Learning Support Assistant - Immediate Start

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  • Job Title Learning Support Assistant


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9388 - Learning Support Assistant - Immediate Start

UAE - Dubai About the Role GEMS Dubai American Academy is currently looking for an outstanding Learning Support Assistant to join our team.

The Learning Support Assistant makes an important contribution to the success of students with special educational needs at GEMS Dubai American Academy. They are expected to be involved throughout the day, which will enable the classroom or subject teacher, who is the lead practitioner, to implement the curriculum and respond to students’ needs more effectively. Learning Support Assistants are expected to assist in promoting the learning and personal development of the named student and to maintain complete confidentiality on all school matters. The work of the LSA may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.

You will have various responsibilities including planning your role in the lessons, supervising and facilitating individual support for the students and providing informal feedback on student progress and achievement.

You will record and share with the Teacher and school Leaders issues of concern and positive feedback about the students.

You will work closely under the guidance of the Teacher to communicate with the students and their parents but also to maintain a file of IEPs, records and other relevant documents.

About You

- You will hold an educational degree and have a minimum of two years experience in a teaching and learning environment.

- You will have experience working with students with special learning needs.

- You will be knowledgeable about behavior management strategies and will be skilled in promoting good behavior and discipline.

- You will be able to effectively communicate and influence students, parents, teachers and school Leaders.

- You will be well-organized and willing to develop your skills to acquire further knowledge and to continuously improve in a professional teaching and learning environment.

About Your Benefits This position offers an attractive package including annual leave, medical insurance coverage and end of service benefits.

About GEMS Trusted for over 60 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About the School GEMS Dubai American Academy (DAA) is GEMS Education's flagship American school. Offering both an enriched American Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma to students from around the world, DAA prepares its students for success in the world's most prestigious universities and colleges.

DAA is the only American curriculum school in Dubai to receive the KHDA rating of Outstanding, and has received this rating since 2011.

With over 20 years of history and academic excellence, DAA is one of the most sought after American schools in Dubai. The school's outstanding heritage is coupled with its future-fluent program which embeds creative design, cutting-edge robotics and digital fluencies at its core. Through teaching, learning and innovation, students develop a mastery of multiple literacies and fluencies to support genuine world-class learning, personal growth and future readiness. DAA offers a diverse range of extra-curricular, athletic, and leadership opportunities to enrich the holistic development of each student.

Our staff teaches and inspires excellence in academics and life-long learning skills by continually reviewing and building an enriched American curriculum, promoting student achievement, encouraging integrity and nurturing a desire to learn.

To learn more please visit About Application Process If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application. To complete the application you would need the following document(s): 1. Resume/CV
Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.

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