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How To Submit The Teacher Assistant Application on SAYouth

Teacher Assistant Application

Are you ready to take the next step and apply for SAYouth’s Teacher Assistant program? Get started today by following this simple guide that teaches you how to submit your application.

How to Write a Job Application for a Teacher Assistant Position

The teachers assistant application is becoming increasingly popular. With unemployment soaring and young people finding it ever more difficult to find jobs in South Africa.

The government launched several employment initiatives to address the problem. One of these was the Presidential Youth Employment Initiative, or PYEI, which sets out to create employment opportunities for teacher’s assistants. 

Who can apply for teachers assistant application jobs?

The following people will be eligible to be appointed to these jobs:

  • You must be between the ages of 18 and 35 years old.
  • You must be a South African resident with a valid RSA ID book or card or valid passport, or you must have a valid work permit;
  • You must live no further than 5km from the school where you will be employed, unless you’ll be working at a farm school, when this will be extended to 30km.
  • Only one person from any household can apply. 
  • You meet the requirements per category and subcategory of the position you’re applying for.
  • You’ve attended all the training days and carried out all the work assigned to you. 
  • You are not currently employed.
  • You’re not studying either part-time or full-time, or are participating in a learnership.
  • You’re not currently receiving any government grants. 
  • You’re not currently receiving any salary, wage or stipend.
  • You don’t have a criminal record.
  • You weren’t unfairly advantaged by knowing any staff members at the school.
  • You’ve attended and successfully completed all the compulsory training for the position and received the relevant certificates

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Here’s how to apply

  1. Go to the SAYouth website
  2. Register an account
  3. Log in with your details
  4. In the search bar, you should type ‘school assistant‘ or search for the name of the school closest to you
  5. A list of jobs available in your area will come up which will also include the opportunity cards for the schools that are closest to you. Only apply at schools that you have easy access to
  6. Click the ‘read more’ button which would enable you to see further details about the job
  7. If you are interested in the opportunity, click ‘apply now’
  8. Follow the prompts and provide the relevant information to complete your application
  9. You will then receive confirmation that your application has been successful

Should you be shortlisted, you will be contacted through SMS or a phone call by the school.

See also: Teacher Assistant Interview Questions and Answers

If you’re given an interview, bring the following documents with you:

  • Certified copy of ID
  • Matric certificate or other NQF 4 or higher proof of qualification
  • CV
  • Testimonial letter

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