Campus Pretoria: Campus

Direct Supervisor: Pretoria Campus Principal

Starting Date: 1st August 2021

Position Overview

The learning support teacher will be responsible for supporting the learning and social and emotional development of students in grades PreK to 8 at the Pretoria Campus of the American International School of Johannesburg. The learning support teacher will play a pivotal role in developing collaborative relations with colleagues and families, starting with the admissions process. The learning support teacher will manage documentation, lead team meetings and provide direct instruction for students with identified learning needs and disabilities. The learning support teacher may assist in English language learning (ELL) needs and help determine and implement interventions within classrooms. In addition, the learning support teacher, together with AISHA’s learning support coordinator (who serves two campuses), administration members, and other educators are key participants of AISH’s child study teams.

The Pretoria Campus Learning Support Teacher should have:

PreK – 8 license or certification and at minimum a Bachelor’s degree including certification as an elementary, middle school or resource teacher
Master’s degree or similar preferred
Current teaching certification

Preferred skills, experience and attributes 

International school experience
At least 2 years of experience in working with students 4 – 14 years of age
A solid understanding of the importance of social and emotional growth
Experience and/or training in working with neurodiverse students
Experience as a classroom teacher and/or ELL
Knowledge of research based learning and behavioral interventions and accommodations
Interest in and experience with technology integration
Ability to partner and support classroom teachers
Recent professional development in various areas of special needs, ELL, and knowledge of language learning process
Proven ability to work in a multicultural environment
Experience in developing and delivery of interventions, targeted growth goals
Ability to interpret educational psychological assessments and academic assessments
Experience in using learning evidence to guide instructional decisions
Effective communication skills with colleagues and parents
Flexible; ready to adapt their support schedules to the immediate needs of students
A positive attitude • Collaborative, strategic, receptive
Strong organizational ability and initiative

General Teaching Responsibilities 

Model inclusivity
Communicate and liaise on a regular basis with fellow team members with regard to planning, assessment, parent and community contact, subject organization and classroom support
Communicate and liaise with colleagues to promote social and emotional awareness
Attend and constructively contribute to staff meetings
Assist in supervision of students
Coordinate class activities as deemed necessary
Maintain up-to-date records of assessment, attendance, planning, reports, conferences, and communication with parents
Provide resources and support for staff and students identified for learning support
Teach at least one co-curricular activity per year
Participate in and assist with school events such as Classroom Without Walls as required

Work Hours    7:10 am to 3:30 pm Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and    7:10 am to 4:00 pm on Wednesdays

Application Process:  In order to complete the AISJ application process, please click the link and complete the electronic form. Information captured on this form will be stored on a secure database and will be used to complete a quick reference check on vacancy compatibility. Please take note all teaching couples need to submit individual applications.