Visit the COVID-19 South African Resource Portal

Middle School Learning Support Teacher

Verified
american-international-school.png
 

Middle School Learning Support Teacher

CAMPUS: Johannesburg Campus

SUPERVISOR: Middle School Principal

Introduction

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.

Position overview

The Learning Support Teacher will be responsible for supporting the academic and social and emotional needs of students within the Middle 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 Middle 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 Elementary, High School, and K12 Inclusion Services Team to develop inclusive practices in our community and expand opportunities for our students.

Qualifications:

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 Middle School/Secondary Level
  • Experience working with students 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
  • Ability to lead teams in self-evaluation and refinement
  • Proven ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Ability to lead professional learning with colleagues

Performance Responsibilities:

  • 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
  • A 30-minute Advisory period, three times per week, is also included in the teacher’s responsibilities. Weekly team meetings will occur (more frequently if required) and common planning time is embedded in the master schedule for all core teams.
  • 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)
  • Lead co-curricular after school activities.
  • Chaperone annual Classroom Without Walls class trip.
  • Participate in and, assist with, school events as required
  • AISJ values continuous improvement and provides weekly professional growth and collaboration time from 1:45 to 4:00 on Wednesdays.

School Purpose

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.

Community Principles

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.

Work Hours

07:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday, through Friday.

Application process:

In order to complete the AISJ application process, please click here and complete the electronic form. Information captured on this form will be stored on a secure database and will be used to complete a quick reference check on vacancy compatibility. Please take note all couples need to submit individual applications.

Privacy

By submitting your CV you are agreeing to the AISJ Recruitment Protocol and consenting to AISJ processing your personal information in relation with the job you’re applying for. Your details will be processed in accordance with our Privacy Policy accessible through https://www.aisj-jhb.com/privacy-policy By submitting your email address and any other personal information, you consent to such information being disclosed and stored in accordance with our Privacy Policy and Protection of Personal information Act of 2013.

Closing Date
31/12/2021
American International School of Johannesburg, Midrand
Number of Views: 497
X