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Guidance for people with a mental disability


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mental disability counselor in Ghana

The “Special Needs School” offers accommodation and care for about 30 young people and young adults with a mental disability.
The main aim of the school is to teach daily skills and independence. In general, few activities are organized for young people.

What are your duties?

As a supervisor you help with:

  • Teaching motor and vocational skills;
  • Differentiating (individual approach);
  • Coaching local counselors.

Conditions of Participation

  • Knowledge of the English language.
  • The necessary international and intercultural competences:
    • communicative and language skills
    • flexible
    • to empathize
    • be open to other norms and values
    • showing respect
    • able to deal with diversity
  • Demonstrate the following professional attitudes:
    • Decision-making power
    • Relationship attitude
    • Critical attitude
    • inquisitiveness
    • Organizational ability
    • sense of responsibility
    • Enthusiasm
    • Entrepreneurial spirit


Possible Challenges

  • Passivity of the teachers.
  • The periods of the activities are limited to 15 minutes, which makes it difficult to fully work out an activity.


You work from Monday to Friday from 8 am to 13 pm

School holidays:

  • 3 weeks of Christmas (last 2 weeks of December and 1st week of January);
  • 3 weeks of Easter holidays (last 2 weeks of April and 1st week of May);
  • Big holidays (August and first two weeks of September).

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