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Primary School Programme Mentor x2

Beautiful Gate
Philippi, Cape Town, South Africa
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Closing Date:
Friday, 23 February 2024
Interviewing

About the Organisation

Beautiful Gate SA is a Christian non-profit organisation based in Lower Crossroads, Philippi. For more than 25 years, Beautiful Gate SA has sought to bring justice to the plight of the poor, especially the orphaned and vulnerable child. Children are at the heart of their work as they believe that the future lies with them and the restoration of their families. Beautiful Gate SA works in a holistic way in their community and have focused their work on three critical areas: Family Strengthening, Child Health and Education. These are areas of great need within their South African peri-urban township context and have a significant impact on the lives of children and their families.

About the Job

The Primary School Programme Mentor is responsible for the oversight and effective implementation of the Learner Education Support programme at our partner schools in Phillipi East, Cape Town. He/she needs to ensure successful delivery of the learners’ academic and life-skills programme through management of the team consisting of local tutors between the ages of 18 and 28. In addition, he/she will deliver a programme that gives youth (tutors) the space to develop professionally and personally, so as to be prepared for future work or studying opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the after-school programmes and the tutors in your team.

  • Encourage and inspire your tutors to provide primary school learners with helpful psycho-social support, as well as academic and homework support. Also encourage learners’ spiritual growth.

  • Assess academic needs of the learners and develop activities that meet those needs. Create an enabling learning environment for learners.

  • Plan an interactive annual programme that develops your tutors’ leadership and professional (work-readiness) skills. Refine the programme at the start of each term and lead these Life Skills sessions on Fridays.

  • Oversee the design of the daily and weekly lesson plans, and lead your tutors to deliver those plans. These plans should clearly indicate the learning outcomes, linked to the school curriculum. Monitor their lesson delivery and ensure that they complete weekly reviews that reflect their progress.

  • Together with the Education Programme Manager, act as a key contact person for the principals and teachers at our partner schools, introducing them to our staff and programmes and building positive relationships with them.

  • Ensure that communication happens on time so that the schools are always aware of our plans. This includes following up with them to discuss learner progress and well-being etc.

  • Liaise with the parents, kitchen assistants, caretakers, community etc.

  • Be a mentor that supports and encourages tutors individually. Observe each tutor presenting a lesson at least twice a month and provide coaching feedback during 1:1 sessions.

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Primary Education

  • Other relevant degree qualifications may be considered

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in primary school teaching (Foundation or Intermediate Phase) or experience in training and facilitating youth development programmes

  • Passionate about the role of quality education in the development of children

  • Speak, read and write isiXhosa and English

  • Computer literacy

  • A driver’s license is essential

  • Alignment with Beautiful Gate’s core values, namely Christ-centeredness, respect, teamwork, accountability and excellence

  • Active involvement in a church

  • Mentoring and coaching skills

  • Willingness to learn and be flexible

  • Cultural intelligence

  • Able to prioritise tasks, take initiative, meet deadlines and be a team player

  • Good time management skills and clear communicator

To apply

In order to apply, email your application by Friday 23rd February 2024 to recruitment@actionappointments.co.za  - send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format).

About the Organisation

Beautiful Gate SA is a Christian non-profit organisation based in Lower Crossroads, Philippi. For more than 25 years, Beautiful Gate SA has sought to bring justice to the plight of the poor, especially the orphaned and vulnerable child. Children are at the heart of their work as they believe that the future lies with them and the restoration of their families. Beautiful Gate SA works in a holistic way in their community and have focused their work on three critical areas: Family Strengthening, Child Health and Education. These are areas of great need within their South African peri-urban township context and have a significant impact on the lives of children and their families.

About the Job

The Primary School Programme Mentor is responsible for the oversight and effective implementation of the Learner Education Support programme at our partner schools in Phillipi East, Cape Town. He/she needs to ensure successful delivery of the learners’ academic and life-skills programme through management of the team consisting of local tutors between the ages of 18 and 28. In addition, he/she will deliver a programme that gives youth (tutors) the space to develop professionally and personally, so as to be prepared for future work or studying opportunities.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee the after-school programmes and the tutors in your team.

  • Encourage and inspire your tutors to provide primary school learners with helpful psycho-social support, as well as academic and homework support. Also encourage learners’ spiritual growth.

  • Assess academic needs of the learners and develop activities that meet those needs. Create an enabling learning environment for learners.

  • Plan an interactive annual programme that develops your tutors’ leadership and professional (work-readiness) skills. Refine the programme at the start of each term and lead these Life Skills sessions on Fridays.

  • Oversee the design of the daily and weekly lesson plans, and lead your tutors to deliver those plans. These plans should clearly indicate the learning outcomes, linked to the school curriculum. Monitor their lesson delivery and ensure that they complete weekly reviews that reflect their progress.

  • Together with the Education Programme Manager, act as a key contact person for the principals and teachers at our partner schools, introducing them to our staff and programmes and building positive relationships with them.

  • Ensure that communication happens on time so that the schools are always aware of our plans. This includes following up with them to discuss learner progress and well-being etc.

  • Liaise with the parents, kitchen assistants, caretakers, community etc.

  • Be a mentor that supports and encourages tutors individually. Observe each tutor presenting a lesson at least twice a month and provide coaching feedback during 1:1 sessions.

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Primary Education

  • Other relevant degree qualifications may be considered

  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in primary school teaching (Foundation or Intermediate Phase) or experience in training and facilitating youth development programmes

  • Passionate about the role of quality education in the development of children

  • Speak, read and write isiXhosa and English

  • Computer literacy

  • A driver’s license is essential

  • Alignment with Beautiful Gate’s core values, namely Christ-centeredness, respect, teamwork, accountability and excellence

  • Active involvement in a church

  • Mentoring and coaching skills

  • Willingness to learn and be flexible

  • Cultural intelligence

  • Able to prioritise tasks, take initiative, meet deadlines and be a team player

  • Good time management skills and clear communicator

To apply

In order to apply, email your application by Friday 23rd February 2024 to recruitment@actionappointments.co.za  - send your completed AA bio form, letter of motivation and updated CV (all in MS Word format).

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