South Africa’s biggest homeschooling provider is going on a hiring drive for online teachers

Optimi Home, which operates South Africa’s largest homeschooling provider Impaq, says it has seen the demand for distance learning grow exponentially during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The group said it has witnessed this trend first-hand with record numbers of families switching to its offering in the last 18 months, with homeschooling learners now above 30,000.

As part of its next step, Impaq has recently launched a fully catered-for online school and is hiring a large number of qualified teachers specifically for online teaching roles.

Admissions to the online school for 2022 officially opened on 1 September 2021. The school caters for grade 7-11 learners in 2022, while plans are in place to expand to other grades from 2023. The school will follow the CAPS curriculum.

“In getting ready for this launch, Impaq is embarking on a major recruitment drive for online teachers and education specialists,” the group said.  “All of these positions will be remote and will involve working from home.”

Impaq said that successful candidates must be team players, deadline-driven, and have subject knowledge in either one of the following subjects:

  • English Home Language
  • English First Additional Language
  • Afrikaans Huistaal
  • Afrikaans Eerste Addisionele Taal
  • Mathematics
  • Life Orientation
  • Tourism
  • Economic and Management Sciences
  • Business Studies
  • Engineering Graphic and Design
  • Computer Application Technology
  • Physical Sciences
  • Natural Sciences
  • Geography
  • Social Sciences
  • History
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Consumer Studies

Other requirements for online teaching positions include:

Either completed or in the final year of a level 7 Diploma/Bachelors degree with a professional teaching qualification or a subject-specific qualification aligned the subject to be taught online

  • Be SACE registered
  • Have 2 years of relevant experience
  • Have experience with online teaching and education platforms (Beneficial)
  • Computer literate
  • Fluent in English & Afrikaans
  • Stable internet line, at least a 20 Mbps line
  • Power backup for laptop and internet for power disruptions

You can find out more about the positions available here.


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South Africa’s biggest homeschooling provider is going on a hiring drive for online teachers