Feb 11, 2022

Teaching Assistant (Internship)

  • Maple Bear Botafogo
  • Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Kinder/Elementary School English Teacher Childcare

Job Description

Looking for Canadians or Canadian educators to join Botafogo Maple Bear school for a 10-week internship.

Botafogo Maple Bear is part of a global network of K-12 private schools which bring the best practices in Canadian education to students around the globe.


Job purpose

To provide support to the lead teacher in charge of a classroom, reinforce lessons by tutoring individual students or small groups, be part of the daily routine, help the teacher with lesson preparation and materials, and help to keep the group and class organized throughout the day.


Duties and responsibilities

  • deliver tailored teaching activities to pupils on either a one-to-one basis or in small groups
  • make sure that the pupils you support are able to engage in learning and stay on task during the lesson or activity
  • support the social and emotional development of pupils, reporting any issues when required
  • support the teacher in managing pupil behaviour and promoting positive behaviour
  • listen to pupils read and read to pupils as a class, group or one-to-one
  • guide and monitor pupil progress
  • help with the planning of some lessons
  • carry out administrative duties, such as preparing classroom resources
  • look after pupils who have had accidents, need help dressing or are upset
  • create art displays of pupils' artwork
  • Participate in school events and staff meetings


  •  High school diploma/GED required
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Patient and caring
  • Creative and problem solver
  • Compassionate attitude and strong understanding of child development
  • Nurturing teaching approach
  • Clean criminal record check (vulnerable sector search)
  • Professional or academic experience with early childhood education is an asset


-transportation and return flights to and from home country

-paid accommodation in an apartment near the school

-weekly stipend for food and related expenses

-travel health care

-Portuguese lessons

-integration into local culture

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