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International School of Beijing

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Intensive Learning Needs Teacher

JOB GOAL / PURPOSE:
To work closely with the Director of Student Support Services to develop a new, inclusive program for students with intellectual/cognitive disabilities; to lead professional learning about disability and inclusion; and to teach and program for students with intellectual disabilities.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBLES:
● Teaching:
Teaches students with intellectual disabilities
Plans and implements an individualized program for each student using modified and Life Skills / Functional Academics curricula
Manages unexpected student behavior using positive behavioral interventions
● Facilitating / Leading:
Leads professional conversations about the appropriate integration of students with intellectual disabilities throughout the school
Teaches neurotypical students about disability awareness and champions awareness events and programs that highlight inclusion (i.e. World Autism Day/Down Syndrome Day, Best Buddies, Special Olympics, etc.)
Supports parents in their understanding of disability and long-term planning and impact
● Documenting / Reporting:
Writes comprehensive Individual Learning Plans for each student
Reports progress to parents, students, and grade level teachers
Creates lesson and unit plans for each student appropriately aligned with age and/or grade expectations
● Learning:
Participates in professional learning to maintain knowledge of current pedagogical practices, understand the school and local community, and build skills where improvement is needed

Supervises:
• Instructional Assistants

Directs:
● Instructional Assistants to implement modified curriculum, manage unexpected behaviors, and facilitate appropriate integration

Collaborates with:
● Director of Student Support Services in the development and implementation of an intensive learning needs program for students with intellectual disabilities
● Classroom teachers in the appropriate integration of students with intellectual disabilities in classroom settings, strategies for social inclusion, and disability awareness
● Parents in developing individual learning plans based on current and future student needs and family plans

Attends:
● Student support team meetings
● Grade level team meetings

Engages:
● in positive and authentic interactions in order to build strong relationships with colleagues, students, and parents
● in challenging and joyful learning

QUALIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
● Master’s Degree with certification in Special Education with an emphasis in severe/profound disabilities or intellectual disabilities
● Current teaching certificate
● Minimum two years’ experience of successfully teaching students with intellectual disabilities in an inclusive school setting
● Expertise in current special education pedagogy, research, and practices
● Proficient knowledge of curriculum modification and implementation of a Life Skills curriculum
● Demonstrated ability to collaborate with colleagues and partner with parents
● Strong oral and written communication skills, in English

Starting

1 Jul 2020

Apply By

29 Feb 2020

Minimum Qualification

Master

Cover Letter

Required

Minimum Experience

5 years

Job Structure

Teacher
International
Whole School
Learning Support and Enrichment
Autism
20%
Dyslexia
20%
Generalist
30%