OFFICE HOURS: Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.
Reports to School Director
Expected start date; January 2020
The PE Teacher will work in coordination with the classroom teachers in order to help develop physical classroom activities. He/she will take a leadership role in developing a school physical activities program. In coordination with the Executive Director and the Deputy Head they will develop classroom physical activities that will be in compliance with the Ministry of Education requirement. In addition, they will conduct physical examination tests and identify pupils with special skills supporting them achieve their best. Overall, the PE teacher, will be in charge of all school co-curricular activities and will adapt general education lessons and teach various subjects. The teacher will be responsible to the Director of school for executing his/her teaching duties and responsibilities within the school.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- In consultation with the Executive Director (K), help develop a physical activities program for the school that will ensure all pupils develop motor skills and adequate physical development.
- Help develop school physical activities such as games day, tournaments, inter class/school physical competitions around the school term.
- Liaise with other area/government schools in order to adapt the national games activities schedule, ensuring the school is able to participate from zonal games competition activities to the national level.
- Work as a useful resource to class tutors/teachers in integrating physical activities into normal class room work ensuring the pupils remain active.
- Work with children with special needs in developing their physical abilities.
- Be in charge of at least three (3) PE lessons per class per week and gaming activities as per the Ministry of Education (Kenya) requirement.
- Work with the procurement team to ensure all supplies are available and do meet the needs for each class and games category.
- Be in charge of storage and issuing of the school balls, nets, bats, teams uniforms among other gaming activities tools and equipment.
- Help develop school teams, coach & mentor respective teams and supervise after school activities.
- Be comfortable and adept in teaching Social studies/CRE in upper primary, taking command of a class and taking up the role of a form tutor.
- Be in charge of organizing PE/games lessons, playing space, equipment and gaming structure to maximize pupils’ participation as well as use of available games resources.
- Identify talent and manage school games teams while meeting the needs of students with special physical and learning abilities by organizing and coordinating various athletic activities.
- Instruct pupils and various teams in various athletic activities in order to meet the set expectations and school curriculum needs.
- Engage in various games administration work such as seeking relevant permissions or processing necessary paper work for/from area ministry of education offices and local administration as per set procedures.
- Any other duties that may be allocated by the Director of School, Deputy Head of School and the Executive Director.
Education and Work Experience:
- A Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, PE option Plus Social Studies&/CRE
- 2+ years’ experience for Kenyan organization in a child-centric CBO, NGO or School environment.
- Must have a TSC number
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Fluency in English and Swahili.
- Well-developed and mature professional interpersonal skills; ability to interact effectively with children, teenagers, donors, partners and colleagues at all organizational levels.
- Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with appropriate discretion.
- Ability to respond quickly and maintain composure during situations that impact the safety and security of children.
- Ability to exercise judgment and discretion when making independent decisions.
- An incident-free Children’s Check and National Police Check (Certificate of Good Conduct) is a strict condition of employment and must be provided at time of hire and updated on request, consistent with the organization’s risk management procedures.
- Consistent with the nature of this position, weekend and after-hours work is expected and required to meet organizational priorities.
- Occasional outside normal travel may be required.
- Additional responsibilities may be assigned to support coverage for other colleagues who are absent, on holiday or personal leave.
- All Kenya-based positions are based in the Njabini office and subject to occasional interruptions in power and/or Internet access.
- All of our programs and objectives serve children from preschool through young adults. Our workplace is thus regularly accessed and impacted by children.