Vision AfriKa: Foundation Phase Teacher

Vision AfriKa
Please note: this opportunity closing date has passed and may not be available any more.
Opportunity closing date: 
Wednesday, 12 November, 2014
Opportunity type: 
Employment

Vision AfriKa (established in 2003) is an organisation that supports youth (aged 2-22) in their process of personal growth and development. As part of its expansion plans the organisation will be establishing an independent Primary School in Kayamandi, Stellenbosch.

Vision AfriKa seek to appoint a full-time Foundation Phase Teacher, based in Stellenbosch, Western Cape.

Working hours: Monday to Thursday - 8h00 to 17h00; Friday from 8h00 to 16h00.
 
Starting date: 12 January 2015.
 
Requirements:  

  • Relevant degree/diploma in education and at least five years’ experience in preferably Foundation Phase education;
  • Have well-developed communication and written skills in English (isiXhosa and/or Afrikaans would be beneficial);
  • Well-developed understanding of and experience in intercultural communication;
  • Excellent presentation and facilitation skills;
  • Proven conflict management and resolution skills;
  • Sound understanding of CAPS and NELDS curriculums;
  • Planning, organisational and decision making ability;
  • Experience in office administration;
  • Confidence, confidentiality, tact and discretion when dealing with all people;
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated, positive, self-disciplined and a pro-active approach in day-to-day work;
  • Advanced Computer literacy in particular Microsoft Office, Outlook and Internet;
  • Be a team player;
  • Ability to multi-task effectively;
  • Passion for community development;
  • Can perform mundane to high level tasks;
  • Perceptive, creative and ability to make things happen (self-motivated);
  • Detail oriented, networking skills, well-organised and structured
  • Calm under pressure;
  • Committed and loyal.

Responsibilities:

  • Report directly to the Operations Manager;
  • Liaise with the staff of the Crèche and Primary School Aftercare programme to ensure integration of programme approaches;
  • Enable disadvantaged children to acquire skills which they were previously deprived of;
  • Develop and nurture the academic skills of learners with special emphasis on literacy and numeracy.
  • Develop/source new teaching material and practices for the Primary School.
  • Develop and implement monitoring and report on progress of programmes and individual learners on a monthly basis.
  • Ensure compliance with all Department of Education reporting and other requirements
  • Network with similar projects to ensure best practices.
  • Have functional and effective lines of communication between other schools, parents and sponsors where necessary.
  • Attend weekly staff meetings where a report has to be submitted;
  • Attend goal-setting and review meetings at the end of every term where a written report has to be submitted;
  • Attend year-end review meetings where a written report has to be submitted;
  • Attend courses arranged by Vision AfriKa to improve job skills. 

Salary: Commensurate with experience.
 
To apply, submit a CV and motivation letter to info@visionafrika.com by 12h00.
 
Please quote the source of this advertisement in your application - NGO Pulse Portal.
 
Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.
 
For more about Vision AfriKa, refer to www.visionafrika.com.

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