Primary Homeroom Teacher

Primary Homeroom Teacher

Full Time, Permanent

Position Overview

Effective teachers who continually learn and set high expectations are the key to student academic and holistic success. In addition to the traditional responsibilities excellent teachers assume outside of the typical school day, a Bloom KKCA Academy teacher will also assume the exciting responsibilities and challenges of starting a new school. Successful candidates will have proven teaching ability and be able to act as a pedagogical leader as the program grows.

We are seeking a passionate educator who is committed to high quality teaching, creative and rigorous curriculum development, and positive education. We hope to work together with teachers who embrace collaborative planning, multicultural education, innovative practices, and hands-on, child-centered learning. This teaching position provides significant opportunities for professional growth.

Reports To

  • Founder and Head of School
  • Deputy Principal

Key Responsibilities:

Teaching

  • Claim ownership of the privilege and responsibility of teaching to ensure high levels of student development across all continua
  • Establish a supportive, positive classroom culture that sets high expectations and is student-centered
  • Consistently teach with purpose, clarity, effectiveness, and engagement
  • Carefully monitor student progress and make necessary adjustments to ensure students flourish
  • Work collaboratively to plan and implement regular field trips and real world learning opportunities
  • Implement and expand upon our chosen positive education program as a homeroom teacher
  • Incorporate technology into the learning process when appropriate
  • Encourage children’s creative development through stories, songs, games, art, and imaginative play

Communication & Community

  • Act as homeroom teacher taking care of pastoral needs of students
  • Communicate regularly with families as partners in the education of their children
  • Model expectations to students by arriving to school on time, being prepared to teach, and reflecting our values
  • Maintain strong communication lines with colleagues and regularly collaborate
  • Participate in and initiate productive student-centered discussions
  • Contribute to extracurricular activities if needed
  • Be involved in school development through committee work
  • Work to foster a positive, engaging work environment
  • Attend all professional development and staff meetings
  • Nurture a culture where teachers view themselves essentially as facilitators of learning and reflective practitioners

Documentation

  • Advise and cooperate with the Head of School, Principal, Director of Teaching & Learning and other teachers in the preparation and development of courses of study, teaching materials, teaching programs, methods of teaching and lesson planning and assessment
  • Ensure that curriculum documentation is up-to-date
  • Assist in development of curriculum mapping
  • Regularly document student progress, including informal observations, running records and quarterly reports
  • Perform clerical duties, as required

Key Requirements:

Knowledge, Abilities, Characteristics, and Interests

  • Knowledge of:
    • Child growth and development
    • Current trends, research, and best practices
    • Primary content areas
  • Ability to:
    • Employ varied teaching methods
    • Create a positive and productive learning environment
    • Motivate students, colleagues, and key stakeholders
    • Handle problems and concerns with sensitivity and tact
    • Confidently and competently communicate orally and in writing with students, parents, and others
    • Plan, establish priorities, and implement “activities” for maximum effectiveness
    • Use a range of assessments to determine student achievement and then analyze results in order to determine actions for improvement
    • Work effectively with peers, administrators, and others
    • Value unique perspectives, experiences, and personalities to build relationships
  • Characteristics:
    • Organized and efficient
    • Critical and creative thinker
    • Inter-culturally aware with well-developed interpersonal skills
    • Approachable and positive
    • Innovative and flexible
    • Comfortable working and flourishing in an ever-changing environment
    • Self-starter, proactive, and an active learner
  • Interests
    • Creativity and innovation
    • Hands-on learning
    • Positive education
    • Multiculturalism
    • Professional development
    • Collaboration

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum five (5) years of successful classroom (or similar) teaching experience
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Native fluency in English
  • Current teaching certification or licensure
  • Demonstrated academic excellence
  • Satisfactory criminal background check

Preferred Qualifications

  • M.A. or M.Ed.
  • Experience teaching PYP, project-based learning, Reggio Emilia, or similar programs
  • Specialist certification (reading, math)
  • Ability to teach other content areas (arts, PE, etc.)

Qualified candidates will be remunerated with a competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and educational philosophy to recruitment@bloom.edu.hk.   Optional: please create a 2-minute video answering the following questions:

1. What makes you passionate about teaching the next generation of students?

2. Give an example of how you have implemented project-based learning and/or demonstrated innovation in your practice.

3. In 3 words, describe how one of your current / former students would describe you.

4. Tell us something cool about yourself that reflects your personality!

Personal information will be used for recruitment purposes only. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.  Successful candidates will be expected to begin by August 2022.