Arabic & Islamic Teacher Assistant
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The Hamilton International School
Date Added: Nov 2, 2023
ISP Arabic Teacher Assistant Role Profile
Purpose of Role
The purpose of the role of Arabic Teacher Assistant is to provide support to the students and the class teachers of the school inside and outside of the classroom. They assist the teacher in providing in class support for children with their work, along with other tasks of a more general nature.
Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.
Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.
Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.
Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.
ISP Arabic Teacher Assistant Key Responsibilities
- Contributes appropriately with lesson planning and assessment processes including the organization and management of books/files for individual children.
- Supporting children across the curriculum, often with a particular focus on maths, reading and writing
- Giving extra help to children with special needs or those for whom English is not their first language
- Helping to develop programmes of learning activities and adapting appropriate materials
- Motivating and encouraging pupils
- Assisting with marking and correcting work
- Attending meetings and reviews
- Helping with school events, trips and activities
- Prepares materials or equipment for class lessons, group work or for individual children.
- Leads & assists groups of children or individuals with their tasks.
- Reads stories to groups of children.
- Prepares any ICT equipment (for example: computers, iPad, digital camera, DVD, Bee Bot, etc.).
- Accompanies children on visits.
- Comforts young distressed and vulnerable children in accordance with safeguarding procedures.
- Prepares Art and Craft materials and/or tidy them away.
- Mounts and displays children’s work appropriately.
- Supervises children using the cloakroom (toilet)/playtimes/start time and home times especially at transition times.
- Labels and stores equipment appropriately.
- Laminates and/or photocopy materials/resources.
- Take part, on a daily basis, in the Rota which provides supervision in the playground at playtimes and supervise at transition times especially at start time and home time
- Maintains confidentiality about personal details revealed by the children
- Reports incidents to Teacher and or Head of Early Years in accordance with the Safeguarding Policy
- Maintains and promotes the School’s professional reputation.
Bus Supervisor (When applicable)
- Transport children to school by picking-up children at assigned stops; instructing children when it is safe to board the vehicle; established loading and unloading procedures,
- Maintains safe conditions while traveling by enforcing safety and discipline rules and following all vehicle and driving laws as outlined by the School & DoT
- Complete daily all pre-and post-trip inspections for safety and security by inspecting and documenting the vehicle logs prior to completing daily shift.
- Implement emergency plan in the event of an accident; appropriately administer to the needs of the members on-board, administer first-aid, and complete accident report and documentation for all accidents or incidents that occur in the bus.
- Take daily attendance of students
- Physically check the bus after every trip to be sure that no child is left behind
- Provide assistance to students in fastening their seatbelts and ensure that they are properly strapped in throughout the journey. Insures all students are seated at all times on the bus
- Oversee student behavior within the bus and intervene during untoward incidents such as bullying
- Reports any delays in pickup/drop off to parents
- Prepare reports such as attendance, schedules and student
Health and Safety
- Emphasizes the importance of safety in all areas of the curriculum, communicating to the pupils the importance of a responsible attitude towards personal safety, the safety of others and respect for The Hamilton International School’s property and equipment
- Perform playground duties on time and with due diligence to safeguard Hamilton students
- Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students, equipment, materials, and facilities
- Assist in implementing all policies and rules governing student life and conduct
- Ensure that, all the necessary health and safety rules and procedures are being followed
- Maintain an awareness of all the health and safety measures to be taken when in school
Skills, Qualifications and Experience
Education: Bachelor’s Degree from any recognised University
- Minimum 5 years of school experience as teacher assistant
- Child Care and Protection training (Provided during induction)
- The candidate should be Bilingual, fluent in English and Arabic language
Required Skills and Knowledge
- Good oral and written communication skills
- Willing attitude to be a part of the school team
- Strong sense of professionalism
- Safeguarding and welfare of children
- Excellent communication skills and command of the English language, in spoken and written form
- A collaborative team-player with excellent interpersonal skills
- Behavior management
- Empathetic listener
- Integrity and confidentiality
- Internationally minded
- Emotional intelligence
- Intercultural awareness, creative
- Flexible and a can-do attitude
ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles
ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.