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Job Summary

Job Purpose To undertake, duties in support of the work of the teaching staff in the Science Department

  • Minimum Qualification: Bachelor
  • Experience Level: Executive level
  • Experience Length: 3 years

Job Description/Requirements

Areas of Accountability

• To support the Principal and play an integral role in promoting all aspects of the school ethos, inspiring and motivating students and being an active member of the school community.

• To act as a champion for all aspects of learning and a positive role model for all students.

• To provide support for the vision for the school in order to maintain its success and ensure the highest quality of education for all its students.

• To be responsible for realising high quality learning for classes and all other interactions with students.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities

• The preparation of materials and equipment for Science lessons

• Maintaining Science laboratory and preparation rooms and their equipment, and services in good order

• General duties in support of the teachers in the Science Department

• The precise duties would be determined by the Principal & Head of Science which may be required are set out below:

Preparation of Science materials and equipment, for example:

• Carry out risk assessment for technical activities

• Disposing of waste materials following school and government guidelines

• Collecting apparatus and chemicals from storage

• Preparing necessary solutions

• Checking individual components in and out for class use

• Arranging for apparatus including worksheets, books and audio-visual aids to be available, in rooms for lessons

• Preparing experiments, setting up apparatus and equipment for demonstrations and practical lessons as requested by teaching staff

• Preparation of chemicals and solutions

• Liaising with staff over use of equipment & stock

• Advice staff of any problems, including safety aspects;

• Returning apparatus etc. and chemicals to storage as soon as practicable

• Repairing damages or arranging for this to be done

• Constructing apparatus and equipment

• Purchasing of equipment and chemicals

• Cleaning and washing up glassware following school safety procedures

Routine maintenance of Science Laboratory and preparation rooms, their equipment& services:

• Maintaining laboratory clean and tidy in conjunction with the teacher in charge of the room

• Cleaning the sinks, chemicals on bench tops, spillages of chemicals on floor

• Storing materials tidily

• Keeping equipment clean

• Looking after animals, insects and plants kept by the department

• Cleaning of goggles

• Cleaning of safety screens, fume cupboards and other items

• Carrying out safety checks on equipment, e.g. Bunsen tubing etc. and keeping records (by date & company) of these safety checks

Maintaining & ordering the stocks of Science chemicals & equipment, for example:

• Taking stock of chemicals, consumables, stationery, books and breakable items

• Advise Head of Science on stock replacement needs

• Ordering of the above

• Checking deliveries

Support for Students

• Assisting in practical lessons where required.

• Assess the needs of students and use detailed knowledge and skills to support students’ learning.

• Establish productive working relationships with students, acting as a role model and setting high expectations.

• Promote the inclusion and acceptance of all students within the classroom.

• Support students consistently whilst recognising and responding to their individual needs.

• Encourage students to interact and work co-operatively with others and engage all students in activities.

• Promote independence and employ strategies to recognise and reward achievement of self-reliance.

• Ensure the health and safety, and good behaviour, of students in the science department.

Support for Network Teachers

• Help organise and manage an appropriate learning environment and resources.

Other Tasks

• To undertake any additional responsibilities as directed by the Principal.

• Have an active role in the wider curriculum, participating in extracurricular activities and school journeys, work experience and extension activities as necessary.

• To proactively engage with professional development in relevant areas, especially subject knowledge & teaching methods, and participate with the school’s Performance Management process.

• To work as a member of a team, positively contributing to effective working relations within the school.

Person Specification – Secondary Science Technician

Qualifications, Knowledge & Training

• Good level of written & spoken English

• Knowledge & Understanding of working within a Science Laboratory

• University Science qualification

• Good level of education to 18

• Good numeracy, literacy & IT skills

• Pharmaceutical /Biotech experience

Skills and Competencies

 Have excellent spoken and written English.

• Ability to relate well to students and adults.

• Ability to work collaboratively and creatively with colleagues in a team.

• Ability to lead other staff.

• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

• Flexible and uses own initiative.

• Understand classroom roles and responsibilities and your own position within these.

• Ability to use ICT effectively to support learning

• Spoken and written Myanmar 

Experience of Work in Schools

• Ability to work in an international and multi-cultural environment.

• Experience of working with children in the relevant age range.

• Motivated to work with students

Professional Development

 Willingness to develop own skills, knowledge and understanding by participating in the schools CPD programme.

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| Full Time |
MMK 600,000 - 800,000
| Full Time |
MMK 600,000 - 800,000