Ubuntu Pathways is a 20-year-old non-profit organization based in Gqeberha, South Africa, providing comprehensive support to over 2,000 orphaned and vulnerable children. Ubuntu Pathways has an independent school with children in grades R-5. Our approach to education is progressive, co-constructivist and nurturing. The Ubuntu School is changing the status quo in education to create a culture of creativity and collaboration, fostering independence and supporting each child on their educational journey-while along the way, supporting each child and their family with their health and psychosocial support needs.
Ubuntu is looking for passionate individuals who are committed to implementing progressive educational models in the classroom and to supporting children in grades R-5. Candidates should have the desire to learn and grow with the Ubuntu School and constantly be learners as well as teachers, alongside the children.
Ubuntu is looking to hire educators in various teaching positions-including lead teachers, assistants and aides. The hours are 8-5 pm Monday-Friday and teachers work the full year with 15 days annual leave.
Closing date for applications: Wednesday 29th September 2021
Support lead teachers and teachers to develop and teach engaging, creative curriculum and lessons, aligned with Ubuntu’s expectations and approach
Lead guided reading groups and support Ubuntu’s approach to literacy instruction
Collaborate closely with a team of teachers responsible to consistently improve student learning and school culture
Participate actively in ongoing professional learning, evaluating and reflecting on teaching practices
Help to build a creative, engaging and supportive learning environment that leads students to value being at the Ubuntu school and feel part of the Ubuntu community
Inspire trust and confidence among parents and families
Build on concepts, linking to earlier knowledge-ability to implement an emergent and interdisciplinary curriculum
Ability to differentiate instruction for students to bring forth their strengths and meet their challenges, allowing for all students to receive focused attention
Ability to manage classroom, develop a community within the classroom, lead positive behavior management and ensure a nurturing environment
Be prepared for all classes and take time in the admin and preparation for each class
Ensure all reporting deadlines are met thoroughly
Respond to all email and telephone calls within 24 hours
Respect the confidentiality of students and the school community
Maintain professional boundaries with parents and students and show consistent professionalism
Creatively implement a high level SEL curriculum.
Work in co-teaching model to implement curriculum
Assist in the coaching and management of extracurricular activities at least twice a week
Attend campus meetings, involve in projects, documentation, portfolios, parents’ meetings, conferences, team meetings, etc..
Respect all Ubuntu policies
Safeguard all equipment allocated, update inventory or resources for assigned class/ subject/activity and manage assigned budget
Participate in donor visits
Skills and Experience we are Looking For:
Student teaching or equivalent experience with children in elementary education -for aides and lower level teachers, interest and passion for working with young children and have been through the Ubuntu JST Program.
Solid understanding or willingness to adapt to creative progressive collaborative approach
Deep dedication to learning and developing the craft of teaching
Dedication to viewing children through their strengths and teaching the whole child
Proven ability to collaborate with colleagues to achieve goals
Curiosity and humility, to reflect, welcome feedback, and continually grow in teaching practice
Teaching Diploma or Undergraduate degree with postgraduate Teaching Diploma
SACE registered if teacher or lead
Proven role model skills
Ability to reflect on practice and take constructive criticism
Proven time management skills
Organized, ability to plan and report
Life long learning a key value
Able to be approachable to student and parent community, build trust and shows confidentiality
Communicate accurately and effectively about the school to relevant stakeholders
Salary for this role is market related and commensurate with experience
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Late applications will not be considered.
If you are not contacted within fourteen (14) days after closing date, you should consider your application to have been unsuccessful.
Please indicate on your CV whether you have a criminal record, were found guilty of misconduct or have pending criminal or misconduct chargers.
Applicants may be subjected to any of the following: a security and credit clearance check, a competency assessment, signing a performance contract on appointment and signing an employment contract on appointment.
Ubuntu Pathways, 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.
Ubuntu Pathways, QweQwe Street, Zwede, Gqeberha, South Africa