School Counsellor & Teaching Assistant | Peponi House Preparatory School | Nairobi, Kenya – 2024

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Peponi House

School Counsellor & Teaching Assistant

Peponi House Preparatory School 

Nairobi, Kenya – 2024


Join Our Prestigious Team at Peponi House Preparatory School

Location: Nairobi, Kenya
Job Title: School Counsellor, Teaching Assistant
Start Date: September 2024
Application Deadline: 14th June 2024

Peponi House Preparatory School, a distinguished co-ed LAPS day school for children aged 5-13, is seeking dynamic, innovative, and suitably qualified candidates to fill the crucial roles of School Counsellor and Teaching Assistant.

Why Join Peponi House?

At Peponi House, we are a school of many nations and a family of one. Our commitment to providing a nurturing and inclusive environment for our students is unmatched. By joining our team, you will be part of a vibrant community dedicated to fostering the growth and development of young minds.

Benefits and Culture

  • Competitive Salary: Attractive remuneration packages.
  • Professional Development: Opportunities for continuous professional growth.
  • Supportive Environment: A collaborative and inclusive workplace.
  • State-of-the-Art Facilities: Modern resources to support teaching and learning.
  • Cultural Diversity: Work in a culturally rich and diverse environment.
  • Work-Life Balance: Emphasis on maintaining a healthy work-life balance.

1. School Counsellor Position


Key Responsibilities

  • Provide emotional and psychological support to students, particularly teen and preteen boys.
  • Develop and implement counseling programs that promote students’ mental health and well-being.
  • Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administration to support student success.
  • Conduct individual and group counseling sessions.
  • Identify and address issues that affect students’ academic performance and personal lives.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, Counseling, or a related field.
  • Proven experience working with adolescents, preferably in a school setting.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to relate effectively to preteen and teen boys.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

2. Teaching Assistant Position


Key Responsibilities

  • Assist in the planning and delivery of the British Curriculum to students.
  • Support classroom activities and student engagement.
  • Provide one-on-one or small group support to students.
  • Assist with classroom management and organization.
  • Collaborate with teachers to enhance the learning experience.

Qualifications and Experience

  • Relevant experience in a busy IAPS Prep School following the British Curriculum.
  • Teaching registration and appropriate qualifications.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Passion for education and student development.

About Peponi House Preparatory School

Peponi House is renowned for its commitment to excellence in education, providing a supportive and enriching environment where students from diverse backgrounds can thrive. Our school fosters a sense of community and belonging, encouraging students to explore their interests and develop their talents.

How to Apply

To apply for the positions of School Counsellor or Teaching Assistant, please visit our vacancies page and complete the application form.

Closing date for applications is 14th June 2024.


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Sample Cover Letter for a Teaching Assistant

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]
[Email Address]
[Date]

Hiring Manager
Peponi House Preparatory School
Nairobi, Kenya

Dear Hiring Manager,

I am writing to express my interest in the Teaching Assistant position at Peponi House Preparatory School, as advertised. With my relevant experience in a busy IAPS Prep School and a strong commitment to the British Curriculum, I am excited about the opportunity to contribute to your esteemed institution.

My background includes assisting in the delivery of engaging lessons, supporting individual student needs, and collaborating with educators to enhance the learning environment. I am confident that my skills and passion for education make me a suitable candidate for this role.

Thank you for considering my application. I look forward to the possibility of contributing to the success of Peponi House.

Sincerely,

[Your Name]

How to Be a Successful Applicant for the Teaching Assistant Role

  1. Research the School: Understand Peponi House’s values and educational approach.
  2. Tailor Your Application: Customize your resume and cover letter to highlight relevant experience.
  3. Highlight Key Skills: Emphasize your organizational, communication, and collaboration skills.
  4. Show Enthusiasm: Express genuine interest in the role and the school.
  5. Provide Examples: Use specific examples to demonstrate your experience and achievements.
  6. Prepare for the Interview: Be ready to discuss how your experience aligns with the job requirements.
  7. Follow Instructions: Ensure you follow the application process as specified.
  8. Be Professional: Maintain a professional tone in all communications.
  9. Seek Feedback: If possible, get feedback on your application from a mentor or colleague.
  10. Stay Positive: Approach the application process with confidence and positivity.

Possible Teaching Assistant Interview Questions with Answers

  1. Why do you want to work at Peponi House? I am drawn to Peponi House because of its commitment to excellence and its diverse, inclusive community. I believe my experience aligns well with your values and mission.
  2. What relevant experience do you have for this role? I have worked in a busy IAPS Prep School, assisting in the delivery of the British Curriculum and supporting student learning and development.
  3. How do you handle classroom management? I use positive reinforcement and clear expectations to manage classroom behavior, ensuring a productive learning environment.
  4. Can you describe a time when you helped a student overcome a challenge? I worked with a student who struggled with reading comprehension by providing one-on-one support and tailored resources, significantly improving their skills and confidence.
  5. How do you support the individual needs of students? I collaborate with teachers to identify student needs and provide targeted support, ensuring all students have the opportunity to succeed.
  6. What strategies do you use to engage students? I use interactive activities and real-world examples to make lessons engaging and relevant to students’ lives.
  7. How do you handle conflicts in the classroom? I address conflicts promptly and fairly, encouraging open communication and mutual respect among students.
  8. What are your strengths as a Teaching Assistant? My strengths include strong organizational skills, effective communication, and a passion for supporting student learning and development.
  9. How do you prioritize tasks in a busy classroom? I prioritize tasks based on urgency and importance, ensuring that essential activities are completed efficiently.
  10. Why should we hire you for this position? I bring relevant experience, a commitment to the British Curriculum, and a genuine passion for education. I am dedicated to contributing positively to Peponi House.

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Best of luck with your application. Peponi House is committed to attracting and retaining the best employees from all races and backgrounds in our continued effort to become a better development partner. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not charge any application/recruitment fee, whether refundable or not.

Visit our vacancies page for more information.

To apply for this job please visit www.peponischool.org.


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