Working at KIS

Employment
Teaching/Admin Openings: 2017-2018 School Year

A. Introduction
B. List of Vacant Position(s)
C. Application Procedures
D. Conditions of Work
E. Criminal Records
F. Further contact


A. Introduction:
Primary students begin at age 4 at Korean International School. Classes are no more than 20 to 24 and each primary class has an assistant as well as a teacher while upper primary classes Year 3 & 6 each share an assistant. The school is an active member of the Cambridge International Primary Programme [CIPP] which provides us with curricular materials and support for all levels. The school has digital whiteboards in all classrooms and software for them that has been integrated with curricular materials. Years 7 to 13 also follow Cambridge Programmes of study: 7 to 9 is secondary 1 [key stage 3]; Years 10 & 11 are Cambridge IGCSE [key stage 4] and Years 12 &13 follow the AS and A Level programme.

B. List of Vacant Position(s):
POSITIONS FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-2019
Secondary Teacher positions for the following subjects
The successful candidate/s will be excellent classroom practitioners who are dedicated to enabling each child to achieve the highest possible standards. We are looking for the following secondary teacher positions for the subjects:
English / Mathematics / Science / Economics / Sociology / Social Studies [History] / Art; Teachers offering more than one subject are very welcome; we are also interested in Secondary Teachers who can offer experience upto/including IGCSE and IB/ A level in the above subjects.

Lead teacher position for Spring board programme post 16
Special Educational Needs Teacher (Post-16 age group)
We are currently seeking a Special Educational Needs (SEN) teacher, who has previous experience of working in an educational setting incorporating teenagers with mild to moderate learning needs. Requirements:
  • A recognized degree or equivalent in secondary education.
  • Further qualifications in the area of SEN desirable.
  • A minimum of two years post-qualification SEN teaching experience with secondary-aged students is desirable.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Fluent English, written and spoken.
  • Excellent observation and assessment skills.
  • Be able to work under pressure and be part of a team.
Teacher for S.E.N.C.O/learning support
Our school, a highly progressive school with a progressive and friendly school environment. We are seeking a SENCO to join our team and develop strategy and implementation of a new unit that will make our school a truly open and inclusive school. Our school prides itself on striving for high attainment within a caring environment where all strengths and talents are realized
We are an ambitious school with good facilities with a great track record of training and developing our staff. The successful candidate will have the role of teaching students and providing advice and support to staff and parents. Furthermore, they will identify and adopt effective teaching approaches and learning activities to ensure that as a school we meet the needs of students with special educational needs. The roles and responsibilities will be to support effective practice for pupils with a range of additional learning needs and make sure those needs are met.
If you’re passionate and have a desire to make a real difference, we would be interested in hearing from you. This position is a great opportunity to gain new skills and work within a supportive and driven faculty, as well as those who are keen to gain their SENCO qualification.
The ideal candidate must have the following:
  • Must be able to start in September 2018
  • Have strong understanding of what SENCO MEANS
  • Have ambition and a passion for learning
  • Be able to deliver outstanding classroom practice
  • Have high expectations of all learners
  • Be able to work collaboratively with others
University guidance counsellor for 2018/19
The Korean International School (KIS) is one of Hong Kong's leading international schools, with a large faculty of 100 and staff providing quality education to a multinational student body of 500 students.
We are inviting applications from interested ,experienced and qualified candidates for the following position starting August 2018.
The appointee will be responsible for advising and assisting our students in their university selection and applications, with a special focus on UK/US/HK universities and will represent the school to the higher education community.

S/he will advise students and parents on IGCSE and A LEVEL course selection, work with and along side the Head of Secondary and Head of 6th form to deliver appropriate and tailored programmes for Y10 to Y13 students, advise on all aspects of the university application process, including personal statements and college essays, reviewing and reviewing recommendation letters, preparing student transcripts and interview preparation.
S/he will advise on standardized tests such as the SAT and ACT .
S/he will also assist in the preparation and delivery of university and careers-related events, workshops and information briefings for students and parents.

Interviews will be in MAY/JUNE
We seek to appoint staff who are committed to working as part of a team, and who are ready willing and able to share their expertise.
Our students are motivated, enthusiastic and keen to learn.
They deserve the very best that we can offer. Our experienced and committed staff give generously of their time, patience and humour, contributing to the success of our school at every level.

C. Application Procedures:
Teachers should submit a cover letter and CV by email. It is important that complete and detailed information be offered on past employment and the nature of the credentials held by the applicant. A transcript of university courses covered is a very useful document to include and applicants are strongly encouraged to include this information. All teachers must be certified by the Hong Kong Education Bureau.
All information should be sent to the school principal: cchadwick@kis.edu.hk.

D. Conditions of Work:
Contractual school hours are from 8:00 to 4:30 daily. There is a probation period of 3 months and after that period full-time staff are eligible for a medical card. There is a bonus of one month for each year of satisfactory work paid at the end of the contract which is normally for two years.

E. Criminal Records:
It is important to note that all applicants will be screened for past criminal records and as part of the information submitted applicants would be wise to include reports from police departments where they resided that state the applicant has no criminal record.

F. Further contact:
Only if the candidate is short listed will there be further communication. Candidates should not contact the school by telephone and should assume that unless there is communication within three weeks from the date of the advertisement, the application has not been successful.

May 2018