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