Special Needs Program Director Job Description

Special Needs Program Director

Candidates must be in China already

About the school

Our client is a foreign owned enterprise providing a variety of special education services in Shanghai and surrounding areas. They employ a variety of clinical specialists and those with relevant experience and qualifications are welcome to apply anytime.

The full-time program is a multidisciplinary, therapeutic-focused daily program for children and adults with special needs. We provide services from birth through adulthood for clients whose needs cannot be met by local or international schools or other providers. We serve a variety of clients who may be on the autism spectrum, have global developmental delays, behavior problems, learning disabilities, genetic conditions, or need to intensely develop skills before moving to a mainstream school environment. Clients receive individualized educational and therapeutic interventions on a daily basis, which are embedded within the full-time program’s motivating theme-based programming.

Position(s) available: 
  • Program Director, managing a team of special needs teacher & therapists 
Compensation and Benefits
  • Competitive salary of 25K - 30K RMB/Month
  • Medical and accident insurance available
  • Airport pickup and accommodation upon arrival
  • Legal work visa
  • Tuition discount for dependents
  • Native English Language speaker / Mandarin language ability always a benefit
  • Relevant degree in your field, MA required
  • 5+ years experience in your field (special needs teacher, SLP, Psychologist, etc.)
  • Management experience
  • Maximum age of 58 (for visa)
  • Happy, healthy and accepting of Chinese culture

Our client is the leader in special education services in Shanghai. It s operated by its foreign owners and presents a family atmosphere in the school. Both local and overseas candidates are welcome to apply!

Job Summary

Type of School
Primary/Elementary School;Middle School;Senior/High School
Start Date
Require teaching licence?
Number of Positions
25 - 30K RMB/month + benefits
Contract Length
1 year

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