Nova Pioneer Literacy Support Specialist Jobs in South Africa

Nova Pioneer Literacy Support Specialist Jobs in South Africa

About the Role

We are looking for an exceptional Literacy Specialist. The Literacy Specialist will work across all Nova Pioneer Schools in South Africa to ensure all students receive the academic care needed.

The aim of this role is multifold, including directly teaching intervention groups and assisting teachers and leadership with the systems and supports needed to support learners in need of extra support.

A secondary goal is to challenge those students functioning above grade level. The Specialist will not only support teachers but will also train them to build systems of support in their classrooms to meet the need of all learners. We are open to considering senior primary or lower secondary specialists.

The Literacy Support Specialist will report to the Director of Schools and the Learning Support Team.

Key responsibilities for the role include:

  • Splitting time across Nova Pioneer campuses to provide direct intervention support to learners (Excluding school holidays)

  • Provide direct intervention to pre-identify learners

  • Plan, run and organise Professional Development sessions for each campus monthly and once to twice a year for all schools

  • Meet with the Student Support Team on each campus bi-monthly

  • Analyze student data with Student Support Team, Leadership, and teachers

  • Coaches teachers on how to plan support for students with learning barriers, students that are below grade level, and students that are above grade level

  • Observe teachers and students as needed

  • Ability to respond to the needs of the students and Nova Pioneer and growth with the role over time

  • Work closely with school teams and Educational Psychologist

    About You

  • Education Level: Masters (in Education) Degree Preferable or Bachelors (in Education) with strong experience

  • Experience and/or understanding of Cambridge orIEB curriculum objectives ideal

  • SACE registered (Kindly provide registration
    number and certificate in application)

  • You have an understanding of and passion for enquiry based, student-centered learning

  • You have a deep understanding of children and you know how to connect with the specific age group that you teach

  • You are a team player and you enjoy group problem solving

  • You are adept at using technology for instruction

    Core Skills And Competencies

  • Hands-on experience supporting students with a variety of learning barriers is a must

  • Providing support in literacy with a wide range of learning barriers (i.e. dyslexia, dysgraphia, ADHD ADD, Autism, etc.)

  • Has experience with non-English proficient and non-English Home Language students as well as ELL practices

  • Specific skills: understand how to implement remedial support and is familiar with a variety of remedial support programs for Literacy

  • Personal characteristics: can work collaboratively with a team, can receive feedback and give feedback in a positive manner

    Additional Skills And Requirements

  • Certifications: Ideally coursework in Inclusive Learning, Learning Support and Remedial Training are preferred

  • SACE Certificate

  • Must have a valid driver's license and car in a safe operating condition

  • Valid Police Clearance (no older than 6 months)

  • ID/ Passport

  • Work permit (if applicable)

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; Nova Pioneer Literacy Support Specialist Jobs in South Africa

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