SPARK Schools Blended Learning Facilitator (FP) - Johannesburg South Region Jobs in South Africa

SPARK Schools Blended Learning Facilitator (FP) - Johannesburg South Region Jobs in South Africa


  • SPARK Schools is a social impact disruptor and is leading change in the education space through its network of affordable private schools. The SPARK Schools network provide transformational education innovation through Africa’s first blended learning model, which elevates student achievement and provides the tools teachers need to serve their students effectively.

  • The blended learning model, which combines classroom teaching and online instruction, allows teachers to anticipate student needs and equips schools to provide personalized education at an affordable cost. SPARK Schools is pioneering this transformative education model to ensure the accessibility of university and careers for all.

  • SPARK Schools has a culture of collaboration, because getting South Africa to lead global education takes a team effort. We are innovators who strive for excellence through persistence and a sense of urgency to achieve SPARK Schools’ vision, mission and social transformational objectives. Our work environment is vibrant/cheerful, fast-paced/dynamic, engaging/stimulating, tech-enabled and data driven.

  • SPARK Schools is a high growth, mission and values-driven, entrepreneurial organisation, operating 17 primary schools and 1 high school and serving over 13 500 families. We are looking for dynamic people to join our team.

  • Reports To: School Operations Manager

    Purpose of Role:

  • SPARK Schools blended learning facilitators in the foundation phase drive student achievement by overseeing the culture and effectiveness of the Learning Lab, SPARK’s innovative computer lab. SPARK Schools blended learning facilitators work directly with students in whole class, small group, and individual settings to provide academic interventions in literacy and maths.

  • Blended learning facilitators are integral to the SPARK Schools “culture” and our commitment to rigorous, engaging learning experiences for our scholars.

    Responsibilities:

  • Create a positive student culture around online learning and small group tutoring and maintain high behavioural expectations for all students.

  • Actively “coach” students on all computer programs and ensure that the educational software used in the lab effectively meets the needs of students.

  • Create and submit lesson plans for tutoring sessions.

  • Tutor small groups of students on literacy and maths skills.

  • Create and submit bi-weekly reports on ST Maths.

  • Communicate and collaborate with teachers and school administrators to create individualized learning plans for students.

  • Use SPARK culture and behaviour management strategies.

  • Incorporate SPARK SEL (Social Emotional Learning) curriculum with scholars.

  • Ensure all Learning Lab resources are used and stored responsibly and .

  • Report all damages to hardware to
    the School Operations Manager and fill out relevant incident reports if needed.

  • Have an updated asset list of all hardware in Learning lab received by the School Operations Manager.

  • Participate actively in staff development opportunities as a member of the SPARK Schools team.

  • Set into a classroom to cover, should there be an operational need.

  • Conduct self in a professional manner at all SPARK Schools events and to all stakeholders.

    Qualifications:

    The ideal candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • English language fluency.

  • Clear criminal record.

  • Grade 12 Certificate.

  • Studying part­ time towards a B.Ed. or PGCE, with a view to becoming a qualified teacher.

    Experience:

  • Previous experience managing or working with primary school-aged children.

  • Basic computer skills and willingness to learn new technology.

    Skills and Mindset:

  • Strong desire to be part of a vibrant and dynamic technology-driven work environment fostering creativity, collaboration and an atmosphere that encourages and allows top performers to thrive.

  • Strong desire to be part of a collaborative, team spirited and fast growing Social Impact Disruptor and Society Shaper who is leading change in the education space in South Africa through transformational education innovation, ensuring the accessibility of university and careers for all.

  • Strong desire to be part of a learning culture with excellent career development and advancement opportunities supported by individualised professional development, support and mentorship.

  • Ability, Desire and Passion to deliver high quality transformational education at affordable fees.

    We are looking for "GEMS'' with the following attributes:

  • Grit: Persistence through challenges.

  • Excellence: A track record of high expectations personally and professionally.

  • Mission and Vision Alignment: Understanding of and passion for the SPARK Schools mission to provide excellent education at an affordable cost.

  • Self­ Reflection: Finding the capacity to bring your best self to challenges and opportunities.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; SPARK Schools Blended Learning Facilitator (FP) - Johannesburg South Region Jobs in South Africa


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