Primary Education Programme (PEP) Educator (Grades 2 and 3)

Primary Education Programme (PEP) Educator (Grades 2 and 3)

The Pebbles Project seeks to employ a PEP Educator In Hemel-en-Aarde

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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

Job Title:Primary Education Programme (PEP) Educator (Grades 2 and 3)
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 HolidaysSchool Holidays Term 1: 7 days
Term 2: 12 days
Term 3: 7 Days
Term 4: 15 Days

Requirements

● Tertiary qualification in Education
● Must be SACE registered
● 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

PURPOSE OF POSITION
This position is responsible for:
● The teaching and learning process within the classroom.
● Providing a comprehensive enrichment and care service that equips learners with appropriate knowledge and skills.
● The efficient and effective implementation of the curriculum according to specified norms. and outcomes, together with trending methodologies, to ensure that learners are exposed to a variety of teaching strategies.
● Approaching the curriculum with flexibility and adaptability in order to extract the best possible outcome from each learner.
● Incorporating blended and inclusive learning approaches within the classroom.
● Administratively managing the curriculum program and initiative Implementing school and organizational policies and procedures.
● Ensuring all learners are optimally involved in the learning process.
● Fostering a culture of encouragement within the classroom.
● Contributing towards a positive ethos through involvement and support.
● Supporting and implementing the enrichment activities as part of the PEP approach.
CRITICAL FOCUS AREAS

  1. Initiative implementation and support
  2. Classroom management
  3. Administration and team support
    DUTIES
  4. Initiative implementation and support

Basic Education Initiative:
● To teach learners a CAPs based curriculum.
● To implement curriculum differentiation, conduct assessments, and formulate reports.
● To incorporate continuous perceptual skills within the daily program.
● To keep abreast of current trends, and incorporate relevant new methodologies.
● To use the IMPAQ Curriculum as a guideline to build knowledge and assess overall learner performance.
● To present and explain learning content in a concrete, practical way, in order for learners to meet developmental milestones.
● To assist with designing, implementing, and reviewing policies and procedures (i.e. discipline policy).
● To complete lesson planning as requested by the PEP Manager.
● To identify barriers to learning, support learners within the classroom and refer cases to the school based support committee.
● To arrange and facilitate parent meetings to discuss ongoing learner progress when necessary.
● To conduct bi-annual inventory counts for all educational resources.
● To monitor the daily attendance of learners and notify the PEP Manager of concerns.
● To incorporate digital platforms within the classroom.
● To report any and all concerns regarding the welfare of learners to the PEP Manager.
● To complete quarterly formative and summative assessments.
● To prepare relevant comments regarding learner progress for the termly reports.
● To monitor and evaluate learner progression and provide relevant feedback to stakeholders.
● To ensure open and interactive communication with parents.
● To do adequate preparation in learner books/files to enhance teaching and learning.
● To ensure all learner work is marked on a daily basis and assessed accordingly.
● To encourage learners with relevant and uplifting comments both verbally and in their books.
● To develop educational material and resources to teach online, when necessary.
● To participate in an annual grade hand-over meeting.
● Learner On-site Support Initiative.
● To manage and oversee the perceptual playground/play area.
● To teach and facilitate educational lessons, extra-curricular and life skills activities.
● To assist with homework, tutoring and present vocational education lessons to learners.
● To teach study methods and techniques to learners to prepare them for their examinations.
● To assist with the development and implementation of a numeracy and literacy intervention support programme.
● To prepare and distribute learner exam scopes (to the learner and parent).
● To promote citizenship and character education.
● To participate in playground duty and adherence to safety protocols.
● To provide learners with one-on-one intervention as per the school schedule.

Training Initiative
● To participate in internal and external training (CAPS, personal development, learner developmental stages, classroom management, discipline strategies, and assessments).

Life skills and Extra-Curricular Initiatives
● To assist the Life Skills and Extra-Curricular Educator with the planning and implementation of initiatives when required.
● To assist with the supervision and transporting of learners.
● To implement assigned activities by the PEP Manager.
● To assist with the planning and implementation of a holiday program.

  1. Classroom Management
    ● To uphold the vision, mission and ethos of the academy, and Pebbles Projects as a whole.
    ● To provide a welcoming classroom atmosphere in which learners feel comfortable to explore and express their needs.
    ● To do a daily emotional check-in with learners.
    ● To adhere to school policies, procedures and protocol.
    ● To build positive relationships with learners.
    ● To promote a love for learning within the classroom.
    ● To do prior preparation and setting up of daily work stations to promote problem solving and critical thinking skills.
    ● 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.
    ● To set up “parameters of safety” (classroom rules) and ensure all learners understand the process.
    ● To deliver effective multi-sensory teaching with a range of resources.
    ● To take responsibility for all classroom resources and equipment and the management thereof.
    ● To ensure that the layout of the classroom is effective.
    ● To maintain an educationally conducive, neatly structured classroom at all times.
  2. 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.
    ● To 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 training/workshops offered by partnering organisations in order to implement initiative activities.
    ● 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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