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  • Posted on: 27 April, 2015 Deadline: 6 May, 2015
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  • The American University of Nigeria (AUN) was established in 2003. The institution was conceived as Africa’s first Development University. Its mission is to pioneer service learning and build leaders who will be prepared to tackle societal concerns. Located in Yola, Adamawa State, the University is a world-class career-oriented institution missioned to be an agent of change in the development of the region. AUN has a strong commitment to providing the skills and the leadership essential to solving the continent’s critical social and economic problems.

    The University offers an American – style education modelled after the curriculum of American universities with corresponding approaches to teaching and students assessment. The first entering class of 124 students and 20 professors was enrolled in September 2005. In ten years, AUN is fast becoming a model for other universities in Nigeria and West Africa.

    Grade 1 Teacher

     

    SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

    The position shall develop and implement lesson plans that meet the requirements of Grade 1 pupils in accordance to the guidelines of the University. This involves using the appropriate teaching style and material/equipment to strengthen the learning process of the pupils. The incumbent shall provide pupils with appropriate learning activities to help fulfill their potential for intellectual, emotional, physical and social growth while establishing effective teacher - pupil, teacher - parents’ relationship and communicate with parents to discuss pupil’s growth and interpret school program. 

    DETAILED LISTING OF RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Supervise pupils in and out of class rooms’ activities.
    • Evaluate each pupil’s performance in terms of academic and social growth.
    • Prepare reports on pupils as required by the administration.
    • Maintains professional competence by personal growth.
    • Administer and prepare grade test, assignments in evaluating pupils’ progress.
    • Establish and enforce rules of behavior among pupil.
    • Confer with parents, teachers, counselors and administrators to resolve pupil’s behavioral and academic problems and progress.
    • Maintain accurate pupil’s record as required by the Community School Administration.
    • Prepare lesson plan for course of study in accordance to the curriculum/syllabus guidelines and implement remedial program for pupil who require extra help.
    • Provide variety of materials and resources (computers, audiovisual aid), for pupil to explore and use for learning and imaginative play and also for presentation.
    • Organize and lead activities designed to promote physical, mental and social development.
    • Attend staff and professional meetings.
    • Coordinate with other staff and teachers to enhance individual goals and objectives attainment.
    • Contribute to develop and translate lessons plans for pupils.
    • Creates a flexible and favorable environment for pupil’s safety, creative thinking and expose the pupils to potential careers.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor.

    Requirements for the position:

    • B.ED OR BA in any related discipline, PGDE preferred.
    • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Language.
    • 3-5 years of experience in teaching in a multi-cultural environment.
    • Must be computer literate. 

    Other requirements, abilities for the position: 

    • Ability to be a Role model.
    • Experience teaching young children.
    • Passion for teaching and love for children.
    • Ability to create a healthy classroom environment. 

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    Physical Education Teacher

     

    SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

    The Physical Education Teacher serves as the Games master in the community school. He reports directly to the Executive Director Community School and makes sure all pupils in the community school engage in weekly physical training activities. He is in charge of the use of all sporting equipment and facilities in the community school and schedules a timetable accurate enough to make sure all students in the school engage in sporting activities. The Physical Education Teacher also seeks out and encourages outstanding talent amongst the students. He/She is also actively involved in the school inter-house and inter-school competitions; making sure the school teams are well trained and ready to win any competition. 

    DETAILED LISTING OF RESPONSIBILITIES 

    • The Physical Education Teacher is the person responsible for all aspects of leading/coaching the pupils’ games activities.
    • The Physical Education Teacher is in charge of scheduling the pupils’ physical training activities through athletic races and soccer matches.
    • The Physical Education Teacher make sure all the pupils are actively involved in physical training activities and also seek out talented athletes amongst them.
    • The Physical Education Teacher also serves as a coach, mentor and role model for the students of the Community School.
    • Coordinates the use of all sport facilities by students groups.
    • The Physical Education Teacher is responsible for the early development of health and wellness activities in the pupils by engaging them in games, races, drills and exercise meant to boost mental strength and physical wellness.
    • The Physical Education Teacher is responsible for training, teaching and conditioning student-athletes in preparation for all interschool competitions.
    • The Physical Education Teacher will be responsible for a wide variety of administrative tasks including, but not limited to, scheduling of practices and games, submitting reports, providing PE roasters.
    • Perform other duties as assigned by supervisor. 

    Requirements for the position: 

    • B.Ed. OR B.A in physical and Health Education or any related discipline.
    • A PGDE will be an added advantage
    • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills in English Language.
    • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar setting
    • Must be computer literate. 

    Other requirements, abilities for the position: 

    • Ability to be a Role model.
    • Experience teaching young children on physical exercise
    • Passion for teaching and love for children.

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    Pediatric Nurse

     

    SUMMARY OF POSITION 

    Pediatric nurses provide health and medical care for children at the AUN Early Learning Center.The nurse will provide expert care to the child while working with parents, teachers and the Center Director for information, direction and assistance in line with stipulated policy and procedures. 

    DETAILED LISTING OF RESPONSIBILITIES: 

    • Identify changes in a child’s signs and symptoms and intervene in emergent situations
    • Maintain privacy and confidentiality in nurse/child relationships
    • Differentiate between normal and abnormal physical findings
    • Serve as health advocate for staff, ensuring that health concerns are given proper attention.
    • Participate in activities to manage a child’s pain
    • Analyse situations to anticipate pathophysiological problems and detect changes in status
    • Administer medication using age-appropriate guidelines
    • Determine a child’s needs related to pain management
    • Evaluate a child for signs and symptoms of abuse
    • Provide supportive care to dying children with parents
    • Administer all medication at the center, communicating clearly
    • Motivate staff to maximize collaboration, retention and growth
    • Assist the center Director with the day-to-day operations of the school
    • Shall perform any other duties as maybe assigned by the supervisor. 

    Requirements for the position: 

    • Nursing Certificate
    • Valid License to practice/Nursing registration
    • Two (2) to four (4) years of direct work experience with infants, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
    • Basic Nursing Ethic
    • Ability to undertake self-directed tasks when necessary.
    • Flexible with time.
    • Ability to learn
    • Attention to detail.
    • Capacity to prioritize by assessing situations to determine urgency. 

    Other requirements, abilities for the position: 

    • Skill in developing and maintaining effective working relationships.
    • Ability to maintain a high level of accuracy and confidentiality.
    • Knowledge of and ability to apply professional medical principles, procedures, and techniques
    • Knowledge of pharmacological agents used in the treatment of infants, toddlers and preschoolers.
    • Effective verbal and written communication skills along with proper telephone etiquette
    • Tactfulness and professionalism

    Method of Application

    Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and job classification as approved by the University. 

    Suitably qualified candidates should submit their resumes, cover letters and references to recruitment@aun.edu.ng before the closing date of this publication. The position being applied for should be the subject of the email. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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