Vacancy Details

7111 - Learning Support Assistant (English Language Learning)

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 30-Apr-2023
About the Role

You will hold a key role in supporting the Teacher/ELL Leader in promoting the learning and personal development of children who are at the beginning of their journey learning English. Your role will involve planning and delivering high-quality English Language interventions to children who are acquiring the English Language. You will also support the Teacher and the School in other aspects related to assisting teaching and learning across the school. 

You will have various responsibilities including planning lessons, supervising and facilitating individual support for the students, and providing feedback on student progress and achievement.

You will record and share with the Teacher and School Leaders issues of concern and positive feedback about the students.

You will work closely under the guidance of the Teacher to communicate with the students and their parents but also to maintain a file of evidence, supporting documents for assessment, and other relevant documents. 


About You

  • Required candidates with Bachelors's degree.
  • Preferable candidates need to have CELTA or TEFL qualification. 
  • Candidates Fluent in English (reading, writing)
  • Minimum of two years experience in a teaching and learning environment. 
  • You will have experience working with students with English as an additional language. You will be knowledgeable about working across the whole primary school.
  • You will be able to effectively communicate and influence students, parents, teachers and school Leaders. 
  • You will be well-organised and willing to develop your skills to acquire further knowledge and to continuously improve in a professional teaching and learning environment.
About Your Benefits

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Respect colleagues and property
  • Ability to effectively communicate with pupils, parents and colleagues
  • Time management and organisation skills
  • English skills
  • ICT capability
  • Knowledge of strategies which promote good behaviour and discipline
  • Support ethos of the learning environment
  • Caring and tolerant
  • Ability to acquire further knowledge in order to contribute effectively and with confidence to classes in which involved.
  • Understanding of relevant specialist area (e.g. subject area) sufficient to pupils’ learning
  • A willingness to learn and to professional and personal development in order to support the needs and demands of your role


About GEMS

Trusted for over 60 years and now a third generation education family, GEMS Education began in a single school room in Dubai. Today, we have the privilege of educating over 170,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division.

About the School

At GEMS Royal Dubai School (RDS), we offer an outstanding world class education with students at the heart. Our community is built upon the vision of ‘Achieving Excellence Together’; it is a place where students, teachers and parents are committed, ambitious and positive. As one of the first accredited High Performance Learning (HPL), World Class Schools in the region, we focus on ensuring our motivating learning environments support, challenge and inspire students from Early Years through to Year 6; focusing not only on academic excellence, but on developing students to be confident and happy learners. We provide a solid foundation that is supportive and inclusive, where we embrace and celebrate every individual.

Our experienced UK trained teachers inspire intellectual curiosity, independence and effective learning habits. From an early age, we encourage students to be empathetic, hardworking and agile. As a school we pride ourselves on ensuring the development of our students’ social and interpersonal skills, as well as their contribution to the community. We believe every experience is a learning opportunity and seek out different ways to ensure our children and staff are everlasting learners who strive for improvement within our High Performing Culture.

To learn more please visit RDS


About Application Process

If you meet the criteria and you are enthusiastic about the role, we would welcome your application.

To complete the application you would need the following document(s):

1. Resume/CV
2. Passport-size photograph

In line with the UAE's Emiratisation goals, GEMS welcomes and encourages applications from UAE nationals to join our fast-growing team.

Important Note : GEMS Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of all of its students. Applicants will be required to submit a current police criminal clearance check or equivalent from their home country or current country of residence prior to appointment.