Work at St. John's

Founded in 1964, St. John’s International School is a private, non-profit educational institution. We are accredited by the Council of International Schools(CIS) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).

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 

 

VACANCIES

PART-TIME PRIMARY SCHOOL TEACHER (0.6 FTE) ENGLISH AS AN ADDITIONAL LANGUAGE (EAL)

Duties of the Primary School Teacher – English as an Additional Language (EAL) include:

Ensure that students experience coherence in their learning through the implementation of the PYP.

  • Use inquiry across the curriculum, addressing the competencies, experiences, learning needs and styles of the students.
  • Provide a learning environment in which students can work independently and collaboratively.
  • Integrity, honesty, and fairness in promoting the cultures, languages, identities and self-esteem of all students.
  • Encourage students to take meaningful action as a result of their learning.

Written curriculum:

  • Develop a thorough knowledge and understanding of the written curriculum through the Scope and Sequence documents, Program of Inquiry and unit planners.
  • Participate in regular reviews and updates of curriculum documentation.

Collaborative planning:

  • A commitment to collaboration with colleagues in planning, assessment and reflection.
  • Participation in collaborative planning opportunities throughout the year and maintaining lines of communication.
  • Liaise with homeroom teachers to determine the needs of students.

Assessment:

  • Ensure assessment is integral to planning, teaching and learning throughout the school.
  • Understanding and use of a range of assessment practices to recognize the individuality of each student.
  • Provide opportunities for self-assessment and reflection, and feedback on learning to inform students and parents.
  • Maintain student assessment data to provide evidence of learning over time.
  • Organize EAL learning groups alongside the Learning Support coordinator.
  • Recommend entry to and exit from the EAL programme.

Leadership and Structure:

  • Respect and adherence to structures designed to support the implementation of the programme: deadlines and due dates set by administration, respect for the lines of communication and chain of command within the school.
  • Personal and professional goal-setting which supports the elementary school goals and promotes individual growth for the individual member of staff.

Resources and Support:

  • Participation in the required in-service days staff meetings, team meetings, and all PYP meetings (both full-time and part-time employees).
  • A willingness to seek information to further his/her knowledge of PYP through participation in on-going educational opportunities such as workshops, in-service, faculty meetings and professional literature and to share expertise and knowledge with colleagues and the community at large as necessary.
  • Manage and use resources to facilitate in-depth inquiry into the transdisciplinary and disciplinary dimensions of the curriculum.

Safeguarding:

St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and, as an employee of St John’s, you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within St John’s and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles and values of our organization.

Terms and conditions:

Date of commencement in the position: 16 August 2021. 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 school HR Manager, Anne Marchi, at recruitment@stjohns.be by July 15.

MIDDLE HIGH SCHOOL LEARNING SUPPORT SPECIALIST

LOCATION: Waterloo, Belgium

REPORTING LINE: Middle High School Principal

CONTRACT TYPE: Fixed-term

SCHOOL PHASE: MHS: School

SALARY

Dependent on relevant experience & qualifications

ADVERT CLOSING DATE July 20th, 2021

Duties of the MHS Learning Support Specialist include:

Teaching and Learning:

  • Devising and delivering appropriate intervention for students with a recognised need for specialist support in literacy, numeracy and general learning skills. This could involve:
  • “pull-out”, targeted teaching to individuals and small groups with emphasis on reading, writing, numeracy and general study skills;
  • “push-in” support in mainstream classes;
  • Responding as required to acute need for academic support in the long or shorter term by scheduling targeted coaching to enhance the individual student’s performance on the mainstream curriculum through development of conceptual understanding and learning skills (organisation, academic self-sufficiency, reading & writing skills, numeracy, etc.).
  • To work with the Learning Support Team to help deliver Professional Development to teachers on differentiation strategies as well as understanding MAP testing results and how to best use them.

Collaborative planning:

  • Collaborate with Learning Support colleagues in planning, assessment and reflection.
  • Collaborate with Learning Support Team members and faculty on identification of student learning needs and subsequent response.
  • Collaborate as required with Learning Support Department Head and other relevant colleagues on diagnostic and educational documentation of in-coming students.
  • Collaborate with Learning Support colleagues school-wide to ensure coherence of approach; participate in regular Department meetings arranged by Learning Support Department Head.

Assessment:

  • Ensure assessment is integral to planning, teaching and learning throughout the school.
  • Use of a range of assessment practices to recognize the individual needs of each student.
  • Maintain student assessment data to provide evidence of learning over time.
  • Collaborate with Learning Support colleagues school-wide to ensure coherence of approach; participate in regular Department meetings arranged by Learning Support Department Head.
  • Write Individual Learning Plans (ILP) for students based on their psycho-educational assessments or demonstrated learning needs.

Administrative duties:

  • Establish and maintain positive communication with parents, organising meetings as necessary, for the implementation of plan and evaluation of student progress in the light of the ILP.
  • Coordinate the delivery of MAP testing in the school, and the tracking of results.
  • On an ongoing basis, update and communicate needs and agreed strategies of Learning Support students to all relevant faculty
  • Participate in grade-level team meetings and student support meetings to enhance understanding of and approach to student needs, in order to optimise progress
  • Serve as a support and resource to classroom teachers for differentiated learning strategies, engaging in co-planning and co-teaching where appropriate and as scheduling permits

Safeguarding:

St. John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and, as an employee of St. John’s, you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within St. John’s and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles and values of our organization.

Terms and conditions Date of commencement in the position: 16 August 2021. 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 school HR Manager, Anne Marchi, at recruitment@stjohns.be by July 20.