Date: 27/05/2024
VACANCY CODE: 061200091.1.1
Vacancy: Principal Low Villon Officer II – (Special Education). D3 Salary Scale, Department of Special Support Service! – Maun Centre for Special Education

Applications are invited from highly motivated, well experienced and self – driven qualified candidates for the position of Principal Low Vision Officer II- (Special Education) In the Ministry of Education and Skills Development tenable at Maun Centre for Special Education.

SALARY SCALE: D3 (P293 652 – P323748 per annum).
LEAVE DAYS: 30 Working Days Per Annum.
I. Optional medical aid scheme with the Botswana Public Officers Medical Aid Scheme (BPOMAS Government pays 50% and employee pays 50%l.
it Contributory pension scheme (Government contributes
15% and employee contributes 5%).

•Applicants should have a minimum of Bachelor’s degree In Vision Impairment Rehabilitation or equivalent.

•Applicants should have at least a minimum of 6 years’ experience as a low vision rehabilitation specialist, of which 2 years must have been served as Senior Low Vision Specialist

•To assess and rehabilitate learners with vision impairment to optimize utJUatlon of residual vision and improve their functional performance and enable access to education.

•Conducts screening (or learners with vision Impairment to determine their eligibility for comprehensive functional vision assessments and other related support
•Conducts comprehensive functional vision assessment and recommends provision of appropriate appliances for learners with vision Impairment and educational placement.
•Compiles comprehensive individual assessment reports based on assessment findings.
•Provides preliminary counselling to all learners referred for Low Vision rehabilitation
•Partakes In the multidisciplinary assessment and rehabilitation team in the centre.
•Undertakes regular visits to early stimulation centers, preschools, primary, secondary and special schools to screen, assess and follow up on learners with vision Impairment.
•Develops low vision training materials for use by teachers,
children/Tearners, rehabilitation personnel and parents
•Provides low vision rehabilitation to develop and improve usage of residual vision on learners with vision Impairment.
•Plans for various Interventions according to types of vision impairments to promote access to education, training and active participation of learners with vision impairment.
•Conducts parent workshops to empower parents of children with vision Impairment.
•Conducts reviews of each learner provided with low vision rehaMItatlon to guide on further Interventions and management
•Conducts regular follow ups for clients to track progress and rehaMItatlon outcomes.
•Collaborates with teachers, rehabilitation personnel, eye nurses and other related health personnel In the management of learners with vision Impairments.
•Maintains comprehensive confidential records of learners with vision Impairment.
•Produces and submits reports on low vision services to management In the Centre

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•Critical thinking
•Deciding and Initiating Action
•Working with People
•Adhering to Principles and Values
•Presenting and Communicating Information
•Applying Expertise and Technology
•Planning and Organizing
•Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations

Applicants should quote the reference and vacancy circular number and provide the following:
•Detailed and updated Curriculum Vitae
•Certified copy of the National Identity Card (Omang).
•Certified copies of Certificates (academic and professional) together with their transcripts
•Two (2) recent work related references (not more than (6) six months old).
•Applicants should indicate
•Date of first appointment, current position, date into current position and salary scale where possible.

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•All applications should be routed through Heads of Departments. Applications not so routed will not be considered.
•Applicants who do not meet minimum requirements stipulated above will not be responded to. Only shortlisted candidates will be responded to.

Applications should be addressed to:
Permanent Secretary
Ministry of Education & Skills Development
Private Bag 005
Or Hand delivered to:
Ministry of Education & Skills Development Headquarters, Records Management Unit
Floor 2, Officer 25 (Registry)

CLOSING DATE: 14 June 2024

For further information, contact The Human Resource Management office from the following telephone numbers: 3715123,3715126, and 3715127