VISUAL ARTS TEACHER – UCT ONLINE HIGH SCHOOL

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Opportunity Description

Description

The Teacher role is primarily responsible for working alongside the Senior Teacher to motivate, inspire and empower their students with high-quality individual and group instruction so that they can reach their full potential. The incumbent might be a newly qualified teacher or in their first few years of teaching, and should therefore be someone who is hungry to learn and to lean into the balance Valenture strikes between classroom teaching and collaboration with other professionals in the school.

DAY-TO-DAY RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

Teaching:

  • Regular contact with students to encourage, motivate and empower them to achieve their best.
  • Employ a variety of teaching and instructional methodologies, with the aid of edtech tools, to individuals and groups of students.
  • Support with intervention planning within your subject to develop appropriate teaching solutions and strategies that target the specific student needs that arise as they progress through the course.
  • Implementing responsive intervention based on students’ progress.
  • Work closely with the Senior Teacher, Support Coach and Student Experience Lead to monitor at-risk students.
  • Report on the effectiveness of planned interventions (according to our remediation policy which uses RTI) and employ bespoke remediation strategies to enable student academic progress.
  • Review holistic performance of students on a regular basis.
  • Facilitate and participate in extracurricular activities such as social activities, clubs and student organisations.

Task-management:

  • Update student records with socio-emotional, behavioural and academic insights gained through teacher-student interactions.
  • Meet regularly with the Senior Teacher in your team to identify student progress, trends and at risk-students.
  • Report on the progress of all students allocated to you, on a weekly basis.
  • Regularly attend learner progress and intervention tracking meetings.
  • Manage the posting of announcements to the online campus, and respond to discussion forum posts made by students.

Community of practise:

  • Engage in lesson observations with Senior teachers, Teachers and your Student Experience Lead to maintain quality assurance of instruction in line with Valenture’s Teaching and Learning approach and to enable personal and peer improvement through feedback, coaching and mentorship.
  • Regular professional development sessions to develop a deep knowledge of the most recent advances of research in the subject you teach, as well as the research on how something can be taught and learned.
  • Engage in the systemic integration of scientific educational knowledge, didactics (or pedagogical content knowledge), and practice to enable teachers to enhance their pedagogical thinking, evidence-based decision making, and engagement in the professional community of educators.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Teaching or tutoring experience at secondary school level, with either BEd or PGCE qualification.
  • Experience teaching the CAPS or IEB curriculum will be an advantage.
  • Demonstrated experience in working effectively with young people to promote their individual academic potential.
  • Adept in a technological environment.
  • Operationally savvy.
  • Strong administrative and record keeping skills.
  • Experience working with assessment data and operational data.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Must be comfortable working remotely and independently.
  • Stable internet connection, and your own laptop required.
  • Police clearance required.
  • SACE registration or eligible to apply for SACE

Tech requirements:

  • A second screen.
  • A stable internet connection (minimum of a 20mbps line).

PERSONAL SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES

  • The ability to elicit the best from students through excellent rapport, meaningful engagement and sincere commitment to their success.
  • Knowledge and passion for the subject area.
  • Inclusive and dedicated to developing all students.
  • Must be able to take initiative as well as self-audit.
  • Must be able to work independently as well as part of a team.
  • Strong organisational skills and flexibility.

BENEFITS

  • Remote working
  • Voluntary savings programme