Teacher of High School Spanish [part-­time]

United World College of South East Asia| Date Posted: 13-Mar-2020
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Job Nature:
Part Time
Position Level:
Experienced
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Qualification:
Bachelor's / Honours

Job Description

The Post

UWCSEA has a part-­time vacancy for August 2020 at its Dover Campus for a Teacher of Spanish. The appointee will teach a range of Language B (foreign language) classes from Beginner to Intermediate level in the High School (possibly Middle School). Enthusiasm for and experience of teaching students aged 12­-18 yearss is essential.

The successful candidate will demonstrate that they are an excellent and inspiring practitioner with the drive to continually develop within the profession.

Please note: to apply for this role, you must be a Singapore Citizen, Permanent Resident or if you are a foreign applicant, you must have an internationally recognised qualification and reside in Singapore.

The Context

UWCSEA welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to safeguarding our students and protecting them from harm. In keeping with the expectation that all staff and volunteers to share this commitment, those applying for a position at the College must be willing to undergo employment background checks and screening appropriate to the post. If you have a strong sense of adventure and an exceptional level of commitment to teaching and learning, UWCSEA might be the perfect next step for you.

Here are some reasons why:

  • You can be part of the College at an exciting time in its development. The implementation of our bespoke College­wide curriculum, the integration of technology into teaching and learning, and a significant focus on educating for ethical dispositions are just some of the exciting initiatives our staff are currently involved in.
  • As a non­profit organisation, we invest a percentage of income into scholarships for approximately 100 students each year. These scholars come from a wide variety of cultural and socio­economic backgrounds. You can teach and learn from these exceptional students.
  • Our academic results are outstanding, but our focus on holistic education means teachers are involvedin all aspects of the programme. At UWCSEA you can take students trekking in the Himalayas or kayaking in Thailand, building houses in Cambodia or skiing in Switzerland. Equally, you can support them in making real connections with the local community, working with children with multiple disabilities or teaching life skills to domestic workers who have been victims of violence. All our students and teachers, from Kindergarten 1 to Grade 12 are involved in our activities, outdoor education and service programmes.
  • We provide a professional learning programme that brings international experts to the school and supports teachers in their professional learning journey.

Main Responsibilities

  • Teachers should be willing to contribute positively to the collaborative culture of the Spanish and broader High School team.
  • Teachers construct learning experiences that challenge students, support diverse learners in each classroom, and demonstrate a strong commitment to concept­based teaching and learning.
  • Teachers utilise the UWCSEA Learning Principles as a foundation for effective teaching and learning.
  • Teachers ensure assessments support ongoing learning and provide timely, relevant and appropriate feedback to students on formative and summative assessments.
  • Teachers demonstrate effective classroom management that shows an understanding of the academic, social and emotional dimensions of learning.
  • Teachers keep parents informed about the learning of their children, and be proactive in communication with parents.

Person Specifications

  • A good degree with a specialization in an area specific to this position and a recognized teaching qualification or certification are expected.
  • The ideal candidate has a proven record as a successful Spanish teacher at the High School level.
  • Teachers should be willing and eager to participate in the five key elements of a UWCSEA education:Academics;  Activities;  Outdoor Education; Personal and  Social Education and Service
  • Academic expectations include enthusiastic participation in Professional Learning.
  • On average the College expects a yearly contribution of two sessions per week in each season to Activities and/or Service, or equivalent for a part­time role.
  • The College expects that teachers will participate enthusiastically in the curricular Outdoor Education experiences which are relevant to their students and will also occasionally volunteer for holiday Outdoor Education trips and/or Service trips.
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential alongside a willingness to adapt and develop pedagogy to meet the needs of our learners
  • Applicants should have a passion for working with young adolescents and understand the unique developmental needs of 11–14 year olds.

Benefits

Along with a very competitive package, UWCSEA offers the incredibly high rewards that come from working with remarkable young people in a climate of innovation, collaboration and collegiality. Furthermore, the College offers outstanding levels of professional learning; we regularly hear from teachers that they learn
more with us than at any other stage in their careers. Opportunities include structured internal courses, a self­-driven Professional Learning Programme, support for further studies and an emphasis on concept-­based teaching and learning. Above all, teachers are part of a professional learning community that allows them
to share good practice and work with outstanding fellow teachers and practitioners.

Interested applicants, please submit an application via our portal by Friday, 27 March 2020.

About Us

UWCSEA welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We are committed to safeguarding our students and protecting them from harm. In keeping with the expectation that all staff and volunteers share this commitment, those applying for a position at the College must be willing to undergo employment background checks and screening appropriate to the post.  If you have a strong sense of adventure and an exceptional level of commitment to teaching and learning, UWCSEA might be the perfect next step for you visit our website to learn more.

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all the students in our care and expects all applicants to share this commitment. We follow safe recruitment practices and all appointments are subject to interview, satisfactory references, identity and criminal record checks.

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