Opportunity Teaching English in Dublin, Ireland

Date posted:2019-02-26 | Writer: PLUS Summer Schools | Email: plus@plus-ed.com

Professional Linguistics Upper Studies (PLUS) offers English courses to young learners aged 12-17. We provide a comprehensive package of tuition, social experience and accommodation to international groups in our 13 dedicated junior schools over the summer. We are one of the biggest summer school providers in the UK and Ireland and are proud to be market leaders, fully accredited by the British Council. We aim for high standards in our programmes and consequently we are looking for enthusiastic, hard-working, outgoing EFL Teachers. This is a temporary post based at one of our Junior Summer Centres in Dublin. 

You will assist with the aims of the academic department in the delivery of a high-quality academic programme, reporting to the Course Director.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF TEACHERS:

PLUS adopts a student-centred, communicative methodology integrating engaging classroom

learning with dynamic post-lesson activities that reinforce learning in a fun, social setting.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES:

• To plan and deliver dynamic, fun lessons appropriate to the needs of students and PLUS’ curriculum/course aims.

• Deliver an outstanding classroom experience to all students

• Ensure students receive excellent learning outcomes through the delivery of engaging and fun lessons.

• Assist with student diagnostic testing

• To behave in a courteous and professional manner with colleagues, clients and students at

all times and to respect PLUS’ Staff Codes of Conduct.

• To adhere to company dress and behaviour codes.

KNOWLEDGE, PREPARATION AND DEVELOPMENT:

• Plan and effectively prepare for your lessons, ensuring confidence with all relevant PLUS materials.

• Attend short daily teacher meetings with the Course Director and/or Assistant Course Director so you are fully briefed and prepared for the day.

• Attend a weekly CPD session

Course Delivery

• Deliver PLUS courses in accordance with centre requirements (timetable, breaks, session lengths, content, materials used)

• Build an effective rapport with students and other teaching staff

• Meet the required student feedback KPIs

• Respond to class queries and provide support to students, ensuring availability and access at appropriate times

• Ensure that students have access to the correct study materials, liaising with the Course Director/Assistant Course Director where necessary

• Take ownership for all aspects of course delivery ensuring that customer expectations are met

• Guide and motivate students to help them achieve excellent learning outcomes

• Be proactive in monitoring student performance and informing the Course Director of any concerns

We will clarify other duties and responsibilities during the application and selection process.

QUALIFICATIONS:

ESSENTIAL

• Degree

• TESOL, CELTA or equivalent* (B.Ed, PGCE (Primary English/MFL, Secondary English/MFL)

*Courses must be externally validated, contain at least six hours teaching practice and a minimum of 100 hours of ELT/TESOL input. Applicants who have completed 100% online courses will not be considered.

WORK EXPERIENCE AND KNOWLEDGE

ESSENTIAL

• Previous teaching experience although we do welcome applications from newly qualified teachers

DESIRABLE

• Previous knowledge and experience of summer schools or short courses.

• Experience of working with young Learners

• Experience of using IT systems

SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES:

• A native speaker level of proficiency in English

• Demonstrates a high-level understanding of English language teaching and learning

• Focused on quality and student outcomes

• Team player with the ability to work collaboratively

• Ability to build strong relationships and trust

• Excellent organisational, administrative and time management skills – can work well under pressure and meet tight deadlines.

• An interest in professional development

• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

• Punctual, reliable and flexible

• Has a proactive approach to delivering exceptional customer service at all times – very solution driven and quick to solve problems

• Demonstrates a high level of initiative, enthusiasm and a positive attitude

• Culturally sensitive

HOURS OF WORK

Dependant on centre and teaching package

• Minimum teaching hours 15-18 per week but may be up to 36 hours occasionally.

Induction Training

Compulsory Induction training (typically one full day) takes place immediately prior to the start of the course and is paid.

REMUNERATION PACKAGE:

Competitive. We offer a range of residential and non-residential packages depending on the centre and type of timetable offered.

APPLICATION METHOD AND CLOSING DATE:

If you meet the requirements of the position, are excited by the opportunity of working in a fastpaced international education environment please contact us at the email address given on the job heading for details of our application process.

REFERENCES AND CHECKS:

• If you are offered the post, you will need to provide copies of your degree and TEFL certificate. You will also need to bring the originals with them as well as your passport to check your ID.

• As all holders of roles involving responsibility for or substantial access to under 18s, you will need to have appropriate suitability checks with the Disclosure and Barring Service (in England and Wales) or Protecting Vulnerable Groups Scheme (in Scotland) or Access NI (in Northern Ireland), or Police ‘Certificate of good conduct’ (outside the UK), in line with PLUS’Safeguarding and Child Protection Policy.

• You will also need to provide 2 references from within the last 12 months in accordance with BC guidelines.

• Any job offers will be on condition of receiving a satisfactory Enhanced DBS check and the 2 references

Closing date: 14th April 2019    


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