Special Education Needs (SEN) teacher

Full Time | Xi’an, China | 
Start Date: August 2024 

About School:

We are a leading IB World School in northwestern China, offering PYP, MYP, and DP programs from kindergarten to high school on a green 68,666-square-meter campus.We promote trans-disciplinary teaching, play-based learning, and inquiry-driven curriculum.

Primary school follows PYP, emphasizing concept-based, inquiry-driven learning. Middle school adopts MYP, encouraging concept-driven, project-based learning. High school offers DP, preparing students for university with CAS opportunities and standardized testing.

With a diverse faculty from over 42 countries, we offer amenities like a staff gym, air purification and transportation. The new purpose-built campus is an hour south of the city center, with shuttle service from the Hi-tech zone, providing restaurants, malls, and a supportive community.

We are a  not-for-profit school fostering confident, open-minded global citizens through life-long learning and community. With 700+ students and faculty from 42+ countries, all faculty members are highly qualified and IB certified. A 24-hour foreign teacher life assistant helps new staff settle in. We are committed to making your transition to school as smooth and comfortable as possible.

Here, our teaching staff is not only highly qualified but also certified in the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, bringing a wealth of experience in international education.

Curriculum:  IB Diploma, IB MYP, IB PYP, Inquiry Based Learning, Reggio Emilia
Accreditation: WASC,IBO, Local Education Bureau
School Type: K-12 Day
Students Enrollment:  Approx 500 in total

About Job:

The Enhanced Learning Teacher is employed to work with children and young adults in primary and secondary who need extra support or require an advanced program of education in order to complete their learning successfully. Special Education Needs (SEN) teachers may work with individuals who are physically disabled, sensory impaired, have speech and language difficulties such as dyslexia, have a mental disability such as autism, are emotionally vulnerable or have a combination of these disabilities.

Here,Enhanced Learning Teacher may also work with gifted and talented individuals. A key aspect of working in this field is identifying individual needs and being responsible for creating a safe, stimulating and supportive learning environment

Key accountabilities
• Inspire and drive the development and implementation of the Enhanced Learning department.
• Advise which students need to have Psychological Educational testing in order for XLIS to be able to fully support them.
• Develop and monitor Individualized Education Plans for students who have taken Ed-Psyc assessments.
• Manage a balanced caseload of students from the primary and secondary school. Prioritizing students most in need of support.

Main tasks
• Teaching either individuals or small groups of students within or outside the class.
• Preparing lessons and resources.
• Marking and assessing work.
• Developing or adapting conventional teaching methods to meet the individual needs of pupils.
• Using specialist skills, to help students in their learning.
• Collaborate with other teachers to define appropriate activities for the students to access the curriculum.
• Assessing children who have long or short-term learning difficulties
• Liaising closely with parents and guardians.
• Administration, including updating and maintaining records on student’s progress. - Developing, reviewing, and updating Individual Education Plans (IEPs)
• Behaviour management.
• Giving advice about student personal and academic life.
• Lead workshops for teachers and parents on how to support students with special needs

About You:


About Contract:

• Contract Period: 2 years
• Student Contact days: 184
• Approximate Dates for the School Year: Aug 1-June 23

About Package:

• Salary Range: RMB 27K-40K/month before tax
• Benefit: Health Insurance, Flights, Moving Allowance ,Tuition for children, Breakfast/Lunch is provided for teachers.

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