Ministry of Education, Jamaica
National Heroes Circle
Kingston, KI, Jamaica
Cluster Based Mathematics Specialist
$1,227,424 - $1,938,038 per annum along with any other allowance(s) attached to the post
To provide technical support for the implementation of the National Comprehensive Numeracy Programme (NCNP) through the monitoring and training of School Based Mathematics Teachers (SBMTs).
KEY RESPONSIBILITY AREAS:
Facilitate implementation of the National Comprehensive Numeracy Programme.
Provide support to Principals and SBMTs in the setting of targets.
Facilitate job embedded professional development for SBMTs aimed at building their pedagogical content knowledge.
Provide assistance to SBMTs in the planning of lessons.
Provide guidance for SBMTs in the management and delivery of mathematics lessons which are developed based on the principles of the NCNP.
Promote the use of multiple methods of assessment OF and FOR learning.
Support the school in promoting the importance of numeracy and implementing activities and initiatives (e.g. mathematics clubs and competitions) designed to improve the attitudes of key stakeholders towards mathematics.
Collect and analyse data for assigned schools.
Strong conceptual content knowledge base.
Ability to present information to a wide range of audiences.
Proven ability to lead and motivate stakeholders.
Ability to communicate effectively – orally and in writing.
Excellent time management and networking skills.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATION AND EXPERIENCE
Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
Tertiary training in Mathematics Education.
Mathematics content at CAPE/A’Level or above.
Experience teaching at the primary level would be an asset.