The Franconian International School (FIS) in Erlangen, located in southern Germany, serves primarily the international community of the Metropolitan Region of Nuremberg and educates students in an international environment according to high academic standards. It provides an atmosphere respectful of diverse cultures and promotes responsible global citizenship. The school is committed to promoting international and intercultural experiences for its students. The students at the FIS come from over 40 different nations.

The FIS is looking for an

Learning Support Teacher (Secondary Focus)

Starting: As soon as possible
Employment Type: Full-time
Contract Type: 2 years


  • Teach the educational program relevant to subject and grade level(s) based on the FIS curriculum
  • Facilitate successful student access to the FIS curriculum by removing barriers to individual students' learning through the development of skills and strategies
  • Track students' progress and maintaining active communication with families
  • Use data/evidence provided to develop and provide support in a proactive manner
  • Responsibilities according to FIS LS Specialist Job Description

The successful candidate will meet the following criteria:

  • Teaching qualification with valid teaching license
  • Relevant University degree and/or relevant additional qualifications for supporting students with identified exceptionalities/special educational needs
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Strong focus on student-centered learning
  • IB PYP, MYP or DP experience preferred
  • Experience in an international school an advantage
  • Minimum of two years teaching experience in Learning Support preferred

What we offer:

  • An exciting position in an international, friendly and open working atmosphere
  • A modern workplace with excellent resources
  • Initial 2-year contract
  • Remuneration according to FIS Salary Scale based on experience
  • Competitive salary, relocation package, contributions towards pension scheme
  • Opportunity to learn and grow as a professional

Please note

  • If you currently reside or if you are planning to move to the Erlangen / Nuremberg area, please note this clearly in your application.
  • Please submit your application online by clicking the “Apply Now” button.

Equal Opportunity and Child Protection Statement

The appointment will be subject to satisfactory references, verification of identity and proof of qualifications. The Franconian International School is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and national/international disclosure and barring services. The Franconian International School is an Equal Opportunities employer, and welcomes applications for all posts from appropriately qualified persons regardless of age, disability, ethnicity, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion or belief.