NIST International School

NIST International School

The first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, Thailand, NIST International School was established in 1992 with the support of the United Nations. The school now welcomes over 1,600 students representing more than 60 nationalities and provides all three IB programmes. NIST is governed by the parent-elected NIST International School Foundation and is accredited through the Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Recognized worldwide for its progressive approach, the IB programmes provide students with critical 21st century skills. The academic structure emphasizes exploration, risk-taking and trans-disciplinary learning. All students are required to take part in community service activities that encourage them to empathize with others and actively solve issues. NIST also partners with other elite international schools in offering the Global Citizen Diploma, an optional qualification that allows graduates to showcase their strengths in leadership, service and community engagement. NIST maintains strong child protection policies and procedures, and we carefully screen all applicants by requiring a full, official background clearance. We strive to provide a safe, secure environment for all students.

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1992
Private
Not for Profit
NIST International School Foundation
4.00
Day
Co-Educational
None
Council of International Schools (CIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA - Thailand)

Contact Information
Contact Details
+66 (0)2 017 5888
+66 (0)2 253 1193
Campus Address
36 Sukhumvit Soi 15
Klongtoey-nua, Wattana
Thailand
Krung Thep Mahanakhon
Bangkok
Not set
10110

Media Links
Education Information
IB DP
IB MYP
IB PYP
English
PreK
13

Tuition Fees
15900.0
28900.0

Teacher Information
194
6
94
26

Student Information
1660
0
114
756
356
436
0
25
75
62
Teaching Information
182
August
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Job Types and Salaries
Teacher
53000.00
82000.00

Visa Requirements
Minimum Qualification Level
B.Ed., M.Ed., teaching license or equivalent qualification
School Benefits
Number of Contract Days
While the number of contract days may vary slightly from year to year, it typically ranges between 182 to 186.
Starting Salary Range
As of 2019, the NIST salary scale begins at a minimum of just over THB 1,710,000 (approximately USD $53,000) per year for full-time teaching staff (and one additional step allotted for a graduate qualification), with a maximum entry point of THB 2,300,000 (approximately USD $72,000).
Taxes
Taxes are deducted according to Thai law. Average deductions for NIST teachers are 20-25%.
Savings Potential
Bangkok and Thailand are relatively inexpensive compared to other world cities, and a NIST salary provides the ability to live as simply or comfortably as desired.
Accommodation
We provide a monthly housing allowance between THB 42,800 to 64,200 for overseas hires based on dependent status. Additionally, upon arrival in Thailand, up to five nights of accommodation are provided in a hotel close to the school.
Flights/Transport
Airfare is provided for teachers and their dependents upon appointment, as well as return tickets after the completion of the initial two-year contract. Annual round-trip flights are provided thereafter.
Moving Allowance
A settling-in allowance of THB 50,000, subject to taxation, is provided for all overseas hires.
Medical
Comprehensive health insurance is provided for all eligible staff and their dependents, and it applies worldwide. (Please note that the conditions may vary slightly for citizens of the United States.) The school also self-insures annual medical checkups and maternity benefits.
Dental
Dental coverage up to THB 20,000 per year is provided in the form of reimbursements by the school.

Elementary Teacher Librarian

Required for August 2020

NIST is looking for an enthusiastic, proactive and highly collaborative teacher librarian for the elementary school. The elementary library, or Mechai Learning Commons (MLC), is a vibrant community space designed as a conceptual and physical hub of activity and engagement. It requires a teacher librarian who is visionary about the future of libraries and information literacy.

The successful candidate must have a passion for continuing to develop the library as an impactful, flexible learning space for our NIST community. The elementary teacher librarian is fundamental for continuing to build a library that our community has pride in; that provides inspiration for literacy; is a place which facilitates reading for pleasure; and is a rich, well-resourced centre for information literacy.

Personal Characteristics
-Demonstrate, at all times, the IB learner profile attributes and reflect pedagogical practices that align with the school’s mission, vision and values.
-Demonstrate a growth mindset and a commitment to learn, be flexible, collaborate and try new things in response to student needs.
-Possess strong interpersonal and collaborative skills.
-Be flexible and responsive to our NIST community while still providing clear guidelines and expectations.
-Be visible and proactive.

Professional Expectations
-Leading a Shared Vision
-Continue to raise the profile of the MLC for students, teachers and parents as a focal point within the elementary school.
-Promote a welcoming, positive and inclusive learning environment.
-Promote the objectives of the MLC through displays, NIST News, author visits and special events.

Leading a Culture of Learning
-Further enhance and elevate the reading culture through various class and school-wide events such as author visits, book sales, book clubs, etc.
-Build, maintain and organize an outstanding collection of easily accessible print and non-print materials to support and reflect our diverse student body.
-Utilize different cultural practices in line with international mindedness.
-Orientate and teach students about the use of the library, and its systems, resources and technology.
-Communicate and plan with teaching teams and coaches to provide effective curriculum support and engaging classroom libraries.
-Collaborate with year 6 teachers and students to support them during the PYP exhibition process.

Leading a Culture of Human Development and Empowerment
-Support the ongoing professional growth of the library team through coaching, training and delegation.
-Build and maintain a professional library collection for faculty.
-Provide professional learning sessions to orient and update teaching staff on library resources, technology and procedures.
-Develop a strong collaborative working relationship with the secondary teacher librarian to provide a sense of continuity of support for students.
-Work with the secondary teacher librarian to formulate agreements and procedures that support a developmental approach to the areas of learning supported by the library.
-Maintain current knowledge of effective and dynamic libraries and international developments in school librarianship by participating in professional organizations and subscribing to professional journals to stay current with research in the impact of neuroscience and the science of learning on student agency, engagement, and motivation.
-Demonstrate an understanding of multi-literacies, including multilingualism and multimodalities (e.g., in teaching, resourcing, acquisitions, staffing, design of spaces and technology).
-Build networks both within the school and outside the school.
-Continue the NIST librarians’ involvement in the country-wide international school library network (BLISS) to support practices at NIST, build our reputation in the region and ensure continued professional development.

Administrative Expectations
-Maintain and further develop effective library systems within the school.
-Monitor and share library data and records of library operations to guide and inform future planning.
-Administer the annual library budget and supervise the annual library materials inventory.
-Ensure the continuous review of resources, and continually refine and develop the databases and book collections.
-Participate in elementary staff meetings, and in subject and year level team leader meetings as needed.

Expectations of all NIST Faculty
-Contribute to the school’s extra-curricular activities/service programmes.
-Perform duties in accordance with the NIST Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct and NIST Professional Code of Conduct.
-Support school community, professional standards and trust.
-Complete all duties as defined by the school's leadership for the designated role.
Starting: 1 Aug 2020
Apply By: 30 Apr 2020
Closes In: 25 days

IB MYP EAL Teacher(Part Time)

NIST is looking for an appropriately qualified, effective and connected educator to join our dynamic, high functioning secondary EAL team to provide in-class support in Science and Individuals and Societies classes. The preferred candidate will have experience of the IB Middle Years Programme (MYP) and a passion for supporting English language learners. Please note that this position is exclusively an in-class support position. Outstanding communication (both written/ spoken) also expected.

Professional expectations:
• Excellent references indicating a passion for supporting English language learners
• Strong beliefs that the cornerstone of student confidence with language development is the acquisition of foundational content, skills, and understandings
• Pedagogical repertoires for all students to access and succeed as English language learners
• Proven experience providing in-class support at the Secondary level, with preference for Science and Individuals and Societies
• Experience working with a variety of language learners
• An interest in teaching a variety of Secondary years, particularly Year 7
• Comfort with the varied nature of the job
• Strong interpersonal skills and an ability to work positively and flexibly with a range of colleagues
• The ability and confidence to take on a variety of roles; teacher, co-teacher, student advocate, facilitator and coach and build capacity in area of expertise
• Confident in taking the initiative
• A willingness to create materials for EAL learners
• Appropriate EAL qualifications and strong English language skills
• An understanding of differentiation and the ability to apply various strategies to assist in student learning
• Attendendance at subject planning team meetings and be a contributing member
• The willingness to provide PD to your colleagues
• High expectations for all students
• Familiarity with online tools (whether self-created or other applications) to support reinforcement/ extension/ interest
• Appreciation that beliefs and attitudes (growth mindset/ resilience) are essential for success
• Appreciation of the impact of formative assessment (as, for, and of learning)
• Pedagogical humility to continue to develop as an EAL teacher and staying abreast of best practice
• Effective and positive department collaborator
• Pedagogical practices in line with the school’s mission, vision and values
• Utilization of different cultural practices in line with international mindedness
• Willingness to seek pre-emptive support when uncertain
• Belief in a holistic educational experience and an ability to connect with students within and beyond the classroom
• Contribute to the school’s extra-curricular activities/ service programmes
• Perform duties in accordance with the NIST Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct and NIST Professional Code of Conduct
• Support school community, professional standards, and trust
• Demonstrate at all times the learner profile attributes/ dispositions
• Complete all duties as defined by the school's leadership for the designated roles

NIST is an ambitious school with a mission to do our best for every student. We have a focus on achievement in the broadest sense, and a collaborative and inquiry-based approach is an expected feature in classrooms and also within the professional life of the school. Contributing beyond expectations and taking part in activities of the school are important to us, as are an open mind and a commitment to professional learning.
Starting: 1 Aug 2020
Apply By: 30 Apr 2020
Closes In: 25 days

Secondary School Shadow Teacher - Year 7(MYP)

NIST is looking for an effective and collaborative educator to join our team. The full time shadow teacher will work exclusively with a Year 7 student supporting the academic, social-emotional, and behavioural needs. Experience with learners who have autism-related needs is preferred, as would some understanding of the Middle Years Programme (MYP). The successful candidate’s central focus would be in supporting the learner access the academic demands across a range of subjects whilst also supporting the learner navigate successfully the middle school years. The candidate will have an educational degree and at least some familiarization/ specialization with students with learning needs. Outstanding communication (both written/ spoken) is also expected.

Professional expectations:
• Excellent references indicating a passion for teaching and learning
• Working 1:1 with the student as in class support
• Deconstructing the academic material to make it accessible for the student
• Working closely with the subject teachers to seek ways for the student to be part of an inclusive classroom
• Being patient, caring, flexible and clear about learning intentions (growth mindset)
• Collecting, analyzing and using data to track growth and determine next steps for the learner
• Seeking opportunities to support greater student agency but also appreciating the importance of structured support and skills development
• Collaborating with support personnel (classroom teacher, learning support teacher, behavioural specialists) to determine best practices for student growth across academic and social spheres
• Feeling comfortable to support the student to function in an environment where the academic material will need to be potentially significantly modified
• Helping student learn how to respond appropriately to his/her peers in social situations
• Encouraging and motivating student to be positive in his/her approach to learning whilst also helping to improve the student’s self-esteem and belief as a learner
• Identifying situations when calming or recovery strategies may be needed
• Collaborating with the LS and behavioural specialists, and classroom teachers to develop and implement a Differentiated Learning Plan (DLP)
• Participating in regular planning meetings with classroom teachers and LS and behavioural specialists
• Preparing resources to support learning
• Providing regular feedback to the classroom teachers, LS specialist, and parents
• Participating in LS team meetings, staff meetings and In-Service days (when applicable)
• Ensuring realistic but high expectations
• Staying abreast of best practices with learning challenges
• Appreciating the impact of differentiated formative assessment (as, for, and of learning)
• Familiarity with effective use technology
• Demonstrated ability it work independently
• Pedagogical practices in line with the school’s mission, vision and values
• Utilization of different cultural practices in line with international mindedness
• Willingness to seek pre-emptive support when uncertain
• Adherence to NIST’s Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct and NIST’s Professional Code of Conduct
• Supporting school community, professional standards, and trust
• Completing all duties as defined by the school's leadership for the designated roles

NIST is an ambitious school with a mission to do our best for every student. We have a focus on achievement in the broadest sense, and a collaborative and inquiry-based approach is an expected feature in classrooms and also within the professional life of the school. Contributing beyond expectations and taking part in activities of the school are important to us, as are an open mind and a commitment to professional learning.
Starting: 1 Aug 2020
Apply By: 30 Apr 2020
Closes In: 25 days

Speech Language Therapist

Overall Role:

The Speech Language Therapist will work as part of a team to maximize students’ participation and growth in all areas of the curriculum. Areas of focus for speech language therapy services may be in one or more of the following essential foundational areas, each of which could act as a barrier to optimal learning: language, speech, voice, fluency and oro-motor functioning. The successful applicant would need to be familiar with a multi-tiered systems of support (MTSS) programme and able to support students in Secondary School, with knowledge of the MYP/ DP an advantage.
Specific Tasks:

Professional Expectations

Assessments
• Provide appropriate evaluation services to students in order to determine individual learning needs.

Support for Individual Students
• Liaise with the classroom teacher, learning support teacher and parents to determine appropriate programme for individual students, and assist further in one or more of the following ways:
o Perform interventions to support development in identified area(s)
o Consult with teachers and help with the modification of materials for in-class work
o Consult with teachers and parents to give advice, information and support
o Prescribe communication aids and devices
o Provide in-class support (when required)

Teacher Support & Consultation
• Conduct classroom observations
• Complete in-service training for NIST staff
• Consult with teachers in identifying student learning problems
• Recommend teaching techniques and approaches that will assist individual teachers
• Participate in case study meetings
• Attend and participate in support services meetings
• Participate in parent/teacher conferences when appropriate
• Act as case manager for students on caseload
• Liaise with the Learning Support Team Leader

Planning & Organization
• Selects and review personal teaching strategies and programmes of study in line with the school’s curriculum and its mission, vision and values

Professional Commitment
• Take part in departmental or team meetings to discuss programmes of study, teaching methods, assessment, equipment and materials
• Carry out teaching-related tasks as requested by leadership
• Participate in year-level or subject-based field trips as requested
• Support the school and its programmes in a professional and collegial manner

Professional Development
• Contribute to and participate in professional growth conversations
• Maintain and develop technology skills
• Take part in professional development activities as and when requested by the school’s leadership
• Maintain up-to-date knowledge of subjects taught
• Perform duties in accordance with the NIST Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct and NIST Professional Code of Conduct
• Support the school community, professional standards and trust
• Demonstrate the learner profile attributes/dispositions at all times
• Complete all duties as defined by the school's leadership

NIST is an ambitious school with a mission to do our best for every student. We have a focus on achievement in the broadest sense, and a collaborative and inquiry-based approach is an expected feature in classrooms and also within the professional life of the school. Contributing beyond expectations and taking part in activities of the school are important to us, as are an open mind and a commitment to professional learning.
Starting: 1 Aug 2020
Apply By: 30 Apr 2020
Closes In: 25 days

PYP/MYP Mandarin B Teacher (Part-time Maternity Cover)

NIST is looking for an effective and collaborative teacher to join our Mandarin team. The preferred candidate will have experience in the IB PYP and/or MYP.

Professional Expectations
• Experience and commitment to teaching Elementary and/or Secondary Mandarin is preferred.
• Demonstrated commitment to collaborative planning and teaching.
• Proven ability to work effectively in a team.
• Understanding of how to teach receptive and productive content of non-literary texts, including visual texts.
• Ability to teach across a range of age groups.
• Involvement in language, literature or culture based extra-curricular activities.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Perform duties in accordance with the NIST Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct and NIST Professional Code of Conduct.
• Commitment to meeting individual needs and ability to differentiate for a range of abilities.
• Desire to teach in an active, engaging environment.
• Experience of using a variety of teaching styles.
• An understanding of positive behavior strategies.
• Suitably experienced candidates will also be considered for additional substitute teaching should they so wish.

NIST is an ambitious school with a mission to do our best for every student. We have a focus on achievement in the broadest sense and a collaborative and inquiry-based approach is an expected feature in all aspects of learning and also within the professional life of the school. Contribution to the broader life and activities of NIST is important to us, as is an open mind and a commitment to professional learning.
Starting: 1 Feb 2020
Apply By: 30 Apr 2020
Closes In: 25 days