Full Time
May 15, 2024
Mzuzu, Malawi
May 20, 2024

Company: Saint John of God Hospitaller Services

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Vacancy – Special Needs Teacher

Saint John of God Hospitaller Services is a non-profit healthcare organization established in 1994 to contribute to the development of health for all Malawians including the vulnerable, marginalized and excluded groups. With its operations in both Lilongwe and Mzuzu, Saint John of God Malawi is a key provider of tertiary and community based mental health promotion and care including in prisons; early intervention services for children with both intellectual and physical disability; vocational training for orphans & vulnerable youth including those with disability; health care and other services for older persons; psychosocial counselling, stress and addiction management services; rehabilitation of street children; self-help group approach for women empowerment and tertiary level training in Psychiatric Nursing, Clinical Medicine-Mental Health, Psychosocial Counselling and General Nursing.

The organisation seeks to recruit a Special Needs Teacher, for its Umoza department located within Saint John of God Hospitaller Services-Mzuzu.

The Position

Reporting to the Coordinator for Umoza Department, the Special Needs Teacher will be responsible for all the planning and implementation of the teaching program for children and trainees under Umoza Department.

Responsibilities (which include, but not limited to)

  • Develop individual learning and behaviour objectives which will address each client/pupils needs, then design and implement behavior management programs for each client/pupil Design and create special materials for effective learning
  • Train mothers/guardians on proper handling of children with special needs
  • Attend teacher meetings of schools where Umoza children attend
  • Train school teachers on methodology and proper handling of Umoza children


  • Bachelor of Special Needs Education from an accredited University.
  • Minimum of two years post-qualification experience.
  • Those with a Diploma in Special Needs Education with not less than five years of work experience will be considered Knowledge of multigrade teaching approach system of Education Adherence to our Child and Vulnerable Adult Protection Policy Willingness to work with people having mental health problems.
  • Those with Motorcycle riding licenses will have an added advantage

Interested persons meeting the above requirements should send their application letters with Curriculum Vitae including email addresses and mobile phone numbers of their referees to:

The Chief Executive Officer
Saint John of God Hospitaller Services
P.O Box 744
Fax: +2651311213
Email: recruitment@sjog.mw

Closing date for receiving applications: Monday, 20th May 2024