Work at St. John's

Founded in 1964, St. John’s International School is a private, non-profit educational institution. We are an IB continuum school committed to excellence in education through inquiry-based, child-centred teaching and learning. We are accredited by the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA). We are part of the global group of premium Inspired schools providing opportunities for professional development and networking across the world.

The school is situated in a pleasant residential part of French-speaking Waterloo, within easy walking distance of local shops and amenities. Waterloo and the surrounding area offer a great way of life whether you are joining solo or with your family. The centre of Brussels is easily reached by car or tram. This world city offers all of the cultural, economic and other attractions of a political capital. 

We offer an excellent package to members of staff, a comprehensive induction programme and a very warm welcome to St. John’s in what we trust will be a long and happy career with us! So, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our HR department at recruitment@stjohns.be
 

SAFEGUARDING STATEMENT

Inspired are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and if successful you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles and values of our organization.

Any successful applications will also be required to undergo rigorous child protection screening including checks with past employers and an enhanced DBS check as well as completing any relevant safeguarding assessments.
 

EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES STATEMENT

Inspired Education is an equal opportunity employer that is committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, colour, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by law.

This policy applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Inspired makes hiring decisions based solely the skills, experiences and attributes needed to continue to deliver excellence.

VACANCIES

ASSISTANT DAYCARE LEAD TEACHER

LOCATION: Waterloo, Belgium

LINE MANAGER/REPORTING INTO: Primary School Principal/Day Care Lead Teacher

FULL TIME/PART TIME: Full-time

LANGUAGES REQUIRED: English & French


Duties and Responsibilities:
• Provide care for children, such as setting schedules and routines, grooming, feeding, changing diapers, and cleaning rooms and toys.
• Develop and encourage age-appropriate learning and socialization to ensure children learn basic skills and concepts, such as communication, manners, sharing, etc.
• Provide a stimulating environment for young learners with activities and resources easily accessible.
• Maintain a safe workplace by monitoring children for health, behavioral, and emotional issues and report concerns to staff and parents.
• Help children discover new interests by introducing them to art, music, sports, and other potential hobbies.
• Ensure children are learning positive behaviors and provide guidance on approved discipline, as needed.
• Prepare children to enter the next level of care or for entry into school.
• Keep records relating to child care and share notes with the Lead Teacher on a regular basis.
• Work with parents to help children progress towards educational and behavioral goals.


Expectations:
• Maintain professional attitude and loyalty towards SJIS.
• Exhibit flexibility in relation to change
• Treat children, parents and staff with respect and dignity.
• Be fair and consistent in dealing with students
• Arrive for work and meetings on time.
• Attend all mandatory staff meetings.
• Be positive/enthusiastic
• Be patient and encouraging
 

Essential Skills and Abilities:
• Qualification in related field.
• Patience and flexibility; ability to manage young children in a calm manner.
• Ability to relate well to young children and adults.
• Positive attitude, reliability, and a good sense of humor.
• Keep up to date with educational trends
• Competent IT user


Safeguarding:
Inspired are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and if successful you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles and values of our organization.
 

Terms and conditions:
CV, letter of application (which shows how your experience relates to the categories within the job description and which is no more than two pages in length) and names of three referees to be sent to the Anne Marchi, HR Manager, at recruitment@stjohns.be

SCHOOL NURSE

LOCATION: Waterloo, Belgium

LINE MANAGER/REPORTING INTO: Primary School Principal

FULL TIME/PART TIME: Full-time

LANGUAGES REQUIRED: English & French


Duties and Responsibilities:
The school nurse works with students, staff and parents to promote good health and well-being at school.
• Provide nursing care, first aid and handle any medical emergencies for students and staff during school
• Supervise the day to day running of the school infirmary, ensuring all practice is safe and professional.
• Provide medical kits for staff for all student trips, including days away and CPD trips worldwide and advise staff on medical protocols for all students with chronic conditions.
• Provide nursing support and advice for students with needs such as diabetes, asthma, epilepsy, mental health problems, life-threatening allergies etc. ensuring necessary medication is administered.
• Advise teachers to help them understand the health care needs of individual children, e.g. a child with diabetes
• Provide nursing support for staff – such as provision of first aid, medical advice, referrals, blood pressure monitoring, travel vaccine advice
• Remain up to date with developments in current treatments for relevant conditions. Maintain current registration to practice as a nurse.
• Liaise and networking with external health professionals/agencies. Maintain and communicate up to date knowledge of local health issues and services, new vaccines, and advise the community accordingly (e.g. during the SARS outbreak, Avian flu issue and recent Covid-19 pandemic…)
• Schedule outside physicians for medical examination for targeted grade levels each year
• Provide a flu vaccination clinic each year for staff
• Provide annual tuberculosis testing service for both staff and students, including follow-up of “at risk” group
• Deliver lessons and contribute to the program curriculum for the “Personal Health and Relationships Programme (PHR)” for students throughout the school from Pre-K – Grade 12
• Attend weekly pastoral meetings with social and emotional counselor and assistant principals of all two divisions and liaise with colleagues to best support the student’s needs
• Maintain a knowledge of child protection and safeguarding laws
• Manage the budget for schoolwide provision of first aid supplies
• Additional maintenance of daily records of student/staff visits and treatments
• Updating students’ medical records as and when status changes occur.
• Act as a first aider at occasional additional school events, occasionally out of hours
• Up to date records of first-aid certified teachers/staff and provide training to staff on basic first response in an emergency situation
• Wear professional clothing/uniform
• Contribute weekly updates about health-related issues to be shared with the school community


Expectations:
• Maintain professional attitude and loyalty towards SJIS.
• Exhibit flexibility in relation to change
• Treat children, parents and staff with respect and dignity.
• Be fair and consistent in dealing with students
• Arrive for work and meetings on time.
• Attend all mandatory staff meetings.
• Be positive/enthusiastic
• Be patient and encouraging
 

Essential Skills and Abilities:
• Recognized nursing qualification, experience with mental issues would be a plus
• Experience of working with children of all ages
• Good communication skills
• Tact, patience, and the ability to remain calm in an emergency
• Ability to talk in an informed way about sensitive issues
• Ability to work alone in making decisions and to collaborate as part of a team
• Fluent in both spoken and written English and French. Flemish would be an advantage
• Well organized
• Excellent IT skills, proficient in the Microsoft 365 suite (Word, Excel, PPT…)


Safeguarding:
Inspired are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and if successful you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles and values of our organization.
 

Terms and conditions:
CV, letter of application (which shows how your experience relates to the categories within the job description and which is no more than two pages in length) and names of three referees to be sent to the Anne Marchi, HR Manager, at recruitment@stjohns.be, by 10 December 2021.

ATHLETIC DIRECTOR - CO-CURRICULAR PROGRAMME

LOCATION: Waterloo, Belgium

LINE MANAGER/REPORTING INTO: Middle High School Principal

FULL TIME/PART TIME: Full-time

LANGUAGES REQUIRED: English
 

The Athletic Director – Co-curricular Programme, reports to the MHS Principal and manages the school’s co-curricular programmes, including competitive interschool sport for Grades 5-12, the after-school Extra-Curricular Activities Programme, as well as the major Arts show-case events and the Private Music Programme.


Sport leadership:
• Lead, develop and innovate competitive sports at St John’s
• Maintain and update as needed an athletic policy manual that provides consistent and common-sense guidance for the programme.
• Schedule all interschool games and matches and manage their successful and timely communication to the community.
• Supervise all home athletic events
• Make arrangements for the preparation of all fields and gyms.
• Make arrangements for the assignment of and payment of referees, umpires, timers and scorekeepers.
• Make arrangements for the coordinated and secure use of locker rooms.
• Make arrangements for the housing of visiting teams.
• Respond to any emergencies such as injuries.
• Diplomatically handle any breaches of ethical conduct by coaches, athletes, parents, or spectators.
• Employ, supervise and evaluate all coaches in collaboration with the MHS principal and school director.
• Prepare and manage the athletic budget to ensure fiscal responsibility.
• Order and supervise the use of all equipment and supplies.
• Establish and maintain a cycle for uniform replacement.
• Work with the Business Office to facilitate the payment of travel expenses by parents.
• Maintain administrative files for all athletic correspondence, performance records, letter winners and award winners to include ordering and displaying ISST championship banners.
• Represent St. John’s at ISST AD meetings.
• Supervise the use and maintenance of the sports complex to include the arena, hall, foyer, weight room, dressing rooms, and playing fields.
• Teach the equivalent of a 33 percent instructional load

 

Procedural Duties:
• Liaise with the MHS leadership team in order to ensure the existence of a proper balance between the academic and athletic programmes.
• Coordinate all practice schedules in order to ensure efficient and equitable use of facilities.
• Coordinate all away athletic events.
- Make transportation arrangements in a cost-effective manner.
- Communicate with host schools to ensure proper housing of STJ students.
- Investigate and implement corrective action whenever concerns arise during travel.
• Schedule and assist coaches in arranging award assemblies.
• Liaise with the yearbook coordinator to edit the sports content for accuracy and appropriateness.
• Act as the liaison with the Booster Club.
• Carry out any other responsibilities that are delegated by the Head of School.

 

Extra-Curricular activities and Instrumental Music Programme Leadership:
• Ensure a wide-range of suitable activities are available to our students
• Liaise with the Head of Music regarding recruitment and evaluation of instructors
• Oversee the Advertising of the programme and enrolment 
• Oversee billing to families
• Conduct a review at the end of each ECA season
• Ensure quality control of the programme

 

Co-curricular Arts leadership:
• Ensure the scheduling of rehearsals and performances are correctly calendared and strategically placed in relation to other major events
• Ensure a complete budget forecast is submitted to the Principal(s) and the Business Office.
• Advise regarding whole school logistics in the preparation and lead up to each major show.
• Coordinate and liaise with stakeholders to ensure a good balance of co-curricular events throughout the year

 

Essential Skills, Experience and Competencies:
• 5+ year experience in related field 
• Bachelor/Master’s degree in physical education/sports Management
• Experience in sports administration/leadership roles and coaching
• Excellent interpersonal skills
• Very strong organizational skills
• Fluency in English (any additional language would be a plus) with excellent communication skills a must. 
• Strong customer facing skills and attention to detail
• Diplomatic, reliable, trustworthy
• Excellent IT skills, proficient in the Microsoft 365 suite (Word, Excel, PPT…) 


Availability to work evenings and on weekends is required.

 

Safeguarding:
Inspired are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and if successful you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles and values of our organization.

 

Application and Recruitment Procedure:
CV, letter of application (which shows how your experience relates to the categories within the job description and which is no more than two pages in length) and names of three referees to be sent to the Anne Marchi, HR Manager, at recruitment@stjohns.be, by 5 January 2022.

MYP DP FRENCH LANGUAGE & LITERATURE TEACHER

LOCATION: Waterloo, Belgium

LINE MANAGER/REPORTING INTO: Middle High School Principal

FULL TIME/PART TIME: Part-time

LANGUAGES REQUIRED: French & English

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

Teaching Duties:
• Prepare carefully a variety of creative assignments, in line with IB MYP or DP requirements, by means of which the students may actively learn.
• Use a variety of methods in presenting subject matter.
• Differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all learners. 
• Develop, enhance and document existing curriculum, while ensuring continued coordination and alignment.
• Use a variety of assessment techniques in keeping with the assessment policy.

 

Leadership, Procedural and Administrative Duties:
• Collect, Analyze, and Share Annual Data with Department and Principal 
• Be collaborative in approach to all school matters, have a growth mindset
• As needed, serve as a student advisor, provide scheduled supervision of students, participate in trips and field experiences, and engage in on-going professional development
• Effectively and proactively communicate all perceived issues to students and parents.

 

REQUIREMENTS OF THE ROLE

Essential Qualifications and Strengths:
• Expectation of at least Five Years Teaching 
• Successful student leadership experience.
• MA and Teaching Certificate.
• Demonstrated contributions to a positive school environment.


Preferred Experience and qualities:
• Successful student leadership experience.
• Proven ability to work with other teachers and administration.
• High level of technology skills.
• Proven record of successful teaching.
• Experience in programmatic development and assessment, particularly with MYP, DP or both.
• Successful experience in international schools.
• Knowledge of and experience working with data to improve student-learning outcomes.

 

Additional Strengths:
• Proof of commitment to involvement in school beyond the regular teaching day.
• Proven experience of contributing to extra-curricular activities and school visits.
• Creative and energetic.
• Ability and experience to contribute to and enhance SJIS’s image in the local community as well as the greater community of international schools.


Desired Personal Characteristics:
• Demonstrates educational leadership and is a role model to faculty and staff.
• Demonstrates the ability to develop a collegial, collaborative and positive atmosphere amongst the faculty.
• Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills.
• Demonstrates excellent communication skills.
• Is a life-long learner. 
• Is flexible and has a sense of humor.
• Commitment to putting in additional hours as needed.

 

Safeguarding:
Inspired are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and if successful you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles and values of our organization.

 

Application and Recruitment Procedure:
CV, letter of application (which shows how your experience relates to the categories within the job description and which is no more than two pages in length) and names of three referees to be sent to the Anne Marchi, HR Manager, at recruitment@stjohns.be, by 31 December 2021.

BOARDING ASSISTANT

LOCATION: Waterloo, Belgium

LINE MANAGER/REPORTING INTO: Middel High School Principal
Senior House Parent

FULL TIME/PART TIME: Full-time

LANGUAGES REQUIRED: English & French

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students in the boarding house
• Working as an effective member of the boarding community to promote the holistic well-being of all boarders
• Fostering open communication and nurturing authentic and professional working relationships to support boarders’ pastoral and academic needs
• Maintaining a firm but fair attitude that is consistent and in keeping with the policies and practices of the Boarding House and be attuned to the overall, everyday needs of the boarders, reporting any concerns to the Senior Houseparent and/or Principal
• Helping to oversee study time, meals, bedtime & wake up routines and room tidiness
• Dealing with minor medical concerns including the issuing and recording of basic medication.
• Assisting with the boarders’ after school and weekend trips and activities programme
• Assisting with pre-term set-up and end of term close-down of the boarding house.
• Leading by example, presenting as a positive role model to the students
• Manning the boarding office and assisting with administrative duties related to the running of the house maintaining appropriate standards of behaviour by the students

 

Essential Skills and Abilities:
• Authorized to work in Belgium
• Educator degree
• Experience of working with teenagers
• Good communication skills
• Tact, patience, and the ability to remain calm in an emergency
• Willingness to take on multiple tasks
• Ability to work alone in making decisions and to collaborate as part of a team
• Fluent in both spoken and written English and French. Flemish would be an advantage
• Well organized

 

Expectations:
• Maintain professional attitude and loyalty towards SJIS.
• Treat children, parents and staff with respect and dignity.
• Be fair and consistent in dealing with students
• Attend all mandatory staff meetings.
• Be positive/enthusiastic
• Be patient and encouraging
• Be always aware of Child Protection guidelines and observes a professional distance from students whilst still developing effective working and caring relationships.

 

Safeguarding:
Inspired are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and if successful you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles and values of our organization.

 

Application and Recruitment Procedure:
CV, letter of application (which shows how your experience relates to the categories within the job description and which is no more than two pages in length) and names of three referees to be sent to Anne Marchi, HR Manager, at recruitment@stjohns.be, by 31 December 2021.