Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls: Remedial Therapist

Company Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls
Reference # RET001
Published 15/10/2020
Contract Type Permanent
Salary Market Related
Location Henley-On-Klip, Gauteng, South Africa
Introduction
The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (The Academy) is a residential boarding school with just over 300 students enrolled in Grades 8 -12. Grade 12 students write the Independent Examination Board (I.E.B.) NSC Examination.
Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates. Applications must be accompanied by a covering letter, CV with names of three contactable references, copy of the highest qualification/s and the copy of identity. Interested candidates must register their profile at https://owlag.jb.skillsmapafrica.com/ to submit their application. Further information about the Academy can be found on its website (www.owlag.co.za)
Regrettably emailed, faxed and hand delivered applications will not be considered. Only applications submitted through the SkillsMap portal will be considered. Only suitably qualified applications will be considered. Should you not hear from us by 30 November 2020, please consider your application to be unsuccessful. The Academy reserves the right not to fill this position.

The Academy is a member of the Independent Schools Association of Southern Africa (ISASA) and is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Functions Academic
Industries Academic
Specification
●A diploma or degree in Remedial Therapy
●Further training or qualification in working with children and youth

●At least 2-4 years’ post qualification experience as a Remedial Therapist providing learning support to high school learners.
●At least 2 years’ teaching high school English will be preferable

●Experience working with specific learning disabilities, eg. Auditory processing disorder, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, ADHD.
●Experience working with individuals and groups
●Experience working with vulnerable children.
●Willingness to learn how to use and implement the Neurosequential Model of Education.

Requirements
●Demonstrated ability in providing specialist remedial therapy services within a learning environment
●Understanding of the developmental, emotional, social and educational issues of children and young people
●Demonstrated awareness of diverse ethnic, cultural and social backgrounds
●Knowledge of the Children’s Act and legislation pertaining to children
●Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including presentations and proposals
●Demonstrated ability to work effectively as an individual and in teams.
●Willingness to participate in the broader life of the Academy and to contribute positively to the ethos of the school.
●Commitment to personal growth and the development of others.
●Attention to quality, accuracy and detail orientation.
●Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines.
●Proven ability to maintain the highest level of confidentiality.
●Excellent administration skills
●Sound relationship building skills.
●Effective time management.
●Analytical and critical thinking skills.
●Problem solving skills.
●Very strong planning and organizing skills.
●Demonstrate high levels of professionalism.
●Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
Job Closing Date 29/10/2020

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