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SOS Children’s Villages Kenya – Teacher.

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SOS Children’s Villages in Kenya implements programmes in five (5) of Kenya’s 47 Counties namely Nairobi, Mombasa, Uasin Gishu, Kisumu and Meru. We seek to recruit a suitably qualified person to fill the position of Teacher (1) Mombasa,

TEACHER – 1 POSITION (MOMBASA)

Reporting to: Head Teacher

Position summary: The school teacher greatly contributes to the intellectual, spiritual, moral and physical development of the young children assigned to her/his class. S/he thereby plays a critical part in preparing them for future life and independence. In this task, creative teaching methods must be employed to stimulate the child’s natural desire to learn and grow. Special attention must be provided to All children, who often needs strong educational support in their home environment

Key performance areas and main responsibilities:

Leads all activities within the assigned class

  •  Prepares lesson plans and outlines in accordance with the curriculum guidelines or requirements of the school or government.
  •  Teaches lessons and facilitates or supervises a variety of non-academic activities which may include art, crafts, story-telling, sport, nature walks etc.
  •  Ensures all necessary preparations are made prior to each lesson.
  •  Arranges cultural activities to educate children in local culture and custom.
  •  Involves children in the operations and maintenance of the school, including cleaning classrooms, tending flowers beds etc.

 Creates a stimulating learning environment

  •  Maintains a positive degree of discipline inside and outside the classroom in order to create a safe secure and appropriate environment for learning.
  •  Promotes a warm, supportive, non-threatening ethos in which the child finds learning enjoyable and stimulating and in which respect and co-operation are emphasised.
  •  Uses creative teaching methods to nurture the children’s interest in learning, e.g., use drama, storytelling, and singing or art to enhance the learning experience.
  •  Creates a lively, stimulating atmosphere in the classroom, e.g., by decorating the walls with children’s arts and crafts or by establishing a ‘nature corner’.
  • Maintains the classroom in a neat and tidy condition in order to create an environment conducive to learning.

Ensures the educational development of each child

  •  Provides individual attention to each child, monitoring their educational progress and taking appropriate corrective action as necessary.
  •  Conducts academic support programmes such as holiday classes, remedial classes and individual tutoring to meet the educational needs of each child.
  •  Develops and implements homework programmes which may include project work, extra reading or other assignments.
  •  Prepares progress reports for each child as required by the principal, detailing the child’s academic progress as well as overall development.

 General

  • Supervises extra-mural activities such as organised sports, clubs etc.
  •  Performs administrative or other extra duties as required by the Principal, such as store keeping, producing the school magazine or organising school events.
  •  Maintains all furniture and equipment within the classroom in good order.
  •  Behaves in an exemplary manner at all times acting as a role model for the children.
  •  Keeps attendance registers, grade records and any other records required by the school.

 Perform other tasks as assigned by the immediate supervisor.

Formal qualifications & Experience Requirements

  1. Must possess a P1 Certificate
  2. Training in Guidance and counselling will be an added advantage.
  3. Computer literate with proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  4. Minimum of 3 Years teaching experience.
  5. Must be registered by the TSC
  6. Must be CBC trained and can teach IRE, English, Mathematics, PHE from grade 1 – 8
  7. Have a genuine liking for and interest in young people and demonstrated patience, tolerance and understanding.
  8. Ability to communicate effectively with students, colleagues, administrators, parents and the community at large
  9. Possess report writing skills.
  10. Significant knowledge of work and educational dynamics in the country.

Child Protection Policy

At all times, avoid actions or behaviour that could be construed as poor or potentially abusive practice.

Whatever decisions and actions taken should be with the best interest of the child in mind.

Data Protection Policy

At all times ensure that personal data of donors, sponsors, SOS Children’s Villages Kenya beneficiaries and their families as well as co-workers is handled confidentially and in accordance with prevailing SOS-Kinderdorf International data protection laws.

How to Apply

If you believe your experience, competencies and qualifications match the job and role specifications described; send a Cover Letter & updated CV in PDF with details of 3 traceable referees one of which must be immediate former employer to recruitment@soskenya.org addressed to the Human Resources and Administration Manager to reach us on or before 1st June 2022.

Please specify on the position interested in as subject of your application.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted

SOS Children’s Villages holds strict child safeguarding principles and a zero-tolerance policy for conducts of sexual harassment, exploitation and abuse in the workplace and other places where the organization’s activities are rendered. Parallel to technical competence, recruitment, selection and hiring decisions will give due emphasize to assessing candidates value congruence and thorough background checks, police clearance reference check processes.

SOS Children’s Villages is an equal opportunity employer and its Recruitment Policy addresses itself to the core values of best practice, diversity and equality.

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