Male Learning Support Assistant needed at Rainbow International School Uganda

December 14th, 2017 08:17 Blog

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Rainbow International School, Kampala is a 2 – 18 years co-educational day and boarding school serving a mixture of expatriate and Ugandan families based in Kampala, wider Uganda and the East African region.
The Principal, Mr. Jason Lewis seeks to appoint a qualified, enthusiastic and motivated individual to the post of Learning Support Assistant to work in the Secondary Learning Support department that assists children with special educational needs. We are looking for a male person, with SEN background. Teaching experience is an added advantage. 

Someone who is creative, can motivate, support and assist a 12 year old autistic and non-verbal male student.

Please apply by sending us a detailed C.V (with a recent picture) and a letter of application (no more than two sides typed) stating your pedagogical strengths and experiences to date. Please include the names and contact details of 3 referees (2 professional, of which one must be your current line manager and 1 character referee). None of the referees should be your relative.
Please DO NOT attach or enclose copies of certificates at this point.
All applications should be addressed to the Principal and sent to:

Early applications are welcome and the school reserves the right to appoint a suitable candidate before the closing date.
Deadline for receiving applications is Sunday, 31st December 2017.
Salary: 700,000 UGX net monthly
The successful applicant will be expected to report for work at the beginning of January 2018.
For more information about the school please visit  – The websiteBackground checks will be done on all shortlisted candidates.
*Please note that the school recruits the Learning Support Assistant on behalf of the
parents of a child who requires Learning support and the salary of the Learning
Support Assistant is paid by the Parents of the child receiving Learning support.

Post Title: Learning Support Assistant
Responsible to: Head of Learning Support
 To support the Special Education Needs child assigned, so that he/she is fully included within RISU community and is able to access the curriculum and make progress.
 To work under the instruction and/or guidance of the teaching staff and/or the SEN teachers to undertake work, care and support programmes for the student. Work may be carried out in the classroom or outside the main teaching area.
Personal qualities
We need someone who is proactive, motivated, and team-focused and has a ‘can do” attitude. Social skills are important, Classroom management skills are very important.
Key Areas of Responsibility/Duties
Support for the student
 Establish constructive relationships with the student and interact with him/her according to his/her needs.
 Supervise and support the student ensuring his/her safety and access to learning
 Support the student to understand instructions.
 Encourage the student to interact with others and engage in activities led by the teacher.
 Encourage the student to act independently to promote self-esteem and independence.
 Undertake structured and agreed learning activities adjusting activities according to the student’s responses.
 Provide feedback to the student in relation to progress and achievement under guidance of the teacher.
 Assist with the development and implementation of the student supported.
 Promote the inclusion and acceptance of the student.
 Use and maintain equipment and resources and assist the student in their use.
Support for RISU
 Be aware of and comply with policies and procedures relating to child protection/Safeguarding, health, safety and security, confidentially and data protection, reporting all concerns to an appropriate person.
 Be aware of and support difference and ensure all the student has equal access to opportunities to learn and develop.

 Contribute to the overall ethos, work and aims of RISU.
 Appreciate and support the role of other professionals.
 Attend relevant meetings as required.
 Participate in training and other learning activities and performance development as required including carrying out individual research into particular areas of need to support role.
 Assist with supervision of students out of lesson times, including before and after school and at lunchtimes as requested.
 Provide clerical / admin support e.g. photocopying, typing, filling and providing temporary cover for support staff as requested.
 Accompany teaching staff and students on visits, trips and out of RISU activities as required, using specific skills and competences as requested.
 To supervise the Learning Resource Centre.
 Adhere to the Safeguarding policy
 Ensure Health and Safety in all situations
 Upholding RISU values and implementing policies and procedures.
 Any other job as deemed appropriate to the role by the Principal or Deputy headteachers or the Head of Learning Support department.
 Under the direction of the Head of Learning Support and subject leaders, following agreed lesson plans, support the teaching and learning of the student, using support strategies appropriate to the needs of the student, providing feedback and liaising with colleagues over problems. Facilitate the intellectual and social development of the student, working with the Head of Learning Support to support the achievement of the student’s learning targets.
 Contribute to the development of a purposeful working atmosphere and implement and monitor the school’s behavior and any related policies and procedures.
Social Media
 To have no interaction with students on ANY social media platform while you
have a running to provide services at RISU or for 1 year after leaving. This includes sharing of links to personal Social media webpages with the students. Failure to comply will result in dismissal.

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