Young Learner Assistant

Date: 23 May 2023

Location: Taipei, East Asia, TW

Company: British Council

We support peace and prosperity by building connections, understanding and trust between people in the UK and countries worldwide.

We work directly with individuals to help them gain the skills, confidence and connections to transform their lives and shape a better world in partnership with the UK. We support them to build networks and explore creative ideas, to learn English, to get a high-quality education and to gain internationally recognised qualifications.

Working with people in over 200 countries and territories, we are on the ground in more than 100 countries. In 2021–22 we reached 650 million people.


Contract: hourly paid
Location: Xinyi, Shipai and Songshan Teaching Centre, Taipei

Salary: NT$176 per hour
Start Date: ASAP


Role Purpose
To keep operational and deliver on our commitment to customers and the safeguarding of our Young Learner students 


Challenges & Accountabilities   
The British Council has been teaching students in Asia for over eighty years. Our Teaching business is adapting to a dynamic and increasingly competitive environment in both the Adult and Young Learner segments. British Council Taiwan runs a range of face-to-face Young Learner and Adult courses for the general public at its Xin Yi and Shipai teaching centres. The British Council plans to grow the work it does in the face-to-face market and welcomes applicants who can help make this happen. 
To help maintain a safe environment for children (under 18) by,
-    consistently checking badges of children, ensuring those with red badges or no badge do not leave the premises
-    consistently checking the badges of adults, ensuring all adults have a valid reason to be on the premises
-    accurately completing the PUR (pick up register), ensuring any problems are recorded
-    reporting any problems immediately to the Coordinator or Child Focal Points 
-    ensuring no child is left unsupervised 
-    keeping a safe, calm and comfortable environment in the classroom for all students at break times


Main Accountabilities
-    Facilitate students' learning of English in the classroom.
-    Work with and assist the Teacher in class.
-    Supervise Young Learners during break time, pick-up and drop-off.
-    Ensure all Young Learners, parents/ guardians and guests are provided with an Identification Badge when on the Teaching Centre premises.
-    Ensure guidelines are applied and upheld in line with Child Protection and Health and Safety policies.


-    college or above 
-    medium to high level of English proficiency

-    work at least 16 hours (4 shifts) within a week, must available on Wednesday and Friday afternoon and work on weekends

 Professional development opportunities – we offer a broad range of professional courses to large corporations and that is available for our staff members too!

Additional Information
-   The job holder should be able to work with us at least one year or longer.
-   The job holder should be able to work in Xinyi, Shipai and Songshan Teaching Centre.
-   The job holder should be able to work at least 16 hours (4 shifts) within a week, must available on Wednesday and Friday afternoon and work on weekends.



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Equality , Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI) Statement


The British Council is committed to policies and practices of equality, diversity and inclusion across everything we do. We support all staff to make sure their behaviour is consistent with this commitment.  We want to address under representation and encourage applicants from under-represented groups, in particular, but not exclusively, on grounds of ethnicity and disability.  All disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria are guaranteed an interview and we have Disability Confident Employer Status. We welcome discussions about specific requirements or adjustments to enable participation and engagement in our work and activities.


The British Council is committed to safeguarding children, young people and adults who we work with.


We believe that all children and adults everywhere in the world deserve to live in safe environments and have the right to be protected from all forms of abuse, maltreatment and exploitation as set out in article 19, UNCRC (United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child) 1989.


Appointment to positions where there is direct involvement with vulnerable groups will be dependent on thorough checks being completed; these will include qualification checks, reference checks, identity & criminal record checks in line with legal requirements and with the British Council’s Safeguarding policies for Adults and Children.


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