Inclusion Advisor - September 2023

GEMS Education

Dubai, UAE

Ref: LP414-710

Job description / Role

Employment: Full Time

About the Role
We are looking for an outstanding Inclusion Advisor to join our experienced team at GEMS Wellington International School from September 2023 to play a key role in ensuring that GEMS Wellington International School offers, maintains and develops an inclusive approach and experience for all students.

Key Responsibilities

Develop and support Inclusive practice
- Create, drive and regularly review an action plan with clear targets, time-scales and success criteria that is reflective of the Inclusion targets on the school development plan and the Inclusive education improvement plan
- Lead and coordinate the referral system for all phases
- Support all staff in understanding the needs of the students of determination
- Be an active member of the Inclusive Education Support team and the Inclusive Education Action Team
- Develop and coordinate professional development opportunities for LSA, LA, parent and staff training and evaluate impact
- Support with the interpretation of specialist assessment data to inform practice
- Lead SENDCo surgeries where appropriate
- Support with parent meetings where needed
- Support with the creation of alternative pathways and individual timetables for students
- Support staff in creating a stimulating learning environment for Inclusive teaching and learning
- Support in ensuring the Infinity Zone is a stimulating learning environment for teaching and learning
- Keep up to date with relevant research and theories in order to ensure that innovative approaches are developed to insure Inclusive practice for students of determination

Behaviour Support
- Create, coordinate and monitor student behaviour plans
- Create behaviour programmes for students
- Undertake classroom observations to support staff with the behaviour management of individual students
- Play a key role in SENDCo surgeries for students on behaviour plans
- Provide non crisis intervention support to LSAs and teaching staff
- Develop and coordinate PD for LSA, LA, parent and staff training with regards to behaviour management and ABA techniques and evaluate impact

Links with the wider community
- Develop relationships and create a database of services available in the community for students of determination and their families
- Act as the link with the External SEND providers (speech / OT) who work within school
- Organise the schedule for room usage for external provider visits
- To ensure all correct documentation is in place for external SEND providers entering the school premises
- Maintain current knowledge of assessment and treatment techniques, criminal justice systems, and community resources using in-service training, seminars, workshops, and publications


The successful candidate will have:
- B.Ed or subject related degree
- Experience of working with students with SEND
- The ability to share your outstanding practice
- Must have the ability to work well in a team and with other colleagues
- ABA, CBT or other recognised behaviour adaptation training
- Excellent IT and interpersonal communication skills to work closely with students and parents
About Your Benefits
All positions attract an excellent remuneration package including:

Competitive tax-free salary, tuition fee concession, private medical insurance, annual airfares to country of residence, and end of Service Gratuity.

GEMS staff also have free access to our loyalty app GEMS rewards which provides significant savings on day to day life in the UAE. We offer thousands of discounts and 2 for 1 offers on everything from flights, hotels, restaurants and retail outlets, making your salary go further and enhancing the opportunity to save whilst working overseas.

About the Company

GEMS Education is a pioneering education company with an international network of award winning K-12 schools. Over the past 55 years GEMS has grown from one school to being a truly global company with one incredible mission – to make quality education available to every student. Over 20,000 education professionals unlock the potential of over 250,000 students across 14 countries each and every day, preparing children of all ages for real world success.

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