Position Summary :
In addition to clerical duties, the Middle School Science Assistant provides support assistance to the MS science department by obtaining and preparing experimental materials, and monitoring supply and equipment inventories.
The employee may be required to perform any of the duties and responsibilities listed in the following section.
Duties and Responsibilities :
Mixes solutions and prepares specimens and lab equipment for student experiments when given written instructions by a teacher.
Cleans up all equipment and disposes of lab materials after lab is finished.
Keeps the chemical storage system organized according to recognized safety guidelines.
Follows appropriate safety procedures in the handling of chemicals.
Keeps the science storage rooms clean and organized.
Assists in the ordering process by relaying needed materials and supplies when they are nearing empty.
Verifies ordered materials when they arrive and reorganizes lab cupboards and back storage rooms to fit the new materials.
Completes photocopying and constructs classroom materials for science teachers.
Hangs posters, makes bulletin boards and other decorative displays in science halls.
Other duties as assigned.
Knowledge & Skills :
Competency as a team member of the staff
Work independently with a minimum of supervision; follow oral and written instructions
Interact with staff in a helpful, courteous and friendly manner, demonstrating a sensitivity to, and respect for, a diverse population
Work well under pressure and possess the ability to multitask, organize, take initiative and provide quality on-time delivery
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team with all levels of staff and management
Ability to adapt to change in a fast-paced environment
High school diploma and / or the equivalent and (2) years relevant experience
Computer Literate for both Mac and PC
Proficient in the English language (reading / writing / speaking)
Ability to work as a team player
Demonstrated excellent level organizational, administrative and interpersonal skills
Ability to work independently and safeguard confidential information
Experience in a similar international and / or regional environment is an advantage
Required Documents :
Police clearance from country of origin
Authenticated education documents
Desirable skills :
Prior working experience in an education environment
Read, write and speak Arabic
Working Conditions & Physical Demands :
Work typically takes place in a normal office environment requiring :
Operating a PC or Apple MacBook and other office equipment