Work at St John's

Founded in 1964, St. John’s International School is a private, non-profit educational institution. We are accredited by the Council of International Schools(CIS) and the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA).

The school is situated in a pleasant residential part of French-speaking Waterloo, within easy walking distance of local shops and amenities. Waterloo and the surrounding area offer a great way of life whether you are joining solo or with your family. The centre of Brussels is easily reached by car or tram. This world city offers all of the cultural, economic and other attractions of a political capital.

We offer an excellent package to members of staff, a comprehensive induction programme and a very warm welcome to St. John’s in what we trust will be a long and happy career with us!

So, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our HR department at recruitment@stjohns.be 

vacancies
Boarding Assistant
St. John's International School
Brussels, Belgium
07 May 2020

We are looking for an enthusiastic live-in boarding assistant to work in the boarding house for 28 hours per week during the school term. Duties are generally in the morning, after school/evenings and at the weekend, with some flexibility to work around other commitments and potentially another job. The role would especially suit someone who is interested in gaining experience of working with young people. Initially, the role would be from January until June, but there could be the possibility of extending beyond this.

  • Work as an effective member of the boarding community to promote the holistic well-being of all boarders
  • Foster open communication and nurture authentic and professional working relationships to support boarders’ pastoral and academic needs
  • Maintain a firm but fair attitude that is consistent and in keeping with the policies and practices of the Boarding House and be attuned to the overall, everyday needs of the boarders and report any concerns to the
    Houseparents.
  • Helping to oversee study time, meals, bedtime & wake up routines and room tidiness
  • Dealing with minor medical concerns including the issuing and recording of basic medication.
  • Assist with the boarders’ after school and weekend trips and activities programme
  • Assist with pre-term set-up and end of term close-down of the boarding house.
  • Lead by example, presenting as a positive role model to the students

Terms and conditions

  • Date of commencement in the position: 6 January 2020.
  • CV, letter of application (which shows how your experience relates to the categories within the job description and which is no more than two pages in length) and names of three referees to be sent to the school HR Manager, Anne Marchi, at recruitment@stjohns.be by 12 June 2020.
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Integration Assistant
St. John's International School
Brussels, Belgium
15 Jul 2020

 In terms of specific duties, the Integration Assistant is expected to:

  • Promote, monitor and foster all aspects of the student’s development to support the greatest possible success for him/her. Which could include, but not be limited to specialized training (i.e. phonics program, PYP, ABA etc.)
  • Develop differentiated lessons, strategies, and tools ahead of time, to accommodate teacher plans, and select best practices to meet the needs of the student.
  • Goals and approaches should be established and reviewed by the teacher and Integration Assistant in collaboration, several times during the school year.
  • Remember that the classroom/subject teacher is at all times “the lead teacher” for the student.
  • Build strong relationships with teachers, administrators, and other integration assistants.
  • Determine clear and appropriate lines of communication between himself/herself, the teacher and the parents.
  • Report consistently to parents (and, if necessary, to the teacher) on a regular basis about the progress of the student. The means of reporting should be discussed and agreed at the onset.
  • Prepare written, informal and formal reports as required by St John’s International School.
  • Consult with Learning Support, the Support Team, the School Principal and Assistant Principal on issues related to this position.
  • In the event of absence, follow provisions agreed with parents, Integration Assistant and school. These will be outlined and agreed at the outset.

The Integration Assistant should remember that the reason such support is required for a student is often related to an externally prepared psycho-educational assessment and the recommendations which result from such an assessment. Matters of confidentiality are thus involved regarding the student and/or family and should be highly and strictly upheld.

The school is not party to this arrangement and the Integration Assistant is not, therefore, a contractual member of the school’s staff. A collaboration agreement between the Integration Assistant and the School will be drawn up.

CV to be sent to the Primary School Secretary, Josephine Taylor at jtaylor@stjohns.be by 15 July

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PS Physical Education Teacher
St. John's International School
Brussels, Belgium
03 Jun 2020
Duties of the PS Physical Education Teacher include: 
Teaching duties: 
  • Teach all aspects of the curriculum including swimming and Personal, Social and Health Education. 
 
Coordinator duties: 
  • Ensure that the curriculum (P-K to Grade 5) is implemented effectively, reviewed regularly, and updated as needed. 
  • Collaborate with colleagues to ensure there is a seamless and vertical articulation to the school-wide P.E. curriculum. 
  • Assist with the development of the Primary School P.E. schedule. 
  • Oversee the use of PE equipment and supplies regarding the Primary School PE budget. Purchases will have approval of the Primary School Principal. 
  • Liaise with the Athletic Director to ensure PE equipment and supplies are properly used, maintained, inventoried, and stored. 
  • Report the need for repairs within the sports hall and sports arena complex to the maintenance department, copying the Athletic Director and monitor the progress of such. 
  • Ensure that locker rooms & swimming changing rooms are appropriately supervised. 
  • Liaise with the Athletic Director, Middle and High School Physical Education Coordinators to ensure a seamless blend of the P.E. curriculum and the sports program. 
  • Attends regular Faculty meetings with the school PE staff, the Athletic Director and the Primary School staff as required. 
  • Liaise with the Primary Principal and PYP coordinator on any issues representing the PE department. 
  • Organize friendly competitions for Primary students with International schools and local schools & organizations in football, basketball, swimming, floor hockey etc. 
 
Leadership, Procedural and Administrative duties: 
  • Give reports to Principal 
  • Collect, Analyze, and Share Annual Data with Department and principal 
  • Co-operate, coordinate, and communicate with Physical Education Teachers in other divisions 
  • As needed, serve as a PS student advisor, provide scheduled supervision of students, participate in PS trips, and field experiences, and engage in on-going professional development 
  • Responsible for Student Reporting Process 
  • Effectively and proactively communicate all perceived issues to students and parents. 
 
The details contained in this Job Description reflect the content of the job at the date it was prepared. It should be remembered, however, that it is inevitable that over time, the nature of individual jobs will change, existing duties may no longer be required and other duties may be gained without changing the general nature of the duties or the level of responsibility entailed. Consequently, the School will expect to revise this Job Description from time to time and will consult with the post holder at the appropriate time. 
Requirements of the role: 
Essential Qualifications: 
  • Expectation of at least Five Years Teaching or associated experience 
  • Successful student leadership experience 
  • MA and specific Teaching Certificate (ELS, primary, swimming) 
  • Demonstrated contributions to a positive school environment 
 
Preferred Experience and qualities: 
  • Successful student leadership experience 
  • Experience of teaching the PYP and competent in the French language 
  • Proven ability to work with other teachers and administration 
  • High level of technology skills 
  • Proven record of successful teaching 
  • Experience in programmatic development and assessment 
  • Successful experience in international schools 
  • Knowledge of and experience working with data to improve student learning outcomes 
 
Additional Strengths 
  • Proof of commitment to involvement in school beyond the regular teaching day 
  • Proven experience of contributing to extra-curricular activities, school visits & Residential trips 
  • Creative, passionate, and dynamic 
  • Ability to teach Dance would be an advantage 
  • Ability and experience to contribute to and enhance SJIS’s image in the local community as well as the greater community of international schools 
 
Desired Personal Characteristics 
  • Demonstrates educational leadership and is a role model to faculty and staff 
  • Demonstrates the ability to develop a collegial, collaborative, and positive atmosphere amongst the faculty 
  • Demonstrates strong interpersonal skills 
  • Demonstrates excellent communication skills 
  • Is a life-long learner 
  • Is flexible and has a sense of humour 
  • Commitment to putting in additional hours as needed
  • Interest in living and working in Belgium 
 
Safeguarding: 
St John’s is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and, as an employee of St John’s, you are expected to share this commitment. The protection of our students’ welfare is the responsibility of all staff within St John’s and individuals are expected to conduct themselves in a way that reflects the principles and values of our organization. 
As part of our hiring procedures, we conduct due diligence on employees and thoroughly check references and employment history. 
Terms and conditions 
  • Date of commencement in the position: 17 August 2020. 
  • CV, letter of application (which shows how your experience relates to the categories within the job description and which is no more than two pages in length) and names of three referees to be sent to the school HR Manager, Anne Marchi, at recruitment@stjohns.be by June 12, 2020. 
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