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Secondary School Chinese Co-Teacher

Hong Kong Academy

This school is based in Hongkong, Hongkong and is looking for a Secondary School Chinese Co-Teacher


Position Overview
The Secondary School Chinese Co-Teacher will work alongside Secondary School staff from various departments in an effort to ensure that the learning programme is well organised and maintained, and that general tasks are completed on a need basis. The Co-Teacher will work under the guidance and direction of the Class Teachers and Secondary School Teacher Librarian. The Co-Teacher will be supervised by and report to the School Principal. They will perform duties across grade levels as/when required, supporting students in and out of the classroom. The Co Teacher will also ensure that engagements and interactions meet the needs of all students in line with the mission, vision and values of the school.

Qualifications and Experience
The Secondary School Chinese Co-Teacher should be a native Mandarin speaker and have:
● A proficient level of spoken and written English and Mandarin
● Strong communication skills in both Mandarin and Cantonese
● A proficient level of Digital Literacy
● A willingness to be flexible with approaches and tasks
● A solid work ethic
● The ability to take initiative
● A willingness to learn new approaches/methods
● Strong collaborative skills

Responsibilities
The Secondary School Chinese Co-Teacher will work closely with all departmental staff to:
Provide Teaching & Class Support
● Participate actively in the co-planning, co-teaching, co-assessing and co-reflecting of
student Mandarin Acquisition and Mandarin Language & Literature courses across
Grades 6-12 following the International baccalaureate (IB) Middle Years Programme
(MYP) and Diploma Programme (DP)
● Take an active role in behavioural management and pastoral care of students
● Collaborate with classroom teachers
● Lead individual and/or small group programmes under the direct supervision of
classroom teachers
● Assist, as required, in the development and preparation of curricular materials
● Attend and constructively contribute in staff and team meetings and stay
up-to-date with day-to-day planning and plan for differentiated instruction
● Serve in the role of the classroom teacher on a short-term basis e.g. teacher
absence

Provide Translation Support
● Providing as needed translation support in Cantonese and Mandarin for meetings and emails communication, especially in relation to child safeguarding, academic pathways, and student wellbeing

Provide Administrative Support
● Support Chinese cataloguing in the library
● Provide additional administrative support in the library
● Take part in duties, including morning arrivals, afternoon dismissal, and break and lunch duties
● Attend field trips and camps if applicable
● Participate in professional development
● Participate in school committees
● Read and respond to all email communication, e.g. staff memos, school correspondence, surveys, parent emails, and so on, within 48 hours
● Other duties as assigned by superviso

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