Vacancy Details

11515 - Teaching Assistant - Arabic speaker - September 2022

Location: UAE - Dubai
Closing Date 03-Sep-2022
About the Role

Job Purpose

  • Assist teachers in their work as directed. Teaching assistants will be asked to assist with a range of tasks on a regular basis.
  • Have the authority to supervise small groups of children or whole classes of children in an emergency situation, or when specifically requested to do so by the Principal or Senior Management Team. Teaching assistants are fully insured to supervise groups of children inside and outside the classrooms  
  • Embrace and encourage the ethos and standards of excellence as defined in the GEMS Core Values.

Key Accountabilities

  • Assist the teacher with reading related activities.
  • Run small group activities inside or outside the classroom as directed by the teacher.

  • Prepare and tidy up classroom activities. Mount work displays and assist with preparation of displays.

  • Photocopy documents and assist with preparation of worksheets etc as requested.
  • Perform other duties as requested by direct & dotted reporting line managers / supervisors.
  • Responsible for covering class for short periods of time in emergency situations.

    Tidy and rearrange stock cupboards and distribute new stock.

  • Take children to toilet and change/clean them when necessary.

    Develop familiarity with relevant aspects of the curriculum eg literacy, numeracy and Phonetics.

    Ensure the GEMS policies, procedures, and codes of conduct are followed at all times.

  • Initiate effort and energy beyond the typical work day, where the tasks require additional commitment.

    Attend staff meetings and serve on committees as required.

  • Ensure tact, confidentiality and discretion at all times. Maintain confidential information and ensure information pertaining to students and the school is not shared or discussed without the approval of the teacher or senior management team.


About Your Benefits

Person Specifications

  • Excellent level of general education especially in Maths and English
  • Strong communication skills with excellent standard of written and spoken Arabic and English. ICT skills desirable.
  • Previous experience as a teaching assistant or working with children preferred

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 Al Barsha National School Dubai offers an inspirational curriculum based on the National Curriculum for England with Arabic language and UAE culture, heritage and tradition at the heart of everything. The school opened in 2016 and as an all-through educational provision, now caters for over 1,100 children from FS1 to Year 13. FS – Y3 provision is co-educational with Y4-13 boys and girls taught separately.

The school enjoys a prime location making it easily accessible to everything that Dubai has to offer as well as other Emirates. As well as being a fabulous place to work, Dubai is a vibrant, cosmopolitan, rapidly expanding city where the sun shines all year round. Here in Dubai you will enjoy an excellent lifestyle as well as extensive travel and leisure opportunities around the region and further afield.


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
3. cv

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.