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Junior School – Special Education Needs (SEN) Coordinator at Aga Khan Academy

Junior School – Special Education Needs (SEN) Coordinator at Aga Khan Academy

The Aga Khan Academies are an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

The AKDN is a group of development agencies with mandates that include the environment, health, education, architecture, culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion of private-sector enterprise and the revitalisation of historic cities.

AKDN agencies conduct their programmes without regard to faith, origin or gender. In 2000, His Highness the Aga Khan initiated the establishment of the Aga Khan Academies, an integrated network of schools to be located in countries across Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East.

When complete, the network of Academies will form a global learning community of about 18 schools in 14 countries. They will eventually serve approximately 14,000 girls and boys of exceptional calibre, graduating 1,500 students annually.

The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi – Junior School welcomes applications from dedicated and enthusiastic professional educators for the following position effective December 2021.


The SEN Coordinator is directly responsible for the assessment of academic, social, emotional, and behavioural domains utilizing problem-solving and standardized evaluations.

The School Psychologist monitors the completion of case study evaluations and participates in Individual Education Plan (IEP) conferences and problem-solving meetings designing systems, programs and services that maximize students’ social, emotional, and educational success.

In collaboration with staff, families, students, and communities the school psychologist promotes effective educational environments.

The requirements


  1. Master’s degree in Educational Psychology with a specialization in school counselling and learning difficulties.
  2. Certification in methods of educational assessments and access arrangements; systematic processes to collect data, translate assessment results into empirically-based decisions about service delivery and evaluate outcomes of services.
  3. Certification in Teaching of English as an additional language.
  4. Knowledge of learning processes, appropriate instructional interventions to meet students’ needs, and the ability to implement and assess their effectiveness.
  5. Knowledge of behavioural mental health, collaborative and/or consultation models and methods and their application

 Essential Job Functions

  • Conduct psychological assessments and interpret results for students, determining IEPs, participating in conferences, team meetings, and problem-solving meetings.
  • Monitor, communicate, compile reports, and collect data related to IEP’s and pastoral support through the proficient use of technology.
  • Provide individual, group, and family therapy according to the IEP and other pastoral requirements.
  • Provide support services to parents/guardians as needed.
  • Lead crisis intervention efforts and provide insight into the development of functional assessments and behaviour intervention plans.
  • Contribute to program development that furthers the integration of social, coping, and problem-solving in the classroom.
  • Provide assistance to staff in the design and implementation of appropriate interventions and accommodation for students.
  • Evaluate and/or translate research into practice and understand research design and statistics in sufficient depth to plan and conduct investigations and program evaluations for the improvement of services.
  • Integrate psychological services into the classroom environment as appropriate.
  • Coordinate and/or collaborate with a range of individuals/agencies to promote and provide the possibility of pastoral services to students and families.
  • Provide and/or assist in professional development for staff, parents, and/or community
  • Participate in professional growth activities on a yearly basis including recertification as needed, workshops, in-services, professional reading materials etc.

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Sector: Social Development

About the Agency

The Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) is one of the largest private, not-for-profit, non-denominational educational networks in the developing world.

AKES currently operates over 200 pre-primary, primary, secondary, and higher secondary schools and programmes in diverse geographic locations in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Uganda and the United Arab Emirates.

Schools offer their respective country’s national curricula; some schools in East Africa and Bangladesh also offer international curricula (IB and British). AKES employs over 3,500 teachers and educates over 89,500 students. 

Region: Eastern Africa

Location: Kenya

Salary: Salary and package to attract the best candidate

Job Expires: 12-Nov-2021

Junior School – Special Education Needs (SEN) Coordinator at Aga Khan Academy



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