Phase 5 | Teachers assistants and School General Assistants (2024 Applications).

Who can apply for teacher’s assistant jobs in Phase 5?

The following people will be eligible to be appointed to these jobs:

  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old.
  • You must be a South African resident with a valid RSA ID book or card or valid passport, or you must have a valid work permit;
  • You must live no further than 5km from the school where you will be employed, unless you’ll be working at a farm school, when this will be extended to 30km.
  • You are not currently employed.
  • You’re not studying either part-time or full-time, or are participating in a learnership.
  • You’re not currently receiving any government grants. 
  • You’re not currently receiving any salary, wage or stipend.
  • You don’t have a criminal record.
  • You weren’t unfairly advantaged by knowing any staff members at the school.
  • You’ve attended and successfully completed all the compulsory training for the position and received the relevant certificates

What does a teacher’s assistant do?

As a teacher’s assistant, or TA, you’ll perform a range of functions and responsibilities depending on your level of experience, your TA status, and the school where you’re employed. In essence, your job boils down to giving essential support to the teachers in a school you’re assigned to.

What will my responsibilities as a teacher’s assistant be?

As stated above, these will vary according to the level of your post, and what the teacher you’re assisting wants you to do on a day-to-day basis,  But in general a teacher’s assistant’s job usually comprises the following responsibilities:

  • Overseeing and helping with the teaching activities in the classroom.
  • Helping the teacher with lesson planning and admin duties. 
  • Creating displays and getting the classroom and resources ready for lessons.
  • Supporting the teacher in managing difficult pupil behaviour and fostering positive behaviour and attitudes.
  • Helping outside the classroom with after-school activities and clubs, school functions, school trips or other school-related activities.
  • Helping with revision and exams.

Applicants who don’t have internet access can call 0800 727272, which is a toll-free number.

The Department of Basic Education is committed to providing equal opportunities and practicing
affirmative action employment. It is our intention to promote equity through the filling of all numeric
targets as contained in the Employment Equity Plan. To facilitate this process successfully, an indication
of race, gender and disability status is required.

How to Apply?

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