Elementary Teacher (tentative) | [E-765]

Elementary Teacher (tentative) | [E-765]

04 nov

04 nov



About ASB

Located in the greater Barcelona metropolitan area, The American School of

Barcelona is a private, non-profit, coeducational day school serving

students from 3-18 years old. ASB offers a balanced approach to learning in

an international environment for over 900 students.

ASB believes that students learn to their potential when they are inspired.

With rich content and an emphasis on student-driven projects, students are

empowered and encouraged to be active and engaged learners. Our teachers

provide an education that is both challenging and supportive. They work to

ensure that students become active and curious learners ? and are both

local and global citizens fully prepared for future endeavors and


ASB?s faculty embodies the values of continuously improving through

innovation, creating responsible global citizens, and developing

independent and critical thinking students while providing a caring

environment that gives students the self-confidence to maximize their

potential within a context of diversity. With this in mind, ASB is

committed to the professional development of its faculty and offers

educators a rich professional experience for continuous growth and

improvement. As a teacher at ASB, you will be an active learner, constantly

searching for ways to improve their practice.

Position Overview

ASB seeks an inspiring ES teacher who teaches and facilitates learning and

maintains academic progress, discipline, and records for students. The

candidate is able to work with parents and students to provide and

implement classroom education to meet the needs of all students and is

Expected To Fulfil The Following Job Duties

- To create a flexible program and a class environment favorable to

learning and personal growth

- Motivate students to develop the skills, attitudes and knowledge

needed to provide a good foundation for upper elementary grade

education in accordance with each student?s ability

- Develop lesson plans and instructional materials, as well as a

variety of instruction strategies, such as inquiry, group discussion,

lecture, discovery, etc.

- Establish and maintain standards of student behaviour needed to

achieve a functional learning atmosphere in the classroom

- Communicate regularly and often with families to both solicit their

input and share student social and academic progress

- Evaluate students? academic and social growth, keep appropriate

records, and prepare report cards

- Identify student needs and cooperate with other professional staff

members in assessing and helping students solve health, attitude, and

learning problems

School-Wide Qualifications And Attributes

ASB seeks a dynamic teacher who inspires students to learn and who works

collaboratively with colleagues in various curricular areas and divisions.

Candidates must have a strong knowledge of the Workshop Model for Reading

and Writing Units of Study. Candidates should be passionate about teaching

and should be committed to collaborating with colleagues.


- Valid teaching credentials and masters degree in pertinent subject


- Five years of recent work experience at the grade level(s) and in the

subject area(s) of the position.

- Familiarity with recent North American teaching materials and

methodologies including the Workshop Model for Reading and Writing

Units of Study.

- Experience with data-driven assessment tools that facilitate

differentiated instruction.

- Evidence of recent professional development activities.

- Experience working in an internationally and linguistically diverse

school setting.

- Effective oral and written communication within a school community.

- Ability to integrate instructional technology into the curriculum.

- Experience and commitment to sponsoring co-curricular and

extracurricular activities.

- Familiarity and experience with the Spanish language at the

beginner/intermediate level is a plus


- Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills with the ability to

communicate effectively and respectfully with all constituents.

Excellent Verbal And Written Communication Skills Are Required.

- Collaborates well with colleagues of diverse backgrounds on

pedagogical approaches, curricular alignment and instructional


- Encourages collaborative teamwork in the classroom, teaching students

to communicate effectively and thoughtfully, justify their reasoning

and to consider multiple perspectives when solving problems.

- Demonstrated professional behaviour, including discretion, judgment

and integrity.

- Effectively interacts with a diverse population of students and


All prospective employees must be able to clear a background check as well

as a sexual offenders clearance for all other countries where the candidate

has lived or worked for a period of 3 months or more, over the last 5

years. As well as that, the verification process includes the cross-check

of the requested references, which must cover the last five years of work.

Benefits and Conditions

- Full time schedule Monday through Friday, 9:00 - 16:00; optative

meetings Wednesdays 16:00 - 17:30 compensated additionally

- ASB base teacher salary

- Free three-course lunch on school and teacher work days

- Professional development allowance and opportunities

- Overseas hires will receive a relocation allowance, housing search

assistance, and a transportation allowance from home of record

- Starting date: August 2020

RECRUITING PRINCIPLES: ASB is committed to safeguarding and promoting the

welfare of children and young people and expects all staff, volunteers and

other third parties to share this commitment. Safer recruitment practice

and pre-employment background checks, to the maximum extent permitted by

law, will be undertaken before any appointment is confirmed.

ASB does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex,

sexual orientation, gender identity or national origin in the

administration of its recruiting and educational policies.

NOTE: This job description in no way states or implies that these are the

only duties to be performed by the employee(s) incumbent in this position.

Employees will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and

to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorised

to give instructions or assignments. The requirements listed in this

document are the minimum levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities. This

document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise,

other than an ?at will? relationship.

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