Learning Resources Teacher – Learning Disabilities and Learning Differences Specialist

Department: Learning Resources

Supervisor: Academic Vice Principal

Position Start Date: July 2023

Position Description: The Learning Support teacher provides expertise to the school in the area of learning disabilities and differences, assists in testing and diagnosing learning disabilities in students referred to the department, supports the teaching staff with individual students, and works with selected students in various subjects areas.

Academic Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Learning Disabilities, Special Education, Remedial Education or equivalent; Masters degree preferred
  • Teacher’s Certification; B Ed. or equivalent from a full-time program

Professional Experience

  • Minimum 3 years teaching experience of students with special needs
  • At least one year teaching experience in Math and / or science at Middle and / or High School level preferably in an IB, multi-cultural or international context

Professional Skills

  • Dedicated to student learning
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Team player with ability to delegate and coordinate work
  • Willing to work creatively with available materials/ resources
  • Able to create and teach interdisciplinary lessons.
  • Understand the developmental characteristics, differences in learning styles and intelligences and adapt lesson planning and teaching appropriately
  • Capacity to support the goals and mission of KIS through his/her personal philosophy.
  • Experience working in a multicultural and/or residential school setting
  • Patience, understanding and aptitude for working with adolescents and young adults
  • Fluent in written and spoken English
  • Team player


  • Support KIS guiding principles
  • Teach up to 75% out of total instructional periods in a 6-day cycle.
  • Be a consultant to teaching staff of KIS on Learning Disabilities and Differences- provide in-service education, resources in print, coaching to teachers, as necessary
  • Administer tests for and assist in diagnosing learning disabilities in students referred for LS
  • Refer to a specialist outside of KIS, as needed, in conjunction with other members of the LS team, Coordinator, Vice-Principal and Doctor, when applicable
  • Develop intervention and individual education plans
  • Work one-on-one or in groups with individual students to support their educational plan in various subject areas
  • Participate in school consultative team meetings
  • Collaborate with, communicate with and support teachers and coordinators to manage the education plan of specific students with learning issues
  • Document the progress of individual students receiving LS
  • Keep parents, dorm parents or guardians up to date on their child’s progress and provide essential information to allow follow through after school hours and during vacation periods
  • Maintain confidentiality Participate in departmental meetings, planning, in-service training activities and invigilation duties as required by the Head of Department or Coordinators
  • Be available to conference with students out of class.
  • Promptly pass information to advisors, residential Parents and Coordinators  when  student’s  attendance, academic performance or behavior is praiseworthy or giving cause for concern
  • To be available  for  work  on  campus  in  good  time  to  complete  all  necessary  preparations  and meetings  before  the  start  of  the  term.
  • To hand-over all relevant material to the HoD / Coordinator upon departure from KIS
  • To respect the confidential  nature  of  discussions  at  staff  meetings  and  other  contexts  in  which sensitive  information  is  likely  to  be  communicated  –  particularly  in  terms  of  interaction  with students
  • Support residential life of the school by chaperoning activities, clubs, field trips, camp, long weekend field day etc., and being advisor to a group of students
  • Fulfill other duties as required by the Head of department/Vice Principal/Principal

Application Process:

  1. Download Application Form >> KIS Academic Position Application Form
  2. Fill-in the required information
  3. Use the form below to submit your application along with your resume

Please note that applications that do not include the application form and a resume will not be considered. 



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