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Foundational Phase Teacher



Port Elizabeth


Who We Are: Ubuntu Pathways

Ubuntu provides world-class health and educational support to orphaned and vulnerable children living in the townships of Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Nuancing traditional development models, we have redefined the theory of “going to scale;” instead of expanding geographically, we focus on the depth rather than breadth of our impact within a community of 400,000 people.

Ubuntu’s programs form an integrated system of health, educational, and social services, ensuring that disadvantaged children succeed in the world of higher education and employment.Ubuntu Pathways breaks the cycle of poverty by providing South Africa’s most vulnerable children with what all children deserve—everything, every day.

Position Overview:

The Ubuntu School is looking for an energetic, creative, and innovative full-time Foundation phase teacher. This person needs to have a deep understanding and commitment to progressive education and be able to dive into a new curriculum that they may be unfamiliar with.

Key Responsibilities Include:

  • Responsibility for all duties required of an academic educator
  • Commitment to subject-related activities;
  • Leading a classroom (by example of conduct and by instructing learners through excellent teaching)
  • Incorporating the school’s values into daily teaching
  • Total commitment to extra-mural activities of the school

Required Qualifications:

  • Recognized degree and/or a 4-year professional Teaching Qualification.
  • Minimum of 3 years’ teaching experience in the same and/or similar type of position and environment.
  • Strong commitment to the mission, vision, goals and objectives of Ubuntu Pathways and the Ubuntu School
  • Commitment to providing excellent, innovative education using a progressive curriculum and with limited use of technical aides
  • Excellent English communication skills
  • A sound and progressive understanding of the South African curriculum and international trends in education
  • Ability to foster and sustain positive relationships with all stakeholders
  • Ability to teach across the Foundation Phase
  • Ability to demonstrate successful track record with learners
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with colleagues, students and parents
  • Willingness to engage with learners and their families on a personal level to help children in the best way possible
  • Ability to be energetic, self-motivated and able to use own initiative
  • Good organizational, time management and administrative skills
  • An open and creative outlook to education
  • Ability to act as a team player
  • Willingness to commit to extra-curricular activities including sports and enrichment activities
  • Computer literacy—advanced technological skills and experience with integrating technology into teaching a major advantage
  • SACE registration
  • Clearance certificate in terms of the Sexual Offences Act


Salary commensurate with skills and experience. Additional benefits such as medical aid, provident fund, funeral cover, life cover, additional annual leave days and study leave days are also offered.

Application Information & Method:

  • Send your CV via Email to:
  • Please do not contact or forward your application directly to Ubuntu Pathways. Make use of the above contact information.
  • Make sure that your save your CV under your name AND surname.
  • Make sure that you type the name of the job/position that you are applying for the “subject” section of your email.
  • Please include an active and current e-mail address which can be used for communication purposes and which you are happy to receive e-mail information on regarding your application.

Late applications will not be considered.

If you are not contacted within thirty (30) days after closing date, you should consider your application to have been unsuccessful.

Please indicate on your CV whether you have a criminal record, were found guilty of misconduct or have pending criminal or misconduct chargers.

Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: a security and credit clearance check, a competency assessment, signing a performance contract on appointment and signing an employment contract on appointment.

Please ensure that your CV includes the following information:

  • Notice Period at current place of work.
  • Salary expectation – per month, basic without benefits.
  • Please indicate two referees. Requirements for referees:
    • must have acted as a supervisor/manager
    • must give permission to act as referee and thus be contacted

Closing Date: Friday 6th November 2020.

Closing Date
Zwide, Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa
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