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Job Description

Job Title:
Learning Support Teacher
School / Location:
School / Department:
Primary
Job Status:
Full-time
Salary Code:
Teacher
Work Days / Hours:
191 days @ 8 hours per day
Eligible Applicants:
Position Start Date:
As soon as possible
Application Deadline:
Until filled
Reports to:
Dufney Botha, Primary School Head Teacher
Requisition Number:
02-2122-129
Summary

We’re looking for a dynamic and innovative Learning Support Teacher, who will be a key member of our diverse, compassionate and innovative teaching team and will be responsible to assist students who are having difficulty in one curricular area or need short term support to master content or a particular skill.  The Learning Support Teacher will also be responsible for administering testing during the admission process and collating relevant data.

The Learning Support Program is a combination of pullout and inclusion help. The LS teacher will be in the classroom one to three times each week with each student, depending on need, in order to observe the student and understand the lesson as the teacher is presenting it.  

 

Job Duties

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Demonstrate a commitment to the safety and security of children and young people (child protection)
  • Plan and deliver lessons in accordance with the goals and objectives of a clearly defined and documented curriculum for students with learning support needs
  • Demonstrate creativity
  • Deliver an active, hands-on and child-centered program to promote learning
  • Maintain a safe learning environment for pupils at all times
  • Observe, monitor and record students progress
  • Respond appropriately to the range of individual need and ability within the class
  • Participate in the planning and goal setting of the program
  • Be fluent in English, oral and written
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Principal, Headteacher and Head of Department
Qualifications and Knowledge

The ideal candidate will have:

  • University degree in the subject area of employment (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Current teacher certification in the required subject area. Certification should be from a recognised and nationally recognised institution
  • Classroom teachers should be able to demonstrate relevant experience and certification in teaching similar school programs as the applied for position (preferred)
Experience and Skills

The ideal candidate will have:

Experience:

  • Prior experience as a Learning Support Teacher 
  • Implementing the National Curriculum for England and Wales in a Primary School
  • Experience with G Suite/Microsoft Office

Skills:

  • Ability to demonstrate a track record of continued professional development
  • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written
  • Good interpersonal skills in interacting with students, parents and colleagues
  • Ability to supervise students in non-classroom settings
  • Ability to work independently and within a team
  • Ability to lead an after-school activity