Academic Coach/ School Support AY24/25 - Singapore

Localisation Singapore, Singapore
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Posted on 05-21-2024

German European School Singapore

GESS is an international not-for-profit school that believes in developing confident, forward-looking students by celebrating our values respect, openness and diversity.

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Currently, more than 1800 students are learning at GESS supported by more than 400 full time and part time academic and administrative staff members. In August 2018 GESS moved to Dairy Farm Road to a modern new school campus located at the edge of Singapore’s largest nature reserve.

Academic Coaching is an essential part of our comprehensive learning support concept at the German Section. Academic coaches support the student in many ways, including filling in the gaps that exist in the learning process, helping the student build self-confidence, promoting interaction and ensuring the student stays focused in the classroom. The academic coach helps the student being prepared and organized for class, enabling the student with the approaches for optimum learning.

You will support one (1) student with learning challenges like an autism spectrum disorder, with learning needs or with an impairment of motor skills. This could also include support of students with learning needs in the area of German language. The support takes place within the class (integrative) or outside the class (additive). In general, the following tasks are involved.

Die Schulbegleitung ist ein wesentlicher Bestandteil unseres umfassenden Foerderkonzepts an der deutschen Sektion unserer Schule. Schulbegleitungen unterstützen den Schüler/ die Schülerin in vielerlei Hinsicht, einschließlich beim Füllen von Lernlücken, beim Aufbau von Selbstvertrauen, der Förderung von Interaktion und der Sicherstellung der norwendigen Konzentration im Klassenzimmer. Die Schulbegleitung hilft dem Schüler/ der Schülerin, den Unterricht vorzubereiten, sich zu organisieren und ermöglicht Ansätze für ein optimales Lernen. 

Sie unterstützen eine/n (1) Schülerin/ Schüler bei Lernherausforderungen wie einer Autismus-Spektrum-Störung, bei Lernbedürfnissen oder bei einer Beeinträchtigung der motorischen Fähigkeiten. Dies könnte auch die Unterstützung von Studierenden mit Lernbedürfnissen im Bereich der deutschen Sprache umfassen. Die Unterstützung findet innerhalb der Klasse (integrativ) oder außerhalb der Klasse (additiv) statt. Im Allgemeinen handelt es sich um die folgenden Aufgaben.


  • Support in general learning structures (understanding, mastering and controlling tasks, etc.)
  • Support in working behavior (also attention/concentration, motivation) and social behavior; also support and strengthening of emotional well-being
  • Support in various subjects (especially German, English. Mathematics, Science) under the guidance of a teacher
  • If necessary, support in mobility, perception and language/communication
  • If necessary, accompaniment and support of the learner during class excursions, project weeks, bonding days and other school events
  • Assumption of organizational tasks and provision of materials
  • Participating in meetings with teachers, learning support teachers, parents if required


  • Unterstützung bei allgemeinen Lernstrukturen (Verstehen, Bearbeiten und Kontrollieren von Aufgaben, etc.)
  • Unterstützung im Arbeitsverhalten (auch Aufmerksamkeit/Konzentration, Motivation) und Sozialverhalten; auch Unterstützung und Stärkung des emotionalen Wohlbefindens
  • Unterstützung in verschiedenen Fächern (insbesondere Deutsch, Englisch. Mathematik, Naturwissenschaften) unter Anleitung des Fachlehrers
  • ggf. Unterstützung bei Mobilität, Wahrnehmung und Sprache/Kommunikation
  • ggf. Begleitung und Unterstützung bei Klassenfahrten, Projektwochen, Bonding-Tagen und anderen schulischen Veranstaltungen
  • Übernahme organisatorischer Aufgaben und Bereitstellung von Materialien
  • Teilnahme an Treffen mit Lehrkräften, Förderlehrkräften und Eltern bei Bedarf


  • Fluent spoken and written German, as you will need to support German speaking students that are attending our German speaking classes
  • Excellent communication skills
  • IT competencies
  • Relevant University degree and/or experience in an educational setting
  • Knowledge of and/or experience working with students with barriers to learning
  • Open mind, flexiblity and teamplay
  • Eagerness to learn and innovate, seeking and implementing best practices


  • Fließendes Deutsch in Wort und Schrift, da Sie eine/n Schüler/in unterstützen müssen, die/ der an unseren deutschsprachigen Kursen teilnimmt
  • Ausgezeichnete Kommunikationsfähigkeiten
  • IT-Kompetenzen
  • Relevanter Abschluss und / oder Erfahrung in einem Bildungsumfeld
  • Kenntnisse und/oder Erfahrungen in der Arbeit mit Lernenden mit Lernbarrieren
  • Aufgeschlossenheit, Flexibilität und Teamgeist
  • Lerneifer und Innovationsgeist, Motivation, Best Practices zu finden und zu implementieren

We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position. 

As in any professional international school, GESS has a Child Protection Policy. Our recruitment process reflects this policy in that we ask for a police clearance check and further background checks for shortlisted candidates. 

Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.  The School reserves the right to appoint prior to the application deadline.

Keen to collaborate and share your specialist expertise, you will be a fitting ambassador for the school. You will communicate with confidence across diverse audiences and situations, using your expertise to build strong relationships across the GESS community.


Our School

The German European School Singapore (GESS) is a multi-lingual, not-for-profit, German international school in Singapore with a distinct European flavour. As an accredited ‘Excellent German School Abroad’, the German Section of GESS offers all major German school leaving certificates.


Our European Section offers tuition in English for students from grade 1 - 12 across all three IB programmes (the PYP, the MYP and the IB Diploma Programme) as an authorised IB World School.


Children aged 2 years onwards can enroll in our Preschool where children are following the PYP programme in German-speaking, English-speaking or bilingual groups. In addition to an outstanding academic education, GESS strives to teach students community values such as respect, openness and diversity.


To Apply

We offer an exciting working environment in an international and cooperative team. Your application should include a letter of application and your complete resume. Please indicate your reasons for applying for the position. 


Our Selection Process

At GESS we adhere to fair employment practices that consist of hiring practices that are fair, merit-based and non-discriminatory.


We are committed to providing a world class, safe, happy environment in which children and young people are able to thrive and learn. We are committed to safeguarding and child protection as we promote the welfare of all our pupils irrespective of race, ability, religion, gender or culture.


All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures including satisfactory reference and background checks and the offer of employment will be subject to the completion of these. In addition, the visa entry requirements for Singapore are subject to certain requirements being met. This includes but is not limited to, mandatory diphtheria and measles vaccination requirements for children attending school in Singapore will need to be in place prior to arriving in Singapore in order for the criteria for a child Dependent Pass to be met and the visa granted. Further information on this will be shared at interview stage if applicable.


Please note, that only shortlisted candidates will be notified. 

Safeguarding Commitment

GESS is committed to our responsibilities for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of all children and young people. We actively recruit candidates who share our commitment to safeguarding and, therefore, apply robust and comprehensive recruitment and selection procedures. We expect all appointed staff to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant GESS Safeguarding Policy and Procedures. If the job holder identifies any instance that a child may be harmed or are at risk of harm (physically or emotionally) in any environment, they must report any concerns to the School’s Designated Safeguarding Lead or a member of the Safeguarding Team.


CPE registration number: S72SS0010G Registration period: 22 June, 2023 – 21 June, 2029