Summer Centre Teacher
Based at: One (or more) of Churchill House School of English Language (CHSoEL) summer centre sites.
Position Reports to: Director of Studies.
Job Purpose Summary: To teach 15 hours of class contact time per week (equivalent of 5 CHSoEL sessions); to oversee 2 CHSoEL sessions of pastoral duties; to participate in up to 10 CHSoEL sessions of activities, excursions or further teaching; to attend the weekly training session (1 CHSoEL session): making a total commitment of 18 sessions per week (on average).
Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Teachers are responsible to the Director of Studies and are responsible for:
• Planning and delivering 15 hours of class contact lessons per week.
• Providing schemes of work and lesson plans in support of the above.
• Overseeing two pastoral sessions per week.
• Participating in eleven sessions of activities, excursions or further teaching.
Hours of Work
Teachers work six days out of seven. The nature of the job requires CHSoEL Teachers to be flexible and willing to address situations whenever they arise. It may be the case that Teachers will be assigned to different sites during their contract, depending upon which sites require assistance. It is also possible that Teachers may be offered promotion to other roles if the situation arises where cover is required and their performance has shown that they have the qualities (and qualifications) required.
Teachers start on the second rung of the Company's Teacher and Activity Leader Pay Scale. We aim to retain good staff by giving them excellent support from Head Office. Teachers are employed with a view to them returning in the following or subsequent years, depending upon their performance, and moving up the pay scale and/or being promoted to other roles.
Job Title: Teacher
Highly-motivated, energetic and personable. An excellent communicator and problem solver who plans and delivers coherent and stimulating schemes of work and lessons.
Able to live-in at the Centre for the duration of the Centre's operational period. Able to work extended hours when necessary. Not restricted by family commitments. Ability to drive is preferred.
Specific Job Skills
• Excellent teaching skills.
• Excellent organisational skills.
• Diplomacy and tact.
• Excellent understanding of cross-cultural considerations.
• A calm approach to problem solving.
• A willingness to participate fully in all aspects of the CHSoEL programme, accompanied by an understanding of the fact that the activities and excursions are an integral part of the summer centre experience and are as important - if not more so - than the teaching itself.
Throughout the summer, Teachers are supported by their respective Centre Managers and Directors of Studies to ensure that the resources required are available to implement the high standards of customer care that CHSoEL clients expect.
• Previous summer school residential experience preferred.
• Previous experience of working with overseas students preferred.
• Degree level or above education or equivalent.
• Recognised TEFL qualification: CELTA, CertTESOL, DELTA, DipTESOL, MA (or British Council recognised equivalents).
Teachers will be given an induction on-site and receive on the job training, in addition there will be one hour (equals one CHSoEL session) of formal paid training provided per week (attendance compulsory).
Core duties include, but are not limited to:
o Planning and implementing schemes of work and lesson plans.
o Delivering lessons which are "good" (according to the CHSoEL definition of a "good lesson").
o Writing reports as required.
o Keeping class registers and other administrative paperwork up to date and submitted by the deadlines set.
o Any other duties reasonably delegated by the Director of Studies.
o Attending the weekly training session.
• Activities, Pastoral and Excursions.
o Participating actively, enthusiastically and effectively in up to 11 sessions of activities and excursions per week.
o Participating actively, enthusiastically and effectively in two pastoral sessions per week.
o Assisting in monitoring and maintaining discipline within the student population.
o Any other duties reasonably delegated by the Activity Manager.
A full list of duties and responsibilities is given in the Teachers' Manual.
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