“Excellence is our guiding principle.”

Boarding House Parent - starting 27th August 2018

Key Responsibilities
·       To provide all Boarders with the best possible experience of a boarding education by ensuring a challenging and supportive environment: a home from home for Boarders.
·       To provide care and security for the boarders by sleeping in the Boarding House and taking overnight duties.
·       To approve any Boarder’s expenses with the Head of Boarding.
·       To provide for the care and wellbeing of the School’s Boarders in such a way that the highest standards of good practice are met.
·       To promote boarding as an integral part of school life.
·       To effectively and efficiently assist with the organisation of the Boarding House’s resources.
·       To maintain Health and Safety standards and requirements within the Boarding House.
·       To provide classroom assistance and teacher cover when necessary.

Person Specification:     
·   A person with excellent organisational skills.
·   An ability to communicate effectively with children, parents and staff.
·   Excellent ICT skills.
·   Enthusiasm and willingness to contribute to all areas of the Boarding House life.
·   Empathy for children’s needs and feelings across the age range.
·   Must hold a First Aid certificate and a valid European/Swiss Driving Licence
·   A person prepared to actively promote the School’s values and to be fully involved in the extra-curricular life of the School.
·   The ability to work as part of a small team, with flexibility and initiative.
·   A person suitable to work with children.

Commis de Chef - starting 5th January 2018

The ideal candidate will be:
-       Compliant with HACCP hygiene control
-       Responsible for the kitchen when the Head Chef is off-duty
-       Maintain high standards of food quality and hygiene at all times

Duties & Requirements:

-       Completed apprenticeship in a kitchen
-       Preparation of hot and cold dishes for up to 100 students and staff
-       Good command of English (oral)
-       Flexible and motivated
-       Enjoy working with children
We offer:
-    Regular working hours
-     A young and dynamic team
-     Modern kitchen / infrastructure
-     Competitive salary commensurate with experience

Teacher of French: Reception to Year 9 (50-60%) - starting 8 January 2018

Key Responsibilities:
-  To teach French to Reception – Year 9 in composite classes of Reception/Year 1, Year 2/3,  Year 4/5, Year 6/7 and Year 8/9. 
-  To team teach the whole group where this will enhance learning.
-  To teach the whole group when the other teacher is absent.  Where there is long term absence, a substitute will be sought.
-  To collaborate with the middle school French teacher, to ensure consistency and progression.
-  To collaborate with those teachers who teach English to the classes you teach, in order to ensure that a similar methodology is being used in the teaching of core reading and writing skills.
-  To collaborate with the other primary school teaching staff to ensure thematic consistency across the curriculum, where appropriate.
-  To teach French as a first and/or second language as appropriate

Classroom environment:
-  create an environment of respect and rapport.
-  nurture each student’s pride in their achievements and help them to set high expectations.
-  establish clear and consistent expectations of behaviour.
-  manage classroom procedures and changeover times in a manner which minimises loss of instruction time.
-  set clear expectations for student behaviour, reinforce positive behaviour and respond to misbehaviour in an appropriate and effective manner.
-  create and maintain a pleasant, safe and accessible environment where students are engaged in purposeful learning activities.

Swiss Outdoor Camp / Boarding Assistant from 30th June - 11th August 2018

The Camp and Boarding House Assistant reports directly to the Camp Manager with
whom he/she will meet regularly, providing advice, feedback and information as

The Camp and Boarding House Assistant is to act as a leader and provide participants
with a fun and educational camp experience. He/She will provide guidance and support
for all camp staff and maintain a positive relationship with staff, parents and campers.

Key Responsibilities
• Active involvement in the operation and delivery of the camp programs
• Participate in daytime activities coordinated by AlpineZentrum
• Assist with planning and implement camp programs (daytime and night time)
• Ensure all inventories are maintained and kept orderly (i.e. stationery, games, snacks, etc)
• Participate in daily/weekly staff meetings with Camp Manager & AlpineZentrum
• Assist with responding to parent questions and concerns promptly to ensure
customer satisfaction
• Contribute to and create photo / video collages with Camp Manager
• Help track attendance (sign in/sign out sheets)
• Ensure programs run on schedule and all required supplies are purchased
• Monitor and ensure the safety of all campers at all times
• Review, complete and follow up on incident/accident reports and report to Camp Manager
• Positively support campers in keeping with the camp agreements and code of conduct
• Be a positive role model to all campers
• Ensure neatness and cleanliness at all times in personal room and in the boarding house
• Help to keep premises clean and operating smoothly as needed
• Ensure First Aid is administered promptly
• Must hold a current First Aid certificate and a valid Swiss Driving License
• Other duties as assigned

Our Offer:

·     A competitive salary based on qualifications and experience.
·     Working in a ‘Small School with a Big Heart’ with a team of innovative and international staff.
·     The opportunity to actively participate and contribute in the educational development of the school.
·     Additional benefits (e.g. private accident insurance coverage, fresh and healthy meals prepared by our Chef, etc).

Interested in joining our JFK family?
Please send your application with a letter of application, complete Curriculum Vitae (including details of employment, educational qualifications) and letters of references to: Head of Business & Administration, Mrs. Zannie Odobasic-Leong at zannie@jfk.ch

John F. Kennedy International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. The successful applicant will therefore be subject to an criminal check and reference checks.

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Play School


Each Child as an Individual

At JFK Play School, we offer a high quality childcare
centre with a family atmosphere for children between the ages of 2 1/2 to 4 years old. Morning and afternoon sessions are packed with carefully designed learning experiences that create a structured context for each child to develop self-confidence and self-awareness as well as cognitive, social, emotional and physical skills.

Monday to Friday from January 8th 2018

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