LEARNING SUPPORT SPECIALIST (Gr. 1-7)

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LEARNING SUPPORT SPECIALIST (Gr. 1-7)

SAHETI School is an independent, co-educational, English-medium school dedicated to the pursuit of excellence, whilst promoting the values and ethos of Hellenism. The school is situated in Bedfordview, Johannesburg.

The primary purpose of a Learning Support Specialist in a primary school is to provide tailored educational support to students who face learning challenges. This role involves assessing student’ specific needs, designing and implementing personalised learning plans in educational therapy, and closely collaborating with teachers, parents, and other professionals to promote students’ academic growth and well-being. The specialist strives to ensure that students have access to the resources and strategies they need to succeed in their educational journey.

Minimum requirements:
Academic Qualifications:

  • Teaching qualifications (i.e. B.Ed./ H.E.D/ADE/PGCE)
  • Postgraduate training in Learning Support/ Remedial Education
  • SACE Registration

Skills

  • Able to equip and motivate students to learn;
  • Excellent ability to thoroughly assess students to determine the nature of their educational strengths and areas of difficulty and to provide relevant recommendations for intervention;
  • Able to prepare resources for learning activities;
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills- able to communicate effectively to children, parents and external professionals as required;
  • Organised administrative skills;
  • Confident in the use of ICT;
  • Effective team member;
  • Commitment to ongoing professional development to ensure alignment with current research and best practice.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Include but not limited to,

  • Assessment of student who have been referred to for an educational assessment;
  • Providing intensive, evidence-based educational therapy to individual and small groups of students who have been screened and identified as experiencing barriers to learning (ex. Listening, Reading Comprehension, Spelling, Writing, Mathematics) and/or other learning barriers;
  • Support teachers in identifying and implementing the most effective teaching approaches and resources for students with particular learning needs to ensure effective carry over skills learnt in therapy into the classroom;
  • Attendance and participation in multi-disciplinary team meetings to ensure that teachers are informed about the progress and needs of students referred and being supported in educational therapy;
  • Liaise with parents and external referrals as required;
  • Willingness to provide in-house staff development sessions when required;
  • Understand and apply school policies.

NOTE: The position advertised at SAHETI is for an independent service provider. Consequently, the school will not be responsible for remuneration, instead, the service provider will directly bill the parents for their services. This arrangement ensure that the provider operates independently, maintaining a direct financial relationship with the parents of the students receiving their services.

Application Procedure:
Kindly click on the link below to apply for the position.
https://saheti.erecruit.co/candidateapp/?Source=saheti%20Website

Closing Date: 31 July 2024

Please be advised that due to the urgency of finding a suitable candidate, interviews will be scheduled as soon as a suitable candidate is found. SAHETI School reserves the right make an appointment prior to the closing date of this vacancy, should a suitable candidate be found. Submitting a cv does not entitle the applicant to automatically be called for an appointment. Failure to meet the pre-requisites of the advertised post will automatically disqualify applicants from consideration for the post. Should an applicant not hear from the school within two weeks of the closing date, it must be assumed that their application was not successful.

Please note that submission of your application to SAHETI School will be used solely for the purposes of recruitment of the above-mentioned vacancy and all internal process associated with this application. This data could be used for statutory reporting and the submission of your application confirms your consent to this. SAHETI School hereby confirms that we will ensure that your data is protected as per the POPI Act.

Closing Date
31/07/2024
Bedfordview, Germiston, South Africa
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