Student Support Services, Assistant Teacher

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Based in Lusaka, Zambia, Lusaka International Community School (LICS) is a co-educational, secular, fee-paying, non-profit school, which provides an internationally recognised education to a culturally diverse, globally-minded student body in a caring and supportive learning environment. LICS holds in high esteem its vision statement which is to “maximise the potential of future world citizens”.

LICS is a leading independent Pre-Primary, Primary, and Secondary School based in the leafy suburb of Roma in Lusaka, Zambia, and is a member of CIS, AISA, and ISAZ.

The school currently has an opening and is looking for a suitably qualified individual to join the LICS community as a Student Support Services, Assistant Teacher.

1. Requirements

  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of learners and how they learn.
  • Know subject and curriculum content and how to teach it
  • Should be committed to keeping up to date with educational developments.
  • Demonstrate professional teacher values and attributes
  • Establish professional relationships to develop and support learning and teaching.
  • Implement effective planning, teaching, learning, and assessment practice.
  • Demonstrate innovative and effective classroom practice.
  • Create and maintain a safe and inclusive learning environment.
  • Engage professionally with parents and communities.

2. Qualifications and experience

  • A Diploma in Education (Preferably – Bachelor’s degree or PGCE at Primary level or equivalent)
  • Experience in teaching across the Primary range.
  • Proven ability and experience in supporting the teaching and planning for individuals or small groups across the primary school age range
  • Excellent English language reading and writing skills
  • IT literacy, knowledge, and experience of Microsoft Office suite Pro.
  • Experience with the Cambridge Primary Curriculum is preferable
  • Knowledge of a range of digital tools and apps that support the development of literacy and numeracy, or key skills is desirable.
  • To have an understanding of diagnostic assessments and processes to identify special educational needs.

3. Key Responsibilities/Accountabilities

3.1 Academic

  • To assist in planning, preparation, and feedback with the class teacher.
  • Be actively involved in the planning; suggesting ideas and strategies for upcoming units/topics.
  • Engage with and understand the daily/weekly plans.
  • Ensure resources and materials are prepared for the lessons planned.
  • Be actively engaged in teaching and learning at all times.
  • Reinforce the learning objective through specific questioning and demonstration techniques.
  • Focus on task understanding and not the completion.
  • Develop a good understanding of special educational needs.
  • Carry out administrative tasks to support the learning of individuals or groups of children: displays, photocopying, laminating, etc
  • Mark the learner’s work and provide positive feedback.
  • Engage in team teaching, as appropriate
  • Discuss academic concerns immediately with the class teacher/ Head of SSS
  • Be involved in progress meetings, as appropriate.
  • Teach individuals, and small groups, and support learners as needs arise.
  • Use collaborative talk and model expectations and high standards.
  • Take the initiative to
  • Support, scaffold, and or extend as required
  • Provide verbal feedback
  • Use practical apparatus, pictures, displays drawings, etc. to support and develop an understanding
  • Make games/resources for the classroom
  • Use planning and preparation time effectively to support individuals’ needs (planning lessons, preparing materials, communicating, and collaborating).

3.2 Pastoral

Walk learners, in an orderly manner, to and from specialist lessons, ensuring children are quiet.

Implement rewards and sanctions as stated in the behaviour policy.

Carry out duties as timetabled.

Display professionalism at all times.

To discuss concerns regarding a learner immediately (emotional and /or social).

To have read and understood the child protection policy and report any concerns immediately to the child protection officer.

4. Remuneration

Competitive package.

5. Application Process

Please visit our website (, fill in the online application form, and upload a detailed CV with a cover letter along with three referees, one of whom should be your current supervisor by 08.09.2023, Kindly note that only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

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Lusaka International Community School (LICS)
Secondary education and A-Levels
Primary school
Lusaka International Community School (LICS) founded in 1993, is a non-profit making school providing quality internationally-recognised education to a culturally diverse student body in a caring and supportive environment. The school follows the University of Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) curriculum, providing a full range of subjects in academic disciplines, as well as co-curricular activities in the areas of culture, creative arts and sport. Students interested in attending LICS for their 6th Form/A-Level are also invited. All courses follow the Cambridge Assessment International Education (CAIE) syllabus.