The Learner Support Co-Teacher participates in Hong Kong Academy’s Learner Support
Process, Child Study Team, and programs and/or provides direct instruction for students with
disabilities under the direction of the Learner Support Director. The Learner Support CoTeacher
adheres to the school’s mission, policies, and beliefs; among those beliefs is
foremost that all children enrolled in Hong Kong Academy are fully participating members of
the HKA school community. The LSCT is both a child advocate and a parent liaison. The LSCT
supports and contributes to the enrolment process where his/her specific expertise is needed.
The Learner Support Co-Teacher works collaboratively with grade level team members:
Primary Co-Teachers, Teachers, Class and Single-subject teachers, Team Leaders, Therapists
and the Leadership Team.
Qualifications and Experience
The Learner Support Inclusion one-to-one Co-teacher should have:
Experience as a teacher in at least one area, for example: Co-teacher, teacher trainer, or
special needs and some experience in presenting. He/She should have experience supporting
individuals with global/developmental delays, autism spectrum and/or working with students
who have intensive needs. He/She should have some experience as a true generalist in a
variety of curricular areas such as math, reading, writing, or subject area.
Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Learner Support Inclusion one-to-one Co-teacher may have: K-12 license in special education
at a minimum of a B.S. degree including certifications in specific learning disabilities, 3-5
years experience in working with a variety of special needs with children 3 - 16 years of age,
and 2 years of overseas experience. Some work with curriculum committees and/or
implementation of curriculum and/or some work with ESL. Recent professional development
in various areas of special needs.
The Learner Support Inclusion one-to-one Co-Teacher will be responsible for:
7:45 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday to Friday. Classes meet 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. With the
exception of Wednesday with the early dismissal of all students to enable teachers to engage
in professional and curriculum development from 1:30 p.m. – 4:45 p.m.
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