Special Needs Teacher Assistant

We are looking for a reliable and motivated SEN assistant who is interested in making a long-term commitment to EC2 and the island of Saba.

As SEN-assistant you work with students who qualify for Special Needs. You are able to support the students’ individual needs in the field of behavior, well-being, education and development and translate this into individual educational goals and plans under guidance of the teacher.


Planning tasks

• Prepare individual activities for the children based on their talents and interests

• Follow developmental goals and the development plan for the students

• Help the teacher to develop projects and themes that stimulate the personal growth of the students

• Assist in preparing tailor-made activities based on the curriculum of life skills and social skills


Assistant tasks

• Give guidance to children with mixed special behavioral and developmental needs in the SEN classroom

• Teach social skills and cognitive skills in smaller groups or one-on-one with the students

• Apply positive strategies

• Help the teacher preparing activities and reflecting on the results

• Participate in meetings and evaluations

• Willing to study and implement the PEC system



• Relevant (Assistant) Teacher degree or Special Needs experience

• Preferably work experience with children with behavior and developmental issues

• Knowledgeable of the current student care system on Saba, or will comply with it shortly

• Willing to take workshops or study Special Needs

• Knowledge of modern technology and differentiation


Communication skills

• Eager and able to work in a multidisciplinary team and with different professionals

• Maintain regular contact with other teachers, parents and colleagues

• Create a safe and positive learning environment for children

• Fluent in English and preferably also some command of Dutch and Spanish

• Able to monitor and report on progress verbally and in writing


Candidates are asked to submit applications before April 19th, 2021. We are particularly interested in your motivation and experience.

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