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Part-time Special Needs Assistant
Location: Nord Anglia International School Dublin
We’re looking to recruit a Special Needs Assistant on a part-time basis (10am - 2pm Mon - Fri) for our Dublin school, a Nord Anglia Education school.
Nord Anglia International School Dublin is the first and only IB continuum school in Ireland offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP). The school opened in September 2018 and is now one of the fastest growing Nord Anglia Education schools globally. As the school continues to expand, we are seeking to appoint enthusiastic and committed employees to help us develop inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who are motivated to succeed.
We have over 45 nationalities represented in the school community, who thrive academically; are committed to achieving their best and who grow with us as true global citizens through our culture of respect, opportunity and personal development. We also have highly supportive parents who engage fully in the life of the school and their children’s education.
The successful candidates will be effective communicators, who value relationships and will want to participate fully in all aspects of school life. Amongst other things, they will be well organised, have a good sense of humour and enjoy collaborating as a team.
This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Special Needs / Teaching & Learning Assistant to join the Primary teaching team for this challenging adventure.
Applications are invited from enthusiastic, qualified and experienced candidates. As a qualified Special Needs or Teaching & Learning Assistant (minimum of QQI Level 5) you will be a fluent English speaker, ideally familiar with Primary Years Stage curriculum developments of the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) and confident working with students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds. You will be committed to a modern, inquiry-based, student-centred approach to education. You will be an excellent communicator and able to understand and incorporate strategies for effective learning into everyday practice; someone who gets on well with colleagues, students and parents. Amongst other things, you’ll be well organised, have a good sense of humour and will want to participate fully in the extra-curricular aspects of school life as well as the classroom. Experience and/or qualifications in teaching English as a second language would be an advantage.
You will also be able to meet visa and work permit-related restrictions for Ireland.
Able to adapt quickly to our fast-paced international environment, you will bring a minimum qualification of QQI Level 5 or 6 in Special Needs or Education and considerable teaching assistant experience to the table. Experience assisting with the Primary Years Programme (PYP) is desirable but not essential.
Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships with parents and students. You will also be able to meet visa-related restrictions for Ireland.
NORD ANGLIA EDUCATION
We’re Nord Anglia Education, one of the world’s largest premium international schools organisations. Every day, our teachers and support colleagues help our thousands of students achieve more than they ever imagined possible.
A transformational education at one of our schools is focused on excellent academic outcomes, creativity, wellbeing, and international connectedness. Our innovative use of educational technology also creates a personalised, 21st century learning experience for all students, while our global scale means we can recruit and retain the world’s best teachers and offer unforgettable events and expeditions.
Our people are empowered to make a difference in their fields of expertise. Our fast pace of growth requires evolution and change from everyone, giving you the chance to define the role you do in the future. This challenges the learning agility of our employees and ensures every day brings interesting new experiences.
Founded in 1972 in the United Kingdom, our first international school opened in 1992 in Warsaw, followed by rapid growth across the world since the 2000s.
When you join our team, you’ll become part of a global family of experts working for a fast-growing premium international brand.
Each Nord Anglia Education school is unique in character and designed to meet the needs of its community. We are ambitious for our students, our people, and our schools. Working together, we can achieve more than we can individually.
We also create unique opportunities to benefit our students and people, such as Global Campus, Nord Anglia University, and our collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, UNICEF, and King’s College London.
OUR GLOBAL ACADEMIC RESULTS
The 2021-2022 school year was one of the strongest ever in terms of Nord Anglia Education’s academic results. For the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme, our students achieved a 35.1 global point average, far exceeding the global average of 31.9. A third of students eared a perfect score of 45. In the A-levels, our students achieved 60.5% of grades at A*-A, along with 77.3% at A*-B. The group’s latest IGCSE student cohort, consisting of 2,351 students across 41 Nord Anglia schools, achieving an outstanding set of results, with 52.8% of grades at 9 – 7 for the year and 90.8% at 9 – 4.
When you join a Nord Anglia Education school, you join a global community of 14,000 people working together to support our students’ success. We offer you unsurpassed opportunities to innovate and develop best practice across our family, to access extensive professional development, and to gain exceptional experience and career development in our schools. At Nord Anglia, you will have opportunities to progress more, learn more, and collaborate more.
We offer exceptional career and development opportunities that come with being part of our global organisation. Our online Nord Anglia University unites our team by harnessing the collective expertise of peers in an exchange of knowledge, ideas, and best practice. We also provide extensive professional development to ensure our teachers don’t just maintain their skills but can also develop at the cutting edge of educational thinking.
Our world-renowned collaborations with The Juilliard School, MIT, and UNICEF offers our teachers unrivalled access to leading experts in their fields. We also offer selected candidates an opportunity to earn an Executive Master’s in International Education from King’s College London.
Alongside great training and a competitive package, you’ll enjoy the chance to live and work in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.
As a Nord Anglia Education teacher, you enjoy the following benefits:
§ A fast-paced, global experience so that you can progress on a global scale
§ An enabling environment founded on creativity, challenge, and collaboration
§ A culture that is fair and consultative
§ Unique opportunities to grow professionally and develop your career
At Nord Anglia Education we are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people can thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender, or culture.
All post holders in regulated activity (having regular unsupervised contact with children) are subject to appropriate national and international vetting procedures including satisfactory criminal record checks from both your country of residence/birth and any country of residence within the last 10 years.
We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. We reserve the right to interview and appoint candidates before the closing date for applications has passed.
Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
Job Types: Full-time, Permanent
- Bike to work scheme
- Employee assistance program
- On-site parking
- Sick pay
- Monday to Friday
- No weekends
Ability to commute/relocate:
- Leopardstown, Dublin D18: reliably commute or plan to relocate before starting work (required)
- What are your salary expectations?
- fluent English (preferred)
- QQI level 5/6 in Special Needs or Education (preferred)
Work Location: In person