Laboratory Assistant

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Organizational Description

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls (The Academy) is a world-class educational platform for girls which is aimed at nurturing a new generation of dynamic women leaders. This residential boarding school is situated in Meyerton, Gauteng Province with just over 300 students enrolled in Grades 8 -12. Grade 12. Students write the Independent Examination Board (I.E.B.) NSC Examination.

Applications are invited from suitably qualified candidates. Applications must be accompanied by a covering letter, CV with names of three contactable references, copy of the highest qualification(s) and the copy of identity. Interested candidates must register their profile at www.pnet.co.za

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Minimum academic requirements & experience

● National Diploma or B Tech or BSc Degree in the following field:
– Chemistry or Analytical Chemistry
– Molecular Biology (Biochemistry, Microbiology or Biotechnology).
● An interest in science and technology backed up with sound
mathematical skills and a practical hands on approach are fundamental.
● 2-3 years’ experience in a similar role.
● Previous experience in a school/university/college laboratory will serve
as an added advantage.

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Key responsibilities

● Assist in assembling equipment, material and/or reagents for classroom
activities.
● Assemble chemicals from storage area(s).
● Disassemble and put away previously used laboratory
equipment/apparatus.
● Control stock and manage inventory.
● Catalog all equipment and chemicals
● Monitor and retrieve all supplies and equipment.
● Make any solutions required for the laboratory.
● Properly dispose of any waste generated.
● Assist with lab clean-up and/or organisation.
● Write reports and provide feedback to teachers.
● Maintain biological materials eg. plants etc.
● Catalogue all equipment and chemicals.
● Make sure laboratory safety is maintained during experiments.
● Assist learners with projects in Science expos, Olympiads etc.
● Be prepared to be trained in the implementation of new lab equipment,
eg, PASCO
● Participate in departmental meetings, cross department meetings,
parents’ meetings and whole school training activities.
● Mentor SRC Science Committees.

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Knowledge, Skills and Attitude

● Understanding of Natural Sciences, Life Sciences and Physical Sciences
curriculum.
● Computer skills: MS Word, MS Excel, MS Power Point and Google Suite.
● Creative problem solving skills.
● Excellent interpersonal skills.
● Good communications skills both verbal and written.
● Self-motivation, sound judgment, and the ability to problem solve.
● Ability to work in a highly interactive team environment.
● An enthusiastic self-starter.
● Good work ethics.
● Self-control and tolerant.
● Diplomacy.
● Initiative.
● Moral and intellectual integrity (ethics).
● Demonstrate high levels of professionalism.
● Willingness to mentor a group of learners.
● Act with the highest integrity and always uphold the Academy’s standards
and values (Respect, Honour, Compassion, Service, Responsibility and
Accountability).
● Willingness to learn how to use and implement the Neurosequential Model
in Education (NME) in your teaching

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Scholarship Application Statement

Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy School for Girls

The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls strives to provide a nurturing educational environment for academically gifted girls who come from impoverished backgrounds.

In an effort to preserve the Academy’s mission by awarding scholarships to deserving learners from impoverished communities, the Academy welcomes the appointment of AFRIZAN PEOPLE INTELLIGENCE to provide learner recruitment services for the Academy’s 2023/24 intakes.

With over 30 years of experience in recruitment, Afrizan is able to deliver a consistent and specialised approach towards learner recruitment.

Prospective applicants must direct all admission queries to admissions@afrizan.co.za to find out more about 2023/24 applications.

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