On the bilingual campus of Cologne International School – Internationale Friedensschule Köln – people from more than 50 nations learn and teach- from KiTa to International Baccalaureate. Our first-class education is our trademark: We contribute to a better world by inspiring a passion for learning along with the drive to make a difference.

As a fast-growing international school with a two language education throughout we are looking for a  committed and competent colleague to support our leadership team as


Health and Inclusion Coordinator


Your Responsibilities

  • Oversee and develop the areas of Health and Inclusion at CIS
  • Evaluate and further develop the CIS Health, Inclusion and Child protection policies. Ensure that school policies and procedures are in line with the latest governmental policies and regulations.
  • Coordinate and manage the CIS SEN, Learning Support, Child Protection and Counselling Department according to the requirements of our accreditation organisations.
  • Ensure that school staff have the knowledge and skills to carry out the policies and to teach children with special learning requirements to a high standard; prepare and lead training for staff.
  • Assess the specific educational needs of children with learning disabilities, contact previous schools/kindergartens and therapists, prepare reports and provide recommendations for their support.
  • Organise, coordinate, document and evaluate individual support of pupils. 
  • Conduct testing for learning difficulties (general ability testing, performance testing, testing of working speed, processing speed, reading, writing, spelling etc.) 
  • Produce regular reports and updates on the progress of children and communicate with teachers, management and parents.
  • Provide referrals for children to receive support outside of school, from therapists, medical specialists or tutors.
  • Lead the SEN, Learning Support, Child Protection and Counselling team, conduct regular conferences, develop and organise work schedules and distribute tasks.
  • Oversee, coordinate and prepare applications for therapies (Eingliederungshilfe), school assistants (Eingliederungshilfe) and access arrangements (IB) and contact the required meetings with all stakeholders
  • Establish and maintain regional networks and resources (paediatricians / psychiatrists, therapists, SPZ, Jugendamt, Sozialamt etc).
  • Advise the school leadership on admission, schooling, assessments and access arrangements of pupils with individual support requirements, including preparation of the required access arrangement applications for assessments (IB MYP/DP / Cambridge IGCSE) 
  • Maintain Individual Education Plans (IEPs) for PYP, MYP, IGCSE and DP students with inclusion needs, ensuring that the documentation is translated and up to date.
  • Participate in conferences regarding students’ progress.
  • Manage departmental budget, orders and resources.
  • Organise and carry out departmental observations.
  • Lead communication in regards to Health and Inclusion at CIS.
  • Oversee development and provision of enrichment opportunities. 
  • Onboard new colleagues to and support colleagues in the area of Health and Inclusion.
  • Cooperate and collaborate closely with the PYP, MYP and DP Principals and the Board of Directors.
  • Provide one-on-one support to children with learning difficulties and counselling needs. 
  • Oversee the area of crisis prevention and intervention and act as child protection officer

Your Qualifications

  • University degree (MA/Diplom) Psychology or equivalent
  • Experience in the area of child and youth psychology
  • Knowledge of standardised psychological testing batteries and ability to carry out, understand and evaluate psychological tests (e.g. WISC IV) 
  • Knowledge of the IB / Cambridge inclusion and access arrangement policies and experience with the authorization of access arrangements for IB / Cambridge assessments
  • Knowledge of local and national policies and laws concerning Inclusion and Child Protection.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in German and English

Core and Leadership Dispositions

  • Strategic thinking and vision
  • Educational excellence
  • Operational excellence
  • Team spirit
  • Growth mindset
  • Motivation and inspiration
  • International mindedness
  • Flexibility

Working Hours / Allowance

  • 75% position (30 hours / week)

Reporting Line

  • Board of Directors

If you are interested, please send your application (Cover letter und CV) to:

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