Specialized Teaching Assistant

  • 2019-20 Faculty Vacancy
  • Beijing

Specialized Teaching Assistant

Job advert

WAB is developing a new program called the Enriched Inclusion Program (EIP) to serve the needs of students with intensive educational needs including those who are twice exceptional. Under the direction and support of the EIP Teacher, the STA will assist with maximizing students’ potential as independent learners and developing their self-management skills. Further detailed information can be found in below job description. Interested applicants should follow the link to submit applications hereby.

Requirements

Title: Specialized Teaching Assistant (STA)
Reporting to: Enriched Inclusion Program Teacher
Grades: EY-12
Language skills: Fluent English

 

Work Goals and Purpose:

WAB is developing a new program called the Enriched Inclusion Program (EIP) to serve the needs of students with intensive educational needs including those who are twice exceptional. Under the direction and support of the EIP Teacher, the STA will assist with maximizing students’ potential as independent learners and developing their self-management skills.

 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

  • Coordinates with EIP teacher to support EIP students
  • Participates in training provided for Specialized Teaching Assistants
  • Facilitates the inclusion of EIP students through the principle of the Least Restrictive Environment
  • Facilitates the transitions for students though their individualized schedules including SPL, OT, Counselling, individualized and small group lessons
  • Provides One to One and/or small group instruction under the supervision of the EIP teacher
  • Communicates effectively with EIP Teacher about the progress toward EIP students’ learning goals
  • Facilitates differentiated instruction for EIP students in mainstream classes
  • Supports and delivers aspects of Individualized Education Plan (IEPs) for students as directed by the EIP teacher
  • Facilitates ongoing record of assessment of students’ skills to determine their changing needs as directed by the EIP teacher

 

PERSON SPECIFICATION

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

1. Personal Skills and Abilities

  • Flexibility and resourcefulness
  • Ability to foster positive working relationships with teachers, parents, and students
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Good human relations skills, including a positive “can do” attitude
  • A commitment to working collaboratively in support services teams

2. Qualifications

  • Post-secondary diploma

3. Knowledge

  • A knowledge of teaching and educational working environment
  • A basic understanding of accommodation and differentiation to help students access the mainstream curriculum

4. Experience

  • Relevant experience working in an international school environment
  • Some experience working with children with exceptional learning and/or behavioral needs is an advantage

ADDENDUM:

Experience or openness to working in early childhood setting with play-based curriculum

Basic understanding of sensory processing and social communication challenges

Ability to remain calm and effective in difficult/high stress situations.

Understanding of behavioral patterns in children