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Maternity Cover, Art Teacher (Athi Primary)

Closing: Jul 10, 2024

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Published: Jun 28, 2024 (22 days ago)

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ABOUT YOU

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • TSC certification and Degree in Education/ P1 Diploma
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience 
  • You have good working skills with technology such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel
  • You are a great communicator. You are able to provide clear and effective written and verbal communication.
  • You are flexible and open to change - you handle uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity well.
  • You are a problem solver - you are proactive in identifying issues and address these thoroughly by making an effort to find appropriate solutions.
  • You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback.
  • You have a desire to further develop your leadership skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth


Responsibilities

ABOUT YOU

Skills and Qualifications required:

  • TSC certification and Degree in Education/ P1 Diploma
  • 3-5 years of teaching experience 
  • You have good working skills with technology such as Word, Powerpoint and Excel
  • You are a great communicator. You are able to provide clear and effective written and verbal communication.
  • You are flexible and open to change - you handle uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity well.
  • You are a problem solver - you are proactive in identifying issues and address these thoroughly by making an effort to find appropriate solutions.
  • You are excited about our organizational culture—and in particular, you are fired up to challenge yourself by embracing mutual vulnerability and a firehose of feedback.
  • You have a desire to further develop your leadership skills and apply them to transform the lives of African youth


Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Provide a safe and secure environment for children to feel comfortable.
  • Plan and execute appropriate activities for the children each day according to the curriculum, schemes of work and lesson plans that meet the social, physical and emotional needs of the children.
  • Provide a variety of materials and resources for children to explore, manipulate, and use, both in learning activities and in imaginative play.
  • Instruct and monitor students in the use and care of equipment and materials, in order to prevent injuries and damage.
  • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental, and social development such as games, arts and crafts, music, and storytelling
  • Prepare materials, classrooms, and other indoor and outdoor spaces to facilitate creative play, learning and motor-skill activities, and safety.
  • Observe and evaluate each child’s progress and provide a written report to the Principal, other school leaders and parents.
  • Monitor and keep record/ reports of the children’s progress and development
  • Instruct students individually and in groups, adapting teaching methods to meet students' varying needs and interests
  • Assimilate arriving children to the school environment by greeting them, helping them remove outerwear, and selecting activities of interest to them.
  • Establish and enforce rules for behavior, and policies and procedures to maintain order among students.
  • Plan and supervise class projects, field trips, visits by guests, or other experiential activities, and guide students in learning from those activities.
  • Attend professional meetings, educational conferences, and teacher training workshops in order to maintain and improve professional competence.
  • Assist in daily routine activities e.g. naptime, bus loading and off-loading, serving and supervising meals, bathroom breaks, play, parent pick-up/drop-off etc.
  • Participate in the weekly Team on Duty schedule.
  • Keep, maintain and regularly update professional records- Records of work covered, progress records , rubrics and students portfolios.
  • Communication to parents’ needs and queries on Comm logs/diaries, WhatsApp channel and e-mail with the approval by the Dean of Students
  • Chaperone after-school clubs of interest or as assigned.
  • Participate in character building and behaviour management.
  • Participate in Open Days as assigned.

Specific roles as Art Teachers includes:

  • Administer Art Lessons under our model - Exploration Art
  • Coordinate Exploration Day/Week activities and projects
  • Review Lesson plans and liaise with Learning Design on Exploration Resources 
  • Set relevant themes for school decor for learning and administrative spaces and ensure school bulletin boards are updated monthly as well as allocating bulletin boards for various announcements.
  • Organise Art events in and outside school
  • Chaperone Art Clubs in school
  • Maintain an inventory of  learning resources for Art
  • Coach teachers who support Exploration & Art lessons


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