Vacancy Details

9029 - Teaching Assistant in High School Design Technology (Immediate Start)

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 12-Jun-2022
About the Role

We are looking to appoint an outstanding and experienced Teaching Assistant for our High School Design Technology department with immediate join.

The Teaching Assistant will support the Design Technology Teacher with a wide range of tasks on a regular basis.

Your responsibilities will include but not limited to:

 - Becoming proficient in the use of (CAD) Autodesk Fusion 360, and 2D design, computer software programmes.

 - Monitor and maintain the use of CAM machines such as the laser cutter and 3D printers etc.

 - Undertake general classroom maintenance as required such as displays etc.

 - Monitor and maintain stock levels of required components.

 - Assisting with the preparation of curriculum documents, running small group activities inside or outside and preparing the classroom activities and supporting documents, assisting with the ordering and distribution of resources.

 - You will cover a class for short periods of time and develop familiarity with relevant aspects of the curriculum e.g. IB Design Technology and equipment used in the Design Technology classroom. 

About You

  • You will hold a subject-specific degree (design technology/engineering or similar).
  • Good level of general education, CAD (computer-aided design) and IT.
  • Knowledge in Health and safety training using DT equipment and machinery to manufacture products.
  • Previous experience in some form of practical subject (woodwork/metalwork)/profession and as a teaching assistant or working with children. 
  • Able to handle a range of tasks, work under pressure and relate well to children and colleagues
  • Strong communication skills with an excellent standard of written and spoken English.
  • Computer-literate and can multitask.
About Your Benefits

An attractive remuneration package is on offer to the successful candidate including tax-free salary, medical cover, tuition fee concession and end of service benefits.

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

GEMS Dubai American Academy (DAA) is GEMS Education's flagship American school. Offering both an enriched American Curriculum and the International Baccalaureate Diploma to students from around the world, DAA prepares its students for success in the world's most prestigious universities and colleges. DAA is the only American curriculum school in Dubai to receive the KHDA rating of Outstanding, and has received this rating since 2011.

With over 20 years of history and academic excellence, DAA is one of the most sought after American schools in Dubai. The school's outstanding heritage is coupled with its future design focus which embeds creative design, cutting-edge robotics and digital fluencies at its core. Through teaching, learning and innovation, students develop a mastery of multiple literacies and fluencies to support genuine world-class learning, personal growth and future readiness. DAA offers a diverse range of extra-curricular, athletic, and leadership opportunities to enrich the holistic development of each student. In addition, our original and growing WISE initiative pulls efforts of wellness, inclusion, safeguarding, and social-emotional health into a coordinated effort to support students for holistic well-being, supporting them in their growth and in their learning.

Our staff teaches and inspires excellence in academics and life-long learning skills by continually reviewing and building an enriched American curriculum, promoting student achievement, encouraging integrity and nurturing a desire to learn.

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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.