14 Sep 2022

Pre-school Teacher at Kids Alive Zambia

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Job Description


Pre-school Teacher

Position Summary

The Preschool Teacher will be expected to take care and interact with the children in all aspects. Ensure children do not lack in any way as well as development of monthly lesson plans from time to time as required and implement activities as planned.  Support a hygienic health and safe environment for the children. Adhere to the set government curriculum and ensure result oriented standards are met in terms of performance for pre-learners. The candidate is expected to make a positive contribution towards the organization’s Christian ethos and witness and child safeguarding processes.

Major Responsibilities

  • Support and ensure the welfare, health and safety of children is promoted and is within the child protection and safeguarding protocols.
  • Lesson planning and classroom schedule as well as room arrangement consistent with ERS (Environment Rating Scales for pre-school learners);
  • Identify any barriers to learning and report to the Pre-school Teacher;
  • Ensure children have food service at the appropriate time;
  • Maintain and build positive relationships with children and their parents;
  • Promote a culture of trust and security in the school;
  • Lead interactive prayer, Bible lessons and other spiritual activities by creating spaces for such activities;
  • Understand Kids Alive mission statement and apply it in your daily work;
  • Maintain safe, clean environment, teaching and modelling good hygiene skills;
  • Participate in planning and implementation of pre-school interactive events;
  • Maintain confidentiality regarding all personal information regarding children, families and staff;
  • Contribute to the drawing up of plans that ensure each child is making progress in all areas of development.
  • Participate and be involved in developing the preschool as a centre of excellence in early childhood learning and support.
  • Ensure that the playgroup, other play equipment are safe for the children.
  • Maintain standards of hygiene while ensuring high safety procedures are implemented at all times which will include fire drills are regularly practiced.
  • Participate and be involved in the drafting, reviewing, updating and implementing the playgroup policies e.g. register and signing out procedures, child protection, health and safety and confidentiality liaison with the Senior Teacher and Head Teacher.
  • Help collect interesting and exciting ‘open ended’ play materials for the indoor and outdoor learning environment.
  • Foster the promotion of the preschool in the local community and maintain the Christ-centeredness image.
  • Ensure children participate in safe guarding spaces through interactive message sharing and knowledge (voices, picture story telling etc.).
    Perform any other duties as assigned.

Essential skills and competencies required:

  • Good parenting skills, and notable integrity is KEY to this position;
  • Ability to demonstrate and teach Christ-based behaviours, a strong Christian with unquestionable religious disposition;
  • Exposure, understanding and appreciation of the challenges of working in a child- friendly environment or excellent experience with children;
  • Good understanding of diverse cultures, appreciation and respect in all aspects;
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality, manage time, prioritize assignments,
  • Strong interpersonal skills including the ability to work and communicate effectively and collaboratively;
  • Ability to work in a team and promote a positive environment;
  • Ability to communicate, clear speech expression, and reasonably accurate spoken and written English as well as local dialect that can serve as a good communicative channel for children who are developing their language skills is desirable;
  • Warm nurturing attitude, Friendly, approachable, self-motivated and flexible;
  • Good planning, organizational and problem solving skills.
  • Must be able to teach, speak and communicate fluently in English, mbunda and silozi.

Experience and Qualifications

  • Minimum grade 12 Certificate,
  • Certificate in Early Childhood Education,
  • Certification in Literacy studies is an added advantage
  • Computer literate is an added advantage
  • Continuous Professional development (CPD) certifications/certificate relating to the position or Early Childhood Education trainings is added advantage
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of teaching methods and legal educational procedures is added advantage to ensure compliance.
  • Holder of a valid practicing license
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Method of Application

To apply, kindly send through your application letter, copies of NRC, Qualifications and not more than 4 page CV, indicating day time telephone and/or mobile contacts clearly stating the job of interest in the in the subject line [email protected] by 18th September, 2022 at 17:00hrs.

Kindly note that only candidates who meet the above specifications and competencies should apply and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

All hard Copy applications must be addressed to;

The Senior Manager Human Resources & Safeguarding

C/O The Head Teacher

Kids Alive Academy

P.O Box 30567

Katongo Community Area

MONGU

Or Send hard Copy applications addressed to;

The Senior Manager Human Resources & Safeguarding

C/O The Social Worker

Lilato Children’s Village

P.O Box 30567

MONGU

Women are strongly encouraged to apply. Kids Alive does not accept any solicitation of any form and does not ask for any payments to warrant employment, we maintain a zero tolerance for any form of discrimination.





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