Vacancy Details

9755 - Educational Assistant - Elementary - November 2021

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 03-Nov-2021
About the Role

Key Accountabilities

To assist the teacher with a wide range of tasks on a regular basis. To supervise small groups of children or whole classes in emergency situations or when instructed.

The responsibilities will include but are not limited to assisting with reading related activities, running small group activities inside or outside and preparing the classroom activities and the supporting documents. You will cover class for short periods of time and develop familiarity with relevant aspects of the curriculum including literacy, numeracy and phonetics. You will also be responsible to manage the cupboards stock and take children to toilets when required.


Person Specification

  • Knowledge of strategies which support positive behavior to meet school expectations.
  • Support ethos of the learning environment.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, parents and colleagues. 
  • To contribute purposefully to the team.
  • Able to handle a range of tasks, work under pressure and relate well to students and colleagues.
  • Competent Literacy, Numeracy and IT skills at the required level
  • Ability to multi-task and withstand interruptions to best serve community needs.
  • Excellent written/spoken English language skills.
  • Effective interpersonal skills to aid in daily contact with a diverse multi-cultural population.
  • Previous experience as a teaching assistant or working with children preferred.
  • Attested Degree/ College certificates
About Your Benefits

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


About GEMS

Trusted for over 55 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 190,000 students from over 176 countries through GEMS owned and managed schools globally; over 270,000 students access resources through our services division; and we will impact 20 million by 2020 students through the initiatives of our Charity partner Varkey Foundation.

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-fluent program 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.

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
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.