SEN Teacher (Bisogni Educativi Speciali) - IMMEDIATE VACANCY
Unit: 
Location: RONCADE, TREVISO, Italy
Type: Full Time
Min. Experience: Mid Level

Join the most exciting school in Europe! Yes, we are the largest innovation hub in Europe, but we are also an IB school, a Boarding School (member of the BSA), and a College. We are looking to expand our brilliant teaching team and we want you to discover how lovely it can be to work in a place that values and promotes:       

  • Your experience. 
  • An innovative approach to learning.                
  • Joy. Our teachers are professional and internationally-minded, but we are all committed to having fun at work.      

Our campus is based in beautiful bucolic surroundings near Venice and Treviso. It is a vibrant campus which caters to both day and boarding students and which is constantly seeking to improve its already world-class facilities.

"H-FARM International School (H-IS) is an IB-certified boarding school overlooking the Venice lagoon, a stone's throw from the Dolomite mountains, and minutes from the beaches of the Adriatic coast. Through the unique H-FARM learning approach and through collaboration with other organizations on campus, H-IS creates future-ready students,

H-FARM International School is the ideal place to start building your future in Europe and beyond. Come and experience an international education experience that integrates innovation, cultivates creativity, and pushes you to dream bigger".

(source: Newsweek

We are currently looking for an exceptional SEN Teacher (Special Educational Needs) starting from November 2023

Position Overview: 

The PYP Special Educational Needs (SEN) Teacher at H-FARM International School will collaborate closely with all teachers, parents, and support staff to create a supportive and inclusive learning environment for all students. She/He/They will be responsible for designing and implementing individualized education plans (IEPs and PEPs) for students with diverse learning needs, ensuring that all students have equitable access to the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) curriculum. This position includes working with children with learning, emotional, behavioral or communication difficulties, and conditions such as dyscalculia, dyslexia, and ADHD.

Job responsibilities include: 

Teaching

  • Support and teach students on an individual, whole class or small group basis; 
  • Provide emotional support to students, helping them develop self-esteem, confidence, and social skills.

Collaboration/Support

  • Support parents of students with special educational needs;
  • Collaborate with teachers to ensure specific special educational needs are met by:
  1. ensuring an inclusive approach to special educational needs;
  2. tailoring the curriculum to specific special educational needs; 
  3. preparing and adapting teaching materials and teaching methods; 
  4. planning and implementing differentiated learning engagements; 
  5. incorporating assistive technologies and tools; 
  6. assessing student progress;
  7. providing feedback to students and parents;
  8. ensuring the full implementation of IEPs and PEPs;
  9. assisting students in the transition to MYP or other schools;
  10. assessing potential new students.

Documentation

  • Write IEPs and PEPs;
  • Maintain accurate records, including progress reports, assessment data, and communication logs, to track students' development and meet legal requirements.

Requirements/Qualifications:

  • EU Passport or valid Italian working visa; 
  • Strong communication skills and self-awareness;
  • Fluent English speaker;
  • Relevant Special Education BA or Master’s Degree;  
  • Previous SEN experience (5+ years). 

Abilities: 

  • Empathy; 
  • Advocacy;
  • Cultural Sensitivity;
  • Critical thinking; 
  • Ability to work in a team; 
  • Adaptability;
  • Patience;
  • Strong project management skills. 

Advantageous but not required:

  • A good knowledge of Italian (B2 or above);
  • Experience in an IBPYP school;
  • Experience in an international school.

Package includes: 

  • IB professional development;     
  • Relocation support;  
  • Host country medical insurance and school welfare (additional medical insurance) provided;
  • Beautiful, supportive working environment; 
  • MacBook Air;  
  • Organic food canteen. 

Other possible benefits:

  • Favorable taxation regime.

Contract Duration:  

  • Fixed-term.

Application Details:

If interested, please apply by sending:

  • Cover letter;
  • Updated CV;
  • List of 3 references (with contact information).

We encourage you to apply as soon as possible, as applications will be processed on a rolling basis. 

Please note that incomplete applications will not be processed.

Due to the high number of applications received, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. If you are still waiting to hear back from us within a month, please consider that your application has not been chosen for the next step of the selection process.

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