Vacancy Details

11385 - High School ELL/ Learning Support Teacher - August '22

Location: UAE - Abu Dhabi
Closing Date 26-Jun-2022
About the Role

GEMS American Academy Abu Dhabi is looking for qualified and experienced Middle/High or IB MYP School English Language Learner (ELL) or Learning Support (LS) Teachers who are excited to join our distinguished school and are driven to provide education at an exceptional level.  This is a fantastic opportunity to start or continue an international career with a leading global company and world class international school located in the capital of the UAE, Abu Dhabi, for the new academic year '22-23. 

Our education philosophy is to provide each student with a holistic, inquiry based, engaging program of studies.  GAA aims to prepare students to be internationally minded citizens who take action and contribute positively to their community and world.  Our blend of American and International Baccalaureate programmes offers students opportunities to graduate with US and IB Diplomas.  Our teachers enjoy an outstanding, state of the art school facility and environment in which to deliver a dynamic and creative curriculum to a highly motivated international student body.  We are proud to be an IB World School offering the Middle Years Programme (IBMYP) and Diploma Programme (IBDP) accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC); guided by the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK).

The successful candidate will be an experienced American Curriculum (Common Core) and IB MYP level teacher who is excited to join our world class school and is driven to provide education at an exceptional level.  GEMS teachers enjoy an outstanding school environment in which to deliver a dynamic and creative curriculum to motivated students.  

Salient responsibilities:

  • English Language Learning support for students through High School 
  • Key supporter of the Teacher/ Lead Practitioner in ensuring ELL student progression and development through the provision of extra 1-1 sessions, tailoring curriculum/unit delivery, etc.
  • 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 GAA's principals and continuously improve its ELL students learning capabilities and academic English language standards

The successful candidate will have:

  • A minimum of 2 years of solid and demonstrable experience as an ELL/LS teacher within a high performing department
  • Familiarity with standards-based grading, the American curriculum, and have worked with co-teaching models
  • A certified professional teaching qualification, such as B.Ed, PGCE, PGDE or equivalent specializing in EAL, ELL or similar 
  • Additional qualification or specialism such as a TEFL/IELTs/CELTA/Cambridge certification is an advantage
  • Ability to build strong relationships with students and colleagues
  • Familiar with PLC model (collaborative)
  • Ability to write IEPs, assess student progress, and set appropriate goals for students with IEPs

If you are excited by this opportunity and are keen to apply please ensure to mention in your cover letter if you will be traveling with a teaching partner and what subject/year groups they are qualified to teach. 

About Your Benefits

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

About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 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 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About the School

GEMS American Academy is a diverse international K-12 American/IB School offering both the Primary Years Program and Diploma Program with 1,800 students, comprised of 82 nationalities speaking 40 languages and a faculty of 160. Established in 2007 and accredited by CIS and NEASC, GAA is the flagship American curriculum school for GEMS in Abu Dhabi and sister school to Dubai American Academy. GAA offers an academically rigorous and relevant program of studies specifically designed as a student-centered, inclusive and adaptive approach to learning. At GAA, learning is a journey of exploration and growth, where exceptional teachers and world-class facilities support the fullest development of every child’s potential. Our American style approach to learning includes a wide range of academic subjects and a holistic focus, which includes the arts, music, drama, physical education, extra-curricular activities, clubs, and sports. More than simply a larger selection of course offerings and activities, our approach to curriculum and instruction cultivates critical thinking skills and celebrates each child’s creativity and imagination. Our rich program allows young people to pursue individual interests and gain the confidence and conviction to make their unique contributions to the community.

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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.