Vacancy Details

8059 - IB Learning Support Teacher - August 2021

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 30-Apr-2021
About the Role

We, at GEMS International School, Al Khail, are looking for a IB Learning Support Teacher to join our exceptional team for the start of the 2021 academic year. GEMS teachers deliver dynamic and creative curriculum in world class schools to motivated students. 

The ideal candidate will have extensive Learning Support experience at a premium school and have successful, varied and proven track record. Genuine alignment with the philosophy of the IB and the values embodied in the Learner Profile are essential, as is a passion for working in our truly diverse community.

Salient responsibilities:

  • SEN focused student learning support through various stages of the IB Middle Years Programme up to Grade 10 
  • Key supporter of the Teacher/ Lead Practitioner in promoting the learning and personal development of all students at school
  • Planning and delivery of support during lessons
  • Recording and reporting progress, areas of concern and achievements about supported students with relevant stakeholders as appropriate 
  • Work closely with various Learning Support teams across the school to promote WAA's principals and continuously improve its SEN standards  

Minimum requirements:

  • A relevant Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent qualification specializing in Special Education
  • At least 3 years’ demonstrable experience teaching/supporting varying student education needs with diverse backgrounds, ideally within an IB curriculum school, however this is not mandatory
  • History of successful partnering with Admin (SLT) and other relevant stake holders  
  • Knowledge of advisory or character programmes
  • Resilient and agile decision making skills to ensure successful design and implementation of programs that meet school and student body requirements to help students achieve success in all aspects of their life
  • Superior interpersonal skills that reflect patience, tolerance, sensitivity, empathy and enthusiasm for working with students, parents and school staff in a multicultural and international setting
  • Aspiration to work in a world class school with real prospects for enhancing their career

If you are keen to apply and meet minimum requirements please clarify in your Cover Letter if a teaching/school support partner will accompany you.  Please ensure to briefly describe their qualification(s) and experience. 

About Your Benefits

All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including a competitive tax free salary, individual fully furnished accommodation, tuition fee concession, private medical insurance, annual airfare to country of residence, and End of Service Gratuity

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 International School, Dubai Hills, opened in September, 2013, as a premier school offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) programme.

With a strong multicultural student body and faculty of over 93 nationalities, we educate our students on the importance of acceptance, respect, appreciation and understanding. Through developing these core personal and social skills, and maintaining the GEMS Education ethos of learning, ambition and philanthropy, our students become true global citizens.

Our community is known for its warmth and inclusivity, with student leadership and responsibility (at all ages) highly valued. Our school is committed to digital citizenship. Our Bring Your Own Device program and dedicated Digital Learning Coaches enable students to discover ways that technology can assist and enhance their learning. Our students are not the only learners: our faculty is dedicated to self-improvement and sharing best practice through the highest levels of professional development.
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
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.