Learning Support Teacher/ Förderschullehrkraft

Academic – German General /
Full Time (Fixed Term) /
Currently, more than 1800 students are learning at GESS supported by more than 400 full time and part time academic and administrative staff members. In August 2018 GESS moved to Dairy Farm Road to a modern new school campus located at the edge of Singapore’s largest nature reserve.

We are looking for a fully qualified special needs teacher with second state examination or equivalent qualification for our Primary and /or Secondary School (German Section).
Your work experience is much appreciated. Motivated fresh graduates are welcome to apply too. 

Wir suchen eine(n) voll ausgebildete(n) Sonderpädagogin/Sonderpädagogen mit zweitem Staatsexamen oder gleichwertiger Qualifikation für unsere Grundschule und/oder Sekundarstufe im deutschen Zweig.
Wir freuen uns, wenn Sie Ihre Erfahrung bei uns einbringen können. Doch auch motivierte Absolventinnen und Absolventen sind willkommen.

    • Identification and monitoring of students with learning difficulties via standardized screenings and tests (e.g. German language, reading, spelling, writing, mathematics) in German language
    • German language support (German as Foreign Language, German as Second Language, German as mother tongue)
    • Learning Support Literacy and Numeracy in German Language
    • General earning support (e.g. attention training, support of learning strategies) in German language
    • Documentation of learning support, e.g. writing of individual educational plans and individual development reports
    • Support of class and subject teachers in the implementation of personalized learning plans
    • Counselling of teachers, teaching assistants, shadow teachers, parents and students in all matters of education and learning
    • Co-teaching and integrated support
    • Close, interdisciplinary collaboration within the learning support department team
    • Participating in school development processes
    • fully qualified learning support teacher with second state examination or equivalent qualification
    • Humorous and resilient personality with pleasure in teaching and educating of young learners
    • Fluent English and open-minded to work in an international team
    • Fluent spoken and written German, as you will need to support German speaking students that are attending our German speaking classes

    • Aufgaben:
    • Erhebung des individuellen Förderbedarfs (Eingangs-, Verlaufsdiagnostik) mithilfe von standardisierten Testverfahren sowie im Rahmen des allgemeinen Screenings (deutsche Sprache, Lesen, Rechtschreiben, Mathematik)
    • Förderung der deutschen Sprache (DaZ, DaF)
    • Durchführung von Fördermaßnahmen bei Lese-Rechtschreibschwächen/Dyslexie, Rechenschwächen/Dyskalkulie, Aufmerksamkeits- und Konzentrationsschwächen/AD(H)S), allg. Lernschwierigkeiten
    • Dokumentation von Fördermaßnahmen, Verfassen von Berichten u.a.
    • Beratung und Anleitung von Lehrkräften, Assistenzlehrkräften, Eltern, Schülerinnen und Schülern
    • Co-Teaching und integrative Fördermaßnahmen
    • Enge, interdisziplinäre Zusammenarbeit mit dem Team des Förder- und Beratungszentrums (FBZ)
    • Mitwirkung bei der konzeptionellen Schul- und Unterrichtsentwicklung
    • Abgeschlossene Ausbildung als Förderlehrkraft / Beratungslehrkraft / Sonderschulpädagog/-in / Schulische Heilpädagog/-in mit einschlägiger Berufspraxis in der Grundschule und/oder Sekundarstufe
    • Humorvolle und belastbare Persönlichkeit mit Freude am Unterrichten und Erziehen junger Menschen
    • Gute Englischkenntnisse und Aufgeschlossenheit zur Mitarbeit in einem internationalen Team
    • Fließende Deutschkenntnisse, da die Schüler/-innen mit denen Sie arbeiten deutschsprachig sind 

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 across the GESS community.
Our School
The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, German international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates.
Our European Section offers tuition in English for students from grade 1 - 12 across all three IB programmes (the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma Programme) as an authorised IB World School.
Children aged 2 years onwards can enroll in our Preschool where children are following the PYP programme in German-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual groups. In addition to an outstanding academic education, GESS strives to teach students community values such as respect, openness and diversity.
To Apply
We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Your application should include a letter of application and your complete resume. Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position. 
Our Selection Process
At GESS we adhere to fair employment practices that consist of hiring practices that are fair, merit-based and non-discriminatory.
We are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and child protection as we promote the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.
All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures including satisfactory reference and background checks and the offer of employment will be subject to the completion of these. In addition, the visa entry requirements for Singapore are subject to certain requirements being met. This includes but is not limited to, mandatory diphtheria and measles vaccination requirements for children attending school in Singapore will need to be in place prior to arriving in Singapore in order for the criteria for a child Dependent Pass to be met and the visa granted. Further information on this will be shared at interview stage if applicable.
Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Safeguarding Commitment
GESS is committed to our responsibilities for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. We actively recruit candidates who share our commitment to safeguarding and, therefore, apply robust and comprehensive recruitment and selection procedures. We expect all appointed staff to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant GESS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. If the job holder identifies any instance that a child may be harmed or are at risk of harm (physically or emotionally) in any environment, they must report any concerns to the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or a member of the Safeguarding Team.
CPE registration number: S72SS0010G Registration period: 22 June, 2023 – 21 June, 2029