BBIS Berlin Brandenburg International School

seeks a

Inclusion Specialist/Learning Support Teacher (m/f/d)

effective 3 March 2019

BBIS GmbH is an independently run, state-approved, inclusive, English-medium day and boarding school serving the internationally-minded community of Germany’s capital region and beyond. We are the first International Baccalaureate (IB) World School to be fully authorized by the IB organization to teach all four IB programmes covering the 3 to 19 age range. In the current school year 2018/19 our school teaches about 700 students who represent more than 60 nationalities.

BBIS has an openings for a
English as an Additional Language (EAL) Teacher (m/f/d)
to support our Student Support Service Team.

Limited initially until 30.09.2019
Full-time: 30 teaching hours
Position No: 20181219

The Inclusion Specialist/Learning Support Teacher is a member of the teaching staff that has specifically studied special education theory, and has been specially trained in planning and implementing curriculum and educational programs for individuals with learning and emotional differences. With this specialized educational background, the Inclusion Specialist is able to effectively work with students with mild to moderate learning differences, using the general education curriculum, or modifying it, to meet each student’s individual needs.

The main objective of the Inclusion Specialist is to arrange a learning environment in which students with learning differences can achieve academic success. To accomplish this goal, the Inclusion Specialist is responsible for the following:

Prepares and provides instruction or adapts classroom curriculum for students with learning differences in a variety of curricular areas based on the needs and goals of the student. This instruction requires employing special educational strategies and techniques during the lesson. This instruction may be provided in the regular classroom or in specialized small-group pull-out instruction.

Curriculum Adaptations & Individual Intervention:
Evaluates & modifies classroom curriculum and/or teaching methodologies and designs & implements instructional techniques to meet the needs of students with learning differences.

  • develops, delivers, and monitors interventions
  • determines, prepares, and organizes accommodations in exam/testing situations
  • advises members of school staff in modifying task assessment criteria to allow better representation of a student with disability’s capabilities

supports other members of school staff in providing interventions and modifications to the regular curriculum

Provides information, resources, and instructional and behavioral strategies to other staff and parents to ensure the success of the student in all academic areas.

  • facilitates student intervention meetings with members of staff and/or parents to determine educational plan and approaches for the student.
  • meets with members of staff on a regular basis to review student’s progress, re-evaluate academic decisions about student, formulate interventions needed, devise instructional strategies, etc.

Record Keeping:
Compiles and revises documentation of student files to provide information and illustrate student’s abilities

  • develops and writes Student Profile & Accommodation plans (e.g., Individual Educational Plans) that document a student’s disability, the impact that disability has on a student’s ability to function in an academic setting, the goals to be achieved, the modifications & accommodations that need to be implemented, and the Learning Support services that will be provided
  • maintains accurate records and reports regarding a student’s progress

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Certification in special needs instruction and/or reading differences and difficulties
  • Teaching experience as special needs or inclusion teacher or related field, preferably in educational environments with students who are learning English as an additional language

Knowledge, Abilities, and Skills

  • Current, in-depth knowledge of language and literacy development: the reading process, language development, cognition, and learning
  • Expertise and experience in assessing students with learning differences, including literacy, math, and emotional difficulties, and developing appropriate programs to meet those students’ needs
  • Familiarity with literacy difficulties, their manifestation in other curricular areas, and how to address them
  • Awareness of differences in literacy acquisition for students learning English as an additional language
  • Belief in the ability of all children to learn and determination to ensure equitable learning opportunities for every student
  • Strong skills in communication and teamwork

Please review our website or our Youtube channel and then apply with a letter, CV, and full contact details of three referees including current headteacher, using our online application form.

Application Procedure

The position will be filled when an appropriate candidate is identified.

Please review our website or our Youtube channel and then apply with a letter, CV, and full contact details of three referees including current headteacher, using our online application form

Application Deadline

18 January 2019