.
  • Contribute to ensuring inclusive education, leading to improvements in the livelihoods of young people with disabilities in Fiji.

We actively support and encourage people of all backgrounds and abilities to volunteer internationally and aim to make the program as accessible and inclusive as possible. - Find out more.

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