Lower School Student Support (Part Time 40%) August 2023 - June 2024

The Zurich International School

  • Publication date:

    05 June 2023
  • Workload:

  • Contract:

    Unlimited employment
  • Place of work:


Lower School Student Support (Part Time 40%) August 2023 - June 2024

The Position: Learning Support Teachers are integral members of the Student Support Team, working closely with Faculty to deliver effective support for students and their families. 


Essential qualification:

  • Valid Swiss work permit

Desired qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years teaching experience, with at least one position in an international school setting

  • Masters (or equivalent) in Special Education

  • Experience working in Upper Primary

  • Experience and training with key intervention programs

  • Experience with inclusive programs, using a multi level student support system, e.g. MLSS/RTI

  • Experience and training in supporting children with regulation needs

  • Experience developing and implementing IEPs

  • Experience with common educational and screening assessments 

  • Experience with assistive technologies and 1:1 device programs

  • A commitment to relationship building with students, colleagues and families

  • A commitment and passion for celebrating neurodiversity

  • A commitment to teamwork, collaboration, and active participation in school life


  • Collaborate with homeroom teachers, single subject teachers, therapists and other student support teachers to ensure appropriate support and challenge in student learning

  • Differentiate for a range of student strengths and challenges 

  • Administer assessments for student placement and support

  • In collaboration with the homeroom teachers, design and deliver evidence-based level 2 interventions for students needing additional support

  • Implement, manage and review the  IEP process for students receiving level 2 or Level 3 support in the caseload 

  • Develop and implement tailored realistic but challenging goals for students needing academic support at level 3 - this may include extension/enrichment as well as remediation 

  • Manage and implement assessment modifications  

  • Collect and analyze data, and facilitate data driven conversations with the grade level team

  • Initiate and actively nurture positive relationships with all stakeholders including external providers

  • Regularly communicate directly and collaboratively with students and staff

  • Collaboratively manage home-school communication, including conferences, IEP meetings, meeting minutes and end of year reports

  • Plan and support grade to grade transition following agreed procedures

  • Actively participate and contribute to appropriate teams 

  • Remain active and informed of current professional research and practice to ensure best supported practices in the instruction and care of children are used, sharing and consulting as needed

  • Maintain and update all individual student and grade level documentation in a shared drive 

  • Advocate for all students with additional needs


  • The Zurich International School