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About the company

Founded in 1981, the American International School of Guangzhou (AISG) is a fully WASC-accredited school that offers an American Diploma (including the DP) and the International Baccalaureate Primary Years programs.

The School is the oldest and most well-established in Southeast China, with 1,000+ students spread across two growing campuses (grades PK-5 on the Elementary School Campus and 6-12 on the Middle/High School Campus). It is the only non-profit school in Guangzhou.

All prospective candidates are encouraged to further review AISG’s website and become familiar with the School.

Job description

The Secondary School EAL Educational Assistant is primarily responsible for providing teaching and learning to address the needs of English Language Learners and will have light clerical support for the MS/HS EAL teachers. Although the list of responsibilities is multiple and varied, unexpected emergencies or circumstances may arise that require the assistant to perform other duties as assigned by the divisional principals.

As a member of the AISG community EAs are responsible for:

• ensuring the safety and well-being of all students.

• ensuring that school regulations pertaining to security, safety and proper

usage of school property are followed.

• ensure that all school policies and procedures are understood and followed as related to the job responsibilities of this position.

• maintaining strict confidentiality of all student records and teacher conversations.

Classroom responsibilities/duties:

• Work one-on-one or with small groups to support differentiation of students’ learning experiences in the classroom with support and direction of the classroom and EAL teachers.

• Provide in-class (content area) support and offer assistance for EAL learners after school or in study hall.

• Demonstrate knowledge of classroom content and pedagogy in order to assist with teaching and learning.

• Assist in lesson preparation by developing scaffolds to help our English learners access the content of their lessons (e.g. graphic organizers, note-taking grids, adapted texts, etc.)

• Understand and support procedures, routines and classroom management practices.

• Demonstrate understanding and sensitivity to the academic, physical, social and emotional needs of the students within their age group.

• Administer WIDA/W-APT assessments and maintain WIDA/W-APT data.

• Administer F & P Running Records, as needed, and maintain student information and reading data.

• Manage computer files.

Skills & experience
A strong applicant will have successfully completed:

· A Bachelor’s degree, preferable if degree is in language acquisition and/or education

· Preferable if teaching qualification obtained

· 3 years working experience, preferably in a school setting, supporting teaching and learning

The applicant will demonstrate:

· Excellent spoken and written English language skills.

· Practical knowledge of and initiative surrounding the use of IT equipment and software to support learning, preference for Macintosh experience.

· A professional demeanour and positive attitude.

Preferred Qualities:

· A successful applicant will demonstrate the ability to:

· Communicate clearly with students and others

· Genuinely enjoy working with pre-teen and teenage learners

· Lead tasks and activities with groups of students

· Follow written and verbal instructions

· Be a team player with a can-do attitude

· Adhere to the confidentiality of student information and act with integrity