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  • Date posted

    June 6, 2024

  • Hiring location

    Cape Town Western Cape


The International School of Cape Town (ISCT) is one of the largest Cambridge schools in the country, offering the British curriculum from Nursery to A level, since 1998. The school prides itself on consistently producing excellent academic results in a warm and supportive environment, incorporating the latest in teaching skills and technological innovation. Although our student body is 60% South African, we have representatives from over 25 countries, offering a rich diversity of cultures and nationalities and equipping our alumni to be successful and adaptable global citizens. 

Teaching Assistant, with Aftercare responsibilities

from 15 July 2024

The School invites applications for the above mentioned position. ISCT is seeking to appoint a passionate individual whose strengths lie in good verbal and written communication as well as being energetic, enthusiastic, and innovative; a person who has a passion for children and their learning and development. Applicants should meet the below criteria:

  • Experience working in an Upper Primary school environment, including aftercare.
  • Classroom management skills.
  • Facilitating small group learning under the guidance of the class teacher.
  • Supporting the class teachers with classroom responsibilities.
  • Providing assistance with academic tasks in the classroom.
  • Demonstrated commitment to collaborative teamwork within a diverse environment.
  • Openness to learning and receiving guidance from colleagues.
  • Assisting with Aftercare duties until 17:00.
  • Creating a safe and nurturing environment for children.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in working as part of a dynamic team.
  • Maintaining a cool temperament, positive attitude, and a firm yet compassionate demeanor.
  • Supervising and caring for students during Aftercare.
  • Supporting Aftercare students in extracurricular activities.
  • Strong organisational, interpersonal, administrative and computer skills.
  • Demonstrating initiative and decisive action.
  • Alignment with the school's values and mission.

Closing date: Monday, 10 June 2024 If this position is of interest to you, please fill in the online Google form found here. 

Child Protection and Safe Recruitment Practice

The International School of Cape Town is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare and rights of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. In order to ensure safe recruitment all prospective staff will be expected to provide the following on application for a post;

Terms and Conditions

  • 1. A police criminal record clearance (no less than 6 months old) from the country of current/most recent employment, a Sexual Offenders Register clearance, and a Child Protection Register clearance.
  • 2. Proof of identification (a colour ID or passport) 
  • 3. Proof of current address.
  • 4. Certified copies of your qualifications.
  • 5. Employment checks including references from a current/most recent and a previous direct supervisor, none of which may be related to you. 
  • 6. Provision of a South African Revenue Services (SARS) personal tax number.
  • 7. A copy of your permanent SACE certificate and number, in the case of Educator applications. 
  • 8. If not South African, provision of a valid work visa enabling you to be employed at ISCT.
  • 9. Full disclosure of any material reason that may impact ISCT’s decision when making an appointment.

No appointment will be considered or finalised until the above have been met by the prospective employee. 

ISCT reserves the right to not fill this post. If you do not hear from the school within 15 working days of the closing date, please consider your application unsuccessful. We are not able to provide an individual response to each applicant, however all applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Inclusion & Diversity: EE candidates are preferred. ISCT is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and diverse workplace where we value and respect every colleague for who they are. All applications are considered. 

ISCT, in line with POPIA (Protection of Personal Information Act) will attempt to ensure the confidentiality of all applicants for this role. All reasonable measures will be in place to protect personal information but will be used in the recruitment, selection, and reporting process. Private documentation will be destroyed after 6 months. By submitting your application for this position, you recognise and accept this disclaimer. All employees are bound by the South Africa Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) and the South African Council of Educators (SACE) Code of Professional Ethics

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