Employment

Thank you for your interest in working at Sandnes International School.

SDIS enjoys an excellent reputation for being a great school, a warm and welcoming community, and a rewarding place to work. We offer a competitive package, excellent professional learning opportunities and the chance to work with talented professionals from around the world. We are looking for excellent teachers who are passionate about education and wish to contribute to school and student life in a variety of ways.

SDIS is committed to the principle of equal opportunity in education and employment. We do not discriminate against individuals based on race, color, gender, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or national or ethnic.

SDIS promotes and protects the rights of children to physical and psychological well-being. In line with the school’s Student Protection Policy and Guidelines, we implement safe recruitment procedures to ensure that all potential members of staff undergo comprehensive criminal background checks. We also require references from previous direct supervisors for all finalist candidates.

Current Opportunities

Behavior Technician (Start: As Soon As Possible)

Key Objectives of the Position

The position of behavior technician is to provide high quality 1:1 applied behavior analytic therapy to individuals in the school. 

The responsibilities are:

  • Assist in conducting skill acquisition and behavior reduction assessments under the supervision of Director of Student Service
  • Provide 1:1 direct student care utilizing a combination of intensive teaching and naturalistic environment training
  • Follow the prescribed behavioral skill acquisition and behavior reduction protocols as designed 
  • Collect, record, and summarize data for observable student behavior
  • Write and submit a day note by the end of every session
  • Write and provide a parent note for each session
  • Accept, apply, and provide positive and constructive feedback regarding clinical and professional skills on a regular basis
  • Attend on-going staff education and training on client behavioral and skill acquisition protocols through management, staff development, and meetings
  • Complete assigned readings and objectives
  • Facilitate day-to-day operations of the team by ensuring that all necessary paperwork, materials, scheduling, and documentation are up-to-date
  • Maintain a positive relationship with parents, client, and team members
  • Communicate questions and concerns to the appropriate individual following communication policies
  • Maintain confidentiality and abide by regulations 
  • Utilize safe and appropriate prompts and guiding procedures when working with students
  • Maintain a clean, safe, and organized work and therapy environment
  • Experience with applied settings with individuals on the autism spectrum or other developmental disabilities
  • Strong verbal and written communication, time management and organizational skills, problem-solving
  • Assisting in restructuring environments and activities to support the students’ behaviors
  • Teaching skills that allow the individual to communicate and/or function more effectively
  • Review behavior plans and other relevant (e.g., instructional) materials developed by behavior analysts for students in order to facilitate consistent implementation and monitor outcomes appropriately.
  • The implementation of behavioral procedures for the acquisition of replacement skills and the reduction of problematic behaviors
  • Data collection and display as authorized by a recipient’s behavior analysis service plan
  • Communicate openly with behavior analysts and coordinator
  • Complete daily progress notes related to the implementation of the intervention plan

Required qualifications and experiences

The position of behavior technician requires that the successful candidate has:

  • Knowledge of ABA preferred, but not required.
  • Motivation to learn, adapt and apply ABA principles taught by the supervisors is required.
  • Experience working with children in a school setting.
  • Proven ability to work effectively with people from a variety of backgrounds.

Person Qualities

  • Self-motivated and goal focused
  • Inclusive, flexible and adaptable
  • Sense of humor
  • Passionate in learning

If you are interested in the position, please apply with a letter of personal statement outlining your motivation, strengths and career aspirations and include your most recent CV.

Send applications to employment(a)sdis.no or contact for further information about the position.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

In line with international standards, Sandnes International School maintains strong child protection policies and procedures. All applicants are screened to ensure that they meet the legal and ethical requirements for employment in Norway, and our school strives to provide a safe, secure environment for all students.

All appointments will be subject to a police check as required by Norwegian Law. 

PYP Classroom teacher (Start: 1st August 2020)

Key Objectives of the Position

A PYP class teacher is a reflective practitioner who uses inquiry-based teaching strategies to create positive learning environments, which motivate and challenge all students in their class to become self-regulated and life-long learners.

The responsibilities are:

  • To teach, according to students’ educational needs;
  • To promote the general progress and well-being of individual students and of any class or groups of students assigned;
  • To assign students’ achievements and progress in according with the arranged agreed within the school;
  • To make records of and reports on the personal and social needs of students;
  • To communicate and consult with the parents of students;
  • To communicate and co-operate with persons or bodies engaged in school business outside the school;
  • To control and oversee the use and storage of books and other teaching materials provided for class usage and to supervise the work of classroom assistants relevant to the allocated class;
  • To maintain positive learning environment in accordance with the code of conduct set by school;
  • To contribute to the meetings, discussions and management systems necessary to co-ordinate the work of the whole school;
  • To review from time to time methods of teaching and programmes of work;
  • To advise and co-operate with the head of school and other teachers on the preparation and the development of the planning, teaching materials, methods of teaching and assessment and pastoral arrangements;
  • Participate in arrangements for further training and professional developments as a teacher including undertaking training and professional development which am to meet needs identified in appraisal objectives;
  • To the familiar with the policy relations to all aspects of health and safety, paying particular attention to those aspects which related to the delivery of the curriculum and educational visits;
  • To promote equal opportunities within the school and to seek to ensure the implementation of the school’s equal opportunities and racial equality.

Required qualifications and experiences

The position of PYP classroom teacher requires that the successful candidate has:

  • A degree plus teaching qualification (or equivalent)
  • Evidence of continued relevant professional development
  • Experience with PYP (preferred)
  • Proficiency in English

Person Qualities

  • Self-motivated and goal focused
  • Inclusive, flexible and adaptable
  • Sense of humor
  • Passionate in learning

If you are interested in the position, please apply with a letter of personal statement outlining your motivation, strengths and career aspirations and include your most recent CV.

Send applications to employment(a)sdis.no or contact for further information about the position.

Please note that only short listed candidates will be contacted.

In line with international standards, Sandnes International School maintains strong child protection policies and procedures. All applicants are screened to ensure that they meet the legal and ethical requirements for employment in Norway, and our school strives to provide a safe, secure environment for all students.

All appointments will be subject to a police check as required by Norwegian Law and ratification of certifications and qualifications by NOKUT & Udir.

Norwegian teacher (Start: 1st August 2020)

Please send your CV to employment(a)sdis.no

Open Application

Open Application:-

Teachers, Substitute Teachers and Teaching Assistants

We are always looking for qualified candidates with experience working with children.

Please send your CV to employment(a)sdis.no

The ideal candidate will have 

  • At least three years’ full time relevant experience in an international school
  • International Baccalaureate experience preferred
  • Highly collaborative with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Passionate in learning

In line with international standards, Sandnes International School maintains strong child protection policies and procedures. All applicants are screened to ensure that they meet the legal and ethical requirements for employment in Norway, and our school strives to provide a safe, secure environment for all students.

All appointments will be subject to a police check as required by Norwegian Law and ratification of certifications and qualifications by NOKUT & Udir.

Working and living in Norway

The United Nations Development Program (UNDP) has ranked Norway as the best country in the world in which to live. Norway scored highest on the UN’s annual index measuring longevity, education levels and gross income per capital.

Norway is a perfect place to live with stunning scenery with deep blue fjords, flowing waterfalls, and sharp, snow-capped mountains that tower high above the water.

Compensation & Benefits

SDIS offers a comprehensive remuneration package, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Shipping allowance
  • Accident insurance
  • Supplementary pension scheme
  • School contributions to health, nursing care, pension and unemployment insurance
  • Sick, personal, maternity and parent leave
  • Relocation assistance