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Teaching Assistant

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Nibras International School
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Date Added: May 15, 2024

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Nibras is looking for a passionate Teaching Assistant to join the team in August 2024
Job Purpose:  
For all staff in school we share a responsibility to ensure that children are always safe and properly supervised. Our school is committed to ‘amazing learning’- providing enjoyable and meaningful learning experiences so that every pupil makes as much progress as possible. All staff are expected to adhere to NIS policies and code of conduct and commit to promoting our vision – ‘A happy community school with amazing learning at its heart where pupils are empowered to make choices, engage in meaningful learning experiences and make exceptional progress’
A teacher assistant supports the teacher of the class in educating children. An assistant basically handles tasks that free the teacher to focus on the learning agenda for the day. They are responsible for human support and paraprofessional work assisting the teacher with instructional activities and assisting students by reinforcing material already presented through special efforts and repetitions. Assisting teachers in managing, organizing and coordinating all task related to the respective section.
Key qualities and skills:
  •  General knowledge of the practices, methods and techniques used in classroom teaching
  •  Ability to deal effectively with students and teachers
  •  Skilled in the use of classroom and instructional equipment
  •  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with teachers, parents, and students
  •  Important Skills: Enthusiasm, imagination, energy, adaptability, patience and responsibility
Key duties include:
The Teacher Assistant must undertake various tasks, including:
  •  Organize, prepare and pass out project materials, setting up audio equipment and track attendance
  •  Maintain classroom supplies and helps children retrieve materials, clean-up workspaces and gather belongings
  •  Collect and display suitable material for educational displays and decorate classrooms and corridors
  •  Supervise snack and other related duties
  •  Assist the classroom teacher and accept all duties assigned in support of teaching and learning
  •  Perform a variety of office assistance tasks such as photocopying, filing, answering the telephone, etc. as required
Bus attendant
  •  Monitor students and maintains order on the bus, including the wearing of seatbelts at all times
  •  Ensure the safety of each student at all the times
  •  Check the attendance of the students registered on the bus before departure and at arrival to school
  •  Inform the teacher / parent about any absences
  •  Check Bus mobile for instructions from Transport Manager / Coordinator
  •  Collects/Drop-off KG1 to G2 students from their classrooms
  •  Manage student behavior on the bus while enroute to/from the school
  •  Report behavioral issues to the transport manager
  •  At drop off of student ensure that the student is hand-over to the authorized adult
  •  Contact parents should the child not be at the collection point
  •  Conduct checks at the end of every trip and ensure no students or their belongings are left inside the bus.
  •  Help students enter/exit from the school bus from their authorized adult
  •  Inform transport manager for any safeguarding issues e.g., no authorized adult at collection point
Health and Safety
  •  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 in the classrooms
  •  Maintain an awareness of all the health and safety measures to be taken when in school
  •  Ensure all students are seated and belted during their travel in the school bus
  •  Assist in handing over the student to an authorized adult when dropping them home
Position Requirements: 
Education: Graduate
Experience: 2 years’ experience working as a teacher assistant.
  • 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
Whilst every effort has been made to explain the main duties and responsibilities of the post, each individual task undertaken may not be identified.
Employees will be expected to comply with any reasonable request from a manager to undertake work of a similar level that is not specified in this job description
Employees are expected to be courteous to colleagues and provide a welcoming environment to visitors and telephone callers.
ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles    
ISP & Nibras International School are 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, including an online due diligence search, references and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.    
ISP Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging   
ISP & Nibras International School are committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, age, disability status, neuro divergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply.    
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