Teaching Centre Assistant at British Council
Location: Sheikh Zayed City, Middle East and North Africa, EG
Company: British Council
Job Title: Teaching Centre Assistant
Location: Egypt, Giza, Nile University
Contract type: Hourly Paid – Freelance
Contract duration: 1-year
Pay rate: 34 EGP/hr
To assist in the smooth running of the Young Learner and other teaching centre work. To supervise and ensure the safety of all Young Learners.
Main opportunities/challenges for this role:
The British Council teaching centres in Agouza, City Stars, Alexandria, Sheikh Zayed and Heliopolis teach adults and young learners over 7 days with approximately 5000 adults and 5000 young learners per term.
Young learners (up to 17 years) are taught by qualified teachers, with Teaching Centre Assistants to assist in the smooth running of the programme.
Most work will take place on Fridays and Saturdays. In the summer (late June to August) there are classes from Saturdays to Thursdays. Administrative work will take place at intervals throughout the year, and work times to be agreed in line with business needs and staff availability.
Teaching Centre Assistants from the Agouza centre will also be timetabled to work in the partner premises in Sheikh Zayed based on centre needs.
Teaching Centre Assistants will be required to wear branded uniforms while on duty
1. To supervise young learners on British Council premises (outside lesson times).
All young learners are kept safe from harm whilst on our premises.
All areas of our premises are supervised whilst young learners are not in class.
All young learners are ready at the start of lessons be collected by their teacher.
All young learners are supervised after lessons until collected by their parents or leave the premises (in line with “Home Alone” procedures).
2. To assist teachers in young learner lessons.
Supporting young learners in participating in classroom activities.
Helping to maintain a positive learning environment and high child
Supervising young learners who need to leave the classroom (e.g. to go to the toilet or if they are feeling unwell).
Assisting teachers to prepare materials for lessons.
3. To communicate with customers as appropriate.
Give basic information to customers about times, location and teachers of classes/tests.
Direct all customers with queries or complaints to reception / registration.
As directed by the duty officer, contact parents by phone in exceptional circumstances.
To translate for teaching staff talking to parents as needed.
4. To carry out administrative tasks, as needed, to support the Teaching Centre.
Preparing registers, classroom materials and administrative records
Delivering placement testing for adults and young learners
Making phone calls to potential customers
5. In all conduct, whilst working for the British Council or on British Council premises, adhere to high professional standards according to Young Learners procedures & assigned tasks.