HLTA – Al Danah Charter School

Aldar Education are currently seeking an outstanding High Level Teaching Assistant (HLTA) for Al Danah Charter School in Abu Dhabi for the next Academic Year 2021 – 2022.

Al Danah Charter School is KG and Cycle One school located in the outskirts of Abu Dhabi providing a high-quality education to over 1700 students. Charter Schools are the outcome of a unique and exciting partnership between the government and private sectors in Abu Dhabi and offer the American Common Core Curriculum of Massachusetts. At Al Danah Charter School our dedicated team are committed to providing a dynamic, vibrant and holistic education where students feel safe, secure and confident. Our mission statement, ‘Excite, Challenge, Empower’ lays the foundation in creating an environment where students are encouraged and supported to realize their full potential.

This is an exciting opportunity to join the highly successful Aldar family of schools and to help shape the future of Abu Dhabi’s leading school group.

The successful candidates will be closely aligned with our core values and ethos and possess a genuine understanding and appreciation of the values of the region.

Job Purpose
To be able to assist and support in the educational and social development of students under the direction and guidance of the Class Teacher/Leadership Team.

Main Duties & Responsibilities
  • Ability to plan and teach their own lessons under the guidance of the Class Teacher.
  • Work under minimal supervision which includes covering classes in the absence of the Class Teacher.
  • Act as a representative/lead to other Classroom Assistants.
  • Provide support for individual students / groups of students inside and outside the classroom to enable them to fully participate in a range of activities during the school day and to provide for their social, emotional and physical wellbeing.
  • Be pro-active in matters relating to health and safety
  • Assist in the implementation of individual education programmes for individual students / groups of students and help monitor their progress
  • Support students with additional support needs e.g. emotional and behavioural difficulties and help to develop their social skills
  • Assist class teachers with maintaining student records
  • Prepare and present displays of students’ work
  • Support class teachers in photocopying and other tasks to support teaching
  • Support the aims of the school; comply with the requirements of health and safety, other relevant legislation, and school policies
  • Set a good example in terms of dress, punctuality, and attendance
  • Attend team and staff meetings as required
  • Work with other professionals e.g. speech therapists, occupational therapists etc. as necessary
  • Undertake other duties from time to time as the principal requires


Minimum Qualifications
  • Secondary School Certificate is required; BA Degree in Education or BA Degree in Relevant Field with teaching qualifications is preferable.
Minimum Experience
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience in a Curriculum Support role

Job Specific Knowledge & Skill
  • Fluent English communication skills, written and oral
  • Strong interpersonal skills to aid in daily contact with parents in a diverse multi-cultural environment
  • Excellent office management skills
  • Proficient in operating PC, Facsimile, Photocopier, Telex and various office machines, including working knowledge of prevailing popular application software and spreadsheets.
  • Respect for all members of a school community, irrespective of position, gender, age and ethnic background.
  • A positive and solution-focused attitude to working life.
  • A clean enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services check or police check

Aldar Education are a family of world-class, child centered, and innovative schools based in the UAE. We educate over 25,000 students across our group of owned and managed schools and as we grow so does our need for highly skilled, inspirational, and dedicated school leaders. We offer an attractive remuneration package including non-monetary benefits. Our future-focused learning model includes both students and staff and so we place a special emphasis on professional development, coaching and training.

Successful candidates will have access to a wide network of professionals and opportunities to both lead and contribute to training others as well as developing themselves.

Aldar Education are keen to hear from like-minded, forward thinking school leaders who would welcome the challenge and opportunities that we have to offer.

As much as we would be delighted to entertain all applicants, due to high volume of applications and robust selection process, only shortlisted applicants will be contacted within 10 business days.

This job description is not all inclusive. Aldar Education reserves the right to amend this job description at any time. We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to a diverse and inclusive work environment. We are also mindful of our national development strategy and encourage UAE Nationals in their application at our company.

Aldar Education is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff to share this commitment. Offers of appointment are subject to satisfactory references and police clearance.

Primary Location
: UAE-Abu Dhabi

: Education

: Al Danah Charter School

: Regular

: Standard

Job Type
: Full-time
Day Job

Job Posting
: Jun 3, 2021, 6:55:31 AM
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