Middle School Learning Support Teacher
- Middle School
- Licensed Teacher
- 2 years of teaching experience
- Special Education
- Understanding of learning differences, behavior-based differences, and effective research-based interventions
- Experience interpreting results of educational psychological reports
- Recent, up-to-date training in relevant subject area including IB training where relevant
- Student-centered and nurturing personality
- Commitment to collaborative planning
- Teacher certification from an accredited university/college
- Minimum 2 years relevant teaching experience
- Cultural proficiency and understanding of intercultural learning
- Proficiency with educational technology
- Fluent English speaker with excellent writing and communication skills
- Flexibility and creativity
- highly energetic, enthusiastic, visible, approachable and open-minded (e.g. growth mindset)
Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:
- Master’s Degree in relevant subject(s)
- Experience with co-planning and co-teaching, and with differentiation and tiering of instruction
- Commitment to integrated, experiential, and personalized approaches to instruction
- Teaching experience in a multicultural setting (e.g. culturally responsive classroom)
- Promotes innovations in the delivery of instruction by sharing knowledge of effective methods and strategies that support all learners (e.g. social-emotional learning, reading/writing/math interventions)
- Minimum 4 years teaching experience in specific subject area
- Experience with inquiry-based learning
- Experience with Virtual Learning Environment (e.g., Google classroom) and electronic grade books
- Experience in data analysis, progress monitoring and goal setting to improve learning
Scope of Work:
The teacher’s primary responsibility is to ensure the success of each student as detailed in the ISK Mission, Vision and Aims. Teaching responsibilities may include working with students in the learning support class and regular classroom setting. Additionally, the teacher will be expected to participate in a variety of collaborative teams and committees; fulfil supervision duties as assigned, including some evening and weekend events; serve as an advisor to a small group of students; and supervise/coach one co-curricular activity in the course of the year.
- Collaborate with colleagues in applying the ISK Educational Aims to all aspects of schooling
- Work with the Student Support Services (SSS) Coordinator to insure the implementation of the school-wide program as outlined in the SSS manual
- Develop and monitor Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for students based on testing results, teacher input and observations
- Develop and monitor Response to Intervention (RTI) plans for specific students not on IEPs
- Provide appropriate support for students through in-class co-teaching, learning support classes, consultation, and monitoring
- Understand and conduct ongoing assessment of student progress of IEP goals. Use assessment data to inform planning and instruction, and reflect on instructional techniques accordingly
- Collaborate with middle school teachers to support students in mainstream classes
- Differentiate instruction to address preferred learning styles and the needs and readiness levels of various students in class
- Integrate technology within lessons to enhance instructional delivery
- Be available to assist students outside of class time and differentiate instruction based on student need
- Communicate regularly with parents through email, telephone, SSTs, and parent-teacher conferences
- Attend and participate actively in relevant departmental, divisional and K-12 professional meetings
- Participate on faculty committees and curriculum development programs as required
- Promote a positive learning and teaching environment
- Assume responsibility for meaningful professional growth, including remaining current and informed regarding educational research and best practices
- Participate in and supervise an annual week-long intercultural trip
- Sponsor a minimum of one extra-curricular student activity
- Perform other duties as may be reasonably assigned by the Principal
The International School of Kenya (ISK) is a private, non-profit PreK-Grade 12 school created in 1976 through a joint partnership between the governments of the United States and Canada. Nestled on 50 acres of a former coffee plantation, ISK serves the educational needs of both expatriate and Kenyan students who seek a challenging, North American curriculum together with the rigorous International Baccalaureate Diploma program.
All decisions at ISK are guided by three foundation documents. Taken together, these documents define our purpose, the educational beliefs that drive learning, and the specific learning outcomes we are committed to developing in each student. Those three documents are the Mission, Vision, and Educational Aims.
Mission - ISK inspires and nurtures passion, creativity and ambition in pursuit of a better world.
Vision - Empowering students to create solutions for tomorrow’s challenges.
Educational Aims - We strive to develop students of character who learn, create, act and solve in a collaborative and engaging environment.
Kenya has both English teaching jobs and classroom teaching jobs for licensed teachers in its international schools.