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High School Social Studies Teacher


High School Social Studies Teacher

Position overview:

This position is a full-time assignment teaching HS Social Studies. The high school operates on an 8-period rotating block schedule, and teachers are assigned to teach 5 of 8 blocks.


The Social Studies teacher must have:

  • Secondary license or certification for teaching Social Studies, with a preference for a master’s degree
  • Positive attitude
  • Ability to differentiate instruction for all learners
  • Ability to participate in and establish collaborative team structures
  • Proven ability to develop successful academic programs
  • Knowledge of the IB Diploma Program

Preferred skills and experience:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers and others
  • Experience using Understanding by Design to develop learning units
  • Proven ability to work in a multi-cultural environment
  • Understanding of teaching through Inquiry
  • Experience advising Extended Essay projects
  • Experience using student learning data to impact instruction and assessment decisions
  • Experience with innovation
  • Experience with collaborative teaching and learning teams
  • Experience coaching sports and/or supervising student activities

Performance Responsibilities:

Teachers at AISJ are expected to:

  • Be a learner and collaborator. Student learning is the highest priority.
  • Understand and implement evidenced based instruction and assessment practices.
  • Communicate on a regular basis with fellow team department/grade members with regards to planning, assessment, parent contact, subject organization and instructional strategies
  • Communicate and liaise with other school colleagues to promote social and emotional learning opportunities.
  • Constructively contribute to staff meetings
  • Contribute to school spirit and community building activities
  • Maintain up-to-date records of assessment, attendance, planning, reports, conferences, and communication with parents
  • Establish links with the parent community to ensure that parents are kept well informed about student progress
  • Actively engage Advisory groups
  • Assist, as required, in the development of social and emotional curricular materials
  • Act as a resource, contact, and support colleague for new staff members (i.e. curriculum, schedules, procedures)
  • Support service partners and service clubs
  • Contribute at least 15 hours beyond the regular contract time to supervise student activities including service learning, sports, clubs, performing arts and other co-curricular activities.
  • Participate in and assist with school events as required
  • Experience with curriculum development in the humanities

Work Hours:

  • 7:10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and
  • 7:10 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on Wednesday


In order to complete the AISJ application process, please click link on the application link above and complete the electronic form. Information captured on this form will be stored on a secure database and will be used to complete a quick reference check on vacancy compatibility. Please take note all faculty couples need to submit individual applications.

Saddlebrook Estate, Midrand, Gauteng, South Africa
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