Middle School Learning Support Teacher

Date posted:2024-06-17 | Writer: The International School of Penang (Uplands) | Email: [email protected]

The International School of Penang (Uplands) is a leading not-for-profit international school located in Malaysia, offering an exceptional education to students from around the world. We are seeking a well-qualified and experienced Middle School Learning Support Teacher to join the Student Support Unit in January 2025 and help us deliver an outstanding educational experience for our students. This is a new position we are creating to support us to better meet the needs of our students and our vision of inclusivity. We are looking for a suitable candidate to start in January 2025, this would be the start of Term 2 in our school year but would be willing to consider a suitable candidate who could start earlier.

Position Overview:

As a Middle School Learning Support Teacher, you will:

- Provide inclusive and appropriate support to a range of students with learning differences, prioritising those who need the most help

- Work in a one-to-one and small-group setting, and/or within the regular classroom as needed

- Work collaboratively with subject teachers to provide practical advice and support that enables them to deliver lessons and set assessments that promote inclusion

- Administer appropriate diagnostic assessments to identify learning differences and to provide results of tests to teachers, parents, school counsellor and other stakeholders

- Develop student Individualised Educational Plans (IEPs) for individualised learning and access arrangements to help students improve their performance, implement and update them regularly

- Collaborate with the senior leadership team, Heads of Year and teaching staff to ensure that students with learning difficulties receive the most appropriate support and resources

- Be a part of the admissions process: review admissions documentation and make learning support placement recommendations

- Communicate regularly with parents and guardians to discuss student progress, challenges, and successes. Provide support and resources to help families understand and advocate for their child's needs

The successful candidate will be:

- Internationally-minded

- Encourage an inclusive learning community

- An excellent team player both within the department and across the school, willing to work collaboratively and support the development of the Student Support Unit and the whole school

- Committed to supporting the learning of all members of the school community and educating our school community on topics related to learning challenges

Skills and Qualifications:

- Bachelor’s degree in Special Education or a related field, Master’s degree preferred.

- TEFL/TESOL certificate preferred

- Minimum of 5 years of recent international special education, SENCO, or learning support teaching experience OR experience working with middle school-aged students

- Knowledge of IB MYP curriculum is a distinct advantage

- Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

- Strong organisational, problem solving and time management skills

- Ability to work collaboratively with other teachers and staff members

Values and Attitudes:

At The International School of Penang (Uplands), we value diversity, inclusivity, respect, perseverance, empathy and compassion. If you share our values, we are looking forward to receiving your application.


Contact the school directly to apply <[email protected]>.