Vacancy Details

6042 - ES Learning Support Teacher

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 08-Apr-2020
About the Role

GEMS World Academy-Dubai develops inquiring, reflective and caring learners who, through the rigor of the IB programs, have the knowledge, skills and character to take action and create a better, more peaceful world. Supported by highly qualified staff in world-class facilities, our diverse international community is encouraged to develop intercultural understanding and respect. Our aim is to be a world-class IB school that maximizes every student’s learning and character to enable them to choose their own successful path and positively contribute to the local and global society.

We are looking to appoint an outstanding, highly-motivated and well-qualified Learning Support Teacher to join our Elementary School team in August 2020. 

Learning Support Teacher will work side by side with classroom teachers, counselors and administrators to develop the learning environment for our students.

  • Helps teachers to differentiate for all learning styles.
  • Helps students through one-on-one instruction and small-group instruction.
  •  Provides professional development to individual teachers, grade-level teams and special learning opportunities.
  • Works with external support service organizations.

The successful applicant should have the following:

  • A certified teaching qualification such as PGCE, PGDE, BEd or equivalent
  • Degree, license or endorsement in Special Education
  • Masters or advanced degree (preferred)
  • Minimum 2 years of full-time successful teaching in a Special Education program
  • Experience working with learning disabilities/special education within relevant age/grade levels
  • Working in an international school setting and familiarity with the IB educational system
  • Working successfully with a culturally diverse population
  • Classroom inclusion experience
  • Professional commitment to becoming an “Outstanding” Teacher  
  • An excellent team player within the department and across phases
  • Very strong IT and interpersonal communication skills to work closely with students and parents
  • Advanced command of English language

Please note: Interviews and hiring of shortlisted candidates may occur prior to the advertised closing date.



About Your Benefits

An excellent remuneration package is on offer to successful candidates including competitive tax free salary, furnished accommodation or house rent allowance, medical and life insurance, working permit and residence visa, relocation allowance, annual flight allowance, tuition fee concession and other benefits in line with the UAE Labour Law.


About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

About the School

GEMS World Academy-Dubai (GWA) is a private, co-educational IB World school for PreK to Grade 12 students. Established in 2008 as a member of GEMS Education, the school is authorized to deliver the PYP, MYP, DP and CP programmes and is also accredited by the Council of International Schools and is being accredited by NEASC. The total student enrolment is 1600 students with faculty strength of 170 teachers, 82 teaching assistants and 40 administration and support staff.

  • The internationally recognized gold standard of pre-university education is the DNA of GWA.
  • GWA has the continuum of all four IB programmes. IB is considered the best performing curriculum as per PISA & TIMSS benchmarking. The IB Learner profile prepares students for a more effective transition into world-class universities.
  • Strong IB World averages (and continually improving) providing access to the world’s best universities.
  • A school that is recognized by KHDA (Very Good) as an environment where innovation and improvement are fostered.
  • With over 92 nationalities and part of the global World Academy network with Schools in Chicago, Switzerland, and Singapore, GEMS World Academy – Dubai is geared towards developing global citizens.
  • Our students have the opportunity to move from the macro environment of space to the microscopic environment of cells and atoms in our Digital Planetarium and the ability to create audio and video content in the purpose-built recording studios and green-screen room.
  • With over 150 After School Activities, over 45 Week Without Walls options around the world, sports opportunities for all, student leadership, individualised learning (RTI) GWA provides a truly holistic education.
  • A strong 10 year legacy of a warm caring community.

For an insight into GWA Dubai please see this video It Feels Like Home - That’s The Difference

About Application Process
If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s):
1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph
3. CV
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.