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.
The Ubuntu School is looking for an energetic, creative, and innovative full-time Intermediate 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
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 Intermediate 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
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.
Please do not contact or forward your application directly to Ubuntu Pathways. Make use of the above contact information.
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Notice Period at current place of work.
Salary expectation – per month, basic without benefits.
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must have acted as a supervisor/manager
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