Senior School Intensive Needs Teacher, Basel Area, Switzerland

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International School BaselBasel Area, Switzerland

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Start date: 01/08/2020
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Undisclosed
Contract term: Fixed Term
Suitable for NQTs: No


The International School Basel (ISB) is an English-language international day school for students from ages 3 to 18. ISB is home to approximately 1,400 students who enjoy modern purpose-built facilities on three campuses clustered a few kilometers south of Basel in the towns of Reinach and Aesch. ISB is an International Baccalaureate World School offering the Primary Years Programme (PYP) for younger students aged 3 to 11, the Middle Years Programme (MYP) for students aged 11 to 16 and the Diploma Programme (DP) for students in the final two years of their school careers. ISB is accredited by both the Council of International Schools (CIS) and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

At ISB, we live our Mission and are committed to creating safe, caring, and affirming learning spaces for our international community. It is our aim to create a welcoming environment for students and families from across the globe and to promote learning and respect for people of all nationalities, religions and cultures. 

ISB's commitment to hiring and retaining quality employees has created a community of professional and dynamic teaching and administrative staff with low turnover rates and a high degree of involvement in professional development programmes. For more information about the school and our mission we invite you to visit our website at


International School Basel is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of students in its care. As an employer, the school expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are appointed subject to satisfactory Criminal Records Checks, Social Media Check, Civil Litigation Check, Global Sanctions Check, and Reference Checks with past employers.


ISB is seeking a positive, solution-focused and experienced Intensive Needs Teacher. Students in this program may have diagnoses of Intellectual Disability, Autism Spectrum Disorder, or other diagnoses that require intensive support. The adult/student ratio is approximately 1:2 and class sizes are small to support the implementation of an individualized curriculum for each student.

In this position, you will serve as case manager for students with intellectual disabilities, ensuring appropriate integration in general education classrooms and the development and design of individualized programs. You will focus on functional academic skills, social skills, life skills, and vocational training with the goal of developing the highest level of achievement and independence possible for each student. In support of the inclusive nature of ISB’s Mission, you will use your ability to apply your skills and knowledge in a proactive and positive way to support students in accessing academic and co-curricular activities at school.

This is a highly collaborative position which requires planning and collaboration with staff, students and families. You are optimistic, reliable, energetic and reflective which will enable you to respond flexibly to the needs of colleagues, students, and parents. Please see the job description for more details.


ISB offers an excellent employment package and relocation support in an international and welcoming environment including free after-school child care, German lessons, professional development opportunities, onsite fitness facilities and first-class accident insurance worldwide together with an employee friendly pension plan.


Please apply by sending your application to, by using the link available on Search Associates and  TES websites. Your application should include: Letter of Application (2 pages maximum); up-to-date Curriculum Vitae; and names and contact details of at least two (although three is preferred) professional referees who have line-managed you: one of whom must be your current Head of School (if this poses major difficulties, please state reasons in your letter of application). If you have been at your current school for less than 2 years, one of your referees must also be the Head of your previous school. Referees will be contacted once a candidate has accepted an invitation to interview for the role. For registered Search Associates candidates, ISB will download your Search Associates file (including References) directly.

Due to work permit restrictions, preference will be given to candidates of EU/Swiss nationalities and candidates who hold a current Swiss work permit.


More about International School Basel
Type: Mainstream School
Phase: All-through with sixth form
Funding status: Independent
Gender: Mixed
Age Range: 3 - 19 years
Address: Fleischbachstrasse 2, 4153 Reinach BL, Switzerland. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +41 61 715 33 33
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