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STUDENT SUPPORT SERVICES TEACHER (possibility for Head of Department)
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.
Job Goal/ Purpose
The Student Support Services Teacher provides specialist learning support for students identified as having learning difficulties, including complex and multiple special education needs, in a broad range of different learning situations and settings. The incumbent also plans, organizes, and undertakes other related duties to fully support learning as well as personal and social development. There may be a possibility for the Head of Department/Coordinator responsibilities.
The ideal candidate will be able to:
- Track internal and external testing and record the progress of all students identified with learning needs.
- Employ special educational strategies and techniques during instruction to improve the development of sensory and perceptual-motor skills, language, cognition, and memory.
- Plan with the classroom teacher for the delivery of lessons and assist in differentiating the curriculum, focusing specifically on children that need extra assistance or enrichment.
- Become familiar with a child’s specific areas of strengths and weaknesses, and communicate these to the classroom teacher.
- Develop individual learning plans (ILP) for students who may need more intensive individual or small group support, and coordinate with teachers.
- Liaise with other professionals, such as speech and language therapists and educational psychologists for their input.
- Monitor progress of students who have ILP’s through data collection and anecdotal records, and in conjunction with the classroom teacher, communicate progress to parents.
The ideal candidate will possess the following requirements
- Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or Bachelor’s degree in Education with post-graduate qualifications in Special Education.
- Evidence of additional training in ESOL or language development will be considered an asset.
- Working knowledge of the main categories of students who typically need help in diverse academic areas.
- Experience writing, and managing IEP caseloads, push-in and pull-out support in a US-based school or international school with US-based or International Baccalaureate curriculum would be considered an asset.
- Highly conscientious and committed to the highest standards of professional service.
- Strong interpersonal and communication skills to allow for effective, and comprehensive consultation and support within a diverse environment.
- The ability to access and use information and communication technologies and materials to enhance and support literacy and numeracy intervention programs.
- Experience guiding teaching teams and providing professional development.
- Able to create and conduct parent informational sessions.
Deadline for submission is January 31, 2022.
We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those candidates selected for interviews will be contacted.
Unsuitable applications will not be acknowledged.