Special Education Teacher Required to start from Aug.
Our client serves the educational needs of both the local and expatriate communities in Macau educating students from Kindergarten through to Secondary.
Founded in 1988, the school follows the English Curriculum with some adaptation with materials from Singapore, United Kingdom, United States, Australia, and Hong Kong, while the Chinese Curriculum comes from Hong Kong and the United States. The curriculum aims to develop character and build capacity for service while promoting academic excellence, along with internationally recognised programmes such as International Baccalaureate (IB) and International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).
The enrolment is currently over 650 students with a teaching and support staff of more than 100 people representing more than 15 different countries.
Special Education Teacher
Give each individual student the tools and guidance needed and help them achieve their highest potential and strive to progress beyond their limitations.
Special Education and Inclusive
"Regard man as a mine rich in gems of inestimable value. Education can, alone, cause it to reveal its treasures, and enable mankind to benefit therefrom…." - Bahá’u’lláh
We take our inspiration for our Special and Inclusive Education program from this quote from the Baha'i Writings. We see the vast potential in every human being and the goal of our programs is to uncover and develop this in each student.
Our Special Education program, which we call The Life Lab, delivers tailor-made, individualized learning programs to students with autism, Down’s syndrome, or other mental or physical challenges. Currently, with four or five teachers serving eight students, we can provide an enriching and loving atmosphere. Our program includes personalized academic instruction, life skills, community access, and targeted inclusion along with speech therapy where applicable.
We follow the Inclusive model of education and closely support over twenty-five K-12 students who have special educational needs, such as dyslexia and challenges with memory or attention. Four resource teachers use a range of methods to ensure that our inclusive students can follow the mainstream learning lessons.
Working Hours & Schedule
Teachers have 36 working hours per week, which is comprised of up to twenty 45-minute teaching periods, various responsibilities, and some planning time.
There are about 30 days of Macau and school holidays throughout the year which includes both Winter and Chinese Spring Festival breaks, plus about 50 days of summer holidays. Monthly working Saturdays—which often foster community engagement and extension activities—allow us to lengthen our holidays while still meeting contact day requirements.
Compensation & Benefits
The annual base salary, including housing allowance, is approximately US$44,000, after tax, and is slightly increased based on years of experience. This does not include the annual travel allowance, new year’s bonus, pension contributions, and a yearly re-enlistment bonus equivalent to one month’s salary. Furthermore, the government of Macau generously provides a teacher’s professional development subsidy of at least US$600 per month. Taken together, the after-tax total compensation that teachers receive is around US$58,000.
Benefits include local healthcare coverage, reduced tuition for up to two dependents to enroll in the school, internal professional development, and assistance in finding an apartment including a one-week hotel stay.