Internship for Intensive Learning Support (ILS)

Région
Bruxelles-Capitale (BE)
Publication
jeudi 31 janvier 2019
Date limite
dimanche 17 mars 2019
Réf
ILS/2019/2020
Niveau d'expérience
0 à 2 ans d'expérience
Type de contrat
Stage
Temps de travail
Temps plein

We are looking for flexible recent teacher training graduates who are passionate about teaching and learning, who are able to be actively involved in a dynamic team, who can work collaboratively and build on the leadership of their supervising teacher, who can show initiative, bring new ideas, and most of all contribute to student learning.  

ISB internships provide a unique opportunity to gain experience working in a leading international school.  We are looking for candidates who are interested in joining an international community and are keen to gain experience in a supportive environment that helps prepare them for a career in teaching students with exceptional needs (special education).

The ILS interns work alongside a classroom teacher and are fully immersed in all aspects of the day.  The ILS programme focus is on functional academic and life skills.  The following are some of the expectations of the role:

  • Conduct individual, small group and/or whole class instruction when necessary.
  • Facilitate high quality small group work or work with individuals (in any and/or all content areas) that will meet the needs of students with special needs.
  • Work together with the supervising teacher and classroom teaching assistant to help maintain a positive learning environment (including the physical, social, and behavioural aspects).
  • Assist with completing day-to-day preparations (e.g., copying papers, gathering materials, tidying up the classroom).
  • Accompany students and participate in multiple learning environments (mainstream and specialists) and ISB+ programs organised by the specific Division (ECC, ES, MS, HS).
  • Serve as a chaperone during one grade level or ILS extended field trip.
  • Participate in meetings with the supervising teacher and contribute to planning, discussion and reflection related to professional role and responsibilities.
  • Supervise students when needed (e.g., playground supervision).
  • Run one after school club activity held one day a week (ISB+).
  • Serve as a coach for Special Olympics, including the overnight  3-day National Belgian Games.
  • Various duties as assigned by the Head of Division.

Professional Development expectations:

  • Attend professional training/workshops throughout the year (after school if needed) and all Division Faculty meetings.
  • Set a professional goal or series of goals and keep a professional growth record that includes evidence of growth in the goal.
  • Meet regularly with supervising teacher and intern coordinator.

Additional Expectations:

  • Experience with and understanding of students with special needs (special education).
  • Maintain a professional attitude and honour school philosophy, rules and regulations when working with students.
  • Exhibit patience, sensitivity, understanding and flexibility when working with all individuals.
  • Maintain awareness and concern for meeting the individual needs of each and every student.
  • Observe and apply various teaching styles and techniques.
  • Take initiative to assess classroom situations and support teachers and students as needed.
  • Apply past experiences and unique skills when working with children and bring new ideas to the learning environment.
  • Collaborate with colleagues.
  • Collaborate with other interns within ISB so that a support network is formed that promotes professional learning, collegiality, and teamwork.
  • Ask questions and use others as resources.
  • Use opportunities provided to experience teaching at different levels or with different teachers to enhance professional growth.
     

IMPORTANT EMPLOYMENT ELIGIBILITY INFORMATION:

Due to Belgian employment rules, non-European Union citizens must be under the age of 30 and have completed a Bachelor or higher degree by the time of the application. 

INSTRUCTIONS FOR APPLICATIONS AND OTHER INFORMATION

If you see yourself in this interesting role, please email your CV accompanied by a covering letter of motivation in English to Ms. J. Anthony,  Director of Student Support Services at anthonyj@isb.be.  Interviews will be conducted at the earliest opportunity. The Internship will start on August 2019 and will cover the school year until June 2020.

The International School of Brussels is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or marital status.

ISB has established a rigorous vetting process and code of conduct for all employees with regard to child protection.
The International School of Brussels is an equal opportunities employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, colour, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion or marital status.

ISB has established a rigorous vetting process and code of conduct for all employees with regard to child protection.