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Saint John of God Hospitaller Services provides both residential and community-based mental health services, and services for children with a disability and/or special needs in the cities of Mzuzu, Lilongwe and their environs. This is done through inpatient, outpatient and community based mental health programs; rehabilitation and vocational training for people recuperating from mental illness, people with disability and other special needs; special education and community-based rehabilitation for children with disability or epilepsy. The service also provides university level training in psychiatric nursing, general nursing, clinical medicine (psychiatry) and counselling. Saint John of God Hospitaller Services therefore seeks to recruit persons to fill the following vacant posts:


Location : Mzuzu

Reports to : The Child Development Centre Coordinator

Purpose of the position

Under the general supervision of the Child Development Centre Coordinator, the Special Needs Teacher will provide Special Needs Education to children with intellectual and physical disabilities according to clients needs.

Responsibilities (which include, but are not limited to)

  • Assess and identify children with special needs from existing clinics and Mzuzu environs
  • Develop individual goals and objectives which will address each client’s/pupil’s needs.
  • Carryout structured review of individual goals for clients/pupils at Elvira institute
  • Establish system of data collection and record keeping to monitor students progress
  • Develop, design and revise curricula and training program appropriate curriculum with team leader to address clients/pupils needs
  • Develop assessment tools for clients/pupils.


  • Diploma in Special Needs Education from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of five years work experience dealing with children with special needs.
  • Team player with excellent interpersonal communications skills.
  • Willingness to work with persons with mental health challenges and children with disability and their families.
  • Strict adherence to our Child and Vulnerable Adult protection Policy

How to apply

Interested candidates meeting the above-named requirements should send their application letters with Curriculum Vitae stating at least three traceable referees with email addresses and mobile phone numbers to:

The Chief Executive Officer

Saint John of God Hospitaller Services

P.O Box 744,


Fax: 01 311 213


Closing date: Friday, 19th March 2021

Skills Required

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