Summer School Teachers (Volunteer Positions)

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    Full time, Part time

  • Language(s) spoken

    English (Fluent)

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Job Description

Job Title: Summer School Teachers (Volunteer Positions)
Group: Teachers
Reports to: Well Spring Academic Board
Location: Ho Chi Minh City
Date: 12/6/17 - 22/6/2017

Organisational Overview

Wellspring Saigon is an international bilingual school dedicated to bilingual academic excellence and student potential development.

At Wellspring Saigon, we believe that each student is a unique individual who needs a safe, caring, and inspiring environment in which to discover themselves and to grow. Therefore, we created a broad and stimulating curriculum that is rigorous yet exciting to teach and to learn. While the common core is in the center of our academic activities, creativity is also very important.

With permission and license from Massachusetts’s Department of Education, United States, Wellspring Saigon is able to integrate the curriculum into the Ministry of Education and Training of Vietnam program to equip students with the necessary skill set on their path of education as well as life.

Our mission is to develop intellectually capable young people with the creative minds, healthy bodies, and ethical spirits needed to contribute wisdom, compassion, and leadership to a diverse and ever-changing society.

Our vision is to let each student as a unique individual grow and mature emotionally, intellectually, physically, and socially in a secure, caring, and stimulating environment.

Our goal is to improve the quality of teaching and learning.

For more information on Wellspring Saigon, please visit

Role Purpose

During the summer school, our students will have a chance to learn and practice English more effectively by incorporating various activities including Sports (Swimming, Badminton, Volleyball, etc.), Arts (Crafting, Cooking, Design, etc,), Camping, and Soft skills (Life-saving, Communication, Teamwork, etc.).

Summer School Teachers will teach and instruct our students to learn the aforementioned skills. Thus, there will be exciting opportunities for Summer School Teachers to create their own classes and to teach the students these crucial soft skills. Such positions will provide high-quality teaching materials and are important points of contact within Wellspring Saigon for the Academic Board and students.

These positions would suit people who:
¥ Can arrange classes and teach Sports (Swimming, Badminton, Volleyball, etc.), Arts (Crafting, Cooking, Design, etc,), Camping, and/or Soft skills (Life-saving, Communication, Teamwork, etc.) for students from grade 1 to 12.
¥ Are able to volunteer from 12th June 2017 to 22nd June 2017.
¥ Are able to enter Vietnam legally with a suitable visa (Individuals may have to apply for Vietnam Visa. Visa to Vietnam can be applied in person at Vietnam Embassy/Consulate in your country or you may apply for Vietnam visa on arrival online before traveling to get Vietnam visa stamped at arrival airports).
¥ Have excellent communication, self-management, and teaching competencies.
¥ Want to create a positive learning environment for our great students.
¥ Are trustworthy and reliable
¥ Are emotionally stable and love being around children.

By volunteering with Wellspring Saigon, you will gain:
¥ Great experience and perks along the way
¥ Gain self-management, project planning, communications, and teaching skills
¥ A profile of networks and contacts for your future work
¥ Get yourself on the radar of one of the best International Schools in Vietnam
¥ Be part of the Wellspring family and grow our positive teaching environment
¥ Inspire and develop young individuals
¥ A reference from Wellspring and experience to add to your CV
¥ Extensive support from Wellspring Saigon’s Academic Board and peers

Application Procedures
Please email your CV and cover letter to
Potential candidates will be interviewed through Skype with the HR panel in Vietnam.
Application closes 30th November 2016.

Contact details
Ms. Ha, Vo
M: 022 4151 971





Problem Solving

Identifies and weighs up risk appropriately before taking action.
Discusses options with Academic Board where appropriate.
Makes use of relevant and available information and consults others when developing workable solutions.


Listens to students and asks questions to clarify own understanding.
Responds politely and sensitively to students’ questions and alternative points of view.
Is prepared to take account of students’ ideas.
Produces written communication that is clear, concise, logical and understood by the students.
Communicates in a style appropriate to the students.


Shares the responsibility to maintain a safe and healthy teaching environment, carries out work-related activities in accordance with safe procedures and reports all hazards, accidents and incidents.
Acts with integrity at all times.
Supports and models Wellspring Saigon’s values, taking responsibility for own actions and decisions.


Acts fairly and impartially in all dealings with students, respecting their rights and needs.
Demonstrates an understanding and respect for students.
Incorporates cultural responsiveness into work practices.

Team Work

Proactively shares information, ideas and experience with Academic Board and peers.
Encourages and supports team members and others they are working with.
Promotes a teaching environment where others can exchange opinions and ideas.
Co-operates with other staff outside their own service or group.


Proactively obtains feedback about own performance from peers and managers so that they can improve their performance.
Accepts constructive criticism without becoming defensive.
Alerts manager when overloaded, stressed, or having difficulty with specific tasks or areas of responsibility.
Identifies and commits to learning and development opportunities.

Work Management

Processes work and teaching materials to the required standards (quality and timeliness).
Identifies issues and problems and communicates these to manager/Academic Board in a timely fashion.
Focuses on the task at hand and the work that needs doing without losing track of priorities.
Is alert to connections and interrelationships between own workload and that of others and consults as appropriate.
Ha Vo

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