MS Learning Support Teacher

  • 2020-21 Faculty Vacancy

MS Learning Support Teacher

Job advert

The MS Learning Support Teacher is responsible to the MS Learning Support Coordinator and the HOD Learning Support for supporting student learning identified through the Child Study team process.

 

The Learning Support teacher is expected to work as part of a teacher team supporting students through in-class support and pull-out programme in MS. The Learning Support teacher is expected to work closely with the other teachers, planning closely and attending collaborative planning sessions. The Learning Support teacher is expected to keep parents informed and attend parent teacher conferences, as required.

 

The Learning Support teacher is expected to contribute to the extra curricula activities of the school and be involved in school development.

More detail on the job can be found in the attached job description. On-line applications are submitted by following the link hereby.

Requirements

Role Description / Working Relationships

The MS Learning Support Teacher is responsible to the MS Learning Support Coordinator and the HOD Learning Support for supporting student learning identified through the Child Study team process.

 

The Learning Support teacher is expected to work as part of a teacher team supporting students through in-class support and pull-out programme in MS. The Learning Support teacher is expected to work closely with the other teachers, planning closely and attending collaborative planning sessions. The Learning Support teacher is expected to keep parents informed and attend parent teacher conferences, as required.

 

The Learning Support teacher is expected to contribute to the extra curricula activities of the school and be involved in school development.

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

 

The successful applicant is expected to have the following skills, abilities, knowledge and experience:

1. Personal Skills and Abilities

    •  Ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, students and parents

    •  Ability to communicate both orally and in written form taking into account ESOL community members

    •  Skills in working with less able students

    •  Empathy for second language acquisition

    •  Skills in ICT

 

2. Knowledge

    •  A sound understanding of contemporary inquiry-based teaching and learning theories and practice related to

       special education

    •  A sound understanding of collaborative planning

    •  A strong knowledge of differentiation strategies

    •  An understanding of how students learn

 

3. Experience

   •  Successful recent experience as a learning support teacher

   •  Experience working within a MYP framework

   •  Experience in working with Middle School students

 

4. Qualifications

   •  Qualification in Special Education

   •  Completed current Special Education course/s

   •  Commitment to undertake additional training in Special Education as appropriate

   •  Qualified teacher status

 

PERFORMANCE STANDARDS

 

Professional Knowledge

  •  Demonstrates a current knowledge of the theory and practice of special needs education

  •  Keeps abreast of recent research, methodology, and issues in special needs education

  •  Extensive knowledge of diagnostic assessment strategies to analyse and identify special learning needs

  •  Skilled at the development and documentation of individualized learning programs

  •  Understands the school’s curriculum frameworks and associated subject area documents Teaching Strategies and

     Techniques

 •  Applies a range of diagnostic assessment strategies to identify learning needs

 •  Plans programs that support the acquisition and improvement of identified learning skills

 •  Implements support programs targeted at individual student’s needs

 •  Provides regular formative feedback to students to improve learning

 •  Keep accurate records of student progress and achievement

 

Motivation of Students

 •  Sets expectations which support learning

 •  Encourages positive engagement in learning

 •  Provides a positive learning environment which rewards student achievement

 

Communication and relationship

 •  Establishes caring and supportive relationships with students

 •  Works with WAB homeroom teachers to establish an effective program targeted at special learning needs

 •  Supports homeroom teachers with follow-up and support strategies

 •  Communicates regularly with parents and families to keep them informed of student progress, overall achievement

    and learning support strategies

 

Student Management

 •  Manages students behavior

 •  Develops a safe physical and emotional environment

 •  Creates an environment which encourages respect, understanding, and tolerance of a range of learning needs

 

Contribution to Wider School Activities

 •  Maintains and promotes effective relationships with colleagues

 •  Contributes to the support needs department by assisting with subject resource development and maintenance

 •  Comments on proposed modifications to and development of the school’s policies and prograHS

 •  Participates in activities that benefit colleagues or the school as a whole

 •  Actively supports after school activities as negotiated

 •  Shares in playground/duties outside the classroom and undertakes supervision duties

 

School Development

 •  Contributes to the development of the school by supporting the learning needs of students

 •  Contributes to meeting groups and school development initiatives as defined by the school’s strategic and annual

    development plan