Secondary Student-Support Coach

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NIST Child Protection SafeguardingIn line with international standards, NIST maintains strong child protection policies and procedures. All applicants are screened to ensure that they meet the legal and ethical requirements for employment in Thailand, and our school strives to provide a safe, secure environment for all students.


Urgently Required for October 2020

NIST is looking for an effective and collaborative educator to join our team. The full time student support coach will work with a team of student support coaches supporting the academic, social-emotional, and behavioural needs of a small group of students. Experience with learners who have autism-related needs is preferred, as would some understanding of the Middle Years Programme (MYP). The successful candidate’s central focus would be in supporting the learners access the academic demands across a range of subjects whilst also supporting the learner to successfully navigate the secondary school years. The candidate will have an educational degree and at least some familiarization/ specialization with students with learning needs. Outstanding communication (both written/ spoken) is also expected.

Professional expectations:

  • Excellent references indicating a passion for teaching and learning
  • Working 1:1 with students as in class support
  • Deconstructing the academic material to make it accessible for the students (with support from team)
  • Working closely with the subject teachers to seek ways for the students to be part of an inclusive classroom
  • Being patient, caring, flexible and clear about learning intentions (growth mindset)
  • Collecting, analyzing and using data to track growth and determine next steps for the learners
  • Seeking opportunities to support greater student agency but also appreciating the importance of structured support and skills development
  • Collaborating with support personnel (classroom teacher, learning support teacher, behavioural specialists, student support coaches) to determine best practices for students’ growth across academic and social spheres
  • Feeling comfortable to support the students to function in an environment where the academic material will need to be potentially significantly modified
  • Helping students learn how to respond appropriately to his/her peers in social situations
  • Encouraging and motivating students to be positive in his/her approach to learning whilst also helping to improve the students’ self-esteem and belief as a learner
  • Identifying situations when calming or recovery strategies may be needed
  • Collaborating with the learning support (LS) and behavioural specialists, and classroom teachers to develop and implement a Differentiated Learning Plan (DLP)
  • Participating in regular planning meetings with classroom teachers and LS and behavioural specialists
  • Preparing resources to support learning
  • Providing regular feedback to the classroom teachers, LS specialist, and parents
  • Participating in LS team meetings, staff meetings and In-Service days (when applicable)
  • Ensuring realistic but high expectations
  • Staying abreast of best practices with learning challenges
  • Appreciating the impact of differentiated formative assessment (as, for, and of learning)
  • Familiarity with effective use technology
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently
  • Pedagogical practices in line with the school’s mission, vision and values
  • Utilization of different cultural practices in line with international mindedness
  • Willingness to seek pre-emptive support when uncertain
  • Adherence to NIST’s Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct and NIST’s Professional Code of Conduct
  • Supporting school community, professional standards, and trust
  • Completing all duties as defined by the school’s leadership for the designated roles

Qualifications & Other Requirements

  • Formal police clearance check
  • Valid passport or Thai ID Card
  • No restrictions on work permit/VISA applications.
  • At least a Bachelor’s Degree holder
  • Outstanding communication skills in English (both written/ spoken)
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Preferred candidate with substantial knowledge of IB MYP/DP programme
  • Have at least 2 years of teaching experience

NIST is an ambitious school with a mission to do our best for every student. We have a focus on achievement in the broadest sense, and a collaborative and inquiry-based approach is an expected feature in classrooms and also within the professional life of the school. Contributing beyond expectations and taking part in activities of the school are important to us, as are an open mind and a commitment to professional learning.

How to Apply

Interested applicants are invited to apply by sending a letter of application, a full resume indicating qualifications and experience, and a recent photograph to the recruitment team at

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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