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Johannesburg Elementary School Life Skills Pathway Teaching Partner, American International School of Johannesburg, South Africa

American International School of Johannesburg

This school is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and is looking for a Johannesburg Elementary School Life Skills Pathway Teaching Partner.

The American International School of Johannesburg (AISJ) provides exceptional educational experiences in a diverse and nurturing environment to inspire learning and build a better world. We cultivate an inclusive community of learners to empower global citizens to fulfill their future purpose.

Community Principles:
  • We are better when we act together.
  • Our differences make us stronger.
  • Every voice counts. Every voice matters.
  • Every team needs individuals. Every individual needs a team.

AISJ is committed to fostering justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion throughout our school community and continually enhances our practices and behaviors to live these ideals.

Position Overview: The Life Skills Pathway (LSP) is a new service at AISJ designed to support students with cognitive and developmental disabilities requiring modified and individualized curricula. The LSP Teaching Partner works under the direction and support of the Principal, Inclusion Services Coordinator, and Life Skills Pathway teachers to provide flexible support to students enrolled in the LSP. The role involves establishing effective rapport with students and staff, collaborating with team members and class teachers, and providing direct support to students in the LSP classroom.

  • Teaching degree and experience, preferably in Special Education.


Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • Patience and understanding when dealing with students.
  • Ability to work independently and proactively address observed needs.
  • Willingness to learn and grow under the instruction of the LSP teacher.
  • Respectful communication with students.
  • Teaching experience in a school setting.
  • Competent computer skills.
  • Exceptional command of written and spoken English.
  • Interest in helping students learn and apply strategies to manage their learning challenges.


General Responsibilities:
  • Provide in-class support to identified students.
  • Collaborate with the Johannesburg Elementary School Inclusion Services Team.
  • Assist in the educational and social development of students under the guidance of the LSP Teacher.
  • Support students with emotional or behavioral differences and help develop self-regulation and social skills.
  • Exhibit flexibility in dealing with day-to-day situations typical of a learning support program.
  • Support and assist students individually or in small groups to help them master assignments and reinforce learning concepts presented by teachers.
  • Communicate proactively and consistently with other educators.
  • Keep consistent notes regarding student performance and maintain anecdotal notes on individual students regarding their progress and challenges.
  • Give consistent feedback to students and teachers as required.
  • Prepare teaching materials under the guidance of the LSP teacher as needed.
  • Attend team meetings and professional development as necessary.
  • Undertake professional duties that may be reasonably assigned by the Principal.
  • Assist with after-school activities.
  • Adhere to supervision duties as assigned by the Elementary School administration.
  • Work days: Monday through Friday, 188 days per school year.
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