Special Education Needs Teacher, Qatar

Closing date:Expiring today

Qatar FoundationQatar

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

Qatar Foundation is recruiting Special Education Teachers /Autism Specialist Teachers to their Pre-University Schools.  As we are a group of international schools, we have several settings available.  All applicants will be considered for all settings.

QF School Setting

Awsaj Academy established in 1996, is a specialist school serving students K-12 with a range of needs and learning challenges including specific diagnosed disabilities, learning challenges, and social and emotional difficulties. Awsaj is accredited by two internationally renowned accrediting agencies: the Council of International Schools (CIS), (www.cois.org), and the Middle States Association (MSA), (www.middlestates.org), both of which are recognized by the Supreme Education Council (SEC).  Our highly qualified teachers use evidence-based practices to meet the individual needs of students. To ensure an optimal learning environment, students are taught in small classrooms of no more than 10 students per class. Teaching is in English, and the curriculum includes Math, English, Science, Arabic, Islamic Studies, Qatar National History, Art, IT, and Physical Education.  We are seeking successful SEN Teachers for roles in our Elementary and Secondary School departments.

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 complete in full the application form and submit it as a single pdf file attachment to:

Mr. Mark Hughes, Director of Awsaj 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.

Job location

More about Qatar Foundation
Type: International Schools & Colleges
Address: P.O.Box 5825, Doha, Qatar
Telephone: +974 4454 0000
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