Employment

The International School of Port of Spain believes that our teachers and staff are the School’s greatest assets. We are an equal-opportunity employer and open to ideas and people regardless of their age, race, nationality, political, philosophical or religious conviction, sex, disabilities or marital status. The Board of Directors is intent on recruiting and retaining the service of highly qualified professionals committed to the needs of children and the Mission and Vision of the school. As such, we seek qualified teachers and staff who are deeply committed to creating a vibrant learning community dedicated to developing passionate learners who strive for excellence and pursue their unique potential. We seek to employ persons who are resilient, innovative, act with confidence and integrity and are caring global citizens. We also seek to employ persons who are dedicated to creating a harmonious working environment through shared values, reflective dialogue and collaboration.

The school works to promote a lifelong commitment to learning through a variety of ongoing professional development activities. Staff members are encouraged to join and participate actively in professional associations in order to keep abreast of current educational research and practice.

Welcome

Dear Prospective Employee,

Thank you for your interest in The International School of Port of Spain(ISPS). I hope that the information provided on our website answers many of your questions related to what it would be like to work at ISPS and to live in Trinidad and Tobago.

We are looking for individuals to join our community who will be passionate about helping us to achieve our Mission and Vision.

As a vibrant learning community we are seeking professionals who are able to see the unique potential in each of our students and are able to develop independent learners who strive for academic excellence, pursue their unique potential and meet challenges with confidence and integrity as they prepare for global citizenship.

If you are passionate about learning and the pursuit of personal excellence please consider joining our community at The International School of Port of Spain.

We are looking for difference makers, future shapers!!

Recruitment Policy

Our recruitment policy is to recruit candidates with the skills and qualifications that match the position requirements. Candidates are hired from various countries. For Teaching Positions candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree in the subject area from an accredited university, have current/valid registration with the Ministry of Education or possess a valid teaching certificate from abroad. A Bachelor of Education or equivalent is preferred. We require at least two years of recent, full time classroom teaching experience at school level of vacancy. International experience or experience in a North American system is preferred. Training and experience teaching at an IB school at level of vacancy is preferred. For overseas hires we hire singles and/or teaching couples with or without children. Dependent children are permitted to attend the school at reduced rates. All dependents must meet the entrance requirements.

Vacancies

Starting August 2018

Elementary School (PYP) Teachers

Elementary & Middle Schools (PYP/MYP) Art Teacher

Middle School (MYP) Language Arts Teachers

Middle School (MYP) Language Arts/Social Studies Teachers

Middle School (MYP) Science Teachers

Middle School (MYP) Math Teachers

Middle School (MYP) Counsellor/Teacher

High School Math/AP Physics Teacher

High School AP Chemistry/Integrated Science Teacher

Minimum Qualifications (All teaching positions):

  • Bachelor of Education or equivalent preferred
  • Current/valid registration with the Ministry of Education or possess a valid teaching certificate from abroad
  • Computer literate

Experience (All teaching positions):

  • At least 2 years of recent, full time classroom teaching experience in the area of vacancy
  • Experience teaching the IB-PYP or MYP curriculum
  • Training and experience teaching at an IB School or in a North American school preferred
  • Experience in Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL), Project-Based Learning (PBL) and 21st Century Education preferred

Specific to Middle School and High School Teacher positions:

  • Bachelor's degree in subject area from an accredited university
  • Experience teaching AP Physics
  • Experience teaching AP Chemistry

Specific to the Middle School (MYP) Language Arts/Social Studies Teacher:

  • Post-graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Shakespeare for Drama Specialists

Specific to the Middle School Counsellor/Teacher:

  • Current certificate as a School Counsellor
  • Master's degree in School Counselling
  • At least 5 years' experience as a School Counsellor, preferable at the Middle School or High School leavel
  • At least 3 years' experience in an International School setting

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current police certificate of character, and CV via e-mail to the Human Resource Manager at hr@isps.edu.tt.

Deadline for submissions is November 10, 2017.

Local applicants are also required to submit a copy of the application to: Chief Manpower Officer, Ministry of Labour & Small and Micro Enterprise Development, Duke Place, 50-54 Duke Street, Port of Spain.

Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.

Life at ISPS

ISPS offers the opportunity of working in a supportive, professional setting. Professional Development is of paramount importance to us and all of our staff are exposed on an on-going basis to professional development.

Our Parent Teacher Organization plays an active part in the School and during the year a series of activities/surprises are hosted by the PTO for our staff.

The School year kicks off with a week long orientation for all staff. This is planned one week prior to the official start of School and culminates with a “lime” at the Director’s home. Our new hires coming from abroad usually arrive two weeks before School starts and are treated to a “special” orientation centered around getting acclimatized to Trinidad & Tobago.

During the year the School is a buzz of various activities; from coffee mornings, curriculum nights, International Week, CAISSA and Carnival week. International week usually begins with the Parade of Nations Assembly and ends with the fantastic International Food Festival. This event is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to get together and to learn about the cuisine and cultures that characterize our international community. We usually host CAISSA once a year. During the Carnival season many activities are planned and culminates with a Carnival parade.

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