Website: www.aischool.org

ABOUT OUR SCHOOL

Atlanta International School (AIS) offers the full International Baccalaureate (IB) continuum to all students, from 3K through grade 12. Our challenging academic programs develop internationally-minded, critical-thinking students able to take complex and often disparate knowledge, concepts and skills, and forge these into new and unique ways of solving problems. We provide a rigorous education in a diverse, multicultural, multilinguistic community where the reality and hope of human potential are in action.

Our mission at AIS is to develop courageous leaders who shape their world for the better. All AIS employees believe deeply in the potential of each student, value critical thinking (their own and students’) and know learning can be fun and exciting. AIS offers an incredible spirit of community and diversity of perspectives that come from students, families, and employees representing more than 90 nationalities and over 60 languages.

This is a full-time Learning Support teacher position working with students in Grades 6-12 with mild to moderate needs, beginning on August 1, 2022. 

FLSA: Exempt
Reports to: Head of Learning Support
Start Date: August 1, 2022
Application Deadline: January 7, 2022

JOB PURPOSE

Teachers at AIS are innovators and leaders who have a passion for working with students in a multicultural community and are always seeking new ways to personalize learning. With an interdisciplinary focus, AIS teachers also integrate innovative learning strategies while working with a diverse student population.

The Learning Support department adheres to a strength-based model of operation and believes that each child has the capacity to be a successful, effective and independent learner. The teacher will provide a safe, inclusive educational experience that enables students to develop academic and affective skills. They will provide impactful, small group teaching and help embed inclusive teaching and learning practices throughout the school. They will contribute to the Student Support Teams and provide faculty professional development.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

Teaching and Learning 

  • Complete initial student screenings and provide recommendations
  • Deliver small group Resource lessons to develop the academic and affective  skills
  • Work on a consultation basis with LS students
  • Collaborate with teachers to implement successful learning strategies
  • Advocate for inclusive educational practices
  • Provide/supervise testing accommodations

Record Keeping

  • Safeguard confidential records
  • Create Learning Profiles and evidence progress

Liaison

  • Communicate with external agencies as needed
  • Inform and collaborate with the SST and faculty on student interventions
  • Communicate with parents  

Training  

  • Attending relevant courses and keep abreast of best practice for SpLD/SEN
  • Engage in the provision of whole school professional development as requested

Ideal candidates will have experience with a range of pedagogical approaches and will be excited by the opportunity to teach a diverse student body in an inquisitive and inquiry-based environment. The ideal candidate has demonstrated effective equitable and inclusive practices within and outside the classroom. A passion for working with adolescent learners, flexible attitude, commitment to lifelong learning, and a sense of humor are welcome.

REQUIREMENTS 

  • A relevant Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in SEN or SpLD (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Certified teacher or special educational needs teacher status preferred
  • Evidence of continuous professional development in Learning Support
  • Extensive experience and proven record as an effective Learning Support teacher for a range of needs
  • Experience of writing and Interpreting Special Need Documentation
  • Experience with College Board and ACT accommodations process preferred
  • Ability to complete diagnostic tests for Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Enthusiastic about teaching within a multicultural and multilingual environment. Flexibility of approach and a collaborative style are essential.
  • A commitment to equity and inclusion, inquiry and experiential based pedagogy is essential alongside a willingness to adapt and develop pedagogy to meet the needs of our learners.
  • Experience of the IB MYP and IBDP is desirable
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, communication, and collaborative skills

KEY ROLE COMPETENCIES

  • Adaptability
  • Clear communicator
  • Collaborative
  • Diplomatic
  • Growth mindset
  • Inclusive
  • Intuitive
  • Innovative and flexible
  • Organized
  • Relational
  • Resourceful

TO BE CONSIDERED

To be considered for the above-mentioned position, please submit the following items: a letter of interest, resume, and email and phone contact information for three professional references with at least one being supervisory in nature by the stipulated deadline. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed. We will contact those applicants whose skills and experience best match our needs. Due to the high volume of applications, we regret that we are not able to take or return phone calls regarding employment.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

AIS is committed to maintaining a safe and healthy workplace in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. The School’s current COVID-19 Immunization Proof and Testing policy states that all employees are required to submit proof of COVID-19 immunization or participate in regular COVID-19 testing. Regular testing opportunities are provided by the School on campus.

 

EEO

AIS is an equal opportunity employer. We are a diverse community of professionals that broadly reflects the people of the metropolitan Atlanta area and the United States at large. We aim to align our hiring process with our mission and institutional goals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion or religious practices, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, citizenship status, national origin, age, ability status, military status, unemployment status or any other category protected by applicable local, state, or federal laws. AIS takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.

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