Extended Support Programme (ESP) Assistant

Founded in 1924, the Foundation of the International School of Geneva, commonly known as Ecolint educates 4500 students aged from 3-18 representing over 130 nationalities. Each of our eight schools is dedicated to the development of seven life-worthy, future-ready global competences: we develop lifelong learning, self-agency, the ability to interact with the world, with others and with resources so as to develop transdisciplinary, multiliterate thinking. Through this, we drive our mission, which is to educate students to be global citizens with the courage and capacity to create a just and joyful tomorrow together. Ecolint is built on strong humanitarian values and prides itself on its long history of pedagogical innovation, including the creation of the Model United Nations system and the International Baccalaureate. We have around 1250 employees representing more than 60 nationalities, united as one core of dynamic professionals, committed to our mission. The Campus des Nations is the newest campus of the Foundation of the International School of Geneva. Located in the heart of Geneva's international district, the campus has quickly established itself as a pioneering school of education committed to placing student learning at the center of all its activities. Campus des Nations is proud to be a global International Baccalaureate school. Our programs are based on the IB "learner profile," a set of ideals that inspire, motivate, and focus the work of the school and help students become more respectful, moral, cultured, and caring. Promoting these qualities is at the heart of everything we do.
LocationCampus des Nations (Primary/primaire)
Application closing date20/05/2022
Starting DateAugust 2022
ContractTo be determined

To complete our team, we are looking for a:

Extended Support Programme (ESP) Assistant for our Primary School

(Hours to be determined)


  • Work with individual students, and lead small groups, in collaboration with the specialist teacher
  • Support the inclusion of individual students in the mainstream class in collaboration with the class teacher
  • Support students in developing skills including self-regulation, resilience, self-esteem, growth mindset, etc.
  • Plan and differentiate activities/lessons according to Individual Learning Plan goals
  • Engage, and create hands on lessons and activities
  • Participate in weekly team meetings, meetings with parents and student Individual Learning Plan meetings
  • Follow an individualised professional development programme and keep detailed lesson records
  • Provide lunch and playtime supervision and social skills support

Candidate requirements:

  • Evidence of appropriate academic and/or vocational qualifications/training
  • University qualification in the Special Educational Needs field an advantage
  • Experience in working with students with intensive academic and social emotional needs
  • Knowledge and experience working with students with Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Strong communication and collaboration skills
  • Positivity and a keen sense of humour
  • Resourcefulness and organisational skills
  • Patience, flexibility, open-mindedness and empathy
  • Outdoor learning and sports experience
  • PYP experience
  • C2 level in English with a good working knowledge in French (B1 minimum)


Candidates are required to apply online by sending their CV, three references, one of whom must be your current or most recent employer, that may be followed at the point of interview and a cover letter to the attention of Ms. Christelle Lonez, Primary School Principal Campus des Nations, International School of Geneva, by 20th May 2022, mentioning the reference number 430 284.

Only applications via our website will be accepted.

Apply Online

The International School of Geneva values and encourages diversity among its staff. As such, we welcome applications from candidates with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. The School is seriously committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children.

All successful candidates will be subject to rigorous conduct and child protection checks appropriate to their position, including prior checks with their previous employers and the authorities.