Tuesday, 20 April 2021

International School of Tanganyika Vacancies, Teaching Jobs

 Title: Lifeguard/Swimming Instructor    (cf Policy 5.101)

Category : Support Staff

Reports to: Principal    

Department: Physical Education

Job Holder Start date:    Immediately

IST Foundational Documents

IST Mission
Challenging, inspiring and supporting all our students to fulfil their potential and improve the world

IST Vision
IST will be a global leader in the education of internationally-mobile young people.

All students, regardless of their starting point, will think critically, achieve academically and develop the wisdom to make good choices. They will show curiosity and creativity in addressing authentic problems, local and global.

They will pursue their varied passions with enthusiasm, developing resilience, perseverance, and confidence. Understanding the diversity of people and cultures, they will act kindly, fairly, and responsibly.

All members of the IST community will work together to fulfil this vision.

 Statement of Values

All members of the IST community are:

    Responsible – We act responsibly, positively and constructively towards ourselves and other people. We learn from our mistakes and accept the consequences of our
    Inquiring – We show curiosity, perseverance and open-mindedness in seeking to understand and solve problems. We persevere in the face of difficulties and we embrace the learning that comes through failure as well as the joy of
    Compassionate – We empathise with others and act with care, kindness and courage. In our interactions, we behave with patience, generosity and
    Balanced – We believe in a broad education for our students, seeing the value of participation in a varied
    Diverse – We treasure the diversity within the IST community, using the rich opportunities for deeper understanding that come from our 

IST Strategic Plan
Our Strategic Plan is in place to help our community align efforts to better reach our school’s mission, vision and values. This plan is focused on three aims.

1.       Personalized Learning:
    Ensure alignment between the written, taught and assessed curriculum
    Implement a strong, multi-tiered system of support to students, consistent with IST’s common understanding of inclusion
    Improve our ability to offer a balanced program with opportunities for excellence in academics, the arts and athletics
    Provide exemplary transition programs between campuses and other institutions of learning
    Ensure reporting models support effective partnerships with parents and their child’s learning
    Develop a strong internal professional learning community to embed successful professional learning experiences
    Ensure IST students’ appropriate use of technology supports their learning

2.   Engaged Community:
    Improve IST’s local, global and international reputation
    Provide opportunities for IST students and faculty to connect with local and global experts
    Develop partnerships within the local community to improve student experiences
    Improve processes and systems to improve communication within the IST community
    Build reciprocal structures to connect alumni with current student
    Establish sustainable and supportive relationships with government ministries
    Promote positive school spirit within and across campuses

3.  Ensured Sustainability:
    Review the master site plan to ensure school facilities support learning experiences
    Maintain fiscal discipline and transparency within IST community
    Develop the school’s capacity to recruit/retain excellent employees
    Lessen IST’s environmental footprint
    Align governing models with best practice

Summary of the Role
Under the supervision of the Principal, The Lifeguard/Swim  Instructor is responsible for guarding their area of responsibility, responding to any level of incident around the entire facility, enforcing rules fairly and politely, checking and maintaining pool chemicals, being responsive to students and community members, ensuring safety, being patient and enthusiastic while teaching and holding productive lessons, setting up and cleaning up after lessons, maintaining communication and relationships with teachers and their students;

Preferred Qualifications and Experience
    Experience: 5+ years’ experience as Lifeguard/Swim Instructor;
    A minimum Ordinary Level Certificate in Education with Lifeguard and CPR Certificate; 

Professional Competencies:
    Excellent communication skills in spoken and written form
    Self-motivated with the ability to work without supervision
    Knowledge of child protection and health and safety
    Strong customer service and problem solving skills
    Excellent interpersonal communication and organizational skills
    Experience in public facility management
    Willingness and ability to work collaborate effectively with colleagues
    Highly effective relationship developer with a variety of stakeholders

Experience teaching swim lessons or coaching swim team highly desirable

Strong literacy in G Suite

Personal Attributes:
    Collaborative team player, empathetic listener
    Integrity and confidentiality
    Intercultural awareness, creative, persuasive
    Adept in multilingual settings, spirited, pioneering, professional and nurturing


The primary responsibilities for Lifeguard/Swim Instructor will be:

    Work shifts as a Lifeguard/Swim Instructor and follow the expectations. To open and secure the facilities as required during your Your shift times are stated as times to be on poolside ready for work, the facilities need to be open and ready for the start of each stated shift time
    Maintain constant surveillance and visually scan assigned area of Walk the area to monitor activities, provide instructions, and prevent accidents.
    Provide general information on pool operations to community members. Caution swimmers regarding unsafe practices and safety hazards, enforce pool rules and
    Respond to all illness and injury incidents around the entire pool facility immediately and This includes, but not limited to performing Lifeguarding skills, First Aid, CPR, and other until arrival of emergency services personnel.
    Rescue swimmers in danger of
    Performs various maintenance duties as directed to maintain a clean and safe
    Treat the pool with appropriate concentration of chemicals on a regular schedule
    Maintain a clean, safe and orderly pool, deck and Inspect facilities regularly and report any unsafe conditions/equipment to supervisor.
    Perform pool chemical checks at designated
    Keep accurate records of pool usage, chemical levels, pool closures,
    Attend and participate in all mandatory staff meetings and
    Hold productive and engaging swim
    Set up and clean-up for swim
    Communicate openly and regularly with supervisor and team members
    Perform any other duties as designated by the Principal Particulars of the Search

Prospective applicants should be based in Tanzania and need to formally apply. Applicants should

submit a letter (in English) describing her/his fit and interest in the position along with an up-to-date curriculum vitae which includes the names, addresses and contact details of three (3) referees.

Applications and enquiries should be directed to staffrecruitment@istafrica.com before close of business on Friday, 30 April 2021

MYP EAL position (Job Vacancy)
We seek teachers who are passionate about educating young minds and who can demonstrate resourcefulness and flexibility. Tanzania is a wonderful country, with outstanding opportunities for individuals and families. Teachers who thrive here tend to be active and intrepid and are often called upon to show a good sense of humour.

We seek clear commitment to our school’s values of responsibility, inquiry, compassion, balance and diversity. We have a strong preference for candidates who have experience with the International Baccalaureate and who have worked successfully in a culturally diverse environment in a less developed country. Our teachers are expected to be able to use ICT effectively in their teaching.

IST takes child protection extremely seriously and always follows up with reference checks, including from the candidate’s current employer. In addition, all IST employees agree to our employee Code of Conduct, which can be read here.

Tanzanian law requires those teachers and administrators who need a work permit to be under age 55 at the time of applying for her/his first permit to work in Tanzania.

Skills And Requirements
Your application will be reviewed in relation to the following requirements:

    Bachelors degree with a valid teaching credential
    Two to five years current teaching experience
    Experience of teaching the IB (PYP, MYP,DP) curriculum internationally is desirable

In addition to the above requirements, the essential characteristics are:
    Fluent in English
    Excellent classroom practitioner
    Highly collaborative with colleagues and an excellent team player
    Passionate about learning
    Communicate effectively and efficiently with students, parents and colleagues
    Integrate technology in innovative ways in daily instruction
    Contribute to the school’s community service and after school activities

To apply for a teaching or administrative position, please review the available openings.  You can submit your application by clicking the link for a specific opening and uploading your documentation through APLI.

The deadline for submitting the application is 24 April 2021


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