~ Cape Town, Western Cape ~

Tafelberg School is located in one of the most beautiful cities in the world: Cape Town. We take pride in creating the ideal environment for our learners to thrive, do what they’re passionate about and experience success in all areas of academics. Through the provision of support and assistance, we are able to develop each learner; shaping them into the best possible version of themselves. Tafelberg School welcomes learners from all backgrounds and abilities with open arms.

± 26 August 2021 – 1 March 2022 (Dates to be confirmed)

To render psychological counseling and support within a special school/resource center environment, including full-service and inclusive schools, within an inclusive education and whole school development framework, in conjunction with the School-Based Support Team(SBSTs). To assist school management to make the school efficient and effective as a teaching and learning institution.


  • Masters-level degree in Psychology
  • registration as a PSYCHOLOGIST (Educational, Clinical or Counselling) with the Professional Board for Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) (must provide proof of current registration)
  • recognized post-graduate qualification [REQV 14] which must include appropriate training as an educator
  • registration as an EDUCATOR with the South African Council for Educators (SACE) (must provide proof of registration)
  • at least 1 or 2 years relevant psycho-educational and/or psycho-social experience
  • a certified copy of a valid drivers’ license
  • proficiency in English and at least 1 other official language of the Western Cape.


  • provision of psychological support to learners as a member of a trans-disciplinary team
  • promote and support the implementation of inclusive education policy and guideline documents
  • knowledge and experience in the early identification, assessment and support of learners experiencing barriers to learning
  • knowledge of the Screening, Identification, Assessment and Support (SIAS) policy
  • assist within the School-Based Support Team (SBST) to develop and monitor Individual Support Plans (ISP) for learners experiencing barriers to learning
  • provision of psycho-educational and psycho-social support to learners, educators and parents
  • capacity-building of educators and parents within the inclusive education framework
  • administration of psychological and educational assessments
  • provision of short-term psycho-therapeutic support for learners
  • assist the school with the development of networks for support
  • adhere to the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA) ethical code for psychology, scope of practice and other guideline documents
  • undertake Continuous Professional Development (CPD) and professional supervision as a personal responsibility
  • maintain a record of all psychological and educational interventions
  • draft professional psycho-educational and psycho-social reports
  • maintain a sound administrative system ensuring confidentiality of records


  • basic counselling skills
  • child development
  • computer literacy
  • crisis management
  • diagnostic assessment
  • inclusive education policy & guideline documents
  • learning strategies
  • multi-disciplinary teamwork
  • national curriculum policy statements
  • presentation skills 
  • preventative programmes
  • professional ethics
  • psycho-educational assessment
  • psycho-social support
  • psycho-therapeutic techniques
  • psychological research methodology
  • report writing
  • teaching styles
  • sound administration
  • trauma de-briefing
  • whole school development
  • Abuse no more protocol

All applications will be treated in strict confidence. The school reserves the right not to proceed with the filling of the post. An application in itself does not entitle the applicant to an interview. Applicants who do not hear from the school within two weeks should consider their application unsuccessful.

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Apex Primary School is a new no-fee dual medium public primary school which opened its doors in January 2020. The school currently accommodates grade 1-5 learners across four classes per grade and will grow a grade each year until it reaches grade 7 in 2023. The school has partnered with Acorn Education ( as part of the Collaboration Schools Pilot Programme - a public private partnership programme in the Western Cape.


The School Governing Body of Apex Primary School invites applications from exceptional Grade 3 teachers with a track record of success leading through inspiration, strong character, superior relationship skills and a focus on fostering a collaborative school community. The school will champion a high expectations culture for both learners and staff to build a school of excellence. All educators will benefit from ongoing professional development and mentorship customised to your specific role and needs.

We seek to fill the following teaching post:

  • English Language of Learning and Teaching (LOLT) Grade 3 Educator


  • Minimum requirement is a REQV14 qualification (matric + four years’ qualification)
  • At least 3 to 5 years relevant experience
  • Must be qualified and trained in the Foundation Phase
  • Certification through the South African Council of Educators (SACE)-proof of registration required
  • Must be aligned to our mission of developing the school into a school of excellence and willing to go the extra mile to achieve this mission
  • Exhibit a genuine passion and a belief in the potential of every learner
  • Have a strong moral purpose with an uncompromising approach to school improvement and raising attainment
  • A track record of leading successful learner interventions and improving learner outcomes
  • A track record of high expectations personally and professionally
  • Be open to innovative ideas and deviating from the status quo
  • Willing to work collaboratively within the framework of the Collaboration Schools Programme
  • Be fluent in English and Afrikaans
  • Be computer literate and MS Office proficient

If you are passionate about education, transforming young learners’ lives while using innovative education strategies, then this is an opportunity for you!

Start date: Immediately
Contract & Benefits: This is a contract position with the School Governing Body of Apex Primary School. The successful candidates will be required to undergo a criminal background check.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Should you not hear from us within two weeks of the closing date, please accept that your application was unsuccessful

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