Based in Lusaka, Zambia, Lusaka International Community School (LICS) is a co-educational, secular, fee-paying, non-profit school, which provides an internationally recognised education to a culturally diverse, globally-minded student body in a caring and supportive learning environment. LICS holds in high esteem its vision statement which is to “maximise the potential of future world citizens”.
LICS is a leading independent Pre-Primary, Primary, and Secondary School based in the leafy suburb of Roma in Lusaka, Zambia, and is a member of CIS, AISA, and ISAZ.
The school currently has an opening and is looking for a suitably qualified individual to join the LICS community as Student Support Services Teacher with effect 1st August 2023.
- Proven experience as a Special Education Teacher with good knowledge of current special education methodology.
- Proven ability and experience in teaching students with a range of special educational needs across the Primary School.
- Excellent English language reading and writing skills.
- IT literacy, knowledge, and experience of Microsoft Office suite Pro
- Knowledge of a range of digital tools and apps that support the development of literacy and numeracy, or key skills is desirable.
- Proven ability to carry out diagnostic assessments, interpret results and communicate these effectively to interested parties.
- Should be committed to keeping up to date with educational developments.
- Excellent interpersonal skills and a proven team player.
- Experience with the Cambridge International Curriculum is preferable.
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of learners and how they learn.
- Know subject and curriculum content and how to teach it.
- Establish professional relationships to develop and support learning and teaching.
- Implement effective planning, teaching, learning, and assessment practice.
- Demonstrate innovative and effective classroom practice.
- Create and maintain a safe and inclusive learning environment.
- Engage professionally with parents and communities
- Ability to maintain confidentiality.
- Bachelor’s degree, QTS, PGCE, and/or PGCE at Primary level (or equivalent).
4. Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities
- Plan and use appropriate instructional and learning strategies, activities, materials, and equipment that reflect an understanding of the learning styles and needs of students assigned.
- Assess, record, and report the development, progress, and attainment of learners according to the school’s assessment policy.
- Ensure that the school maintains a lively, stimulating environment e.g. through regularly renewed displays of learners’ work.
- Use effective communication skills to present information accurately and clearly.
- To write informative and detailed reports to share with parents and teachers to impart up-to-date information on the student’s progress and ability, from which targets are set.
- Compile, maintain, and file all physical and computerised reports, records, and other documents required.
- Advise and co-operate with the Leadership team and other teachers on the preparation and development of the curriculum, teaching materials, teaching programs, methods of teaching and assessment, and pastoral arrangements.
- Supervise and, so far as is practicable, teach any learners whose teacher is not available to teach them as assigned by Administration.
- Safeguard the health and safety of the children and promote their well-being at all times.
- Register and monitor learners’ attendance.
- Promote the personal and social well-being of individual learners and any class or group of learners assigned to her.
- Make records of, and reports on, the personal and social needs of learners including incident records/files.
- Communicate and consult with parents, and others concerned with the welfare and progress of the learners under her care.
- Participate in meetings arranged for any of the purposes described above, whether during or outside school hours.
- Special Tasks/Goals
- Take a lead role for KS1 in our Student Support Service.
- Take a lead role in the admissions process including delivering any entry/ placement assessments designed to ascertain additional needs/ special educational needs/ academic potential.
- Prepare student Pen Portraits to share relevant information, teaching strategies, and advice to others in the community.
- Regularly review Pen Portraits and students’ progress.
- Prepare, observe, assess, and invigilate learners for standardised assessment tests relevant to identifying educational needs and difficulties, and to securing access arrangements for exams such as extra time/ reader.
- Support class/ subject teachers to provide differentiated work and a stimulating environment for all learners.
- Coach/mentor other professionals who work with children with special educational needs.
- Collaborate with other key professionals (e.g. school counselors, health professionals, speech therapists) to create holistic intervention plans.
- Support the preparation of students for the transition to the next phase.
6. Application Process
Please visit our website (www.lics.sch.zm/career-opportunities), fill in the online application form and upload a detailed CV with a cover letter along with three referees, one of whom should be your current supervisor by 15.02.2023, Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
Lusaka International Community School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful candidate’s appointment will be subject to full security vetting.