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.
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!!
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.
Starting August 1, 2020
The International School of Port of Spain (ISPS) is a mission-driven school. Our dedicated faculty and staff aim 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. As an accredited, private, independent school ISPS is a community that is passionate about learning and the pursuit of personal excellence.
MIDDLE SCHOOL/HIGH SCHOOL PRINCIPAL
The Principal has overall responsibility for initiating and leading significant enhancements and continual improvements in teaching and learning across the grades within his/her Division. The Principal examines and assesses current classroom practices, and encourages, inspires, and guides faculty in their ongoing efforts to provide an outstanding 21st century education to all students. Staying ahead of the curve, and being highly knowledgeable about leading edge education research, the Principal is a mentor, resource, and support for faculty and for senior administrators throughout the school community. The Principal is a member of the senior leadership team, reporting to the Director.
- At least five years’ experience in a similar administrative position
- Bachelor's degree in Education, a Master's degree in Educational Administration preferred
- At least 5 years’ experience administering the IB Middle Years Programme
- Knowledge/experience working in and/or with Professional Learning Communities, Concept-based Curriculum, Inquiry-Based Learning and Project Based Learning
- Deep knowledge and proven experience with MYP and AP programs
- Demonstrated success in leading educational change
As a member of staff the Head Librarian must address such issues as strategic planning, curriculum planning, technology integration, budget development and maintenance, and daily managerial functions of the Library/Media Centre. The Librarian must participate at all levels of curriculum planning, from grade-level and subject area standards and benchmarks to the planning and execution of units of study.
Ongoing collaboration with the Director, School Principals, and teachers is essential to the effectiveness of the Library Media programme.
- Master of Library Science Degree (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) Degree
- At least 5 years’ experience in a similar position
- Ability to instruct and manage student behavior
- Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, current police certificate of character, and CV to the Human Resource Department (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Deadline for submission is October 11th, 2019
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
Local applicants are also required to submit a copy of the application to: Chief Manpower Officer, Ministry of Labour & Small Enterprise Development, Duke Place, 50-54 Duke Street, Port of Spain.
Substitute Teachers for Pre-Kindergarten through Grade 12
ISPS is looking for energetic and motivated substitute teachers to work with students at all levels and in different subjects, pre-kindergarten to high school. Science, English and Maths teachers are especially welcomed. A Substitute Teacher at ISPS maintains the regular instructional and classroom management processes for teachers who may be absent for a day or longer periods of time. They are administratively supervised by the relevant Principal and are expected to work harmoniously with staff and students. The ideal candidate should have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and be able to make learning a comfortable and meaningful experience.
Bachelor of Education or Bachelor’s degree in a specific subject area from an accredited university
Current/valid registration with the Ministry of Education or possesses a valid teaching certificate from abroad would be an asset
Must be available to work Monday through Friday.
Must be willing to accept placements in Elementary and/or High schools in all grades within a specified subject.
At least one year of recent, full time classroom teaching experience
Experience teaching the IB PYP and/or MYP curriculum would be an asset
Working knowledge of Skyward, PowerSchool and/or Google Classroom
Experience in Inquiry-Based Learning (IBL), Project-Based Learning (PBL) and 21st Century Education would be an asset
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, CV, current police certificate of character and two references via email to the Human Resource Department email@example.com
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.
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.