Teacher Assistant

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    Australian International School

    Job Summary

    To support the classroom teacher in delivery of quality teaching and learning to all students through administrative support, maintenance of classroom organisation and procedures, emotional support to students, communicating with teachers and parents and adhering to school’s policies and procedures.

    Responsibilities

    The job holder’s responsibility for promoting and safeguarding the welfare of children and young person’s for whom s/he is responsible, or with whom s/he comes into contact will be to adhere to and ensure compliance with the relevant Cognita Safeguarding; Child Protection Policy and Procedures at all times. If in the course of carrying out the duties of the role, the job holder identifies any instance that a child is suffering or likely to suffer significant harm either at school or at home, s/he must report any concerns to the School’s Child Protection Officer/Designated Safeguarding Lead or to the Head of indeed to the Regional CEP so that a referral can be made accordingly to the relevant third part services.

    • Support teaching and learning through working with students in small groups and individually developing skills in Language and Mathematics;
    • Undertake a variety of administrative duties including maintaining attendance records, managing class routines, collection and organisation of money for excursions and school activities, oversee afternoon dismissal arrangements;
    • Provide administrative support to the classroom in preparation of activities and maintenance of classroom stationery;
    • Ensure all resources are appropriately organised for effective teaching and learning;
    • Reinforce positive attitudes and behaviour (refer to AIS Welfare Policy and Guidelines);
    • Supervise students in classroom and in the playground, ensuring students are at all times in a safe, nurturing environment;
    • Instigate preventative measures to minimise accidents in the classroom and other areas within the Lower Elementary School;
    • Communicate with parents as required in professional and competent manner;
    • Refer parents to teacher regarding specific enquiries regarding education, health, development, students, families, parents and complaints;
    • Work co-operatively with class teacher and other Assistants, maintaining open communication;
    • Understand and work in accordance with the school policies and procedures as outlined in the HR Handbook and on the SharePortal;
    • Engage in Professional Learning, including the development of a Professional Learning
    • Plan as well as attendance at workshops as required;
    • In conjunction with Classroom Teachers, ensure that hygiene standards are maintained and appropriate supportive action is taken with student toileting concerns;
    • Assist in bus duty and any other duties specified by Classroom Teacher or Head of Elementary

    Position Requirements

    • Excellent communication skills at all levels
    • Patience in dealing with students and parents
    • Sound organisational and time management skills
    • Nurturing manner and ability to show compassion and care with small children
    • Classroom organisation abilities including moving of books, toys, administrative aids and furniture as required according to teaching needs
    • Ability to create classroom and corridor displays including climbing of ladders to arrange ceiling-height displays and hang artwork
    • Ability to physically interact with up to 25 students during floortime, in specialist lessons such as PE, Gross Motor exercises and Art.

    Qualifications

    • Experience in working with children in a school or nursery school environment
    • A minimum High School graduation certificate
    • Excellent written and spoken English skills
    • Further qualifications in teaching would be an advantage

    Contacts

    Students, teachers, parents.

    Working Conditions

    • Indoor and outdoor work supervising student play and learning
    • Some lifting may be required
    • Flexible approach to interaction with students

    Terms of Employment

    • 8am to 4pm Mondays to Fridays
    • Group Medical Insurance
    • Paid School Holidays – some holiday work may be required prior to the commencement of each term Paid Sick Leave
    • 10% School Fee Discounts if applicable
    • Modern facilities and world class curriculum

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