Learning/Academic Support Specialist


St Stithians College is a proudly South African school, embracing diversity and offering a distinctive educational experience. Founded as a Methodist Church School, our Christian spirituality is central to our identity. Our College consists of primary and secondary boys’ and girls’ schools, together with a co-educational junior primary school. We are an independent, non-profit institution located on an expansive green campus in Sandton, Johannesburg. In addition, St Stithians incorporates Kamoka Bush School near Modimolle, and the Thandulwazi Maths & Science Academy on our Campus. As a College, we are intent on Inspiring Excellence and Making a World of Difference.


Within the Girls’ College we strive to produce confident young women who can lead a life of conviction and purpose.
The College’s Methodist focus offers our young women important guiding principles enabling of this life of purpose which is central to the Saints Honour Code, namely “Honour God, Honour others and Honour self”. The Girls’ College provides a safe, nurturing, and inclusive community where young women are encouraged to explore, experiment, and investigate.

Learning/Academic Support Specialist

Fixed Term Contract Position

The College invites applications for the above-mentioned fixed term contract position, which will be available from 1 January 2023 (negotiable) until 31 December 2023, with a potential for renewal. Applications are invited from suitably qualified and experienced individuals who believe they have the required skills, passion, and competencies to take on this position.

Key competencies and responsibilities of this role include:

  • A recognised degree and/or a 4-year professional teaching qualification, as well as qualifications/formal training in remedial support, inclusive education, educational psychology and/or learning/academic support.
  • Suitable prior experience and training in learning/academic support and social and emotional learning programmes within schools is essential.
  • Willingness to embrace rapid changes in education, and an understanding of a responsive curriculum approach to learning, teaching and holistic support services.
  • Experience in student support case management and intervention. This includes developing and implementing individual support plan (ISPs), modified learning programmes (MLPs) and support interventions for students with barriers to learning and support needs.
  • Knowledge in creating varied and innovative intervention programmes for staff and parents.
  • Willingness to work with subject specialists to develop and implement interventions with high school students specifically in areas related to numeracy, literacy, and language development.
  • Interest in adolescent issues/challenges and an ability to build strong connections and relationships with students.
  • A commitment to our social-emotional learning and wellbeing programmes.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and embrace a systemic and holistic approach to support.
  • Commitment to on-going personal and professional development.
  • Excellent organisational, time management and relational skills.
  • An interest and ability to integrate ICT and technology into learning, teaching and support.
  • SACE registration.
  • Any staff member working within a school is required to have a sexual offender’s clearance certificate.

To apply please click on the following link before the closing date of 27 September 2022

Applications received via email will not be considered. Applications must be done via the link above only.

St Stithians College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and makes appointments within the context of its transformation imperatives

The College reserves the right not to proceed with this post. Applications are invited from South African citizens. An application will not in itself entitle the applicant to an interview or appointment and failure to meet the minimum requirements of the advertised post will result in applications automatically disqualifying themselves from consideration. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

St Stithians College, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. By submitting your application for this position, you are recognising and accepting this disclaimer.

Closing Date
Lyme Park, Sandton, South Africa
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