INTERNAL ADVERTISEMENT
Vacancy Circular No. 07 Of 2024
Vacancy Code: 061200063.1.1
Vacancy: Principal Speech & Language Therapist II
(Special Education). D3 Salary Scale Department of Special Support Services- Maun Centre for Special Education

Applications are invited from highly motivated, well experienced and seif – driven qualified candidate for the position of Principal Speech and Language Therapist II (Special Education) in the Ministry of Education and Skills Development tenable at Maun Centre for Special Education.
SALARY SCALE: D3 (P293 652 – P323 748 per annum).
LEAVE DAYS: 30Working Days per Annum

BENEFITS:
I.Optional medical aid scheme with the Botswana Public
Officers Medical Aid Scheme (BPOMAS Government pays 50% and employee pays 50%).
II.Contributory pension scheme (Government contributes 15% and employee contributes 5%).

QUALIFICATION:
•Applicants must have a minimum of Bachelor’s Degree In Speech and Language Therapy/Speech and Language Pathology or an equivalent qualification.

EXPERIENCE:
•Applicants should have served for a minimum of 6 years’ experience as a Speech Language Therapist, of which 2 years must have been served as Senior Speech LanguageTherapist.

MAIN PURPOSE OF THE JOB:
•To conduct screening, diagnostic assessment and rehabilitation of communication, language, feeding and swallowing, cognitive, voice and speech disorders.

KEY PERFORMANCE AREAS:
•Conducts diagnostic speech and language therapy assessments for learners with speech and language related disorders to determine eligibility to special support services.
•Recommends placement of learners with speech and language related disorder In appropriate and relevant educational institutions and programs
•Compiles Individualized assessment reports to guide In the Implementation of rehabilitative Interventions and support strategies
•Partakes In Use multidisciplinary assessment and rehabilitation team In the centre.
•Provides targeted rehabilitative Interventions to learners with speech and language related disorders.
•Undertakes client follow ups to offer consultative and advisory services
•Initiates review of guidelines In the assessment and rehabilitation of children and learners with speech and language related disorders
•Monitors the Implementation of speech and language therapy assessment recommendations and rehabilitation plans for learners with speech and language related disorders.
•Develops screening and rehabilitative materials and facilitates modification, adaptation and development of cultural oriented assessment tests for learners with diverse special educational needs.
•Works closely with the teaching and support teams to develop and Implement Individualized Education Plans (IEP) for learners with Severe to Profound Intellectual and Multiple Disabilities
•Sensitizes parents, rehabilitation officers, teac hers, non governmental personnel and any other relevant stakeholder for effective support of learners with speech and language related disorders.
•Maintains comprehensive leaners records under speech and language therapy section
•Produces and submits speech and language therapy reports to management In Use Centre.

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ESSENTIAL COMPETENCIES
•Communication
•Teamwork
•Critical Thinking
•Adhering to Principles and Values
•Relating and Networking
•Writing and Reporting
•Applying Expertise and Technotog
•Planning and Organizing
•Delivering Results and Meeting Customer Expectations
•Coping with Pressures and Setbacks

APPLICATIONS:
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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IMPORTANT:
•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
Gaborone
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