JOIN OUR TEAM AT THE AMAZING K ACADEMY

 

A UNIQUE PART TIME opportunity to learn how to be a:  Autistic Support Specialist / Autism Specialist Educator.

 

Are you currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in:

  • Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Education
  • Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Education
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education (B.E.C.E.)
  • Bachelor of Arts (BA) or Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.) in Psychology
  • Bachelor of Social Science (BSocSci) in Psychology

Do you want to gain rewarding and hands-on experience that aligns with your studies?

Morning-Only Vacancies / Training Based Contracts

We understand the demands of balancing academic pursuits with gaining practical experience. That’s why we offer morning-only vacancies tailored for dynamic undergraduate students.

Advantages of Joining Our Team

At Amazing K, you’ll have the opportunity to work with children who have social communication delays, speech delays, behavior challenges, ADHD, Sensory Processing Disorders and/or autism. These experiences will not only complement your academic studies but also broaden your understanding of psychology in real-world scenarios.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Provide direct support and assistance to children with autism spectrum disorder (ASD);
  • Work closely with children aged 2 to 8 years diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in a classroom setting.
  • Assist the teaching team in the implementation of the curriculum, ensuring activities are tailored to meet the individual needs of each child.
  • Prepare creative and engaging lessons for children to complete during class time, incorporating strategies to support their learning and development.
  • Provide support to children on the playground, facilitating motor planning activities and promoting social interaction.
  • Assist children with ASD in overcoming behavior challenges, implementing strategies and techniques in collaboration with the teaching team.
  • Collaborate with speech therapists to support speech and language development in children with ASD.
  • Learn and implement basic sign language skills and the Picture Exchange Communication System (PECS) to facilitate communication and language acquisition for children with ASD.
  • Maintain a safe and supportive learning environment for all children, promoting inclusion and positive social interactions.
  • Communicate effectively with parents and caregivers, providing updates on their child’s progress and addressing any concerns or questions they may have.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance skills and knowledge in working with children with ASD
  • Participate in professional development opportunities to enhance knowledge and skills in working with children with ASD and related developmental disorders.

Working Hours

  • Full-time contract based working hours: 8h30 till 1h30 Monday to Friday
  • Part-time working hours: 8h30 till 1h30 3 days per week

Requirements

Should you wish to apply with this opportunity – please submit the following:

  • A detailed CV with references and the following information on it:
    • Area of residence and transport (own or public)
    • A certified copy of your South African ID document
    • Latest University academic transcripts
    • A cover letter detailing your reason for applying for this position and why you want to gain experience in the field of Autism Education?

What To Expect After You Have Sent Your Information

  • Upon receiving your application, we will carefully review your documents to ensure they meet our criteria. If your application is successful, we will schedule a TEAMS interview with one of our Leadership Team Members.
  • Following the interview, successful candidates will be invited to participate in a morning Autism Theoretical workshop at our center in Sharonlea, Randburg.
  • Upon completion of the workshop, you will be required to take a written exam. A passing grade of at least 80% is required to progress to the next stage of the screening process.
  • The next stage involves a one-day practical session in the classroom with a senior member of our team. This unpaid experience lets you showcase your skills and learn from our experienced staff.  During the practical day, you will be tasked with a variety of activities that you will present to students.  You will also need to complete a written assignment based on your experience in the classroom.
  • Once you have successfully passed all three screening levels, you will have a formal interview with the owner of Amazing K.
  • If this interview is successful, we will provide you with a contract of employment to join Amazing K.

Apply Now

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