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Elementary School Life Centered Education (LCE) Teaching Assistant

Reports To:

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • The LCE Teaching Assistant is supervised by the LCE teacher and works to support LCE students throughout the school, by providing assistance to individual or small groups of developmentally disabled students. He or she also provides clerical and other classroom support services to the LCE teacher.

Overall Responsibilities:

  •  Collaborate with colleagues
  •  Communicate regularly with the Life Centered Education Teacher, SSS Coordinator and classroom teachers
  •  Provide instructional assistance to LCE students
  •  Provide support for the inclusion in class activities for LCE students
  •  Attend relevant departmental, divisional and K-12 professional meetings as necessary.
  •  Promote a positive learning environment
  •  Assume responsibility for meaningful professional growth
  •  Perform other duties as needed or assigned by the Life Centered Education Teacher or SSS
  • Coordinator or Principal

Abilities:

  • The LCE Teaching Assistant possesses the ability to recognize and work with the specific needs of students in the LCE program. Candidates must be able to demonstrate understanding, patience, and empathy for the special needs of their students, including the ability to recognize and adjust for the limitations and strengths of the students and encourage and support their inclusion in the mainstream classes, programs and activities throughout the school. The candidate must be able to work with the students towards the goal of mainstreaming and inclusion with the general student population.

Specific Roles/Responsibilities:

  •  Provide a safe, supportive and fun environment that motivates and challenges students
  •  Provide direct support to students in both the LCE and inclusive Classrooms
  • Supervise students on a daily basis as determined by the LCE team;
    • on the playground and in the lunchroom in order to maintain student safety and develop their life skills, social and physical skills
    • when transitioning between classes
    • during inclusion in their mainstream classes
  •  Provide a safe, supportive and fun environment that motivates and challenges students
  •  Physically assist students with tasks of daily living such as eating, using the bathroom, and dressing, as determined by individual student needs
  • Work closely within the LCE team to;
    •  prepare demonstrations, visual aids and adapted material 
    •  develop and lead classroom activities and games to develop social and creative skillsfor students in the LCE
    •  gather data and document progress or behavior for individual students in a consistent and agreed upon manner
    •  develop and implement a student’s learning and behavioral plans with a focus on assisting them to meet their IEP goals
    •  provide parents with activities to support their children at home
  •  Implement recommendations from specialists in Speech and Language, occupational and physical therapy, and sensory integration under the direction of the LCE teacher
  •  Participate in and supervising an intercultural trip (2-4 days) or class field trip as required
  •  Sponsor a minimum of one extra-curricular student activity as required

Required Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Special Needs or Education
  •  Experience working with elementary school students Pre K through grade 5
  •  Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  •  Strong student advocacy skills
  •  Strong organization skills
  •  Good computer skills
  •  Fluent English speaker with proficient writing and spelling skills
  •  Student-centered and nurturing personality
  •  Commitment to collaborative planning
  •  Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative, flexibility and creativity
  •  Has a professional and ethical approach to work.
  •  Commitment to continuous personal and professional growth.
  •  Commitment to Mission and Educational Aims of ISK.

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:

  •  Experience working with children with special needs
  •  Experience with adaptive technology

MS/HS School Life Centered Education (LCE) Teaching Assistant

Reports To:

  • Middle/High School Life Centered Education Teacher and Head of Student Support Services

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • The LCE Teaching Assistant is supervised by the LCE teacher and works to support LCE students in the middle and high school, by providing assistance to individuals or small groups of developmentally disabled students. He/she also provides clerical and other classroom support services to the LCE teacher.
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Overall Responsibilities:

  •  Collaborate with colleagues
  •  Communicate regularly with the LCE Teacher, Head of Student Support Services (SSS) and classroom teachers
  •  Provide instructional assistance to LCE students
  •  Provide support for the inclusion in class activities for LCE students
  •  Attend relevant departmental, divisional, and K-12 professional meetings as necessary
  •  Promote a positive learning environment
  •  Assume responsibility for meaningful professional growth
  •  Perform other duties as needed or reasonably assigned by the LCE Teacher, Head of SSS or Divisional Principal

Abilities:

  • The LCE Teaching Assistant possesses the ability to recognize and work with the specific needs
  • of students in the LCE program. Candidates must be able to demonstrate understanding,
  • patience, and empathy for the special needs of their students. This includes the ability to
  • recognize and adjust for the limitations and strengths of the students and encourage and support
  • their inclusion in the mainstream classes, programs and activities throughout the school. The
  • candidate must be able to work with students towards the goal of mainstreaming and inclusion within the general student population.

Specific Roles/Responsibilities:

  •  Provide a safe, supportive, and fun environment that motivates and challenges students
  •  Provide direct support to students in both the LCE and inclusive Classrooms
  • Supervise students on a daily basis as determined by the LCE team:
    • during unstructured time and in the canteen in order to maintain student safety and to develop their life skills, social skills, and physical skills
    • when transitioning between classes
    • during inclusion in their mainstream classes
  •  Provide a safe, supportive, and fun environment that motivates and challenges students
  •  Physically assist students with daily living tasks such as eating, using the bathroom, and dressing, as determined by individual student needs
  • Work closely within the LCE team to:
    •  prepare demonstrations, visual aids, and adapted material
    •  partner with LCE to teacher to develop, implement and adapt curriculum
    •  deliver the tailored curriculum to individual students or small groups of students
    •  partner with LCE teacher to monitor, collect and track student data and use it to support students learning
    •  independently work with small groups of students and manage (sometimes) challenging behaviors
    •  gather data and document progress or behavior for individual students in a consistent and agreed upon manner
    •  develop and implement students’ learning and behavioral plans with a focus on assisting them to meet their IEP goals
    •  provide parents with activities to support their children at home
  •  Implement recommendations from specialists in speech and language, occupational and physical therapy, and sensory integration under the direction of the LCE teacher
  •  Participate in and supervise an intercultural trip (2-4 days) or class field trip as required

Required Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:

  •  Bachelor’s Degree in Special Needs/Education
  •  Experience working with middle school and high school school students
  •  Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  •  Strong student advocacy skills
  •  Strong organization skills
  •  Good computer skills
  •  Fluent English speaker with proficient writing and spelling skills
  •  Student-centered and nurturing personality
  •  Commitment to collaborative planning
  •  Self-motivated and demonstrates initiative, flexibility, and creativity
  •  Has a professional and ethical approach to work
  •  Commitment to continuous personal and professional growth
  •  Commitment to ISK’s Mission and Educational Aims
  •  Self-management (such as problem-solving, good communication, time management, and relationship building)
  •  Self-awareness (identify and acknowledge own emotions and the way they affect behavior and general attitude)
  •  Social awareness (understanding the emotional needs and responses of the people around you, showing empathy, noticing various emotional cues from others)
  •  Relationship management (be able to create healthy, functional, and productive relationships with others by clearly communicating thoughts, positively influencing others with words and actions, and successfully working within a team)

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:

  •  Experience working with children with special needs
  •  Experience with adaptive technology
  •  Experience with designing and implementing high-quality reading instruction to students with reading needs including mild-moderate reading disabilities.
  •  Ability to administer and interpret reading assessments to determine reading needs
  •  Ability to provide explicit instruction using reading intervention practices to students with identified reading needs.

MS Student Support Services (SSS) Teaching Assistant

Reports To:

  • SSS Teacher(s) and MS Assistant Principal, and also supported by Head of Student Support Services (SSS)

Scope of Responsibilities:

  • The teaching assistant’s primary responsibility is to ensure the success of each student as detailed in the ISK Mission, Vision and Educational Aims. Responsibilities include supervising instruction under teacher guidance and classroom management. Additionally, the assistant will be expected to participate in a variety of collaborative teams and committees; fulfill supervision duties as assigned, including some evening and weekend events; and supervise/coach one co-curricular activity throughout the year.

Overall Responsibilities:

  •  Collaborate with colleagues
  •  Communicate regularly with the classroom teachers
  •  Attend relevant departmental, divisional and K-12 professional meetings
  •  Promote a positive learning environment
  •  Assume responsibility for meaningful professional growth
  •  Perform other duties as needed or reasonably assigned by the Learning Support/English
  • Language Learners (ELL) Teacher, Principal, or Head of SSS

Specific Roles/Responsibilities:

  •  Work with individuals or small groups of students in classroom work, including basic computer work or classroom resources. Use techniques as modeled by the SSS teacher and the SSS team.
  •  Communicate with the SSS teacher daily about observed behaviors of the students: progress made, incidents that need additional attention, and any further information that needs follow up.
  •  Communicate information given by parents to the SSS teacher.
  •  Perform clerical duties and carry out classroom-related errands as needed.
  •  Carry out classroom related errands as requested.
  •  Accompany and assist teachers on class field trips and/or intercultural trips.
  •  Supervise students as determined by teachers and administration. Use conflict resolution strategies to assist students to resolve problems both in and out of the classroom.
  • Reinforce social expectations for children by using appropriate language.
  •  Supervise students when the SSS teacher is attending a meeting that cannot be scheduled before or after school hours. The assistant will follow a plan determined by the SSS teacher.
  • At times the SSS TA might cover a lesson. If it lasts beyond one hour, sub pay is provided. Must have prior approval from the principal.
  •  Take initiative for the smooth running of the learning environment.
  •  Additional duties, such as lunch duty, etc – TA’s follow stated expectations, consequences and follow through procedures.

Required Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:

  •  Diploma/Degree in Education or related field
  •  Special Education and/or ELL experience/certificate required
  •  Minimum 2 years relevant teaching experience
  •  Fluent English speaker with proficient reading and writing skills
  •  Demonstrated ability to use technology / computer literate
  •  Experience with educational pedagogy to support emerging English learners and diverse learning needs
  •  Has a professional and ethical approach to work
  •  Commitment to continuous personal growth
  •  Commitment to Mission and Educational Aims of ISK
  •  Student-centered and nurturing personality

Preferred Qualifications, Skills and Qualities:

  •  Commitment to collaborative planning
  •  Flexibility and creativity Initiative
  •  Basic Math and writing skills
  •  Google Suite competency

HOW TO APPLY

Qualified candidates should send a letter of interest, curriculum vitae and at least three recent references (including a supervisor’s) and their contacts, in one PDF file to <recruitment@isk.ac.ke> no later than July 25, 2023.

Only short-listed candidates will be invited to an interview. 

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