Autism Teacher/Specialist, Qatar

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Renad Academy (RA)Qatar

Date posted:
Start date: end of July 2019 for 2019-20 School Year
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Permanent

Qatar Foundation is recruiting Autism Specialists/ Teachers.  The roles are to commence at the end of July 2019.

Renad Academy is specifically designed for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Currently, programs to support students with ASD in Qatar are limited and cannot meet current needs. Renad is a place where children can receive an appropriate and individualized education, using evidence-based practices such as ABA and Structured TEACCH methodology.  Services provided include a thorough assessment to determine strengths and needs, direct instruction in a 2:1 ratio setting, social skills training, speech-language therapy, occupational therapy, in-home training for parents and collaboration with the medical community.  Renad is currently seeking NAS accreditation.  We are in need of Teachers specializing in Autism to teach classrooms of 6-10 children under the 3rd grade.  Assistants are assigned, as well, and will need supervision and direction from the teacher.  Autism Specialists are also used to consult to other schools.

Person Specification


  • Postgraduate qualification in Special Education or related field
  • 2 years teaching experience in Special Education and/or Autism Specialty instruction
  • Outstanding instructional skills
  • A passion and commitment to education for students with wide ranging learning needs & challenges
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated ability to relate to student concerns
  • Demonstrated commitment to Continuing Professional Development
  • Strong behaviour management skills
  • Must be comfortable with performing personal care for students
  • Strong literacy and numeracy skills
  • Ability to inspire and motivate
  • Ability to form positive and effective relationships


  • International experience in education
  • Willingness to make a long term commitment
  • A good sense of humor and a positive outlook
  • An interest in understanding the culture and values of Qatar and incorporating them into our work in the school
  • Enthusiasm and energy 
  • Experience coaching adults in educational strategies

Essential Duties

  • Prepare short and long-term plans that reflect learning objectives, with a clear understanding of instructional strategies, assessment tools and behaviour management strategies related to the child’s abilities
  • Collect and analyze student data and monitor student progress to direct instructional practices
  • Identify individual students’ learning needs and adjust instructional strategies as appropriate 
  • Organize and maintain a neat and attractive classroom to enhance the learning environment 
  • Submit grades and comments, and document student progress as required 
  • Supervise the instructional assistant’s schedule and their instruction to students 
  • Attend required meetings and serve on committees as requested 
  • Work closely with Specialists to provide appropriate services to students
  • Provide professional development to adults

Additional Responsibilities

  • Participate in professional development activities and keep abreast of developments in subject matter area  
  • Participate in self-assessment activities and integrate evaluation feedback from administrators into planning to improve teaching performance 
  • Conduct workshops or presentations to share expertise and information from professional development activities

Salary and Benefits

Salary is highly competitive and tax-free, and will be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the successful candidate. Benefits include housing, health, life and long-term disability insurance, annual home leave, shipping allowance, end of service gratuity and tuition benefits for Pre-K – Grade 12 school-age dependents.

How to Apply

Interested candidates are required to forward their CV to:

Ms. Sherri Miller, Director of Renad Academy, Qatar Foundation Schools

Initial closing date for applications – February 21, 2019

Qatar Foundation Schools reserves the right to appoint a candidate before the application deadline should this prove desirable.

Successful appointment will be subject to satisfactory references and verification of qualifications. The Office of Pre-University is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening including checks with previous employers and national/international disclosure service as appropriate.

More about Renad Academy (RA)
Type: Special Needs
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 5 years
Address: C/o Qatar Foundation, P.O.Box 5825, Doha, Qatar. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +974 4454 0000