Extended Support Programme Teacher - Sabbatical leave replacement for 5 months

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. La Grande Boissière (LGB) campus is centrally located in Geneva and blends a mix of 18th Century buildings with cutting edge STEM and Arts facilities. The bilingual (French and English) campus is home to close to 1,900 students across the Primary, Middle and Secondary Schools. Our unique Universal Learning Programme, co-designed with UNESCO’s International Bureau of Education, seeks to anchor learning in deep conceptual understanding and the assessment of Ecolint’s global competences, to ensure that the outcome of learning makes some positive social impact.
LocationLa Grande Boissière (Primary/primaire)
Application closing date10/12/2021
Starting Date01/02/2022

To complete our team, we are looking for a:

Extended Support Programme Teacher - Sabbatical leave replacement for 5 months
Full-time – 29 Period(s)


  • Demonstrate understanding and respect for a diversity of learning profiles
  • Support the learning and well-being of students
  • Be responsible for creating and implementing Individual Learning Plan (ILP) for Primary school students supported by the Extended Support Programme (ESP)
  • Teach adapted curriculum material to ESP students
  • Lead a team of specialist assistants
  • Liaise with students’ parents, teachers/colleagues and therapists
  • Advise and cooperate with colleagues/assistants on the preparation and development of teaching materials, team planning, teaching programs and methods, use of technology
  • Prepare and assist in the transition to Middle School
  • Plan ILP meetings, parent meetings, specialist meetings

Candidate requirements

  • University degree in Special Education, with appropriate teaching qualifications 
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar Teaching position, preferably in a multilingual and multicultural environment
  • Knowledge of learning disabilities / Autism / ADHD / etc. and skill areas for which they are responsible – including all relevant aspects of the curriculum and, when appropriate, syllabuses and examinations
  • Fluency in English and French

Candidates are requested to apply online attaching their CV , three references (one of which must be from their current or most recent employer, who can be contacted should the candidate be selected for an interview), and a covering letter. The application must be addressed to Jodi Bilek, International School of Geneva, La Grande Boissière Campus by 10th December 2021 mentioning the reference number 320 211.

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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.