- A mentor must feel confident in dealing with and have a passion for teaching children.
- Mentors must be not only competent in the subjects and at the level they are supporting, but must also be capable of explaining work at that level.
- Mentors must like the age group with which they are to work – and children in general!
- Children often communicate most through their body language and what they DON’T say. Mentors need to watch for these signs and understand the children’s perspective when working.
- Mentors are required to follow the Magikats programme closely in accordance with the Operations Manual.
Able to multi-task
Administrative tasks are scheduled for completion within a workshop so the ability to multi-task is vital.
General personality, appearance and attitude
- A mentor must arrive not only before the students but, in addition, should expect to be in the centre at least 10 minutes before the workshop starts and to be packing up for an additional 5 minutes at the end.
- A close attention to detail is vital.
- Children must feel they are known and understood. A good memory for a child’s particular skills helps mentors to work more effectively in overall development.
- Working with children is always unpredictable. Mentors must be willing and able to adapt to unusual situations.
- Mentors will be provided with a polo shirt. They should wear this to all sessions and must maintain a well-presented appearance at all times.
- Mentors must be able to communicate their feedback and ideas in a concise and effective manner to the Principal.
- A mentor will, inevitably, become very interested in a student’s progress. They need to work as part of the overall team to ensure a consistent approach with each individual child, led by the Principal.
- A mentor must be willing to take on board feedback given by the Principal and work accordingly.
Hours and terms of employment
- Follows UAE labour law.
- Mentors are under a 6 month probation period.
- Mentors undergo a 12 week paid induction period upon employment.
- Monthly salary is set according to hours and qualifications and is stated in the offer letter provided by the centre.
- Mentors are required to be at the centre for the agreed days and hours. Any extra hours put in will be paid based on monthly salary.
- As per UAE labour law, holidays are 30 days paid leave with leave request submitted 60 days in advance, subject to 60 days’ notice.
- Holiday may not normally be taken in September.
- The person appointed should intend to stay in post for at least a year.
- We work all year round.
- One month’s notice period, in either direction, applies to the end of the employment.
Hours currently available are:
Full time position:
Saturday – 9.00am – 4.00pm
Sunday to Wednesday – 11.00am – 7.00pm
Part time position:
Saturday – 9.00 am – 4.00pm
Monday and Wednesday - 1.00pm – 7.00pm