Elementary & Middle-School Music Specialist Teacher

at Hanoi Toronto School (view profile)
Location Hà Nội
Date Posted 2021-11-24
Category Social Studies Teacher
Job Type Full-time
Are you willing to accept and support qualified teachers outside Vietnam? (Due to COVID-19 pandemic) Yes
Nationality of candidate: American, Australian, British, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand, South African
Experience > 2 years
Candidate Requirements Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree
Where is the employer located: Hà Nội
Salary: Competitive


Role purpose:

The role provides classroom instruction and education principles through the Canadian (Ontario) Curriculum; ensures the development of student learning through effective lesson preparation, presentation, and management of classroom activities and related assessments.


- Relocation allowance
- Monthly housing allowance
- Annual flight allowance (for employee only)
- Medical insurance
- Paid Holidays/ Sick leaves
- Child Education Subsidy

Key Responsibilities:

- Develops lesson plans which meet established school and curriculum models.

- Plays multiple musical instruments.

- Reads and writes musical notation.

- Leads a choir.

- Leads a school band.

- Utilizes Project-based Learning principles and strategies.

- Instructs and assesses procedurally.

- Adapts and reassesses lesson plans to meet specific student needs, comply with newly implemented guidelines or rules, update relevant information, and utilize new developments in education.

- Adapts curriculum to fit student needs while maintaining overall class progress.

- Possesses and continually develops a working knowledge of curriculum programs and frameworks.

- Assesses and records student development, while identifying problem areas and areas which need attention and improvement.

- Provides a safe, positive learning environment for students.

- Communicates with all other staff members who engage with students.

- Communicates with parents as per school guidelines regularly, including presenting student progress reports and informing parents of requisite student discipline.

- Manages the diverse ability levels of students.

- Maintains order and discipline among students while promoting safety and compliance with school rules and guidelines.

- Attends occasional continuing education seminars.

- Attends and takes part in school meetings on curriculum, organization, and guidelines.

- Performs other tasks and responsibilities as might be reasonably assigned by your direct supervisor or the Deputy Head.

Teacher skills:

Class Management Skills, Curriculum Building, Lesson Planning, Extensive Knowledge of Relevant Teaching Subject Area, Adaptable Teaching Practices, Creative Problem-Solving Skills, Patience, Empathy, Strong written, and verbal Communication Skills, Developed Organizational Skills, Deadline Adherence, Cultural awareness.


Qualification & Experience:

- Be a native-speaker and hold a valid passport from the US, UK, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, Ireland, or South Africa)

- Bachelor or higher degree in Education or a Bachelor of Music, along with an internationally qualified teaching certification such as PGCE/PGCertEd /QTS

- Minimum of 3 years international teaching experience at primary level and Canadian (Ontario) curriculum experience is preferable.

- Clean criminal records. 

ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles 

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