Middle School Learning Support Specialist

  • Faculty

Overall purpose of the position:

  • Develop and implement Learning Support Programs for individual students; 
  • Collaborate and co-teach with subject-area teachers to maximize  student learning;  
  • Provide direct instruction to students to maximize their learning growth;
  • Act as a liaison between students, parents and the school, in alignment with ISP’s mission and Learning@ISP.

Desired impacts:

ISP Definition of Learning: What does it mean to learn at ISP? Learning is a transformative process that builds on what we know and can do, deepens what we understand, and changes who we are.

ISP Learning Principles - learning best happens when:

  • Learners’ curiosity drives what and how they learn. 
  • Learners know what they’re learning and why it is significant.
  • Learners know where they are as learners and how to go further.
  • Learners persist with relevant and rich challenges. 
  • Learners consider and connect complex ideas.
  • Learners apply their learning in diverse and challenging contexts.
  • Learners feel a sense of safety and belonging.

Main responsibilities:

  • Facilitate learners knowing where they’re at and how to go further, regardless of their profile. 
  • Provide interventions, accommodations, and direct instruction to students identified in the Learning Support Program;
  • Collaborate and co-teach with individual teachers and teams across a range of subjects;
  • Support teachers in the initiation & follow up of new referrals for students who are not making adequate progress;
  • Coordinate, administer and track school-wide common Learning Support assessments;
  • Provide teacher resources and professional development in Learning Support and common assessments;
  • Effectively communicate with families of learning support students;
  • Collaborate with the PK-12 Learning Support Team to ensure coherence and consistency across the sections.
  • Provide regular teacher and parent education opportunities
  • Actively participate in and lead professional development opportunities and collaborative meetings.
  • Be an active partner in building and sustaining trusting & constructive relationships with other colleagues.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, skills & dispositions required:

  • Ability to display a personal vision in alignment with the ISP mission and Learning@ISP
  • Commitment to, and enthusiasm for, working with middle school students;
  • Self-driven, proactive attitude, always trying to go to the next level professionally and leading from any seat;
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents and colleagues in a clear and empathetic manner;
  • A high level of intra & interpersonal intelligence, working effectively in a collaborative environment;
  • A growth mindset and open-minded approach to professional learning;
  • International / multicultural teaching experience;
  • Impactful educator with an innovative and solutions focused can-do flexible attitude.

Education & experience required:

  • BA (MA preferred) in secondary education.
  • Certification or MA in Learning Support/Special Needs Education.
  • A minimum of five years experience as a Learning Support specialist with Middle School aged children.


ISP uses an online, automated application management system and we do expect ALL job applications to be submitted through this system accordingly.

If you are interested in this vacancy and you meet the specified criteria, please go to this link and follow the instructions accordingly

The deadline for applications is 10 December, 2020. Candidates should note, however, that the School has already started the recruitment process and therefore in the event an outstanding applicant is identified early in the search process, ISP reserves the right to make an appointment before the deadline. For this reason, it is essential that interested candidates apply as soon as possible. The successful candidate is expected to join ISP in August 2021.

As part of our comprehensive child welfare policy, ISP performs background checks on all its employees, who must abide by the ISP Child Protection Policy

How to apply

ISP uses an online, automated application management system for all Faculty and Administration vacancies as a result of which we do not accept or respond to hard-copy or emailed applications. Please note that, unfortunately, due to the relatively high volume of qualified candidates who apply, ISP can only personally respond to those who are short-listed. Thank you for understanding.

If you are interested in any of our vacancies and you meet the specified criteria, then please click below to apply and follow the instructions accordingly. All applicants will be asked to fill in an online application and submit their CV.

Please also note that, unfortunately, due to the very high volume of qualified candidates who apply, ISP can only personally respond to those who are short-listed. Thank you for understanding.

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