Ajira Leo

Job Opportunity at International School of Tanganyika, Teacher Assistant

Teacher  Assistant 

IST Mission

Challenging , inspiring and supporting all our students to fulfil their potential and improve the world

IST Vision
IST will be a global leader in the education of internationally-mobile young people .

All students , regardless of their starting point , will think critically , achieve academically and develop the  wisdom to make good choices .  They will show curiosity and creativity in addressing authentic problems , local and global .

They will pursue their varied passions with enthusiasm , developing resilience , perseverance , and confidence . Understanding the diversity of people and cultures , they will act kindly , fairly , and responsibly .

All members of the IST community will work together to fulfil this vision .

Statement of Values
All members of the IST community are :

  • Responsible – We act responsibly , positively and constructively towards ourselves and other people . We learn from our mistakes and accept the consequences of our actions .
  • Inquiring – We show curiosity , perseverance and open-mindedness in seeking to understand and solve problems . We persevere in the face of difficulties and we embrace the learning that comes through failure as well as the joy of success .
  • Compassionate – We empathise with others and act with care , kindness and courage . In our interactions , we behave with patience , generosity and integrity .
  • Balanced – We believe in a broad education for our students , seeing the value of participation in a varied curriculum .
  • Diverse – We treasure the diversity within the IST community , using the rich opportunities for deeper understanding that come from our differences .
  • IST Strategic Plan
  • Our Strategic Plan is in place to help our community align efforts to better reach our school’s mission , vision and values .  This plan is focused on three aims .

Personalized Learning :

  • Ensure alignment between the written , taught and assessed curriculum
  • Implement a strong , multi-tiered system of support to students , consistent with IST’s common understanding of inclusion
  • Improve our ability to offer a balanced program with opportunities for excellence in academics , the arts and athletics
  • Provide exemplary transition programs between campuses and other institutions of learning
  • Ensure reporting models support effective partnerships with parents and their child’s learning
  • Develop a strong internal professional learning community to embed successful professional learning experiences
  • Ensure IST students’ appropriate use of technology supports their learning

Engaged Community :

  • Improve IST’s local , global and international reputation
  • Provide opportunities for IST students and faculty to connect with local and global experts
  • Develop partnerships within the local community to improve student experiences
  • Improve processes and systems to improve communication within the IST community
  • Build reciprocal structures to connect alumni with current student
  • Establish sustainable and supportive relationships with government ministries
  • Promote positive school spirit within and across campuses

Ensured Sustainability :

  • Review the master site plan to ensure school facilities support learning experiences
  • Maintain fiscal discipline and transparency within IST community
  • Develop the school’s capacity to recruit/retain excellent employees
  • Lessen IST’s environmental footprint
  • Align governing models with best practice

Summary of the Role
Teacher Assistant duty will be to supervise the students and provide learning support and guidance . The successful applicant should be ready to assist the lead licensed teacher with the development and implementation of education plans as well as identify and solve issues with the educational , social and emotional development of students . The Assistant Teacher should be committed to developing meaningful relationships with pupils and giving constructive feedback to help them grow and improve . S/He must have strong communication skills , as they will be expected to interact with colleagues , parents , students and educational authorities . The ideal candidate will be understanding and attentive to student needs , and have a passion for the education field .

Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Experience : 2+ years’ teaching experience
Must have a Bachelor’s Degree and relevant teaching certification .  Masters degrees are preferred . (c) PYP training/experience

Professional Competencies :
Excellent communication skills in spoken and written form
Educational leader and outstanding teacher
Sound decision making , solutions focused , knowledge of child protection and health and safety
Experience in developing and/or sustaining high performance teams (e) Highly effective relationship developer with a variety of stakeholders (f) Expert knowledge of IB Standards and Practices .

Personal Attributes :
Collaborative team player , empathetic listener
Integrity and confidentiality
Strategic thinker , able to convert vision into action
Internationally minded , emotional intelligence
Intercultural awareness , creative , persuasive
Flexible and capable of managing growth and instilling high standards
Adept in multilingual settings , spirited , pioneering , professional and nurturing

The primary responsibilities for Teacher Assistant at Elementary School will be :

Applications and enquiries should be directed to staffrecruitment@istafrica.com before close of business on Friday , 6th September 2019



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