Aftercare Assistant | Nova Pioneer

Aftercare Assistant at Nova Pioneer
Nova Pioneer is looking for a superstar Aftercare Assistant to join its Aftercare programme today! This is an exciting opportunity for a dynamic individual to be a part of an innovative network of schools that is developing generations of innovators and leaders who will shape the African Century.

About the Role
We are looking for an Aftercare Assistant for grades 000 to grade 4 to start on 1 September 2022. Aftercare Assistants support the running of the after school programme during school term (~4-5 hours / day) as well during school holidays (~8 hours / day).

Key responsibilities for the role include
• Take initiative and act decisively
• Take responsibility for the care and safety of our children
• Conduct diligent and responsible monitoring of all students at the aftercare
• Supervise all activities to ensure safety at all times
• Run daily activities for the children according to our educational approach
• Liaise with parents
• Participate in relevant professional development
• Manage behaviour of learners according to the Nova Pioneer philosophy of culture and behaviour
• Help to maintain a neat and organised aftercare area
• Attend school functions
• Report to supervisor any problem which may occur with the children
• Participate in dismissal procedures at the end of aftercare, ensuring that each child leaves with the appropriate adult
• Ensure a professional, friendly and cordial relationship the both learners and parents
• Work with other staff members to form a positive, supportive team atmosphere
• Participate in Open Days
• Perform additional duties as assigned by the School Leader according to the school’s needs
• Aftercare Assistants are supported by the Aftercare Manager, who partners with them in their growth journey – providing feedback and coaching.

Skills and Qualifications required
• Must be proficient in speaking, reading and writing in English
• You love teaching and care deeply about the success of each and every student
• You have a deep understanding of children and you know how to connect with the specific age group that you teach
• You have an understanding of and passion for student-centered learning
• You are a team player and you enjoy group problem solving
• You are adept at using technology