Pretoria Elementary School Life Skills Pathway Teaching Partner


Pretoria Elementary School Life Skills Pathway Teaching Partner

JOB DESCRIPTION: Pretoria Elementary School Life Skills Pathway Teaching Partner

POSTING DATE: 15 April 2024
CAMPUS: Pretoria Campus, American International School of Johannesburg
SUPERVISOR: Pretoria Principal
START DATE: 01 August 2024
CLOSING DATE: 30 June 2024


Inspire Learning & Build our better world.
The purpose of AISJ is to provide exceptional educational experiences in a diverse and nurturing environment in order to inspire learning and build our better world. We cultivate an inclusive community of learners so that we empower global citizens to fulfill their future purpose.


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  • We are better when we act together.
  • Our differences make us stronger.
  • Every voice counts. Every voice matters.
  • Every team needs individuals. Every individual needs a team.

The American International School of Johannesburg is committed to fostering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout our school community, and we are continually furthering our practices and behaviors as we strive to live these ideals.

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The Life Skills Pathway(LSP) is a new service being implemented at AISJ to serve students with cognitive and developmental disabilities who require modified and individualized curriculum. Students receiving this service will attend classes with their age level peers with support and to the greatest extent possible. They also work in small groups and one to one on their unique curriculum. The LSP teaching  partner works under the direction and support of the Principal, Inclusion Services Coordinator and Life Skills Pathway teachers to provide flexible support to students enrolled in the Life Skills Pathway (LSP) service. They establish an effective rapport with students and other staff members. They collaborate regularly with the other members of the team and class teachers to provide scaffolds and strategies to support students in managing their learning challenges in the general education setting. They also provide direct support to students in the LSP classroom. The teaching partner should be familiar with all school procedures and the school’s mission and vision in order to be a contributing member of our learning community.


  • Teaching degree and experience, preferably in Special Education


  • Exhibits patience and understanding when dealing with students.
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive in addressing observed needs.
  • Willing to learn and grow under the instruction of the Life Skills Pathway teacher.
  • A Teaching experience in a school setting.
  • Competent computer skills.
  • Exceptional command of written and spoken English.
  • Interest in helping students learn and apply strategies to manage their learning challenges.


  • Provide in-class support to identified students.
  • Collaborate with the Pretoria Inclusion Services Team.
  • Support students with emotional or behavioral differences and help develop self-regulation and social skills.
  • Exhibit flexibility in dealing with day-to-day situations typical of a learning support program.
  • Support and assist students individually or in small groups in order to help them master assignments and to reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • communicate with other educators proactively and consistently.
  • Keep consistent notes regarding student performance and maintain anecdotal notes on individual students regarding their progress and challenges.
  • Give consistent feedback to students and teachers as required.
  • Prepare teaching materials under the guidance of the LSP teacher as needed.
  • Attend team meetings and professional development as necessary.
  • Undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned by the Principal.
  • Assist with after school activities.
  • Adhere to supervision duties as assigned by the Elementary School administration.

Work Days: Monday through Friday 188 (one hundred and eighty eight) days per school year.

Application process
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Closing Date
Pretoria, South Africa
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