Learning Support Assistant
05The Anglo-American School of Sofia (AAS) is a private international school with 50 years of history.
The School is fully accredited by: The Council of International Schools (CIS) and The New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC). We are an authorized International Baccalaureate Organization (IB) World School. The Anglo-American School of Sofia is a member of good standing with The Central Eastern European Schools Association (CEESA) and The European Council of International Schools (ECIS).
Our mission and core values of commitment, respect and excellence extend to all members of our community, not just students and staff. Serving with us extends beyond enjoying desirable working conditions, but satisfies ambitions for professional growth and provides the benefits of being part of a quality team as we engage, support and prepare each student for today and tomorrow.
As a result of the school expansion, we are looking for:
LEARNING SUPPORT ASSISTANT
DESIRED PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
- Good communicator
- Flexible, Adaptable and Open-Minded
- Well organized
- Excellent interpersonal skills to work with students and staff
- Willingness and readiness to work with children aged 6-12
- Positive, cooperative attitude
- University degree in the field of Education or related;
- Fluency in both English and Bulgarian – writing, speaking and reading;
- Ability to work within a team environment;
- Commitment to a positive school culture and student involvement;
- Demonstrated understanding of positive/proactive classroom management skills.
- Both at the direction of the Learning Support teacher and on their own initiative, the Learning Support Assistant (LSA) supports students with special needs and their relationships to curriculum and assessment; provides feedback to the teacher on their performance and prepares educational materials as directed by the teacher;
- The LSA assists and attends annual and quarterly meetings with the Student Services Team in the development of an Individual Education Plan (IEP);
- The LSA provides instructional, non-instructional, clerical, and supervisory support for the classroom teacher;
- The LSA meets and plans on a regular basis with Learning Support and classroom teachers to design modified curriculum and work alongside classroom teachers, to assist in the teaching, assessment and recording of progress;
- The LSA pulls students, when appropriate, from scheduled class, and to give direct instruction in areas of need and communicates with the support team about students and their challenges with possible strategies on how to better support them;
- The LSA provides a differentiated approach to teaching and learning by modifying curriculum as needed to meet needs at an individual level, while monitoring and reporting support to parents and teachers;
- Instructionally, the Learning Support Assistant supports and assists children in learning using the teacher’s lesson plans and direction. He/she works with students individually, in small groups, and in large groups/whole class. The Learning Support Assistant listens while students read, reviews and reinforces class lessons, and helps them find information for reports;
- The Learning Support Assistant supervises students throughout the school day, including in the classroom, cafeteria, schoolyard, hallways, and on field trips;
- The Learning Support Assistants responsible for setting up classroom equipment/helping the teacher to set it up, helps preparing materials for instruction, checking homework, keeps attendance records. He/she does typing, filling, and photocopying materials as needed;
- The LSA demonstrates an open and friendly disposition to the children and their parents;
- The LSA serves as an Instructor, Assistant or Translator for the After School Activities programme or Parent-Teacher Conferences (in accordance with current school policies and as agreed on individual basis);
- When allowed to a particular class the LSA assists with supervision of Snacks and Lunches;
- The LSA supervises the taking off and putting on of clothes and shoes,escorts students to the toilets and washrooms, provides immediate assistance when a student is injured, upset and to escort to appropriate resources /nurse/ (as is appropriate for the age and the competence of the students concerned);
- As directed by the classroom teacher or another member of the faculty, the LSA supervises the behavior of the students at times when there are no faculty members, takes all reasonable measures to ensure the personal safety of each and every student, maintains the good standard of student personal behavior and use of appropriate language. This supervision may be exercised on the buses, on the school trips, on the playground (where the Learning Support Assistant will be part of the rota of adults on duty), in the corridors, the cafeteria or other communal parts of the school building, and in the classroom;
- The LSA assists in keeping the classroom clean and tidy and lieases with the classroom cleaner where there are special requirements or matters of concern;
- LSAs are also responsible supporting students during after school activities. Thus, they are required to work until 4:30pm to be available for such needs. Should no student need support at that time, the LSAs will also be available to provide testing accommodations for students with IEPs.
WHAT WE OFFER:
REMUNERATION, SOCIAL BENEFITS AND BONUSES:
- Highly competitive remuneration
- Meal allowance
- Additional Health insurance
- Multisport card
Starting date: August 10th, 2023.
The applications will be accepted by June 5th, 2023 via jobs.bg.
If you are not contacted by our HR department by June 9th, 2023 it means that we are not pursuing your candidacy.
Thank you for your interest in our school!