PEP Life Skills and Extra-Curricular Educator

PEP Life Skills and Extra-Curricular Educator

The Pebbles Project seeks to employ a PEP Life Skills and Extra-Curricular Educator In Hemel-en-Aarde


The Pebbles Project reserves the right to not fill this position. EE candidates may be given preference.

Please note: ECEP is also referred to as ECD Programme and SEP refers to After-School Club Programme

ProgrammePrimary Education Programme
Job Title:PEP Life Skills and Extra-Curricular Educator
Location:Hemel-en-Aarde Education Project
Reports to:Primary Education Programme Manager (PEP Manager)
Working Hours:Mon – Thursday 08:00 to 17:00 with a 60-minute unpaid lunch Friday 08:00 – 14:00 with a 30-minute unpaid lunch break  
School HolidaysTerm 1: 7 days
Term 2: 12 days
Term 3: 7 Days
Term 4: 15 Days


● Relevant tertiary qualification in Education or relevant years of experience
● Computer literate
● A minimum of one year’s community work/service experience
● Fluent in written and spoken Afrikaans and English
● Must have a valid driving license and own reliable transport
● Must be prepared to obtain a code 10 driving license and drive a passenger vehicle.
● Ability to work independently and as part of our great team
● Ability to work flexible hours (pre-care, weekends, and evenings occasionally)
● Must have the ability to:

  • Pay attention to details
    • To plan, prioritise work and meet deadlines to successfully deliver range of programme outcomes
    • Demonstrate good communication and problem solving skills
    • Multitask
    • Be creativity and resourcefulness
    • Learn and grow
  • The project is located on a farm

This position is responsible for developing, implementing, and monitoring the Life Skills and Extra-Curricular Services at the Pebbles Project Hemel en Aarde Education Project.

The Life Skills service focuses on the following initiatives:

● Learner On-site Support
● Leadership Development Initiative
● Learner Coaching Initiative (LCI)
● Sex Education Initiative

The Extra-Curricular service focuses on the following initiatives:

● Library Initiative
● Computer Literacy Initiative
● Sports and Recreation Initiative
● Educational Outings and Activities Initiative

● Initiative coordination and implementation
● Classroom management
● Monitoring and evaluation
● Administration and team Support


  1. Initiative Coordination and Implementation
    Learner On-site Support
    ● To assist with homework, tutoring and present vocational education lessons to learners when required.
    ● To assist the PEP manager to create places and spaces of innovation to support teaching and learning (hop scotch, games, maker’s spaces).
    ● To assist with classroom substitution.

Leadership Development Initiative
● To appoint ambassador representatives in Grade 6 and 7.
● To research relevant service providers that will render leadership programmes and activities for class ambassadors.
● To conduct and execute group and one-on-one mentoring sessions.
● To train the educators on the leadership initiative and mentoring requirements.
● To assist with conducting the nomination and voting process.
● To conduct leadership training sessions at the annual ambassador camp.

Learner coaching Initiative:
● To facilitate workshops with learners.
● To source external service providers and maintain partnerships.

Sex Education Initiative
● To facilitate workshops with learners.
● To source external service providers and maintain partnerships.
● To manage the logistic required for the initiative.

Library Service Initiative
● To teach learners library skills including – understanding library rules, how to loan books and read book summaries, how to handle books with respect and care and how to recycle books.
● To dispense and collect books.
● To plan and facilitate projects that align with life skills and extra-curricular topics (spelling bees and general knowledge quiz with a focus on literacy development).
● To promote a culture of love for reading, knowledge and books.

Computer Literacy Initiative
● To consult with the Mobile Computer Literacy Coordinator to develop and review computer literacy manuals, utilise a baseline assessment to test the computer literacy levels of learners.
● To use applications and games that improve reading, numeracy and creative skills.
● To teach computer literacy curriculum to learners.

Sports and Recreation Initiative
● To oversee, facilitate and implement activities as set out in the timetable (gardening, biking, field sports).
● To identify educators who can offer activities as part of the daily programme in consultation with the PEP manager.
● To consult with the Life skills and Extra-Curricular Manager to source and manage the necessary resources to implement activities.
● To source, recruit and engage potential service providers to ensure learners have access to activities.
● To organise and execute sporting events (netball/soccer tournaments).
● To provide learners with opportunities that expose them to competitions and allow participation in showcases, both locally and provincially.

Educational Outings and Activities Initiative
● To plan and organise appropriate educational outings.
● To identify learners who demonstrate potential and provide them with outings/activities to further their skills.
● To manage the logistics and transportation for the initiative.

  1. Classroom Management
    ● To uphold the vision, mission and ethos of the academy, and Pebbles Projects as a whole.
    ● To adhere to school policies, procedures and protocol.
    ● To build positive relationships with learners.
    ● To promote a love for learning within the classroom.
    ● To execute consistent, fair and age appropriate discipline within the class.
    ● To record learner behaviour and achievement on the relevant documentation.
    ● To address any and all areas of concern with the PEP Manager.
  2. Monitoring and Evaluation (M & E)
    ● To manage and monitor the inventory for the services resources at the project.
    ● To contribute to the development of the services through identifying gaps and establishing strategic solutions.
    ● To assist the PEP manager with the collection of relevant and appropriate data for effective monitoring and evaluation.
    ● To take overall responsibility for the timely (monthly) sharing of M&E information to the management systems.
    ● To ensure continued monitoring of key performance indicators for the initiatives.
  3. Administration and Team Support
    ● To ensure all initiative activities are executed in alignment to the Pebbles Project Framework.
    ● To assist with the development and implementation of new initiatives for the Hemel-en- Aarde Education Project.
    ● To assist with the monitoring and evaluation of the PEP Initiatives.
    ● To develop monitoring and evaluation tools to track the success of initiatives.
    ● To do all tasks according to the agreed targets regarding time, quantity and quality.
    ● Assist the COO/CAO with the collection of relevant and appropriate data needed for the effective monitoring of the relevant services.
    ● To assist the PEP manager with annual strategic planning and ongoing service planning.
    ● To participate in internal and external training.
    ● To manage volunteers allocated to the classroom or initiatives.
    ● To assist with the planning and executing of events, hosting visitors and donors.
    ● To follow any reasonable instruction as requested by any Manager or member of Senior Management.

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