The American International School of Johannesburg is committed to fostering justice, equity, diversity and inclusion throughout our school community, and we are continually furthering our practices and behaviours as we strive to live these ideals.
Child Protection Statement
AISJ maintains strong child protection policies & procedures, this ensures that our students can pursue their education in a safe, secure, and caring environment. All faculty and staff are required to undergo criminal background checks, attend annual training sessions and sign a safeguarding agreement.
The Learning Support Teacher will be responsible for supporting the academic and social and emotional needs of students within the High School. They will work directly with students who have mild to moderate learning needs within a mainstream setting. They have a caseload of students across the High School. Their schedule will include both Learning Support Classes and in class support in Core Classes.
They play a pivotal role in developing collaborative relationships with administrators, teachers and parents to support a diverse range of learners. The Learning Support Teacher is a key member of the Student Success Team and works with the school counselors, learning support teachers and principal to identify and plan for the needs of individual students. The Learning Support Teacher will work with the High School and K12 Inclusion Services Team to develop inclusive practices in our community and expand opportunities for our students.
The Learning Support Teacher should have:
Secondary license or certification for teaching Learning Support with a preference for a master’s degree
Successful experience teaching Learning Support in the Secondary Level
Experience working with students with with a wide range of needs
Ability to plan for Tier 3 intervention at the secondary level
Experience with implementation of a multi-tiered system of support at the secondary level
Ability to use student evaluation data to develop Individual Learning Plans
Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers and others
Positive attitude and proven belief that all students can learn
Ability to establish and participate in collaborative structures
Proven ability to use learning data to explore and improve teaching and learning practices
Successful experiences with advisory programming
Successful experiences with inspiring or leading innovative practices
Preferred skills and experience
Recent and relevant professional development in the field of Learning Support
Experience leading teams through the change management process
Experience working with students with intensive needs and/or in schools with intensive needs programs
Proven ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
Ability to lead professional learning with colleagues
Teachers at AISJ are expected to:
Communicate and liaise on a regular basis with fellow team department/grade members with regards to planning, assessment, parent and community contact, subject organization and classroom issues including discipline, expectations and routines
Communicate and liaise with other school colleagues promote social and emotional awareness
Take an active role in the advisory of class groups
Constructively contribute to, staff meetings
Maintain up-to-date records of assessment, attendance, planning, reports, conferences, and communication with parents
Engage in ongoing professional development opportunities
Establish links with the parent community to ensure that parents are kept well informed about student progress
Assist, as required, in the development of social and emotional curricular materials
Act as a resource/contact/support for new staff members (i.e. curriculum, schedules, procedures)
Participate in and, assist with, school events as required
INSPIRE LEARNING AND BUILD OUR BETTER WORLD
The purpose of AISJ is to provide exceptional educational experiences in a diverse and nurturing environment in order to inspire learning and build our better world. We cultivate an inclusive community of learners so that we empower global citizens to fulfill their future purpose.
The American International School of Johannesburg fosters a positive culture and is committed to Community Principles that include:
We are better when we act together.
Our differences make us stronger.
Every voice counts. Every voice matters.
Every team needs individuals. Every individual needs a team.
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American International School of Johannesburg, Midrand