Teacher of Learning Support [Infant School]

United World College of South East Asia| Date Posted: 25-Feb-2021
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Job Nature:
Contract
Position Level:
Experienced
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Qualification:
Bachelor's / Honours

Job Description

Apply by via our website by Thursday, 25 February 2021

UWCSEA Dover has a vacancy for August 2021 for Teacher of Learning Support for students aged 4 to 11 years, with a main responsibility for Infant students.High School has a vacancy for the school year 2021-2022 for a Head of Learning Support.

Working at UWCSEA

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 College-wide 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 non-profit 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 socio-economic backgrounds. You can teach and learn from these exceptional students.
  • Our academic results are outstanding, but our focus on holistic education means teachers are involved in 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.

UWCSEA welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to safeguarding our students and protecting them from harm.

Main Responsibilities

  • To support students with individual learning needs to achieve their full potential and access the five elements of UWCSEA’s Learning Programme.
  • Working with students in classrooms and withdrawn small groups, mainly in the areas of Social Emotional and Behavioural Support, Literacy and Mathematics.
  • Conduct a variety of internal assessments where necessary for the purpose of understanding, identification and strategies to support students. 
  • Collaborate and support class teachers to provide differentiated programmes, write individualised plans and conduct parent meetings for individuals and groups of students.
  • Support the sensory needs of the students.
  • Challenge the cognition and learning of the students.
  • Work collaboratively in a number of teams, including the Learning Support Team, grade level teams and the wider primary school team.  

Person Specifications

To provide a happy, stimulating, safe learning environment for all children and to expect standards of individual excellence from all.

  • A good degree in Primary Education from an accredited institution and a recognized teaching qualification or certification are essential.
  • The ability to engage with students and engender enthusiasm and develop positive relationships with parents and with classroom teachers.
  • Experience working with students with social communication and associated difficulties.
  • Has a proven track record of working with pupils with additional needs and of delivering a personalised curriculum.
  • Is flexible, proactive and hands-on.
  • Has vision, energy and enthusiasm for this challenge and has excellent organisational and interpersonal skills.
  • Is experienced in establishing and maintaining good professional relationships.
  • To show a commitment to the 5 elements of the UWCSEA programme and to the wider community.
  • 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.
  • A commitment to diversity and inclusion is essential, alongside a willingness to adapt and develop pedagogy to meet the needs of our learners. UWCSEA is an equal opportunities employer, and welcomes applications from those who wish to join a community which is inclusive, and which celebrates diversity. 
  • The following would be an advantage:
    • An expertise in social emotional and behavioural support.
    • Knowledge and experience of international curricula, their delivery and assessment.
    • An early childhood specific qualification/specialism. 
    • Experience teaching students who are English Language Learners.

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.

Application

Apply by via our website by Thursday, 25 February 2021

UWCSEA welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. 

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.

UWCSEA is an equal opportunity employer, and welcomes applications from those who wish to join a community which is inclusive, and which celebrates diversity.

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