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Classroom Assistant Teacher, International School of Zug & Luzern, Riverside Campus, Switzerland

International School of Zug & Luzern, Riverside Campus

This school is based in Hünnenberg, Switzerland and is looking for a Classroom Assistant Teacher.

The Primary School Early Years (EY) to Grade 1 Assistant Teacher works alongside and under the guidance of the Classroom Teacher. This role requires high levels of self-management, flexibility, and responsiveness to children. A proactive disposition is essential. Ideal candidates will have experience working with young children and possess knowledge of child development. Fluent German is desired. Additionally, all teachers and assistant teachers are expected to participate in after-school activities, the sports programme, and attend staff meetings as required.

Areas of Responsibility:
Professional Responsibilities:
  • Ensure student safety and well-being is central.
  • Engage reflectively in ongoing growth and improvement.
  • Establish positive, collaborative relationships with colleagues, students, and parents.
  • Contribute to the school’s development through mission-aligned projects.
  • Commit to expanding student options through after-school activities or coaching.

 

Learning Design:
  • Plan and collaborate regularly with the class teacher to support all children in the classroom.
  • Actively engage in all aspects of the children’s day, including transitions, specialist subjects, outdoor learning, and lunchtimes.
  • Use technology and software to document and personalize learning experiences.
  • Be aware of student diversity (cultural, linguistic, learning strengths) when interacting with students.

 

Learning Facilitation:
  • Create a safe and motivating environment where students are encouraged to stretch themselves.
  • Model and promote positive learning behaviors, ensuring students adhere to excellent and ethical standards.
  • Employ diverse teaching strategies and resources to cater to various learning styles.
  • Empower students to take responsibility and action where appropriate.
  • Actively involve students in their learning process.

 

Assessment:
  • Use a range of strategies for assessing and recording student progress under the guidance of the class teacher.

 

Required and Preferred Qualifications:
  • Swiss/EU/EFTA passport holders or Swiss permit holders.
  • Fluent German is preferred.

 

Compensation:
  • Compensation is competitive and commensurate with the responsibilities of the position.

 

What We Offer:
  • Paid insurance benefits (accident insurance + long-term sickness).
  • Generous pension fund contributions.
  • Professional development opportunities.
  • Tuition discount.
  • Social events.
  • A modern, dynamic, and collaborative work environment.

 

Key ISZL Reference Documents:
  • Guiding Statements
  • Learning Principles
  • Inclusion Policy
  • ISZL Teacher Candidate Profile

 

Equal Opportunity Employer: ISZL is committed to supporting, respecting, and seeking inclusion for all community members, including potential members. This commitment includes non-discrimination on the basis of age, disabilities, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, health needs, languages spoken, marital status, mental health, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, and any additional characteristic protected under Swiss law. ISZL strives to understand and protect the civil and human rights of all individuals, maintaining high multicultural awareness and knowledge about non-discrimination and inclusion laws.

Child Protection: ISZL follows the International Task Force on Child Protection screening and assessment practices for all hiring processes. The school is committed to safeguarding students against abuse and neglect. All staff and adults associated with ISZL must share this commitment and report any concerns regarding a student’s safety or well-being immediately.

 

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