SENIOR OFFICER: TEACHING PRACTICE

Full-time

SENIOR OFFICER: TEACHING PRACTICE

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Senior Officer: Teaching Practice (SPU210701-8) - SPU Crest
Closing Date 2021/07/16
Reference Number SPU210701-8
Job Title Senior Officer: Teaching Practice
Department School Of Education
Job Type Classification Permanent
Location – Town / City Kimberley
Location – Province Northern Cape
Location – Country South Africa
Job Description The Sol Plaatje University is a public comprehensive university established in Kimberley in 2014. It comprises four Schools (Education, Humanities, Natural and Applied Sciences, and Economics and Management Sciences) in which a range of Higher Certificates, undergraduate Degrees, Advanced Diplomas, and Diplomas are offered. We seek to appoint a Teaching Practice administrator(s) who will, inter alia, be responsible for Teaching Practice administrative and logistical tasks in the school of Education. The appointee will report to the HoD in the Department: Education Studies. He/she is expected to contribute to the development and growth of the teaching practice in the school. The candidate should possess a minimum of a B. Ed qualification or equivalent teacher qualification. Five years teaching experience and experience in administration.
Minimum Requirements A relevant B. Ed degree or an equivalent teacher qualification. Five years teaching experience, Evidence of competence in administrative and logistical tasks at school/department level, Excellent communication and computer skills, Excellent report writing- and conflict management skills.
Duties & Responsibilities MENTORSHIP PROGRAMME • Assist the Teaching Practice Academic coordinator with the mentorship programme in terms of: • Identify and facilitate the training of the mentors (retired principals and teachers); • Annual orientation and discussions with the teacher/ principal mentors • External mentors’ orientation and meetings twice per year. • Copy and distribute the documents which the mentors will need to assess the lessons of the students at schools; • Liaise with HR and finance in term of employment contracts, accommodations and travel expenses of the mentors; • Arrange and participate the annual meetings with mentors. • Capture and monitoring the marks of students from the various mentors MICRO-CLASSES • Manage the weekly attendance registers of students for the micro-class sessions on the computer system; • Hand out and collect before and after sessions. • Capture attendance electronically • Contact absentees • Distribute and collect these attendance registers from the lecturers • Manage the schedules, activities and venues of micro classes and skills development of students according to different year groups. • Capture the teaching practice marks with the guidance and support of the Teaching Practice Academic coordinator. • Keep an electronic data base of micro class presentations/video recordings. Academics to access the recordings for research and the improvement of teaching and learning. • Create the virtual Teaching Practice activities as a resource platform for staff and students • Assignments/ activities: Assist with submission of and distribution to lecturers. • Arrange guest presenters/speakers for 4th year students on teaching professional related topics • Manage the transport of learners and teachers to the campus for experimental classes • Monitor the recording of Micro presentation by different students during the week. • Manage the schedule for skills / material development. ATTENDANCE: ALL YEAR GROUPS – ALL CONTACT SESSIONS – ALL YEAR • Manage and distribute all lists @ term per year, per study code; • Manage the weekly attendance evidence of students on the computer; • Handles sick notes and other proof of absences; • Emails students regarding non-attendance of TP and micro classes. CLASS ACTIVITIES • Receives, prints and distributes electronic copies of class activities for micro-class sessions for all groups on a weekly basis PORTFOLIOS: ALL YEAR GROUPS • Monitor students’ hard copy or/and electronic submissions of Portfolio’s on the SPU digital platforms. EXTRA-MURAL COURSES • Assists with the administrative activities of extra-mural courses • Draw up enrolment schedules for students • Assists with organizing on the day in terms of venues, attendance and service providers • Assists with handing out of certificates • Draw up a time table for even and fair distribution of courses throughout the first three terms of a year • Source alternative venues, fields, courts if not available for practical sessions • Book venues centrally for presentations • Sent out reminders to students and presenters • Create and manage attendance registers GENERAL INQUIRIES AND COMMUNICATION: • Manage the daily electronic and face-to-face queries from staff and students in the SoE